Well I am one catheter less this evening. I went for my VCUG today and was unable urinate. It wasn’t like before with the stricture, it was a very different feeling. I was unable to release my sphincter to start any flow. The doctor tells me that it is somewhat common, that some guys need a little time to re-train the bladder and sphincters. They removed my normal foley in my penis (a gigantic relief, that $#@#$ thing was annoying!) and left the suprapubic one. They asked me to put a plug in the catheter and try to urinate normally over the weekend. I thought that they would take out both if I had a successful VCUG, but she told me that either way their practice is to leave the suprapic in and plugged, just in case. Plan is to see how the weekend goes and then if on the off chance that things don’t work, I will have to come back and maybe do a scope. So for now I am drinking water keeping my fingers crossed. Just as an FYI to anyone worrying (I know I was) the catheter removal was quick and while not painless, not nearly as bad as I had imagined.