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Unread 06-17-2002, 08:49 PM
Catheter

I am having a TAH and a burch repair on Wednesday 6/19. What can I expect? The doctor told me that I will be coming home with a catheter and they will show me what has to be done. What does have to be done? Im sure this means emptying it...but what all is involved?
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Unread 06-17-2002, 09:25 PM
Catheter

Hi Deb. I think that will depend on which kind of catheter you have. I can't speak for the suprapubic kind, since I didn't have that one. I had a foley catheter in for a week at home after the surgery. It was really a piece of cake. All I had to do was periodically (every few hours during the day and sometimes once at night) empty the bag, which is done by standing at the toilet, aiming the end of the bag at the bowl and releasing a valve and allowing it to drain, which takes all of maybe 20 seconds at the most. Also the bag was attached to my leg with elastic straps, and once a day when I took a shower I had to remove the straps and use easy-release tape to tape the bag to my leg (if the straps get wet they can stretch too much), then remove the tape and reattach the straps afterwards. That also was not a big deal. Finally, when the big day came, I had to remove the catheter myself (they will explain how at the castle, it's very easy and it doesn't hurt, just feels a little strange) and monitor how frequently I urinated for a few days. All in all, I was glad I had the catheter because I wasn't able to go on my own at first and trying to hurt a whole lot; the catheter was cumbersome at times but I was able to get around with it and it didn't hurt. Oh, and if you plan on going out of the house with it on, you'll need a nice loose dress or pair of baggy legged pants (the bag tends to get a little fat when it's full and if you wear more fitted pants it'll show).
Don't worry about the catheter, and don't be afraid to ask the nurses questions about it. Good luck!
s,
-Linda
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Unread 06-17-2002, 09:52 PM
Catheter

Hi Deb,
I had quite an extensive repair done 5-21 with my TAH/BSO, before surgery my DR had told me I would have a catheter for 1-2 wks and that the nurses would show me how to remove it when the time came and also how to re-catheter myself if necessary, she said that was common sometimes in bad cases to do for up to a month. Well ...needless to say I love my DR, I talked her into letting me try to go on my own in the castle. So the nurses removed it...didn't feel a thing....then monitored my out-put for a day, which was good. So I went home 'catheter free' and have been good since. My DR advised me to be extra careful with my recovery as far as the lifting restrictions and pulling because I had to be careful not to 'undo the repair'.But had no pain when I had the catheter or the removable part. Good luck...Trailblazer
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