I am having a tumor removed from my bladder. What is the post-op procedure afer thissurgery? I live alone.
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 82
The surgery is in 7 days. I have had no pre-0p meeting yet.
You will have the procedure under anesthesia, so you will not be able to drive yourself home. You will likely be pretty sleepy most of that day. Most people that have a bladder tumor removed are sent home the same day with a foley catheter in place. A foley is a rubber tube that is placed in you bladder; the other end is connected to a drainage bag where your urine will collect. This catheter is usually left in your bladder for a few days (how many depends on how extensive your surgery is). You will have to drain the bag when it is full. These catheters come with small bags that you can wear underneath your clothes, and larger bags that you use at night while you are sleeping; you will have to change the bags if you want to use the smaller bags during the day. You may have some blood in your urine, so you will have to drink plenty of water. You may have bladder spasms from the surgery and from the catheter, so you will have to take medication to keep your bladder relaxed. You may also have to take an antibiotic if your doctor prescribes one to decrease the risk of infection. You should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for as long as your doctor recommends (usually at least until the catheter has been removed), but most people are not confined to their beds.You will likely be able to move around as usual-- just more carefully, if you do have a catheter in place. You should be able to eat after the anesthesia, but take it easy-- eat lightly for the first meal or two, before you go back to eating normally. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Good luck to you!
I have been a general urologist for over 11 years. I have a special interest in incontinence and cancer.
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