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As Clayton advised I found a good urologist with female urology as one of his areas of special interest. I made an appointment in a private hospital here and saw him today. I felt very much at ease with him, and after listening attentively to my account of my complete history he recommended that I go into the hospital for an overnight stay for another TWOC test. With the peace and relaxation of an en suite room, with help at hand if necessary, I should have a much better chance of urinating successfully. If this doesn’t happen by next day, he proposes inserting a suprapubic catheter there and then, and discharging me next day.
I was hoping for an overnight stay in hospital like this, and was very pleased that he suggested it. However the idea of an open hole in the abdomen is daunting, and I should be grateful for any advice/voice of experience/comments on this, bearing in mind that I am a devout coward! I am booked in for January 10th, so help!