I'm a little ahead of you. Took 7 days after cath removal before I could pee a stream. I also get sharp pains couple times a day through penis along with air bubbling threw penis end also. Saw the Doc yesterday and he said this was all part of the healing. I've been having diahrea type problems everytime I try and pee. Doc took me off stool soft and antibiotics and wants me to start taking Activia.
I suggest drinking lots of water (lots of referrals told me to). I was lying on a chaise lounge reading and just kept drinking when I finally felt my bladder filling up. Held it in and finally peed a stream. I was so happy I continued to pour the fluids down even though I was up peeing every 15 minutes. Loved to see that stream and have some control.
Hang in there, it will work itself out.