My daughter just had surgery on July 3. She had the foley catheter for 48 hours after surgery. It was a very minor, very quick "oooh" when they removed it. They deflate the balloon inside and it comes out very easily. No pain, no aftereffects, no big deal. And this coming from a kid who hates the thought of pain.
Don't let this be the deciding factor in having or not having surgery.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday, 15 mg prednisone, Remicade
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone. 3/08-another flare! 7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery