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Yesterday Aug. 25th, made two years since I've been doing CIC. A total of 1,832 times of inserting the catheter, so that I can empty my bladder! The reason, I started to CIC, was because I couldn't urinate on my own. After my third TURP, something happened where my bladder, was not doing its job, of squeezing the urine, out of the body. In my case, it could have been because, my bladder, before the surgery, was already flaccid, with no tone to it.
It all started back in 2005. That was my first surgery. I had the Greenlight Laser done. It was somewhat successful, because my prostate, was so huge (141 grams.} I still had to take medication, to pee, even after the surgery.
The effects of the surgery, lasted for around two years, then I had to go in and have surgery again. The second time, I tried TURP. The success of that was a little better. But that also diminished after a few years.
The third, time I went in for a TURP, was around two years ago. After the surgery, I had complete retention. No pee at all! That brings me to my current condition. I can pee, a little on my own, but to empty my bladder completely, I have to insert a catheter, via the penis, to empty the bladder completely. For those of you, who are trying to decide on what to do, whether to have surgery or using a catheter, my suggestion, is to try the catheter first. I know it sounds difficult, but after a few times doing it, you will find that it is really easy, and that you will feel great having an empty bladder, much like you did when you were younger!
If you have questions about CIC, Jim/james, on this forum, is a very good source for help and answers. In fact, for those of you who are new, Jim/james, had a similar problem, and after doing CIC for roughly two years, his bladder, improved to the point of not having to CIC on a daily basis.
I am hoping for similar results.
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