It’s been awhile since I have last blogged. Sorry about that. Around the holidays I just wanted to focus on my family. Then I got out of the habit of blogging. A couple of times I have wanted to blog but I have neuropathy in my hands and it is hard to type. But that is just an excuse so here I am back blogging.
So I will update you on some things that have been happening to me.
On January 9th I had a visit with my urologist. Up to this point I haven’t been emptying my bladder at all. I can start a stream but I can’t empty.
So my urologist set me up with a test to see how much pressure is coming from my bladder. The test was really weird. They put a catheter in my penis that went into my bladder and a catheter in my stoma and then put electric probes on me to test the pressure.
First they filled me full of water directly through my catheter in my huge penis! The nurse told me when my bladder was full to call her in and we would start the test. It was just really weird.
It took awhile but I finally felt full so she told me to try and start peeing. Now I’m not peeing well at all at this time. So I’m suppose to be peeing into a little funnel that directs my urine into the toilet. Just was way too weird. While I was peeing the pressure from my stomach muscles, my bladder was being recorded on a machine.
It was really hard to pee. Just too much going on. The nurse came in and unhooked me and by the look in her face, I didn’t think I did very well. Then we went off to see the urologist.
My Dr. looked at the tests and then told me I had a 5% chance of peeing again. I think he stunned me.
But then I got mad. He never really heard me. I was peeing, I just couldn’t empty my bladder completely. I was polite and didn’t swear at him but underneath my breath I was mad.
There was NO WAY I was not going to pee again. I hate these catheters.