I have an L4-5 fusion surgery booked. I have a question about catheters post-op.
1. Do they put them in during the operation as a matter of course expecting you not to be able to move for 24hrs, and
2. If not, can you request that they do?
I ask as I could hardly move after I had a discectomy and it took ages for somebody to come and put one in, by which time the bladder pressure was intensifying the surgery site pain.
L5-S1 herniation. Both knee meniscus tear. L4-5 herniation - 2 x nerve block injections. L4-5 discectomy. L1-2 nerve block injection. L4-5 reherniation - TLIF fusion. 2016: L1-2 and L5-S1 retrolistheses and multiple facet joint degeneration.