OK-- 9 more days until we get the gland gone.
In looking through the materials, they recommend bringing along some vinegar to use when changing the bag. Keep in mind I will probably have that supra pubic catheter rather than a Foley (one of the plusses with Dr. Menon).
OK, I know nothing about catheters. I assume when the bag is full or near full, we take the bag off, rinse it out with the vinegar (teaspoon full was recommended), and then put the bag back on. My question:
What happens to me when I remove the bag to empty it? Is there a clamp so that the urine won't drip on the floor? But, then will it come out through the penis? Or is everything at a standstill while the bag is being cleaned.
Another question: I think at some point they will want me to fill the bag, measure the contents, and then pee regularly into a measuring cup to estimate retention. Does it hurt to pee at that point? I think that point may be 4-7 days post-op.
I hope this elementary question makes sense.