I Am Currently Catheterised..Last night I got rushed into hospital because I had urinary retention which caused immense pain in my bladder. They've put a catheter in which I have to keep in for two weeks. Luckily, instead of having a urine bag, they have just fitted a valve so it is like having an artificial penis. It is actually good fun taking a wee standing up, I feel like a male!
I have had catheters put in quite a few times now. A couple of weeks ago, I had to have a catheter fitted in for two weeks but had a urine bag attached which caused me great discomfort and a lot of pain. I had a urinary tract infection because of it which was even worse, I couldn't even walk about and was bleeding into my urine bag.
I really hope that the hospital can find out the cause of this retention so that I can go back to normal life. Being 21 years old with a catheter fitted in is awful. I have to go to university with this in and I travel about a lot which is really uncomfortable and very inconvenient!