Posted 3/23/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)
Hello and welcome Webster, glad you found us here at HW.
I had the same correction done for the same reason on January 13th of this year. This was on day 63 after my open surgery, I was on a total of 5 catheters. Twice they were removed, and twice I had total blockage within hours. One cath was put back in at my drs office, the other was through local ER which was a terrible experience. I was put under completely, my choice, didn't want a spinal, and my dr opened me up. He left me with my 5th and final catheter, a real thick one for 6 more days to heal from the correction. After he took it out, I have been able to void, though not like the race horse I was pre-surgery. My dr had a difficult time during my main surgery connection the urethra back to the bladder neck, so it complicated things for me. I hope yours goes well for you. My dr. even gave me colored photos of before and after, so I could see the difference with the opening.
David in SC