It’s out although a little sore, everything works YAY

@kevin1877uk (36964)
February 20, 2018 3:09pm CST
It’s out although a little sore, everything works YAY This morning, UK time I had a distant nurse come around to take out the Catheter I had in for the last 33 long days. It does seem much longer than 33 days! I was looking forward to it being taken out but wasn’t looking forward to any pain. I don’t do pain of any sort. The catheter for those of you don’t know is held in your bladder by a balloon which is filled with fluid so that it doesn’t come out, although it can deflate for one reason or another, thankfully mine didn’t, it stayed in place. After the balloon is deflated then the nurse or ever is taking the catheter out can slip is out although the one I had in the balloon doesn’t go all the way down!! It was painful, to say the least, she stopped a few times, then I said just go for it, the next second it was out and was a relief it was out. 5 hours later the nurse came back to see how I was getting on and if I had managed to pee, which I had and she did a scan on my bladder which showed a little bit in but nothing to worry about. She's back again on Friday and fingers crossed everything is still working normally. I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep tonight.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb
The term "everything works" seems a little risqué Kevin. It seems a little early to be testing it that way.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
20 Feb
LOL very funny, Barry.
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@LadyDuck (170580)
• Switzerland
21 Feb
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@shaggin (37310)
• United States
20 Feb
That sounds so awful the pain of having it pulled out Was it awful to urinate after? When I had a scope done to see why I got chronic UTIs it hurt but urinating after was so much worse I almost screamed out loud but was able to catch myself.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
20 Feb
Yeah the first few times it was painful/sore, but getting a little better.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
20 Feb
That seems like an awfully long time for a catherter to be put in.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
20 Feb
They can be in much longer, the one I had in was ok for up to 3 months before it needed to be replaced.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
20 Feb
@kevin1877uk I know, but it doesn't sound fun.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
20 Feb
@thislittlepennyearns No, no fun what so ever.
@LadyDuck (170580)
• Switzerland
21 Feb
I am glad it's out. I also don't do pain and today I have to go to see my dentist.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
21 Feb
Oh, that's not good, I dislike the dentist but need to go myself. No never look forward to going to the dentist.
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@LadyDuck (170580)
• Switzerland
21 Feb
@kevin1877uk It's only my scheduled teeth cleaning, I hate this.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
25 Feb
@LadyDuck Hate going to the dentist altogether.
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Feb
Must have been quite a trying time for you to have that taken out. Hope you are okay now though.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
1 Mar
Thank you, yes it was very painful being taken out with my Prostate enlarge and have had problems since
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• Pamplona, Spain
1 Mar
@kevin1877uk Oh dear. Perhaps it takes time to settle down then. Here´s to it all sorting itself out pretty soon.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
1 Mar
@lovinangelsinstead21 Thank you, I hope so, very soon.
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@Corbin5 (112941)
• United States
20 Feb
What a relief to have that removed. I bet you will sleep well tonight.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
20 Feb
I really hope so, good night's sleep would be great.
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@MALUSE (42610)
• Germany
20 Feb
Oh dear! I've never heard of anything like that. And for more than a month!
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
20 Feb
They can be in for much longer, the one I had in was ok for up to 3 months before needing to be replaced.
@Platespinner (17045)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
21 Feb
OUCH! I know you're glad to have that over and done with! Hopefully, you won't have any follow-up problems!
@sallypup (27975)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Feb
Oh I feel for you. I'm glad you didn't get an infection.
@GardenGerty (101631)
• United States
20 Feb
Glad it is out, they are horrible potential sources for infections. Enjoy your sleep.
@JudyEv (130205)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb
That's good to hear. I can imagine it would have to hurt having it out. Hope everything will be okay now.