My husband had external beam radiation last summer (2006) and the Brachey Seed Implant in September. He's had problems ever since. Since October 1, 2006, he had 5 catheters in. Finally, at the end of November, they put in a Supbra Public catheter. The idea was his uretha was so irratated that the Supra Pubic would give him a break and allow everything to heal. Since then he has been trying to urinate via his uretha. He can, a few ounces anyway, but not without a great deal of pain. Seems he is in the 5% of the population that has severe problem with radiation. I've searched the web trying to find anyone with the degree of problems he has and to see if any one has any ideas of what he can do with little luck. The next step is the TURP, perhaps in a few months. We'd like to avoid this if we can. I'm writing for two reasons. One is to get info from anyone out there. The other is to alert other men that this could be a real problem. I'd hate to see anyone else go through this. One the bright side, his PSA is now .16!