Just got back from my dr/s visit, took 2 1/2 hours. After the emergency room cath was put in, he said he would not put me through that again. He did a lengthy cystoscope exam on me. I was not prepared for that, his office once again, screwed up and failed to follow his instructions to me ahead of time. He did use a flex scope, he said he would never use a rigid one on a male, sometimes they do on women, because they don't have to go as far and its a straight shot. They numbed my penis first don there, didn't hurt as much as felt strange. He went all the way to the bladder, and as he expected, there is some kind of flap or extra material where the urethra and the bladder were rejoined. I am suppose to have an appointment in Greenville this time, this Friday, where he will either heavily sedate me or put me under he said, and go back in with a scope with tools hooked up to a screen instead of an eye piece. He said either with a balloon or metal devices, they can stretch
open the area of contention and see what is going on better, and right then and there decide if he can snip a piece here or there to get a good flow. He did warn me, it will be a balancing act, that he knows I can't stay on a cath forever, but if he's not careful on the next step, i could end up being perm. incontinent real easy, and that was his fear when he ran into problems with my surgery. He spent a lot of time with me, and put my mind to rest about
a few things. I just wasn't prepared to had this done this morning, but it is progress. BTW, cath #4 is still larger in diameter then the previous 3, he said by increasing it each time, it helps the
opening stay large enough when the cath is out. He said the ER crew should have never used the coude cath on me, that weird tip is for me that still have prostate in place, and that they could have seriously injured me inserting it. After it was out, he took it out of the trash and showed me why. I am home resting, more shook up then hurt, as I did this appt. alone thinking it was just going to be a talking one.
David in SC