Interesting, Richard to see slightly different practices in different countries.
The norm here is for catheterisation for around ten days or longer and discharge the next day or the day after following laparoscopic surgery. Moreover, they don’t usually test PSA for up to six weeks post-op (correction - just realised you were around seven weeks post-op for PSA, so the same). Great news on the continence front and PSA result.
So you were at the Landeskrankenhaus, Hall im Tirol? They seem to have done a good job. Were you offered the option of the Krebshilfe Tirol in Innsbruck, or is that more of a radiotherapy centre?
I must say, we have always been very impressed with the Austrian ‘NHS’ whenenever needed, due to various ski-ing ‘incidents’........no four-hour wait in A & E there, more like four minutes.
I did read a paper somewhere that there was little difference between short-term catheterisation and longer in terms of continence, as you are a case in point. Bet you were glad to be rid of the bloody thing!
Best of luck with your recovery. Climb every mountain!
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