Hi lovely ladies. Has anyone experienced urine retention following debulking surgery? Long story short... After 5 failed attempts to insert two types of catheter to drain 2.3 liters of Chateau Oui-Oui from my about to burst bladder, my urologist managed, via brute force ( masses of scar tissue in the area due to 5 abdominal surgeries) to insert a supra pubic catheter.( The poor man got the brunt of the fountain of liquid gold. ) This totally horrid contraption will stay in situ until my miserable bladder learns to empty itself without help.
I never want to go though those awful 6 hours again and tbh, for me it was the lowest point of this nasty,nasty business. It was beyond painful and so, so undignified. The medics were amazing, the epitome of kindness but they weren't having their bits rammed and poked and daubed with Oompa Loompa coloured antiseptic with only lidocaine which, excuse the pun, was piss useless.
So if anyone has been down this wretched road, please let me know. Not sure if my onco will allow me to continue with chemo if the bladder issue continues. My youngest son is getting married on October 8th so having to rethink wedding outfit to accommodate the natty tubing and tap.
A sense of humor failure is fast approaching along with a bout of 'Poor Me' syndrome. 😢😢😢