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Unread 03-21-2003, 10:45 AM
cyctogram was ok, no catheter, still sore, need your insight

Dear Sisters,
Thank you so much for all of your help and well wishes. I had my cystogram this morning and the doctor said it was fine, no leaks - hooray! They removed the awful monster known as the foley - I can't beleive I made it for 23 days with that tube between my legs. What a relief! They had me empty my bladder at the hospital , it was full from the solution, and I was able to go but it did hurt some and spasmed a little. I then had to go to see the nurse practioner who taught me how to self-cath if I need to. I'm hoping I won't have to. I was able to do it, not something I really wanted to do after going through the test, but it was necessary. The nurse practioner said to play it by ear, self-cath if I'm only going a little ect. but I don't really know what makes it necessary or not? Also, I am still sore. She said not to take spasm meds for a while, unless really necessary, I have been taking Ativan, since Ditropan didn't help much and made me so dry I had to gag. She said the Ativan may keep me from going as well as I could? I also have to take Levaquin - antibiotic for 5 days to prevent infection. I will see the urologist in 2 weeks for a a full exam. I was told to take it easy, since I'm only a little over 3 weeks post op. Any bladder advice you can give me would be appreciated. Thank you all again. You are all in my prayers.
Love, Light, Blessings
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Unread 03-21-2003, 10:54 AM
cyctogram was ok, no catheter, still sore, need your insight

Hi Druid!!

I am so happy you got to lose the tube monster!!

I can not give you any advice since I am still waiting to have my surgery, but I will send you a HUGE

I will that you do not need to self catheter and it all comes out fine!

I am so sorry you are still in pain. You are very strong lady and if you can go 23 days with a foley, heck, you can overcome anything.. Hopefully your bladder will start to calm down since the catheter is gone.

Remember to and take your meds.

I will keep you in my thought and hopefully someone will come by that can give you some well needed advice..

Take care and keep us posted..
Unread 03-21-2003, 04:07 PM
cyctogram was ok, no catheter, still sore, need your insight

I'm glad there is no more leaking I'm sorry your still battling the pain & spasms Did your Dr say how long it would be before your bladder would stop acting up? I have no personal experience to share but here is some info I have that might be of some help:

bladder diary:

Interstitial Cystitis - Pelvic Pain from the Bladder:

Patient Education - Cystocele, rectocele and pelvic support surgery:

Patient Education - Voiding difficulty after an incontinence procedure:

Patient Education - Bladder retraining instruction sheet:

Problems with Urination from the PDR Guide to Women's Health:

Good Luck ((Druid)) Hopefully, this is still due to healing & will improve with time..Pls keep us posted...(((hugs)))
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Unread 03-21-2003, 06:09 PM
cyctogram was ok, no catheter, still sore, need your insight


I am so glad you were able to get rid of that foley monster, it must have been such a relief. It sounds like good news too!!

I will pray that all calms down and you are able to keep going on your own. Can you take pain meds for the pain if the spasms get overwhelming? just wondering.

Sounds like you are well on your way:

Big s,
Unread 03-21-2003, 06:41 PM

Hip Hip - oh, Druid, I'm so happy you can cross your legs again!

Sorry your still having some pain though..'s. Hopefully it will calm down a bit now that the cath is out.

I have spasms all the time...even with taking Detrol LA. And when they get realy bad I've used ice packs which seemed to aleviate some of the pain, kind of numbed it up I guess. And then other times, a heating paid felt better.

Hopefully one of our sisters will come along with a great piece of advise, or in Sheri's links maybe there is one??? I will read through them this weekend and if I see anything, I'll pass it along, ok?

Today was my first day back to work and I'm super tired, and didn't sleep but 2 hours last night...Yikes!!

Congrats again on the progress!! And as Pam said, "You are one strong lady"!

Unread 03-22-2003, 10:29 AM
Thank you!

Dear Sisters,
Thank you for the support. Pam, I appreciate your encouragment and prayers.I know you are going through a lot right now. Sheri, you are always so helpful with info. I haven't read it all yet, but I do appreciate it. Lori - many hugs to you. I forgot about ice packs and warmth, if I have spasms I will give it a try. Lori, I'm sorry you are tired from work. I dread going back since I feel so weak. Lenne, I am also very appreciate of your support. I am trying to get off pain meds cause I think they're screwing me up in other ways, expecially bowels. If I need something I will have to call the doc. I didn't hqave to self-cath yet, but I was a nervous wreck yesterday. I did seem to go ok, a little frequently, but as long as I was able to go I didn't want to stick another tube up there - yikes, I feel I have post traumatic stress just thinking about the surgery and the past 3 weeks with the foley. Thank you everyone again. You are also all in may prayers.
Love, Light, Blessings
Unread 03-23-2003, 06:02 AM
cyctogram was ok, no catheter, still sore, need your insight


I am so glad you haven't had to self-cath yet, I will pray you continue to have success. I believe post op stress or trauma is very common if you get really bad though pls. talk with someone ok? I kinda of seem to hit that wall of emotional stuff at around 3 -4 weeks post op the last two surgeries, I don' t know if that is a concidence or not. With my hyst, I did have to take anti-depressants to level everything out. I'm not sure either if mine had to do with my hormone levels cause they have manipulated my only ovary both times-fibroid removal and adhesions? Maybe it's in rebellion

Please take care and I will continue to pray for peace to you.

Big s,

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