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Wed Sep 2, 2015, 12:16 PM

 

2015 a bad year

2 months ago wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided that the best way to get through it all was to go with total bilateral mastectomy.. she is doing well but apparently needs to go with chemo for a little insurance...will start in 2 weeks or so...
a month ago I had a CT angiogram for some clogged artery problems, the scan turned up a bladder mass, cyto scope confirms a tumor. Had the surgery yesterday was sent home with a foley which apparently needs to stay in for 3 days...it is leaking slightly and very very uncomfortable in that I feel as if I need to urinate and right now... feels like a full bladder to the point that I will pee my britches any second... Any one have any ideas on the problem with the catheter ? Or is it a "suck it up" situation?

Any ideas are sure welcome.

Thanks

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Old Codger Sep 2015 OP
Solly Mack Sep 2015 #1
Old Codger Sep 2015 #2
Solly Mack Sep 2015 #3
Old Codger Sep 2015 #5
slipslidingaway Sep 2015 #6
slipslidingaway Sep 2015 #4

Response to Old Codger (Original post)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 01:21 PM

1. Go back to your doctor. Your Foley needs to be checked.

Play it safe.


Sending you both hugs!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 02:28 PM

2. Tried that

 

He doesn't seem to think it needs anything and must stay in til Friday so dealing with it, pain meds seem to help

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 2, 2015, 03:02 PM

3. I'm sorry. Pain and discomfort suck. :(

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 5, 2015, 12:55 AM

5. Thanks

 

On my problem, they removed the cath today so that problem is gone, so that is good news .. Better news on this is that the path report came in today also and they class it as a Low Grade TA bladder cancer, no chemo and follow up in three month schedules to stay on top of possible recurrence

Now just get through wife's Chemo..

Thanks all..

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 5, 2015, 10:50 PM

6. Great news for you! Now to the next challenge with your wife's chemo ...

wishing that is just as successful






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Response to Old Codger (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2015, 09:58 PM

4. Hope you are feeling better ...

I can only say that if you feel something is not as it should be, then continue to ask questions and make a polite pest of yourself!

Unrelated to cancer, a cousin of mine had back surgery a few years and the recuperation process was slow and she was in pain and many thought she should just suck in up. Come to find out the surgery did not work as planned, and she needed another surgery. Always question when there is too much pain and when your body feels something is wrong, sometimes we have to go with our gut.

Best wishes to you and your wife!

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