Living With A Urinary Catheter › Forums › Urethral Strictures And Their Treatments › Charlie End to End Story and Recovery
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October 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm #1033charlieParticipant
Since the forum seems to have died, I am hoping to revive it.
I am a 31 Year Old Male. I am now almost 5 weeks post surgery. I had an End to End at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sean Elliott and his Fellow Dr. Gor did the surgery.
I believe I have had my stricture my entire life as I have never experienced great flow.
My rate of flow and frequency in the last 5 years inverse each other. Flow dropped dramatically last year and in the spring of 2016 I started noticing blood in my Urine after I voided.
My GP referred me to a local urologist who knew what I had by just asking me questions. She did a cystoscopy and ordered the RUG at the U of MN. The stricture was too narrow to do the voiding test.
Imaging showed what looked to be like a less than 1 cm stricture.
Operation and complications:
The operation was September 2nd, it took roughly 3.5-4 hours. I later found out that they removed 2 to 2.5 CM of my urethra. My right foot went partially numb for about 5 days and my big toe still has some weird numbness to it. Also my left thigh feels like someone has punched it, but I am unsure if the is from my recliner or the surgery.
Post operation: Month 1.
Recovery was fine. I found some comfortable positions on my couch and recliner and watched a lot of TV and played a lot of games. I had erections every night like clock work, painful and annoying.
At day 17 I had the voiding test, it showed a small leak and back in a catheter went.
At day 31 I had another voiding test, it showed something, but it wasn’t clear enough, doctor didn’t feel like I needed the catheter.
That was 3 days ago, my voiding is great, high 30’s low 40’s. A little pain near the end of the voiding, but that is coming from my bladder, I think because those muscles haven’t been used in years.
Erections are still painful and tight. I guess to be expected. I have not tried to please myself or have sex because of that. I figure I can wait another week or so to let it heal even more.
I’ll keep posting as things come up or change. So far, minus the nerve stuff, my experience has been good.April 16, 2017 at 11:35 pm #1158popcorn35mmParticipant
I can’t stand the middle of the night erections as the penis stretches over the catheter … Are you saying the pain is still there after the cath is out during erections? Great …April 27, 2017 at 5:42 pm #1204popcorn35mmParticipant
How has the sex thing been going, erections, etc … I just had my VCUG today and the cath is out and flow is very strong. I can’t complain if it stays this way, but only time will tell.
During the VCUG, they filled my bladder til I really felt the urge to pee, but when he removed the catheter and I was lying there with the assistant at the monitors, I really couldn’t get comfortable enough to get a strong flow. Very little came out. It was only when I was standing at the toilet a moment later when it all came out full strength. Oh well.June 2, 2017 at 3:14 am #1323charlieParticipant
Sex is fine these days, I think I lost some length in my erection and they are not as firm all of the time (in the head of the penis mainly).
Still some discomfort in the scrotum.June 19, 2017 at 11:24 pm #1357KifiParticipant
Hey Charlie, I went to see dr. Elliott earlier this year, but i did not meet a dr. Gor: is he a urologist or a plastic surgeon?
Also wondering if you were released the same day as surgery and if so what was traveling like?
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