Hope you’re all having manageable pain days. I’ve got my 5th lap coming up in a few weeks so I’m used to lap recoveries. This time however I am having extensive work on my bladder and have been warned that I’ll most likely have a catheter in when I wake which I’ll keep in for 10-14 days.
I have interstitial cystitis already and have had work done on my bladder before so I am acutely aware of how painful bladder recovery is. I am terrified of having to deal with a catheter because of the pain this may bring.
Has anyone got any experience of dealing with a cath for this long/ in general how was it to deal with? If possible please don’t share absolute horror stories 🙈 I’m nervous enough as it is! But anything constructive or some help and advice would be really really appreciated right now.
Thank you 😊 xxx