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A brief report this morning.
Overnight had a few little tickles in my bladder - likely minor spasms. Briefly irritating, went away.
I will remove my Foley catheter this morning and have a 2pm appointment at the urology office. If I am unable to void they will have to put in another Foley -painful, but necessary. The Foley that I have in now is a 20fr with double eyelets - necessary to drain the little pieces of prostate that are still washing out with my urine - noticed some in my leg bag last night.
When they do a TURP they send the prostate tissue to the lab for analysis to see if there is any cancer. My report just came in negative. So, the radiation treatment I had in 2014 worked!! PSA has been 0.1 to 0.2 steady for about 4-5 years.
Constipation issue solved by drinking more olive oil. With Foley, can't sit down on the toilet seat -
when I tried this previously was very painful and caused bleeding, but able to stand, and olive oil provides lubrication. If you get constipated, this works!!
About self removing Foley - two ways to do this. First way is to use a little syringe and draw the saline solution out of the little balloon that is keeping the Foley in the bladder. An easier way is to get in the shower and cut the little tube rather than sucking the saline out with the syringe. Then, when the solution has drained, gently ease the Foley out and run warm water over the abdomen - did this before and the removal doesn't hurt, only tickles.
Finally, my urine dip stick was showing leukocytes present but note from urologist said this is because of the inflammation from the operation and would continue for weeks or month, so not an issue. Was concerned about a UTI. Apparently, all is still OK.
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