Hi everyone, hope you are all ok and feeling as best as you can. Been on a catheter for second time now since 1st November due to Acute bladder retention as well as coping with cirhossis, portal hypertention and all that comes with liver disease. Finding the experience a little soul destroying aged 45. Night bags, weekly visits to district nurse for leg bag change. Having to phone Doc out of hours due to blockage in catheter. My bedroom has turned into a hospital cubicle at times!. Still keeping my sense of humour thank goodness. My jeans are a thing of the past at the moment...in a drawer waiting one day for me to be able to wear them. Its sensible £7 Amazon elasticated waisted trousers right now with plenty of leg room. Going to have to stay like this until I see urologist. Appointment classed as urgent but I live in the middle of wales so we will see what month it will be. Is there anyone else out there who has bladder retention or experience of it. Thank goodness my kidney function test came back ok but have had to have antibiotics for infection of kidney last week. I realised I had an infection when I was getting all confused and wierd. Not seeing hepatologist until 11th January.