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If anyone knows about Suprapubic Catheters, can they PM me as I have to have one inserted on Thursday as my bladder is know stuffed and I dont get to see the Nurse for the Education until the day of the operation and Im scared and nervous cause I dont know what to expect after the surgery and would love to hear from someone who has one or knows about them..
Love you all and thanks for your help as always my dear friends


  • Same goes, if anyone can shed some light on this syndrome Id be truly grateful..It is caused by spinal damage and hence this appears to be why I have to have the catheter.xx
  • Shelly,

    Have you been self cathing? I self cath on a regular basis, which is much better than the use of a super pubic catheter. My dad had to have one placed as he was blind and 90 and couldn't self cath, and would get sepis from the catheter being placed for so long. My understanding is they use super pubic catheters as a last resort and don't like to place them. I know his surgery took about 10 minutes, but after the placement he needed to see the doctor every few weeks for it to be changed out. The change on the super pubic catheter is not very comfortable. Have they tried using a leg catheter for awhile to let your bladder drain in hopes it will begin to work again? I used the leg cath for a month and half then went to the self cathing. I personally have mixed emotions about the use of the super pubic catheter and find self cathing much easier. If your not self cathing, it is rather easy once you get the hang of it. The super pubic won't help you bladder get and stronger. If it is because you can't bend mirrors go a long way in helping with the self cathing. also the catheters with the green tips help with guidance when you can't bend as you can see them so much easier. I do also understand super pubic catheters have their place, as a means of last resorts. Just giving you some alternatives and wondering why the jump to super pubic.
  • NO I havnt been self cath as its soemthing thats just happened and Ive had the hospital one in until 10 days ago when they took it out to see how my bladder would go.I became incontinent after being hit in the back by a patient after my last surgery while I was in the hospital as I wouldnt give her a cigarette..Its all documentated and Im seriously thinking about getting some legal advice about what happended
    Ive wet the bed everynight since and have many accidents during the day.The Specialist has said that I will go to seee his Nurse at the Hosptital when it needs changing and she will do it for me..I suppose down the track, they will show hubby and me how to do it..'

    How have you been ayway??
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