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March 29, 2018 at 11:51 pm #1697
Hello hope this ok to post here first of all my name is tom I’m from the uk and I stumbled across this website while researching the procedure of what I’ve had done and just by reading some of people’s story’s it really helped me prepare the best way possible as I’m a very nervous kind of guy when it involves pain and that there’s others out there also suffering from strictures
I’ve recently undergone Urethroplasty after a failed urethrotmy which lasted 3 years at to be referred to a more experienced urologist to do this I’ve just had the catheter removed Monday just gone flow back to normal great no more pain and it’s really fast had the catheter in for 3 weeks so far so good
My whole experience wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be worst part is waking up in hospital with hardly any feeling in bottom of my back top of bum from where I was led down for so long in one place I was told I had 6cm taken from the inside of my cheek and down for 7 hours feeling has come back now thank god but at time not good at to stay in bed for 2 day could not get comfortable at that time I wish I never had the op it was 2nd week after my mouth was sore struggled to eat few spasms from catheter but nothing major but any help would be appreciated I’m not sure if normal but my balls throb when I sit down I use a flannel under neath is there anything else to try I don’t want to keep talking tablets and also will that pain subside but overall there’s very clever people out there that can help and I really hope I stay
Like this and have minimal problems sorry for the long essay just thought I would share
tomMay 7, 2018 at 10:06 pm #1736
Hello a little update 5 weeks since Catheter removed feel great still little pain acheness if ejaculated more than once a day other than that I get on with it been back a work couple of weeks now everything going well still peeing great and no pain so glad to be back at work
TomMay 8, 2018 at 3:07 am #1737SteveParticipant
I had my urethroplasty three weeks ago. Doc wants me to wait one more week before removing the catheter. Says it will be better due to my age and the fact that I have diabetes. My blockage was due to prostate cancer radiation. The prostate had serious scar tissue. Had most of my prostate removed and the urethra reconnected. Still have a fair amount of pain in the stitch area. Glad to hear that you have small amount of pain after 5 weeks. Looking forward to that.
Thank you for your update. Looking forward to more updates.
SteveMay 8, 2018 at 5:18 pm #1741
I’m sorry to hear that but happy to read that you have come thru it and are mending day by day and the diabetes can’t help either my 8 year old is type one take every day as it comes
Yes the soreness went away about a week after I had my staples out A small part of my lip is still numb but doesn’t effect me bit weird eating the side of my mouth where they took the graft my follow up appointment is in July not looking forward to that but hopefully I can report that it’s all good yes hopefully 5 weeks for your self and you’re be feeling the same as me and it keeps getting better good luck it will be a relief once your cath is removed
Reguards tomMay 9, 2018 at 12:06 pm #1743wentzelParticipant
I had mine in August last year. Things are still working well. I had issues with infections and retention due to bladder enlargement. Overall I’d say there is 110% that I would do it again. It is so liberating to not worry about what I drink before I go to bed. I used to have to stop drinking water at around 7pm so that I would not have issues.
Also for those reading with a BMG, my mouth is good. I did lose the ability to whistle and it appears that it might not come back. I also have some thickening of the inside of my mouth that I have had to get used to. Overall worth it.
My case was a little different, After the Urethroplasty, I developed (or had undiscovered) an enlarged prostate that was also blocking urine flow. I had to have a laser reduction after the surgery. That procedure was much simpler and almost pain free. One night in the hospital and home. Took care of the issue and I could be free of the suprapubic. I also developed a MRSA infection from the suprapubic that has been particularly difficult to resolve. I think after several courses (almost non stop for 6 months) I am clear.
In short if you are on the verge of doing it, do it. You won’t regret it afterwards!
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