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Tomorrow at 2:00 I am going for my VCUG and hopefully catheter removal and being normal (whatever that really means??). I am a little nervous at the removal and also that everything is water tight. I won’t be crushed if it isn’t but I am going to remain hopeful. My doctor tells me it is 90% likely at three weeks it will be fine.
I had an eventful night last night. Apparently the normal catheter (which is silicon rubber) is stretching a little. I was awoken to a feeling of wet around 4:00 am. I found that the plug sealing the catheter in my penis,had worked its way out and was draining on me. I re-inserted it, cleaned myself up, and went back to bed. An hour later it was out again. I put some tape on it and managed to get it to hold. I called my doctor’s office first thing this morning and apparently it is common that the silicon stretches out and there is just enough pressure in the bladder to pop it out. They suggested that I used some heavy tape to secure it. I was a little freaked out and glad that I don’t have long to wait. I have had only one “accident” besides this, and it was my fault. I did not pay enough attention to the suprapubic connection to the leg back and it came loose. Luckily I was home when it happened. I have worried about a bag breaking etc since this all began. I carry a spare bag in my vehicle and in my work bag, just in case.
So next week for Clayton…. I hope you can get some rest and find good peaceful relaxation this weekend, to be in a good frame of mind for the big day.
Steve you’ve a little longer and likewise I hope the time passes peacefully and quickly for you.
I will (as we say here in WV) let Y’all know how it turns out tomorrow!