Hi. I had a TURBT last Friday (thought I was going for a biopsy), which was immediately followed by an intra-bladder mitomycin treatment. I have not yet talked with my Dr since the surgery, but his nurse told me I have a papillary, urothelial cancer; I guess that means I'm lucky. I have an appointment in about 10 days and my understanding is that I will have another intra-bladder treatment.
Here is my problem. The BC diagnosis was made during a HoLAP (laser prostate reduction) because I was retaining 600+ cc of urine in my bladder. I had an indwelling catheter for about 6 weeks, until the time of my prostate surgery. When the first catheter was inserted I was told it would be a little uncomfortable, but not painful. The pain was intense, one of the most painful things I have ever experienced. After that I had several re-insertions (catheter, scope) while awake and while the pain is not getting worse, it is certainly not getting any better.
I dread having to go through that procedure again, though, of course, I must. The only thing I can think to do is ask the 'inserter' to apply some of the pain killer, but to wait a minute or so before they insert. But I am still told it is not painful, implying that I am over reacting.