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Any peeing suggestions ? HELP Any peeing suggestions ? HELP

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Unread 11-04-2007, 02:09 PM
Any peeing suggestions ? HELP

Well, I went back to the castle 9 days post-op to have my bladder sling released a little. I wasn't able to fully void on my own. About 2/3s still had to drain through foley cath. Well, still have that d*mn cath, but dr. wants me to leave it closed and start training my bladder to do the job on its own. I had a terrible experience at my outpatient surgery yesterday. They had lots of trouble inserting IV and couldn't draw enough blood for any lab work. DH finally made them stop poking me.( I was in tears)
After all that, I'm still in distress. I'm sure I can't be the only one whose experienced this. Any tips ??

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Unread 11-04-2007, 03:19 PM
Any peeing suggestions ? HELP

I'm sorry to hear of your distress. I know the first few times I first went to the bathroom after my surgery, it seemed to take forever to feel like I got everything out. I don't have any tips, just wanted to send some hugs your way though. Hope some tips come soon.
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Unread 11-04-2007, 05:05 PM
Any peeing suggestions ? HELP

I know this will sound funny, but 6 years ago, when I had my son by c-section, I could not pee and the nurse in the hospital put peppermint oil in the toilet and I was able to pee on my own. Then 3 years ago, I was back with my second c-section. I could not pee and this time we did nto have access to the peppermint oil, so my husband bought peppermint leaves and crushed them up and I smelled then while on the toilet and I peed!!! Sounds crazy, but something in the peppermint relaxes you....
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Unread 11-04-2007, 05:45 PM
Any peeing suggestions ? HELP

I am in the same boat only my DR did not release my sling.I have been home since wed afternoon.I was sent home with a straight catheter.It is sooooo much better than the foley.I have been drinking any fluids that i can get my hands on.I have started to pee on my own but i am unable to empty my bladder all the way.I have found that coffee seams to for some reason make pee all the time and my bladder relaxes after about the 3rd or 4th time.I would talk to your dr about maybe getting a straight cath.you get a break from the tube untill you have to pee then it goes in and come right back out.I hope this helps,Lots of hugs,
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Unread 11-04-2007, 06:59 PM
Any peeing suggestions ? HELP

What is the difference bwt a foley and a straight catheter?

I go back to the dr in the morning and hope that my bladder starts working on its on tomorrow or they will put the foley back in. I'm wondering if this straight catheter might be something to discuss with him in the am.
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Unread 11-04-2007, 09:39 PM
Any peeing suggestions ? HELP

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Originally Posted by capegurl55
What is the difference bwt a foley and a straight catheter?

I go back to the dr in the morning and hope that my bladder starts working on its on tomorrow or they will put the foley back in. I'm wondering if this straight catheter might be something to discuss with him in the am.
A foley stays in , the straight cath is an in and out procedure. I had a friend that was able to straight cath herself at home instead of placing a foley. Check with you Doc. You may have to show them that you can do the self cath in the office before they let you do it at home.
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Unread 11-04-2007, 10:18 PM
Any peeing suggestions ? HELP

aww sorry you are having problems, i had problems peeing for a bit after surgery , i hope it gets beter for you ,, big hugs and good luck
hugs
lisa
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Unread 11-04-2007, 10:40 PM
Any peeing suggestions ? HELP

The straight cath is IMHO also a lot less painfull.and once i got used to doing it my self it is really simple to do.I hope that your bladder starts to work soon!Mine can't seem to make up its mind what it wants to do first I can't go at all then i can empty it all the way and now i get a few drops out and that is it.good luck and hugs
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Unread 11-04-2007, 10:58 PM
Any peeing suggestions ? HELP

I understand your frustration. It's been over a month & I still have to straight cath a few times a day. It seems like when my bladder gets too full is when I have the most trouble, but it is getting better & I'm hoping they won't have to do another surgery to adjust the sling. I hope your feeling better soon!
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