Posted , 5 users are following.
Hi I'm 33 years old and from the UK. I'm booked in tomorrow morning for a rigid cystoscopy and dilation. I've been told I can choose between a general or epidural anaesthetic but I'm scared stiff. In the past I had a few drug problems which has rendered most of my veins collapsed, hands, arms and feet. Even just getting a blood test for my pre op was difficult, I have serious concerns that they will even be able to put a general anaesthetic in to me. I don't like the idea of having an epidural and being awake. I'm also worried that they will be able to fit the cystoscope in to me. My urethra seems really tight especially at the opening. It started 3 years ago when I was peeimg blood, not just a trace but full on dark red blood, ever since I have had agonizing pain when I prefer, it's getting harder and harder to pre aswell. It's been a nightmare but I have to bite the bullet tomorrow. I know they may recommend self catheterization but recently I had to go to A and E because I couldn't pee at all and they couldn't even get a catheter in to me ! My past mistakes have caught up to me in a way I never imagined 😢
0 likes, 20 replies