Well its been 5 days now since I had my total urinary blockage, where the doctor had to scope me, and dialate me, and re-cath me for the first time in six months. I would have never guessed that I would be in this horrible situation again. Still having periodic amounts of sharp pain through the penis (to be expected of course after the dialation process), been passing small bloody clots of various sizes through the catheter. Even though I was on one for so long before, I forgot blissfully some of the misery of being on a cath. I experienced 2 - 4 sharp bladder spasms a day, least this time I know that despite the pain nothing terrible is happening to me, though it doesn't lessen the pain any. Dr. doesn't want me on the ditropan for the spasms unless I absolutely have to, because he wasnts the bladder to be as normally active as possible.
Big advice tip: don't try mowing your yard with a walk behind mower while wearing a catheter. Big mistake yesterday, got about 80% done, and between the sun (about 90f at the time) and the pain below, I was toast the rest of the day. My bag was filled with blood tinted urine and I learned a new level in pain. Got cleaned up, took a pain pill, and was just lying down to chill and rest.....and then had endless unexpected company the entire rest of the afternoon! As soon as one bunch left, another showed up, stayed that way until my wife came home from work.
I will have to make myself act like an invalid until this catheter is out and the latest blockage issue is resolved. At least last time on the cath, I was weak and healing from the surgery, and it was easier to do nothing. Now, I am use to doing almost everything as normal, and can't because of the cath. Can't get in the hot tub, or take a sit down bath, and at a time when my winky works fine and is willing and able, can't even think about that part, because I sure don't want the pain of an errection while wearing the catheter.
Ah, life keeps getting gooder and gooder as they say down here in the south.
David in SC
Age 57, 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
Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
2009 PSA 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again