I still like the idea of using the Catheter to make a houka then you can give your bong to Elaine in Indiana - I do appreciate Wendy's caveat that the folks are a bit more uptight in Indi but I'm sure they can be trained in time before they are over run with Cubans & Mexicans on the great American highway and the Halliburton labour camps!
I hope all goes well on Friday and it is reasuring that he now has his brolly up!
The urologist gave us a 'maybe yes, maybe no" answer. As you said each situation varies. Maybe I should have posted a poll! I was just trying to get an idea of the yes' out weighed the nos.......we will deal with either or.
Fresh fresh Greg--notice HE is the one with Bongs constantly on the mind??? :question
IVC Filter placement went smooth. He is resting comfortablly. This was also a day procedure.
One more damn day and POOF! cancer be gone..... [smiley=laugh.gif]
I have told the Voo Doo spirits I surrender.......let's hope life slows down for a while so we can enjoy the ride
For the record, my sister had in-patient TURs, stayed the night with a cath and then went home cath free. I suppose there are variables but most places have their own way of doing things depending on the facilities, I would think. Didn't you receive information about what to expect from the uro? He/she should provide that info, it's not trivial, and best to know what to expect.
For those who have had the initial bladder surgery via cystoscopy did you come home with a catheter in place?
Hubby's will be getting dishcraged same day and the urologist mentioned the possibility of coming home cathed.... :-/
There are not many medical things that make me squeamish but catheters are one of them. My personal experience is a doozy....
I was about 5 hours status post total hystorectomy and the nurse came in to check my vitals and she TRIPPED on my cath hose........ >
think positively - you can use the catheter to make a Hooka after your husband has finished with it - when he is better he can make an exquisite carved wooden stand for it!
The best way known of sharing a bong!
As for all the fun you had with YOUR catheter at least it took your mind off the hystorectomy > I do hope this isn't when you got the nick name bubbles. The Bubble on a catheter (about 10-15cc) holding it in place does make the eyes water if pulled on by mistake!
I watched a woman in urology pull hers out in a rage! One side effect of kidney damage and disease can be aggresive behaviour as toxins are not being filtered out correctly.
I think if he is having a TUR it is probable he will have a cath (make a change fom Bubbles!) for about 3 days - I am surprised that they are sending him straight home - it must be VERY minor. Unless they are reliant on your ER experience and aim to use your skills for a double catheter with flushing - I doubt it as I question the medical insurance.
IF he does come home with Cath may I suggest try not to trip over her!
ONE more Day and then a day on the edge till you are C free!
Good luck and do stop wearing out the carpets!
PS - when you have made the houka can Elaine have one of your bongs please - she lives in Indianna so if you need a break I'm sure she'd love to meet you