My catheter is due to come out at on Monday morning, December 15th. It will have been in place for 32 days at that point since surgery. I have several questions.
Will it hurt much being taken out? I have never had one before.
Will I have uncontrollabe urine flow once it is taken out?
Do we need to bring any supplies to the doctor's office that morning? The urologist office never said anything one way or the other.
Should taking out the catheter end all these horrible bladder spasms I still continue to have daily?
I don't understand if I will need diapers like Depends or some talk about pads or panty liners, this is all new ground to me, any information will help.
I cant wait to have this ever annoying and irratating catheter out of me. Thanks for any help.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 9-2008 14.9
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Non-nerving sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes. Left lobe: infiltrating tumor miscroscopically appears to extend to marked left posterior margin