Went to my urologist/surgeon today to have my catheter removed after
open surgery on 28 Nov., 06. After deflating the balloon, the catheter did NOTcome out! Surgeon thinks that an internal stitch may have snagged the tube preventing it from coming out. He doesn't want to pull on it to hard to prevent any damage, but wants to leave the catheter in place for 2 more weeks to allow better healing and then try again. He also hopes that it will 'fall' out on it's own when the stitches start to be absorbed by the body.
Has anyone ever heard of this happening to someone else?
Btw.: Pathologists report was pretty good and the surgeon thinks that all cancer cells are gone. We'll know for sure in 3 month when my first PSA test is due.
Stage T1c (3+4=7) at biopsy.
Operation (open) scheduled for 28 Nov,. 06
Post Edited (Magaboo) : 12/14/2006 4:32:20 PM (GMT-7)