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Hey HIM, the stream is great! My problem was never with retention (luckily). Pre-op I had an intense burning 80% of the time when I would urinate. No burning to speak of and the stream is more forceful too!
My bladder IS a mess though; and when I let it fill up too much it starts to burn and I start to get spasms (yikes!); and when I’m done urinating my bladder keeps clutching down trying to make more come out. Really uncomfortable.
BUT it’s all to be expected after 3 weeks with a cath. I’m not worried, it will relax over the next few days I’m sure.
I’m so used to having to “push” urine out I’m sure that’s part of my problem too – damn bladder’s too strong. 😉
I feel myself tense up just before the urine is released, in antipitation of “the burn”, but the burn never comes. Puts a smile on my face. 🙂