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I am 75 years old. Was treated for prostate cancer 10 years ago with radiation. Developed a stricture in my prostate after 6 years. Could not pee. For the next four years I was treated with dilations then 3 urethrotomies and finally I had to use self catheterizations. Three years of pain. A urologist finally told me about urethroplasty. Researched and found a doctor at Loyola University in Chicago IL who is highly rated. A year ago he placed a Super Public catheter in my stomach to let the stricture heal with the intent to do a Urethroplasty in September of 2017. Hurricane Irma interfered with the surgery and rescheduled for April 17th of 2018. Had the surgery. Took a month to heal and for the last two weeks I have peed better then ever. Should have had Urethroplasty over three years ago. Every thing else was a waste except for the Super Public tube which worked well. Had to have it changed every month. Still having some pain from the stiches but can sit ok. Just use some Tylenol.
I know I will be ok for the future. Urethroplasty is the Gold Standard.