“Life is a crisis – so what!” — Malcolm Bradbury
Over the last few years, I have had bladder problems. Before now, it was simply an inconvenience. But lately it has gotten out of control.
Everything I have tried has failed. I’ve been on various medications. I wear Depends religiously. I’ve even tried self catheterization, with little success.
I am still aware of when I need to pee; I just cannot get to the toilet in a timely fashion anymore. And when trying to use the restroom, timely is the name of the game.
I’m just simply tired of “accidents”. So this week, in an outpatient procedure, I will receive a surgically implanted suprapubic catheter. My urologist tells me it’s common for patients with multiple sclerosis.
What do you think?
I’m not really clear how visible it will be or how often it will have to be changed. Basically, I have a lot of questions. I’ll be sure and write them down so I can get the answers during my consultation.
I just can’t wait to be happy and dry. Wish me luck.