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I thought i would share my recent Turp surgery experience and recovery. I had the surgery 2 weeks ago. It took about an hour then I was in recovery for an hour and then left for home with a Foley. I am 59 and about a year ago had worsening symptoms of urgency/frequency and Dr. found significant blockage and retention. I failed the Urodynamics test and Dr was not confident surgery would help as had significant bladder muscle damage but offered to try or I could self cath. I went the self cath route for one year and it became second nature. I travel internationally each month for work and got used to cathing multiple times on flights to Asia. With my deductible and out of pocket max paid the surgery wasn't going to cost me anything so i did it 2 weeks ago. I took the Foley out myself after 3 days and drank a lot of water and the first time I peed was shocking. It had been 30 years since i peed like that. I have been measuring output and average around 270ml each time with a max of 475ml after I was stuck in a meeting and about to burst. I started walking right away and went for first jog at day 9 and have run about 5K each day since. I was an avid runner before so this is normal for me. I have been curious about retention and have spot checked with a self cath and so far less than 25ml so I am pretty pumped up. I go back for follow up in another week and cant wait to thank the Dr. I believe the year of self cathing helped rehabilitate my bladder. Anyway who knew peeing could be so meaningful...its definitely the smaller things in life sometimes!
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