Posted 1/24/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)
JonH, good luck with your healing. I'm about 1 month ahead of you.
My catheter was removed at 12 days. At 8 days, I started to get some blockage and had to have home health care come out and teach my wife how to irrigate it. The last few days were iffy. When I sat on the toilet I would have leakage from around the tube and the penis. I would actually feel some urination relief passing some fluid that way. I don't know what was going on with the catheter, but was glad when it was removed.
Post back when you are up to it. Take care.
(I was surprised at how I need to take afternoon naps daily for 3 weeks after surgery. Couple of hours each day was just enough.)