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10 years 10 months ago #26793 by reseda1420
Mike

You're right about the cath doing a little stretching. Early on after my surg when I was first having some trouble with blockage the URO put the cath back in for about a week to see if he could stretch it without having to go in. It did work for a while but ultimately had to have the laser clear it up.

LeeH

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10 years 10 months ago #26792 by mmc
I didn't know that being too full could cause a problem with catheterization. The timing of you mentioning this Pat was quite good. I had a problem yesterday where the catheter kept just bending and not going in. I have the neobladder though but I imagine it may be a similar situation. Sometimes I use the catheter if I want to hurry up and get it empty because it can take a while emptying the neobladder normally for me.

In addition to remembering not to let it get to full, I will now be sure to try to empty normally (if I do get too full) before trying to the catheter. It was NOT FUN when it starts bending around.

However, it may have stretched some things because I now seem to have a better "stream" now when emptying normally as opposed to primarily a steady dribble. :)

Hope nobody has problems with my descriptions in my postings. Nowhere else can we really talk about this stuff.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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10 years 10 months ago #26791 by Melodie
Pat,
Back to work at the office this morning...so absorbed in my job that it was 10:30 before I realized I had not looked in on Rosebud since 4 a.m. :huh: I usually have to cath by 8:00-8:30. Anyway, you are correct, of course, and I can see how too full a bladder creates a problem for the intestines. I had to do some shifting around to get that bladder empty this morning. I'm not dining in our factory food plaza today; living on fruit and green tea. I need to lose more than a few pounds anyway. :silly: Melodie

Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright

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10 years 10 months ago #26776 by Patricia
Melodie....what color was the stuff you threw up?
With all the recalls of stuff lately its a wonder we're not all sick! Now its anything with dried milk in it due to salmonella.
So you have a floating Indiana huh? Well it can't float too far from your ureters...it can get full and block your intestines...i've had a few times when i've waited to long to cath and Mr Catheter just goes NO WAY am i going in there!! But I just kind of move Hal out of the way and eventually my second catheter works...the soft coloplast one.
Hope you're better....but i'd stay on the safe side and call the doc.
xxoo Pat

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10 years 10 months ago #26769 by Melodie
Called in sick today and at home viewing the forum. Late yesterday I started feeling a bit off kilter and wondered if the ole bladder was acting up. But for what reason?

Not long after dinner I started having waves of cramping. My spouse ate the same foods and he was fine. I was praying it was stomach pains but heck, sometimes I just can't tell. When I had asked my doctor where my Indy Pouch was exactly located, he indicated it floats around in there and changes positions. And you know how it is...if we have a diversion and there is pain located anywhere close by, we naturally begin to be concerned about the bladder, colon, and kidneys.

Anyway, the waves of cramps continued and I started thinking of Mike and his stories of blockage and then my kidneys began to ache, and my mind started thinking too much. I took a pain pill so I could get to sleep but all that did was mask the problem because it wasn't too before I was awake again and the pain worsening as time went on. I don't do pain very well so of course I was wondering if I would need to go see the medical people.

After four hours, I had enough misery and decided to stick my finger down my throat so I could throw up this vile mess that was making me so sick. I figured that way I could rule out the bladder or kidneys. If it was the tummy, then things would improve and if it didn't make any difference in the pain level, then I knew I would have to go the hospital. After the stomch was empty, the cramps went away and I finally got to sleep. :woohoo: THANK GOODNESS ! I've never had food poisoning so not sure if that was it..have a slight fever today so maybe some type of mild flu. Tomorrow back to work. Melodie

Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright

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