It was a difficult decision to make, whether to try and salvage my entire urethra or reroute to the perinium. Ultimately I decided the way that I did because I’m nearly out of fight after endless tests, two surgeries and weeks of radiation for a cancer that’s entirely unrelated to the stricture. I just want to get on with my life, and the urethrostomy seems like a relatively simple way to get there.
It’s certainly not for everyone though. You can’t naturally impregnate anyone, although on the other hand you can’t accidentally impregnate anyone either. You also have to pee sitting down, which a lot of men do at home anyway, but you’re left without the option. One benefit is the fact that catheters are easily placed from the perinium, since there’s no bends or turns in the urethra from there.
Have they done a cystoscopy through the suprapubic on you, or just the urethrogram?