Hello one and all, let the saga continue:
Just got back from my dr/surgeon visit, first since my catheter was put back in last Tuesday. Good visit, the bottom line, we mutally agreed to leave the cat in one more week, till 12/29, to give a little more time for any swelling to go down, and to make sure the affect of the ditropan (the bladder spasm) med is out of my system. He said the other staff should have had me off it 2-3 days before they took out the first cath, but they never mentioned it. He mentioned that its a miracle that the urertha/bladder has healed as well as it has, said it was one of the most difficult surgeries in that area in all his many years of practice. With the holidays here this week, we both agreed that one more week would be best for both sides, in case something went wrong.
I have had a cath in now 37 out of the last 38 days, but you know what, I am learning to adapt and the cath is less of a threat to me now then the pain I went through when they took it out and it stopped flowing. Yesterday's enemy might be tommorow friend.
So I will live with my plastic bag friends another week, but I am ok with that. BTW, my wife calls the big bag the jelleyfish I tote around.
The dr. did say, I can legally drive now, even with the cat in, and after Friday of this week, he is lifting any weight limitations from me (within natural reason of course). So I do feel a lot better about things. First post surgery psa is still scheduled for Jan. 5, so I hope I earn the right to be in the zero club for the first time.
Thanks for your patience.
David in SC