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Catheter out today

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Posted 21 Dec 2018 at 19:50

Had the catheter out today which involved some very brief discomfort followed by great relief. I found having the staples removed a bigger ordeal. I then endured the 6+ cups of water followed by a nice wee and an ultra sound before I was allowed to go home. One satisfying wee after all that water was not enough and despite the journey being no more than 8 miles my wife had to stop to let me nip behind some bushes where I had another satisfying wee. The good news is that I was able  to hold it in with just a few dribbles/squirts. However for those who find themselves in a similar situation I would recommend having any empty oasis bottle handy in the car, as is mentioned elsewhere in the forum, to cover this sort of emergency. I now have a bit of dribbling whilst standing up from a sitting position but I am happy with the progress so far, considering that the catherter has only been out a few hours. Is it too early to be optimistic about this? That said, should I be resuming the kegal exercises? Whilst everything seems to be working down there  I am still pretty sore when I tense that area and I would hate to damage any of the surgeons good work. In addition, I took my first Tadalafil today. I have another 7 to take over the few weeks or so. It was never expained what this was for other than it was for my ”libido”. It seemed to give me a runny nose and a headache. If it is just for ED I may be tempted to try something else. Any suggestions-I assume viagra is a viable alternative?

User
Posted 21 Dec 2018 at 22:28

Z


Good news with the catheter removal sounds pretty normal. Not sure how soon I started pelvic floor exercises after catheter removal, perhaps best to ask your medical team. I did carry a Boots urine bottle in the car for emergencies.


Now is perhaps the time to start a long term thread/ conversation with a relevant title, and keep posting in one conversation, that way you can keep track of your journey.


Best wishes for recovery keep active but no marathons.


Thanks Chris

User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 06:04
I and a friend had adverse reactions to Viagra (Sildenafil), but no problems with Cialis (Tadalafil).

No reaction whatsoever to Tadalafil at present in my case, unfortunately😉.

Cheers, John.
User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 06:55
One thing it won't help is libido all the ED drygs do is increase blood flow (everywhere!! Hence the runny nose).

Great news on the wee - that is a great response after only just having the catheter out!

You will find any kind of lifting, sudden movement or sexual stimulation will make you leak at first.
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User
Posted 21 Dec 2018 at 22:28

Z


Good news with the catheter removal sounds pretty normal. Not sure how soon I started pelvic floor exercises after catheter removal, perhaps best to ask your medical team. I did carry a Boots urine bottle in the car for emergencies.


Now is perhaps the time to start a long term thread/ conversation with a relevant title, and keep posting in one conversation, that way you can keep track of your journey.


Best wishes for recovery keep active but no marathons.


Thanks Chris

User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 06:04
I and a friend had adverse reactions to Viagra (Sildenafil), but no problems with Cialis (Tadalafil).

No reaction whatsoever to Tadalafil at present in my case, unfortunately😉.

Cheers, John.
User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 06:55
One thing it won't help is libido all the ED drygs do is increase blood flow (everywhere!! Hence the runny nose).

Great news on the wee - that is a great response after only just having the catheter out!

You will find any kind of lifting, sudden movement or sexual stimulation will make you leak at first.
User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 09:55
Agree that you appear to be on the good side of typical regarding bladder performance, which is excellent news.

Tadalafil (Cialis) is for erectile dysfunction, and early use of this in order to get erections is considered the best way to rehabilitate/improve blood flow down there and lead to the quickest and most complete recovery of erectile function. As I understand it there is little point in taking the drug without a bit of “practice” as well. Sounds like you haven’t been very well briefed!

Unfortunately, Tadalfil and it’s perhaps slightly better known relative sildanafil (viagra) do have a tendency to cause headache and runny nose in some people. Primary effectiveness and side effects vary with the individual. For me, sildanafil is very effective, but also always gives me a thumping headache for 6 - 8 hours, which seriously reduces my enthusiasm for it. Tadalafil is much less nasty on the side-effects front but also less reliably effective, though this also offset by being longer lasting with a single dose providing some effect for a couple of days.

Nick
 
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