Update for 1/17 One week after sling surgery
I spent all weekend carrying the 2 liter yellow purse and drinking as much and as often as I liked. Last night I slept through the night.
Appointment today was 8:30 first thing in the morning. With the temp outside at -4F (-20C), I was worried that by the time we cleared the snow off the car and the heater got up to temp my bag would freeze. It didn't.
At 8:40 the RN put 180 ml into my bladder, pulled the catheter and had me pee.
8:45 120 ml Not enough "Please wait in the office and try again" Drink water.
9:30 120 ml Retained volume was 214 ml <--- Not good "Please wait in the office and try again, about
5ml leak in to my pad darn it!
10:20 205 ml Retained volume was 105 ml "Hmm, Go home, but if you have a problem, come back. I'll be here until 7:30PM."
11:05 174 ml in toilet and 86 ml in pad! Darn darn darn!
13:51 173 ml
15:40 139 ml But I am getting that "full bladder feeling".
So now it's 16:30 I have napped twice today. I will wait until I finish supper and decide if I need to go back. I don't want another night like last Tuesday.
Hey Ron, Knotreel
I like your positive attitude. (paraphrasing) "If you can pee well in the beginning then when the swelling goes down you might leak."
Let's hope that is the case.
I don't have the Foley. But if I go back there tonight I will be taught how to self-cath.
Wasn't there a commercial that asked: How do you spell relief? F-O-L-E-Y
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 1/17/2011 2:40:16 PM (GMT-7)