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On 1st Jan this year awoke with blocked bladder at 3 am. I couldn't talk properly and couldn't get out of bed, very shaky on my feet. Got to walk in health centre with my wife and waited to be seen. Eventually, a doctor examined me and immediately called a nurse for a catheter. He emptied 1.3 Lt of urine with the catheter. Obviously, I felt much better.
He took my details and told me the Urology department would contact me in 2 days time. Nothing from them so went to hospital and ended up in A&E because now I was feeling quite ill. A young woman came to see me and told me she is a junior urologist and she will change the catheter, which she did very painfully.
She assured me a letter would arrive with details of an appointment in a couple of days time. No letter.
The shaky legs and slurred speech returned so my wife took me back to A&E, where they suspected I had sepsis. My wife had to leave me in a hospital bed, where I stayed for 5 days and 3 more catheter changes.
The nurses looked after me really well as I was pumped with antibiotics and put on oxygen.
The last catheter that was inserted is a 3 way catheter and the pain was incredible. The doctor told me the catheter had to be changed again for a 2 way catheter and I could leave the hospital and return on 12th March (this week) for a cystoscopy. I told the doctor my urethra feels badly damaged and I refused to have it changed.
Things were good until yesterday; I started to have urges to pee, which eventually became so strong it made me poop and dribbles of blood escapes from the side of the catheter at the end of my penis. - there is no blood in the catheter bag.
These urges are still coming every hour, but I am all out of poop so I am having dry spasms with just a bit of blood to show for the effort. I think I can make it till Thursday when I get the cystoscopy but the lack of sleep is not good for me.
I will be 80 years old this year.
I'm sorry if this seems like something from the Keystone Cops.
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