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Hi, All. I have been absent for a few weeks and much has happened during that time. First order of business is to give you an outline of myself and an idea of my concerns and the focus of my future contributions.
I am an 87 year old male with a background in mechanical engineering. Not medically trained specifically, but with enough medical knowledge to follow discussions. Concerning health, I will keep to my urological issues. My principal malaise is urine retention (150 ml/330 ml approximate average), moderately enlarged prostate encircling the urethra, with paruresis (shy bladder) following as a lower priority. Years ago (1947) I did experience a single episode of renal calculus (kidney stone) which led to my first cystoscopy (rigid because the flexible cystoscope had not been invented yet). The next cystoscopy I underwent was performed on June 30th, 2016 in the Drs. office. This was followed by urodynamic testing done on August 25th, 2016 at UVM Medical Center.
Of the “Patient” contributors who have helped me along the way my sincere thanks goes to “Cartoonman”, who helped me out of the wet noodle syndrome, and “jimjames” for a wealth of very valuable and utterly reliable information derived from his experiences. And to a host of others who I have touched base with, both from “Patient” and from other sources. To all of you, my heartfelt thanks! You’re a great bunch, both men and women and, as a former mariner, I have a special feeling for the close camaraderie you all show!
Regarding the issues I am interested in, I will post my comments individually to make them easier to reference. Please search for “My Flexible Cystoscopy Done At Last” and “Urodynamic Testing – Now I Have Finally Experienced This Procedure, Too” by early next week, at the latest. The first posting of “My Profile”, which should have preceded these two, has vanished into limbo, so here goes a repeat issue; I hope this one “takes”!
Bye for now. Alan86734.
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