One year later… I changed doctors to Dr Gelman in Irvine Ca. He has performed stage one urethroplasty back in Nov 2019. Up to that point I had the Supra pubic cath in place for about six months. Adjusting to polite society was difficult but with some extra time each morning and night I managed to hit a routine and returned to work. After the first stage surgery, catheters came out and life became normal… good again. I finished stage two a couple days ago. I am healing up now, catheters back in place. I am hopeful that these will come out by mid July and I’ll be more or less cured! It has been a pretty long journey, with lots of ups and downs. It’s so important to find the right doctor.