Apr 10, 2012 - 7:39 pm
New to this site which I find very helpfull, but please excuse me if I'm not in the right section etc!
Diagnosed back in Nov 2011 but held off laparoscopic surgery till 20th March while my wife recovered from breast cancer op.....never rains but it pours!!!
After long debate went for nerve sparing lap over everything else as at 59yrs worried that radiotherapy left no plan B option if recurrence in later life.
Surgery was a breeze and very little initial pain.
Pain did start do give me problems later on (sitting, or getting into the passenger seat of my high SUV or my wife's low 2 seater!)
The big blow came when the cystogram after 10 days showed a leak and the catheter was to stay in for another 10 days!
The catheter is the most uncomfortable, unpleasant, debilitating experience I have ever had, and to add to that, I developed a major urinary tract infection (now resolved).
Anyway, after all this time I still have blood showing in my urine and worry that this may delay catheter removal when I go for my next cystogram in 4 days time.
Has anyone else had experience of long term blood in catheter bag?
Aso, I have to have stents removed...is this as painful as it sounds??