Ive recently been in hospital as I had gone into retention of the bladder. I am boarderline between SBO and SBM. I have spinal tethering, a lypoma in the L2,3,4 with the main nerves and spinal thingys going through the center of the lump. I had surgery in 1991 to remove partial lump. but now I have lost complete bladder sensation, which started with incontinence and now I have to catharterise. I need my spine strengthening. When in hospital I was offered surgery with a 30% chance it would help. and 70% of no change or worse. I declined the operation as when I was previously operated on I had a spinal drain and leaked spinal fluid. There is a high chance of that happening again. Ive been given a year and they will not be able to do anything to help. I was also offered a gastric bypass operation to reduce weight. which i went for. the hope is if I loose the weight then most of the problems should right themselves. as for my bladder urodynamics showed its completley shot and wont get better. I dont know if I made the right choice. what would you guys have done. I am heavily overweight and yes Im aware it wont be helping but everything cant be down to my weight which is what I was originally told. Im confused with it all.
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