Hi Viper. I can only give you my experience, but remember, we are all
different. I've never heard of anyone having pain when the cath is removed. A weird feeling...yes, but no pain. Mine was in for 14 days or so. When the Dr. tried to remove it he couldn't.......it was stuck! So he advised me to come back in a week and he would try again. The very next day after the failed removal attempt, when I was sitting on the throne, the darn thing just slid out! No pain, no fuss....just slipped out.
Hope all goes well with you.
All the best to you.
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 3+4=7, Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; at SRT Start=0.1,
Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jan 11) <.04