Finally got my op date

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hi all, not been here for sometime, been waiting since February for mt biopsy date and also separation of fused labia, it is going to be on the 3rd November.

I had to see Anaesthatist last week and he informed me that I will not be able to have a general anaesthetic due to other problems so they are going to give me a spinal Anaesthetic.  I was wondering if anyone has had this and if so did they have a catheter fitted, as on a previous spinal I found I had no sensation for some time and could not feel the urge to go to the loo and found myself very wet and embarrassed.

also any tips on the pain/burning  post op.  Any suggestions greatly received.


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    Hi Jan,

    I have just recently had a dilation done to free the space to be able to urinate.  It was a stretching of the skin from the too small opening left in the fused labia.  It was done under full anaesthic and no catheter was needed.  I can not immagine that with local anaesthic this would be any different.  But I am not a doctor.  

    I can't handle painkillers very well, so went without and found it doable.  I rinse with warm water all the time immediately after urinating, with the help of a spray bottle, sometimes I do that twice.  Plus I drink lots of water as to dilute the urine.  

    Coconut oil has been my soothing help.  Sometimes a bit of Emu oil, but not too much.  Maintenance of course with the clobetasol.

    I wish you lots of strength before, during and after your procedure.


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