Welcome to our group, and sorry you have the need to join us. Glad you are here, you will be among brothers of the PC and friends.
Yes, my story is epic here, I was on series of caths for 63 days after my surgery. I was on 5 different ones, two had to be put in during emergency situations. In the end, my surgeon had to correct the problem with a scoping operation to enlarge the bladder neck
opening, I have been cath free since Jan. 19th, but where I use to pee like a race horse, I now pee with a greatly reduced flow, and by the end of the day, it can hurt a lot up inside near the bladder neck. My surgeon was afraid to mess with it any more, in case he caused me to be incontinent. I have been 100% dry for several months now, so that is the good news.
I hope your situation won't be as severe, sometimes in your case, the 2nd cath does the trick and allows a little more healing time, and all is well after its removal.
David in SC
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, July 13 - meet with radiation oncologist