Oct 13, 2009 - 11:36 am
There have been several comments about using various "lubes" on the catheter to help with irritation; KY, "surgical lube", etc. My surgeon gave me a large tube of bacitracine and said to apply it to the tip of my penis several times a day.
This is my first experience with a catheter so missed some of the detail of the comments/direction.
For those with no catheter experience and as thick in the head as me; your penis still ebbs and flows all day and slides back and forth on the catheter usually leaving behind a residue that hardens and becomes rasp like when you penis advances next time. Keeping the tube clean and well lubricated is VERY important! I get mine out tomorrow and am so raw I don't know how I will make it for another 24 hours!
Clean and lube!