Cystectomy can have a major impact on quality of life, but even so, you can still lead a normal life after cystectomy.
If a stoma is created after surgery, you may have concerns about it but with time, you will get accustomed with caring for your stoma. Eventually, you can enjoy being with people and social activities.
With neobladder reconstruction, your new bladder slowly gets bigger over the first few months. Initially, you may need to urinate every few hours during the day, or as often as your doctor recommends. Later on, you may be able to increase the time between urination to every four hours. Do follow the schedule doctor recommends so that the new bladder doesn't stretch to become too big, which may make it difficult to empty your bladder completely.