I have had the misfortune of having 21 different catheters both inserted and removed. All of them hurt going in, but none of them ever hurt coming out. The easiest way to have one out, is to stand in the shower, my wife is a nurse, and she put the syringe in the correct port and slowly withdraw the saline from the balloon. The only problem with just cutting the tube with scissors, is that it can release the pressure too fast, and it can hurt.
Once the fluid was fully emptied, the baloon deflates, and then I would slowly pull the catheter in the downward direction with a steady but light pull. Gravity does the rest, and while it may or may not feel creepy, the slimy devil drops to the floor of the shower or tub.
Even in the doctor's office, he would spread a pad on the floor, and have me stand up, and then follow the steps above, it worked just as well.
David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10