Hi greg, the catheter is not really a big issue. I beleive it to be more psychological as it wont look preety. Ill admit the erections are painful. They will wake you up night.i would just stand up for a few minutes to change my thoughts. For me it was every hour but the pain made it go down lol within 5 minutes. You will also notice that your length and girth is smaller but it is temporary. It will not be fully erect and may even pojnt downwards but again temporary. Im 6 weeks post op and its already much better very little pain but still not 100% id say 70% but ive been down this road before so i just give it time.