Congrats on each day. It gets better, keep asking if you have questions.
There will be a goopy drainage around the catheter. The ureter make a jelly like lube normally. This leaks out around the cath.It gets washed out by urine normally. That's why started showering and washing my cath to keep it from crusting and sticking to the cath (ouch!)
Try using a little lidocaine jelly or A and D ointment around the tip of the penis. Minimizing how much the cath moves in and out helps a lot. I found the big bag was too bulky and heavy. I finagled with the smaller leg bag straps a lot just to get the right amount of slack so it neither pulled or moved.
Remember there is a balloon in your bladder that holds the foley in. This will irritate the bladder and cause some pain. An excessive amount warrents a doc visit. Could be a UTI ( infection)
I had lots of clots. And stuff too for the first couple weeks.
Then I tried Kegels and every time I got new clots, pretty scary and I'm a doc too! So i stopped doing them. That persisted for I think 3-4 weeks.
Don't push things too hard . Go slow and give your body time to heal.
It will in it's due time and you can't speed it up.
Bring depends and big pads and a sheet for your car seat. you will piss all over the place when the cath comes out. I was aghast when the cath was removed , no control at all. But that will improve, have faith!
2/10 PSA 2.75 55 years old , 4/11 PSA 3.73, 5/12 PSA 5.31
11/12 biopsy Gleason 3+4 (r base only), 40% one specimen
12/12 LARP 48 gm, cancer both lobes, pT3a extraprostatic extension R base, margins clean @2mm.
path. gleason 4+3. lymph nodes negative (2)
Cath out 7 days post-op, +incontinent , + ED. Flu day 21 and 35.
2/13 PSA .02 . 3/13 flu better. Pelvic floor rehab,ready to start Cialis
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