Trudy Triumph's Neurogenic Bladder Blog

Posts Categorized: Fighting Bladder Infections

Third Stage Wake-Up Call: KIDNEY Health

Just as this blog, TrudyTriumph.com has evolved and progressed over the past few years, so have I. I started the blog to unload thoughts regarding the fear and anxiety I experienced as a urological patient with neurogenic bladder and bowel. As my body continues to morph, I count on you the reader to be in the wings; as I cheer for you, you can cheer for me (I hope). Life is never stagnant and as we exist, our form is always adapting and changing. It’s a law of physics! As my body changes, I need to constantly remind myself that my soul and attitude are primary to my contentment. Aging is an indication of our bodies wearing out. I just want to take the process a bit slow.

Fighting a Bladder Infection

Dear Trudy,
My name is Enid , I am 50 years old, and I live in Puerto Rico. At the age of 24 I was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. Consequently I had to undergo a radical hysterectomy and radiation therapy. Approximately 6 years ago I was diagnosed with neurogenic bladder as a result of the surgery and radiation…20 years later! And regardless of how cautious I am when I self-cath, the bacteria has “colonized” my bladder. Now every 3-4 weeks (no exaggeration) I have to take intravenous antibiotics for 14 days since the ESBL e-coli bacteria has become resistant to all oral antibiotics. My doctors fear that eventually the bacteria will also become resistant to the IV antibiotics, but that there’s nothing else that they can do. They’ve suggested that I visit doctors in the U.S. but due to financial reasons and my job, this is not possible. Has anyone had a similar experience? Suggestions please. Thank you.

What do ya know? . . . Another Bladder Infection!

I don't mean to whine but this bladder business of constantly fighting off infections is hard to take.  Lately I have barely completed a series of antibiotics, only to get another bladder infection the following week. WHAT GIVES?? I cramp, become really grumpy with my family and just go through the motions at work.  I…

Vaginal Bioidentical Hormone Estrogen

Welcome back Readers of NeurogenicBladder.me!  Our blogging platform was undergoing an overhaul and we were down for a few days.  This post will be a combined effort of Trudy and Julia, since Trudy needed some additional background research on this topic. Please note that this particular entry will be specific to those of you who…

Is Surgery the Answer for Bladder Incontinence?

There is a lot of flip-flap about doing a surgical procedure to “cure” paralyzed parts (nerve connections) to help people urinate and poo on their own. In some cases many small electrodes are put into the body near the targeted nerves.

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