I have had a foley for almost 10 years now and until this past summer I changed my foley 3 times a week, along with my bowel program. This was done as the advice of my urologist at the time. Two years ago I moved and changed jobs and any and all opportunites for exercise went out the door. Needless to say I have gained about 65 lbs and my new urologist (as of two years ago) said this was a contributing factor of my cath coming out all of the time. That being said...he changed my foley schedule to once a month over the summer and it has seemed to work fine until now. Ive had some pain in my lower abdomen since Friday. My urine is great, only had a small temperature on Thurday, so I just figured either I had bad calamari and got the stomach bug OR somethings going on with my bladder. BTW I did an extra BP last night just to see if maybe that would help...still hurts..
Now that Im winded from typing I will get to the point..
1. How often should I change my foley?
2. When I change it should I sit or lye down? ( I have bad AD when I change it)
3. Should I drink alot before I change it (it seems to help if I change it with a semi full bladder)?