Sheesh!!!!! What is it about men and catheters? The catheter is inserted while you are under anesthesia. When it's ready to be removed, 1-2 days post op, you barely notice it because you feel far crappier in more places. It's no big deal. I would never pass up a life giving surgery because of a catheter.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free