See if I copied/pasted it correctly here from your other thread:
see if i can help calm some frayed nerves for you . I had the "scope" up me when I kept getting blockages. Despite what it looked like, it didn't really hurt. They used a generous amount of lidocaine jell all around the head of my penis, and in my case, foreskin area. They let it sit for a few minute. It was uncomfortable having the scope inserted, but can't honestly say it hurt. Didnt take them that long to get it into position, then the dr was busy looking all around. He took pics of where the blockage was, between the bladder neck and the urethra due to scarring from the PC operation. Before he removed the scope, they inserted some microscopic looking wire down the scope, and when the scope came out, they used the wire to guide in the new catheter. Again, weird, but didn't hurt.
Also, had 3 catheters inserted while awake, all with the jell, none hurt, all felt weird and uncomfortable.
Now when he went to remove the blockage, I was put under general anteth., and he went in and did his thing, 20 mins later, I was waking up in recovery, with a very large cath in place for the final healing time. None of this hurt of course.
When the final cath was removed, due to its size, the dr did have me stand up, and when he released the fluid in the balloon portion, the whole silly thing just fell to the floor like a slippery snake. Didn't hurt at all.
the scope part and having it done are two different things. When my dr did the procedure where I was put under, I told him I didnt even want to know what he did or how he did it, made it easier.
Hope this makes you feel better, and trust me, I understand why you are a bit gun shy at this point, good luck brother.
David in SC
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05