I Am On A Catheter ProgramI have a chronic urethra strictures disease.
I happen when I was a kid. I got a hold of some candy mixture and it caused some blood poisoning. At age 2 I had my first catheter.
When I was dilated twice, in my middle school years.
The experience was awful. Having people check your ******, at that age, was not cool. Going to the hospital and spending 2 hours waiting for a doctor to get you information is a pain. Psychologically, knowing your ****** is not like other people, is not a good self-esteem builder.
During my high school years, I ignored the stricture issue.
I grew up going to church and was told to have faith. Thus, I was healing myself, daily. Since, I was not in the hospital and having no visible symptoms, I was a walking testimony about how God saves His people to do His work. I did a lot of church and sc
From 1988 to 2011 I have over 7 surgeries with two of them being urethra reconstruction surgery. At first, they look promising. The yearly check-up report, bad news - we need another surgery.
Currently, I use a catheter to empty out my bladder. Four times a day, I use the catheter. I use a 16 french, for the record.
kcthinker 41-45, M 1 Response 0 Jul 2, 2012