Hang tough a bit longer. That blood coming out of your penis when you urinate or have a bowel movement is from bladder spasms. I had the same thing. My surgeon had me tape the cath tube to my leg and I found it was worse if it was tight. I finally would untape it and let it hang loose while I sat on the toilet and concentrated on relaxing when I had a bowel movement. It eventually got more tolerable. Hope your doc recommended a stool softener too for you. That helped alot.
Be happy about
your good surgery outcome and get through the cath, and you'll be a free man soon from that bag! Good luck.
I'm one year past surgery today and it's all becoming a very surreal experience.
43 yo. now
5/07 PSA 4.65 at routine physical
6/07 biopsy Gleason 7 (3+4)...diagnosed at 41 y.o.
6/07-9/07 manic research and interviews with physicians across the country in search of the "right" decision. I went to Mass General in Boston, Loma Linda, University of Chicago and Northwestern.
9/17/07 - RRP at Northwestern Memorial by Dr. William Catalona. Thankful the father of the PSA test was right here in Chicago.
Post op path report confirmed Gleason 7 (3+4). negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.
9/27/07 - catheter removal...let the games begin...
12/31/07 - threw out the pads (I only had used 1 pad per day for protection against minor drips)
I started Trimix 8 weeks after surgery with success. I hope someday I won't need injections, but I hope more that my PSA stays at 0 forever.
9/17/08 One year past surgery and doing well. PSA less than .1 and ED continues to get better and showing reasonably good results using Levitra which for a long time did nothing.