The blood and burning sound possibly normal at this point, I had some burning when the first came out, in my case, the entire time Ive been on the cath, never had any blood or bleeding. The "more" flow rate is great, and what you want, happy to hear that part. When mine was out that one day, nevery had a real flow, just a slow dripping, so slow, had to seat down to pee, and it got slower throughout that fateful day. I agree on the self cath remark from the nurse, my dr. doesnt even want me to have to go to ER if I were to be blocked if at all possible, said that the on-call dr. wouldn't understand how and where incisions and stiching were from the RP and could seriously damage me, so that self cath probably not a good idea. I am hoping you have a good night and next 24 hours. Please keep me posted. You may be my poster child when I go in next Monday to have mine out again. Good luck to you brother, piss away.
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-nerve sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8,
Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32. Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08 - uncertain of what went wrong.
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
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled for 1/5/9