Four days after my uro did the painful SP catheter replacement, they call me up and not surprisingly, they did a culture and found a new UTI in my bladder. So off to the drug store I go again for some antibiotics. I hate taking them, unless absolutely needed, as I dont want to get immune to them.
I never had a UTI in my entire life until I started on the SP catheters. This is my second one so far. The first SP produced one, and I was on antibiotics for 10 days, 4x a day. Don't know about you, but they tend to make me nauseated.
The dr. did say Monday, that with that type of cath, that's a downside, because within 48 hours of insertion of a new sterile one, cultures will attach and grow to it.
I wonder if thsi infection added to the unexpected pain on Monday when he did the insertion of the new one? Four days later, still sore from that procedure, tender to the touch.
David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 in 35 days, 12/7/9 - Cath #10 in place