Has anyone had problems urinating after surgery? I'm 4 days out from a TLIF fusion with laminectomy. Surgery went great according to doctor; however, my bladder doesn't want to get on board with the whole going by itself thing. I didn't have issues prior to surgery.
I was having discomfort with first catheter (foli) done, meaning my bladder felt like it was going to explode. They tried letting me go naturally after taking first foly out. I couldn't go only drips. It hurt so bad that they did another scan and I had over 600 units in my bladder. I ended up with another catheter (foly?)
I am being discharged now w/o catheter obviously. When should I expect to go again without pain or discomfort?
L4/L5 fusion TLIF for spondylolisthesis on 5/12/14