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Peeing at night after RP

User
Posted 10 Feb 2020 at 21:48

Had my RP 2 weeks ago.
Catheter out on Friday, and Continence is good.
But I am waking up to go to the toilet every hour or so.
Does it get better? Anything I should try to get more sleep?

User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 16:12
Try using a plastic urine bottle. Doesn't stop the peeing, but removes the need to get out of bed and greatly alleviates the tiredness. I had the same issue when I was having RT.

Chris
User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 16:34

I did exactly the same during radiotherapy. An empty 4-pint milk bottle works well, with lid (for when you kick it over). Large Innocent Smoothie bottles work well too.

If you want a superb looking lawn, pour it into a watering can, dilute well, and use it to water the lawn. (Don't do it too much though.)

User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 16:58

Same...I was up and down after catherter out. Never leaked in bed but had a close call ONCE when i started to pee in my dream...the tena pad caught it thankfully and got up promptly. I found it did settle over a few weeks with bigger time gaps as the sphincter relaxed and healed. As a back stop i places a waterproof sheet on the bed plus 3 layers of tena bed protectors. Wore my nappy in early stages then just pads. Plus pillow and duvet were a £20 waterproof pack from Amazon. Triple reassurance and thankfully never needed but meant any leak would have been very well managed.


Should settle over time. I'm week 11.5 and still get the odd night of sphincter pain when bladder is full. Doesnt leak but takes a moment to start. Just a lot going on down there after rebuilds/stitches etc.


TG

User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 18:22

Not that I'm trying to criticize the quality of your urine, but my neighbor's dog leaves brown patches on their lawn.


Just a thought..


 


Apart from that.. I was drinking a lot of fluids up until around 6 weeks to mitigate against urinary infection. After that, my doctor advised to ease up drinking after 7pm. Now 3 months post op, I'm usually up once (sometimes twice) a night to pee.

Edited by member 14 Feb 2020 at 18:40  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 18:50

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
Not that I'm trying to criticize the quality of your urine, but my neighbor's dog leaves brown patches on their lawn.


Not diluted enough.
Hence, dilute well in a watering can.


Oh and on a warm still night (my radiotherapy was in the summer), there was a very slight aroma of piss outside for a day or so, but I don't think anyone else would have noticed.

Edited by member 14 Feb 2020 at 18:52  | Reason: Not specified

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User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 16:12
Try using a plastic urine bottle. Doesn't stop the peeing, but removes the need to get out of bed and greatly alleviates the tiredness. I had the same issue when I was having RT.

Chris
User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 16:34

I did exactly the same during radiotherapy. An empty 4-pint milk bottle works well, with lid (for when you kick it over). Large Innocent Smoothie bottles work well too.

If you want a superb looking lawn, pour it into a watering can, dilute well, and use it to water the lawn. (Don't do it too much though.)

User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 16:58

Same...I was up and down after catherter out. Never leaked in bed but had a close call ONCE when i started to pee in my dream...the tena pad caught it thankfully and got up promptly. I found it did settle over a few weeks with bigger time gaps as the sphincter relaxed and healed. As a back stop i places a waterproof sheet on the bed plus 3 layers of tena bed protectors. Wore my nappy in early stages then just pads. Plus pillow and duvet were a £20 waterproof pack from Amazon. Triple reassurance and thankfully never needed but meant any leak would have been very well managed.


Should settle over time. I'm week 11.5 and still get the odd night of sphincter pain when bladder is full. Doesnt leak but takes a moment to start. Just a lot going on down there after rebuilds/stitches etc.


TG

User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 17:04

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member


I did exactly the same during radiotherapy. An empty 4-pint milk bottle works well, with lid (for when you kick it over). Large Innocent Smoothie bottles work well too.



Presumably I should drink the smoothy first?

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

If you want a superb looking lawn, pour it into a watering can, dilute well, and use it to water the lawn. (Don't do it too much though.)




I have a large lawn, so I am not sure whether my urine production would be quite enough to irrigate it...
But I'll give it a try....
I just hope the lawn does not start smelling of piss...

User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 18:22

Not that I'm trying to criticize the quality of your urine, but my neighbor's dog leaves brown patches on their lawn.


Just a thought..


 


Apart from that.. I was drinking a lot of fluids up until around 6 weeks to mitigate against urinary infection. After that, my doctor advised to ease up drinking after 7pm. Now 3 months post op, I'm usually up once (sometimes twice) a night to pee.

Edited by member 14 Feb 2020 at 18:40  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 18:27

Usually a female thing I think as urine stronger. Makes dawgs don’t seem to have same effect...or just go up a post 🤠

User
Posted 14 Feb 2020 at 18:50

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
Not that I'm trying to criticize the quality of your urine, but my neighbor's dog leaves brown patches on their lawn.


Not diluted enough.
Hence, dilute well in a watering can.


Oh and on a warm still night (my radiotherapy was in the summer), there was a very slight aroma of piss outside for a day or so, but I don't think anyone else would have noticed.

Edited by member 14 Feb 2020 at 18:52  | Reason: Not specified

 
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