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Firstly a big thanks to all those posting stories on here.I have spent two days reading up and there are some very brave people who i wish only the very best for.
I am wondering if anyone can help me.I am very very depressed over things at the moment to the point even of wondering if i can carry on.
For the past year or so on occasions my bladder seemed to have felt a burning sensation that would keep me awake some nights all night.Docs though over active bladder or prostate.Few weeks back the stream became very poor so they put me on Tamulosin.4 days later the stream became strong again which was great but a month later it eased off back to the way it was but doc has kept me on it.Late last week though bladder cramps got very painful and saw a doc who put me on Oxybutynin to ease them.As the weekend progressed it did not help them monday night i realised i could not pee at all! I ended up at A&E who put a catheter in and kept me overnight.
I am 44 and have been sent home with the catheter on and feel totally lost over it.My gf is very supportive but just feel this will end things.I have to go back to the trial without catheter clinic next thursday and Urologist suspects prostate even though he says i am to young.I did have it measured about 6 months back and was only 25g which is nothing compared to many here but symptoms have got far worse over the past month.
All in all urinary issues have gone on about 2 years but did anyone else juust suddenly hit a quick time where they got retention and also did were they able to pee after having the catheter out?I will have had it in about 9 days when i get seen.
Also in the UK does anyone know the length of wait for NHS prostate surgery roughly because i fear if i have to be catheterised again long term its going to push me over the edge as i have shut myself away.
I am so sorry sounding rather dramatic but i am just so scared and all this has come as a huge sudden shock.
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