Hubby is having difficulty getting back normal bowel movements and urination after his fusion. He did have a urinary tract infection right after surgery but that is supposedly cleared up. However he finds he has to drink a lot of liquid through the day or that stinging feeling comes come back. He was catharized several times in the hospital. AND he has been taking stool softeners but can't find the right mix. Either he has almost diarrehia or he has to push too hard. It's not control problems just balance I guess. Is this normal for guys?