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Urethral calcification pain

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Hi! My hubby has calcification at a stricture in his urethra that he says feel like broken glass or sandpaper in there. He had 28 tomotherapy radiation treatments 8 years ago followed by brachytherapy. All hell broke loose a year ago and he has had surgeries, ER visits and basically has been miserable and in constant discomfort and pain. He recently did 6 weeks of daily hyperbaric oxygen therapy to promote healing in the stricture. He has an appointment for testing, consultation and surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. But that is not until 10/31. In the mean while I would like to get him some type of firm donut seat cushion for him to sit on that will alleviate pressure on the prostate area. He has one but it is soft and doesn’t keep enough pressure off of the area. Have any of you used this type of a cushion and could recommend a good one? I see soooo many on line I have no idea which one would be really good. Thanks for any info?

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Lyubov

Have you googled it? It could be in medical supplies category, even Amazon. Good luck. Sounds like a very tough situation. Thoughts for his relief and appropriate treatment to fix.

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Stressbaker in reply to Lyubov

Yes that’s the first thing I did and why I’m so confused. There are soooo many different ones available and of course each one claims to be the best! That’s why I thought I’d ask here in case someone had found one that was really good.

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Lyubov

My husband developed radiation cystitis a couple of years after radiation treatments for a recurrence of the PCa. In his case, it damaged the urethral tissue along with some bladder tissue. He's now using a Foley catheter 24/7 because too many procedures have already been done. He had radical prostatectomy, prior to the RT. I hope you can find a solution to ease your hubby's pain. A dreadful beast of a disease with sometimes even more horrible side-effects. Courage & strength are needed to go forward! Blessings!

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Stressbaker in reply to Lyubov

Thank you!

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watertender

amazon.com/Donut-Pillow-Hem... bought this one for post brachytherapy use. It is well made with memory foam and fairly firm so doesn't mash down to nothing when you sit on it. There are tons of these on Amazon. I would also recommend he take a Sitz bath with warm water, I was skeptical, but I found these helped immensely. He can take one in the tub, or you can purchase one that sits on top of the toilet seat, and you fill it with water, which is what I did, a lot easier to use. Good luck to him!

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Stressbaker in reply to watertender

Thank you so much!

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