Clean Intermittent Self-Catheterisation (CIC) as an option

Hi Anon

A catheter enables you to go out and live your life without fear of being caught out.
However our CBT based workshop will turn you around in one weekend (or one day for a virtual workshop), by changing your attitude, and giving you some desensitisation experience that will surprise you by its benefit.


#1292 by andrew

Saw the consultant today about my BPH issues and also explained my additional difficulties with AP.

His attitude was very supportive. He noted that additional investigation of my prostate problems would usually involve some form of urodynamics testing to look at bladder pressures, urine flow rates and residual volumes post voiding. He said that with my AP problems it would be futile attempting these tests as they had to done under observation.

Ultimately some form of surgical intervention would be the best solution but he left me to ponder on that for a few weeks at least.

In the meantime he introduced me to his nurse practitioner and asked her to arrange a date for me to have training on self-catheterisation. This he suggested would be useful for me to do possibly twice daily to ensure that I as emptying my bladder fully. He thought my enlarged prostate was restricting flow to the extent that there was some residual urine after each urination attempt. I would be much healthier if I could void my bladder at least twice daily. He also agreed that the CIC would give me a safety valve for those occasions when my AP created real problems for travel, entertainment or social events.

All-in-all a very supportive and enlightened encounter and I await eagerly the date for my CIC training

#1294 by Anonymous

The above post is from me (arlowood) the thread originator - I forgot to sign in before posting and it has shown up as a guest entry

#1295 by arlowood

cannot thank you enough for finding out about speedicath.
have opted for continuous drainage past 12months, after hydro nephrosis and CKD at around 45.
gps' unfortunately scant awareness re products, even at urology,.i was lucky with the 2 non consultant doctors who dealt with me. ( i am a retired medical dr ,lol)
i,m sure its parauresis some variant of and did not want to be subject to surgery etc.

#1682 by suri
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