This lovely cath, #16, was put in 4 weeks ago, to replace a terrible one. First week all was well. The past 2 Saturday mornings woke up to total blockage, wife had to irragate the cath, then it would be fine again.
Last evening, as I was on the HW Chat group, went from flowing fine into the Night Bag to being totally blocked up. It found a way to relieve itself by making a big wet mess all over the place. Shortly after, the pain in my bladder maxed out, and I woke my wife up, and she irragated the cath 3 times, and all seemed well. Was in pain, but least I was flowing again. Woke up at 0430 to severe bladder pain, and total blockage. I stayed in the bathroom until my wife woke up at 0600, didnt want to wake her again. She irragated again, got things flowing. THen she had to go to work
Put a call into my uro, spoke to his nurse (who knows my situation very well), he isnt working in my area today, but he suppose to call my cell and have me meet him at his main office this afternoon early. I appear to still be flowing, but for how long, I don't know.
Really spooked about the whole thing, when the cath backs up, it forces the bladder neck to open with great pain and stress, the one part of me that is still the most damaged. Still don't know why out of 16 caths, that I have only had cath blockage problems on the last 2, including this one.
Either way, not going to be a fun day, he will probably want to swap it out a week and a half ahead of scedhule, and so far, all the SP cath swaps have been major pain level events, so not looking forward to that.
Will check in later, to tell how this has been resolved. Got at most, 2 hours total sleep last night.
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, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one: July
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in