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My Bladder surgery a week ago seems to have been a success. I had the Lynx Urethal Sling installed as an outpatient at a local hospital. Although I began to see an increase in my current flare almost immediately, my incontinence "stress & urge" seems to have improved daily. It was considered major surgery and although there was some pain the first few days I am grateful to have my insurance company cover the procedure. Its actually cheaper for them given what my meds were costing them anually. Tee-Hee! I see the surgeon in 2 wks for a post op check and will update then. But at this point I would recommend this for any woman how has moderate to severe incontinece.

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Michelle,

I'm glad the surgery went well and that it has helped the quality of you life!

Take care and get lots of rest!

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Great news!! Fingers crossed for your next appt!!

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Michelle, that's wonderful news and I hope it lasts. I can truly empathise with the relief because I suffered stress and urge incontinence the first few months of this year. Luckily Ditropan/oxybutynin has brought total relief and I wish I had gone much sooner to the doctor about it. Talk about improved quality of life!
It is so common in the over- 60's in both men and women and very common in much younger women.

Will you be able to take the "hyperspastic bladder" off your signature or is that something different ?

All the best :)
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That's great news Michelle,

You must be relieved it's over and especially that it is working :)

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To Lesley,Salx,Nutty,LindaMo,Clare, sjink, and Katharine,
Thank you all for your well wishes and kind responses. They are so appreciated! I am feeling a little blue today (darned flares), and you've lifted my spirit with your warm thoughts.
Clare- You know I hadn't even thought about the hyperspastic bladder thing. Duh! I will certainly ask the doc though. If it changes I will make sure I alter my sig. Thanks!

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Hello,
Just an update. I had my 3 week post/op check with the surgeon yesterday. Thus far things are still moving along well. I advised surgeon my PCP had added an additional antibiotic as 10 post surgery whether it was an infection or just flaring temp fevers went up to 102 and stayed there for 24 hrs. So PCP put me on Cipro 500mg B.I.D. It seemed to have done the trick. I refused the Pred as my Dad went into hospice the day of my surgery and I didn't want to make my life harder or emotions worse while he was there. My father spent 14 days in Hospice prior to his peaceful passing. So of course things have been quite hectic and emotional.
Clare the surgeon said that we can't remove the hyperspastic bladder just yet. I will see him in six months for further reveiw.

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Hi Michelle,

My condolences for the loss of your father. My thoughts will be with you and your family during the days and weeks ahead.

Glad to hear things are progressing post surgery. Hopefully you continue to see improvement.

Take care,
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Hey Michelle

Great news that your surgery has gone well for you! :). Look after yourself and please keep us updated as to how you are doing... All the best

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Hi Michelle,
I 'm glad that your op went well and hope it will really improve things for you.
Sorry about the other worries you have got going on.
I hope you manage to rest and recover ok, especially if you,ve had an infection.

Good Luck

Cassie :)
 
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