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hi - i'm 68, have BPH, flaccid/atonic bladder & indwelling catheter for approx. 2 years.
have had no urodynamics (ever) or blood tests etc for over a year.
i'm self-employed & under 24/7 contract to maintain a large computer IT/network.
i was booked for admission last wednesday for turp but had to confirm bed availabilty 8.30am that day.
the catheter has always worked well but for the past 9 days i have experienced severe bladder spasms with bypassing of the cathether - i was soiling my pants about 9 times a day. & had to call the DN out 3 times for a change of catheter - a urine sample confirmed UTI & i'm now taking ab's.
the bottom line - i was packed & ready to go on the morning of my admission but when i phoned at 8.30am they said they would confrm at around 11.00am.
at 4.00pm still no word & after i had soiled myself again i just told my wife i'd had enough & left the house for the rest of the day.
i now fear that i will be removed from the waiting list, am ashamed that the situation got the better of me & also that it placed my wife under unnecessary pressure.
my GP would not give me treatment for the spasms or any sedatves - can anyone please advise.
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