Chemo #3 down and I can Pee WOOHOO!

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TMac52
TMac52 Member Posts: 352
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi Guys,
Just got home from mop up chemo treatment #3 feeling tingly and sluggish but theres good news. I have had urinary retention since my surgery 4 months now. When I got home I actually pee'd without a catheter for the 1rst time in 4 months. I have been so happy I had to share it. I was so afraid my bladder had too much trauma during surgery and wouldnt come back. I know it is only the first time but I have high hopes now of being normal at least in that area (what a relief). I posted a question awhile ago asking if anyone on this site had the retention for so long and everyone who responded got over it in a few weeks. I got a little depressed thinking I was the one guy who was not going to recoup despite what my urologist said. He said it could take 4-6 months sometimes. Oh well i am happy for the moment. And will try not to touch anything cold tonight. Snow storm coming in tomorrow Oh No.......chemo hands and feet!!!!
Tom

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  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
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    Congrats!
    Glad to hear that your bladder is getting back to normal and you are able to funtion without the cath.

    Isn't it amazing the things which can really brighten our day!

    Wishing you many more successes.

    Marie who loves kitties
  • TMac52
    TMac52 Member Posts: 352
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    Congrats!
    Glad to hear that your bladder is getting back to normal and you are able to funtion without the cath.

    Isn't it amazing the things which can really brighten our day!

    Wishing you many more successes.

    Marie who loves kitties

    your right Marie!
    I never thought I would be so happy to pee, but you are so right It is a much brighter day!!!
    Thank You!
  • plh4gail
    plh4gail Member Posts: 1,238 Member
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    Yay Tom!
    Isn't it amazing the things we take for granted? I am so happy for you. And you got chemo too! Be careful with the cold friend.

    plh to you, Gail
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    I'll Second that
    I'll second that WoooooHooooo. Glad for you as, like I said on the earlier post of yours, that it always felt to me that my problem was a bladder infection and it bothered me to go. Glad that you are peeing again. Your body goes through tremendous strain and sometimes organs need a little more time to wake up. Be safe tomorrow.

    Kim
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    Fantastic!

    Fantastic!
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576 Member
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    AnneCan said:

    Fantastic!

    Fantastic!

    ahhhh Tom
    ahhhh Tommy me old son......haha welcome to cancer world my friends where a pee is a thing of wonder and after a colon resection a good movement is truly a golden moment.....

    ahhh Tom I am so happy for you....you made me smile....

    Tom it's 7pm and it's minus 10 here going down to minus 20......please don't think about going out tomorrow if it's brutish...socks and mittens for you

    hoping you scoot through another oxy hit

    big hugs, mags
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
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    Happy
    I am so darn happy you can PEE!!!!!
    That is so great. Congratulations.
    Sorry about the chemo hands and feet.
    Winter Marie