August 8, 2018 at 8:56 am #1832LoderianParticipant
I’m thankful to see that there is a good forum for discussing these kinds of operations and issues. I’d honestly never heard of the word “stricture” until I was 23 and diagnosed with one.
I’m 30 now and about to have another surgery for a stricture, and the surgeon thinks I’ll most likely only have to do an end-to-end anastomosis (cut out the narrow part, connect the 2 ends). Fortunately my surgeon seems really confident and qualified though one question I forgot to ask, and I won’t see him again for another month is…
When they take out the supra-pubic catheter after 2 weeks, do they typically put in a foley after that or will I be able to piss normally after 2 weeks recovery?
I assume I’ll get a foley because 2 weeks seems short for an end-to-end anastomosis.
Thanks guysJanuary 8, 2019 at 1:48 pm #1924RossParticipant
How did you do man?January 14, 2019 at 9:33 am #1931LoderianParticipant
So I had the surgery and the results are great so far, but here’s the short list of what happened:
– They decided to use a buccal graft to reconstruct the area where the stricture was. After my cheek healed I still can’t quite stretch it as far over towards the other side of my mouth, but opening, chewing, puffing up my cheeks, smiling, and speaking were not affected at all.
– I didn’t get a supra-pubic catheter. When I woke up after the surgery I only had the foley in because according to the surgeon my abdominal wall is thicker than usual and they didn’t feel comfortable placing a supra. I specifically asked if by “abdominal wall” he meant I had too much fat there and he said fat was not an issue.
– I spent a week in the hospital but I was up and moving 2 days after the surgery. Honestly the worst pain I felt came from the massive dump I took 5 days after the surgery, which actually clogged the industrial type toilets in the hospital. I didn’t even know that was possible but I did it. I also had to lay on my side because my ass hurt for about an hour.
– I had a uraflow test last week and my retention is very low, and my flow is over 7 times what it was before the surgery.
Total cost after surgery and hospital expenses for a week: $900 USD.January 14, 2019 at 11:03 am #1932RossParticipant
Oh good for you bro, sounds like you’re non the worse for wear.
However, wait until you get the plumbing bill for that hopper you clogged.
Did they make you chop it up with a coat hanger?
Just stay vigilant with your flow and whatnot. It’s easy to not want to revisit that nightmare but ya gotta stay on it.
I had the surgery in 2009 And have been having pain for a few weeks and now some post void blood. I’m waiting to see a different surgeon as the guy who did my original work is not an option for me.
Anyway, glad you’re better.
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