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I had Urinary retention on 4/16 and taken by ambulance to ER. Foley catheter was inserted. Was prescribed Flow Max. On 5/1 I did a void test and flunked. In excruciating pain 40 min drive to the Hospital. Catheter put back in.
I'm 65 and medicare kicked in by the way.
On 5/10 appt with my urologist recommended TURP or HoLEP. I had asked him about Aquablation and he say's Kaiser don't do Aquablation. In my research I found they started doing it in the Mid-Atlantic , Maryland. But not here in Ca, YET! Well after deciding on HoLEP I've become depressed over this situation. My Urologist was to schedule surgery 2 months from the time we talked .
So I decided to read a lot of good information here on other forums. Guys having the same problem with insurance and going elsewhere. I did the same , got the ball rolling and Kaiser so far is permitting me to look and giving me a referral outside Kaiser. Found Urologist Dr Comiter out of Stanford Urologists . Palo Alto , ca.
What I'm concerned about is now I've had this catheter on for one month. Dr Comiter office told me my consultation can be scheduled for Sept. Thats another 3 1/2 months away. Is this safe or possible without infection , Sepsis, or any other complications.
Thanks to information posted here I've asked that they put me on the cancellation list to get in sooner.
To top things off my wife had a stroke back in Nov. I'm her caregiver and had been working my but off helping her rehab. She's come a long way and doing fine. Proud of her!! My driving force to get back to normal and help her continued progress.
So what do you guys think? Anyone been in the same situation? Will I be ok waiting that long?
Thank you in advance. Mike
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