Monday, June 07, 2010
Here Comes The Sun.
Another cool day today, hope it gets warmer soon so I can enjoy a roll around in balmy weather.
Mentioned yesterday that I was thinking that now the Foley catheter keeps coming out I will need a different one.
To do so I have to undergo a surgical procedure, to have a supra-pubic catheter put in which can be done as an out patients operation under local anaesthetic.
This is not an easy decision for me as I think that the least surgical interventions the better in my opinion, plastic surgeons will for sure not be getting rich on my money.
Feel that I have to take action now, as the Foley catheter keeps popping out, this is no problem if it pops out in the bathroom, because it gets moved as clothes are pulled off.
It is a problem when it happens when I am in bed, it is really not nice to wake up lying in a pool of urine.
Seems to happen when I have a huge spasm, most times the spasm has been because I need to go to the toilet urgently.
A couple of times it happened as a result of a huge leg spasm which turned out to be caused by toe nail problems.
Once the nails were trimmed and the in growing nail was removed my legs were calm again
Seems from a couple of responses that the supra-pubic catheter does not solve the problem of leakages or bladder problems.
Even heard awhile ago that a couple of people had more bladder infections with the pubic catheter, plus more blood clots in their urine.
One said that her friend had the supra-pubic put in because the regular Foley catheter was causing too many UTI's..
She warned me that there could be more stones and gunge with the supra-pubic catheter and I would need to regularly see a urologist to make certain that there is nothing wrong with me.
Apparently the gunge if it remains in your bladder can cause spasms, which does not sound like a nice prospect.
Suppose that the answer will be a regular course of antibiotics as the way to sort this out.
It is worrying as I do not have that many bladder infections now and was hoping for even less with the supra-pubic catheter not more.
And additional medical appointments are not my favourite things, would rather sit in the sun than in a hospital waiting room.
And another said that the SP Catheter will not prevent all the problems, as she still occasionally woke up in a wet bed caused she thought by spasms.
Think that I am going to research some more before I get myself booked in for the operation.
Right now I intend to enjoy the moment and am going to post this and listen to the radio and enjoy the fact that I can glimpse a hint of blue sky and sun.
After a gloomy cool dark day with rain showers the sun is coming out which is really a beautiful sight.