Just completed my initial follow up apt and catheter removal, at the 21 day mark.
I will say, urinating for the first time was discouraging. Weaker than expected stream, with a severe angle. I also felt like I was leaking internally at the repair site. I was assured that my bladder was completely empty following tests, and the amount I peed was the exact amount that they had injected just prior to catheter removal. Apparently this is normal following a catheter, as the urethra reverts back to normalcy.
Since that event this morning, I have gone 4 times in which each has shown major improvement in stream / flow. It is odd having the bathroom be a non-event, and I just need to work on not letting anxiety creep in. This is the first time in 10 years I have urinated without straining. I don’t regret this surgery at all, and am hoping for the best. I recommend urethroplasty to any and all long time sufferers of urethral strictures.