Sunday, December 30

Catheter out - New Year in

          I don't have anything new to write about, so I figured that I'd just put in a little update. Still wearing a catheter after my trip to the E.R. on Wednesday. 

For those who don't/didn't know, this is what I wrote on Wednesday...
"Apparently my prostate decided last night was the night to become enlarged and not allow me to pee. After trying and trying for a few hours, took a hot bath hoping it would relax me enough to pee but it didn't, I drove myself to the ER at 4:30 AM this morning. :( I have to wear a catheter & pee-bag for a 2 weeks, and take some swelling reducing meds for my prostrate, I'll need to see a urologist and get said catheter removed. Until then, all I need to do after peeing is drain my bag. So, as you can imagine, I'm feeling a little down today. :-("
Since I've been wearing said catheter for 4 days I am, unfortunately, used to it. Also, for the same reason, the part it's attached to isn't nearly as tender/irritated. Of course that could also be because I bought some 3-in-1 antibiotic salve and rubbed that into my sore manhood. I don't know if the office I called on Thursday, who is supposed to call me back with a set appointment time & day to have the catheter removed is open tomorrow, but I hope they are, and I really hope they call me and say to come in first thing Wednesday morning.

Here is sincerely wishing the year of 2013 is an AWESOME year for you!


They are not aware said...

Call them if they don't call you. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. At least it isn't as uncomfortable/painful for you, it helps when it doesn't hurt. I know that first hand. I wonder if prostate shrinkage might also make it less uncomfortable.

Wishing you an awesome New Year too.

Todd said...

Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed. I think I will call them in a few minutes. I'm just ready to be done with the catheter.

The year 2013 is going to be AWESOME!