Last reply 3 weeks ago
Today I got a catheter

Well after struggling with bladder issues for weeks and going into retention today, I had a catheter fitted.
It so damn uncomfortable!! Does this get more comfortable as time goes on?

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cherish
3 weeks ago

Hi there

I used disposable catheters for 3yrs and it took me around 3/4 months to get used to them, but once I got used to them It was all good.

I have recently been fitted with a temporary catheter as I can’t stand up and sit down very easy now to use the disposable ones.
(Also trying to be hopeful that I will get used to the bloody tug on it 😂)

I’m on the waiting list for supra pubic catheter

Can you maybe ask your neuro/gp etc to refer you for supra pubic?

Sorry, I haven’t been on here for over a year and I forgot to look to see if you are male/female and whereabouts you live 😂

All the best xx


hlywln94
3 weeks ago

@cherish
Hi cherish thank you for your advice, the tug is horrible.
I had to have it removed today as it was bypassing and awfully uncomfortable, it constantly felt like I needed to pass urine and as if there was something between my legs.

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