I hope the stretching doesn't mess up your neobladder.
I discovered (also after a hernia repair) that my Foley catheter was clogged. I told them to pull it as soon as I realized it and cathed myself and also got over 1000cc.
Kind of messed me up but it's happened to others without messing them up. By messed up, I mean I couldn't really empty after that so I have to cath every time I go.
Again, that only happens to some of us but it is why it is so important to be sure that they understand you have a neobladder and the ramifications of that.
When I went for another surgery after that, I brought my own condom catheters. I basically told them I would rather just use that than run the risk of a clog in the Foley. It works like a champ.
Posting to give a update on hernia surgery.Quite a experience this time.The surgery went well but after a day I notice that the output of of urine was really low.I asked if somedy had empty it ,no.
So later in the evening I told them something was wrong for sure,so the nurse called the doctor,she irriguate my bladder twice nothing was coming out.So she took of the catheter that was in,and she tried to cath 4 times she could not get the right spot.After she scan to see how much i had in my bladder it was saying at least 1 liter.
Oh my God i started to panic and that nurse to,finally I told her I will try myself with my own cath&GEL good thing I had my mirror,anyway first try I got 1000cc out,ouf...
The next day she comes and asked me if I was allergic to certain medication,she said they had given me 4 times a medication that was for another patient.ahahah.Fortunaly,it did not do any harm but scarry.I was glad to come home.I was there 3 days.
But the surgery is fine.and feeling good already,stiffed but good.
So no more hernia,dont know yet if my bladder will work,to soon to try,the pain is still there.I will know in a couple weeks.If not well ,I am an expert in caths now.
Thanks for listening
metastatic urothelial carcinoma,neobladder surgery oct.2010