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  • Sacral nerve stimulation saved me having my bladder removed - australia

    I have had a sacral nerve stimulator inserted using 4 wires to the 4 nerves, I have no pain and it has halved the amount of times I go to the toilet (used to be 50-60 per day now 24). I have had IC for seven years tried every drug and treatment, even new ones no on has tried. I had booked in to have my bladder removed as I was at the end of the road (was on 2-3 pain killers per day could hardly walk) when a colorectal surgeon suggested we try this. I did a trial for 2 weeks where the wires were on the outside of my body, and it worked. So have now had the real thing surgically implanted. Truly unbelievable I feel "normal" again - and did not have to have the huge operation of removing my bladder (which they were going to do a hysterectomy as well).

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    Re: Sacral nerve stimulation saved me having my bladder removed - australia

    What good news! It's stories like yours that makes me encourage people to try all available options before moving to bladder removal.

    I hope you continue to improve.

    Huge hugs,
    Donna
    Stay safe


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