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    Bad Test Results

    After 5 1/2 years of being able to void on my own I had eurodynamics and was told I would have to start using cath. Waiting for supplies in mail.
    New experience for me as I have not cathed myself. Also have some feeling
    so not looking to be pleasant experience.

    The sun dosent shine on the same dogs ass everyday. Either the dog moves or the sun moves. (or maybe it just clouded over some)

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    I was told this 20 years ago but because of the impact it would have had on my life I stayed with the condom cath.

    I have a renal ultra sound and abdominal x ray every year at my spinal unit and so far all is well.

    I'm not suggesting you ignore the advice if you are able to cath yourself but if you have to get someone to do it for you maybe do as I did and have a chat with your urologist.

    Mine said, "OK I'll keep a close eye on you and if things deteriorate we'll have to go to plan B but for now carry on as you are" and as I said twenty years down the line I'm still voiding on my own.
    Last edited by Timaru; 02-26-2008 at 01:21 PM.

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    man, if u can go on your own and arent getting uti's. hell w/ cathing.

    i void on my own just using a urinal. , im 20 yrs post.

    once u start cathing u will be cathing forever, it will ruin your bladder sphincter thing. i know i have been cathed once in 20 yrs for a clean urine sample., i pissed myself for 2 weeks. never again
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    Is it because your pressures were high? loss of compliance?
    This can cause kidney damage & cathing will decrease the pressures.

    Cathing is easy for men to do.

    CWO

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    Is it because your pressures were high? loss of compliance?
    This can cause kidney damage & cathing will decrease the pressures.

    Cathing is easy for men to do.

    CWO
    I am not really sure, I was notified on the phone after I got home. I am going to get results and see a urologist.

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    They would had a urologist read the results- make sure you see one that is a SCI urology specialist or atleast understands & can interpet urodynamics.

    CWO

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    They would had a urologist read the results- make sure you see one that is a SCI urology specialist or atleast understands & can interpet urodynamics.

    CWO
    Yes I understand that. It is that I am several hours away from the V.A. facility and the one nearest me sucks. I have to have someone near to monitor me as well as yearly visit to Augusta.

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    When you do your annual do they do urodynamics at the same time? They may want to repeat it at that VA.With planning you could have it done at the same visit.

    CWO

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    After I did a 24 hour urine collection and the results were compared for the last three years and there was a yearly decline. Then I had the urodynamics and was released. Was called at home because my pressures were not suitable.
    My cathing supplies are on the way and I have appointment with local urologist who will instruct on proper use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    When you do your annual do they do urodynamics at the same time? They may want to repeat it at that VA.With planning you could have it done at the same visit.

    CWO
    Thank you for you interest please check previous note for information

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