Hey, guys, appreciate the concern. If there were no exiting of urine, we would have been in the ER before now. But urine is collecting around the cath, and when it builds enough fluid/pressure, I can relieve it. My wife is a well trained nurse, and she's helping me and monitoring me. An SP cath requires more skill in removing and replacing, as opposed to a foley through the penis. A year ago, my local ER bungled an emergency cath insertion with me, almost cause serious damage, so we don't want to do that.
Trust me, if the situation deteriorates in the night, we will be at the hospital, the ER closest to me is literally a 2 minute car drive away, and across the street from my uro's office. Its still my intention to make it till morning, then we will go to the uro as soon as they open. They will see me right away under the circumstances.
Has the wife frustrated, she had never seen a cath that wouldn't irragate free after an attempt or two, we can't imagine what could be blocking it so bad. I don't feel like the cath has shifted or anything like that, as its not hurting at all (the cath itself). I did have that one defective cath a few months ago that kept poking me on the bladder wall, and that hurt like hades.
I just wish for once I could cope a break, sure didnt need this after all I have been through in the past couple of weeks.
Hard to pretend to be positive under the circumstances
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 cath #6 - 41 days, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - 38 days, mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 ,Cath #11 - 21 days, Cath #12 - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Cath #13 - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, Cath #17 - 39 days, 7/2 - Corr Surgery #6, Cath #18 - 13 days, Cath #19 still in place