So when Mr. Urologist came by this morning, I told him straightaway that the test confirmed that I had a problem right???!!!
He told me to take a seat as he has to discuss it with me.
Yes, he said that I have a problem.
I have a problem with my bladder. And he was WORRIED!!!
He said if this continues, my bladder will be damaged and my kidneys will be too.
There is a possibility that I have to take the medication which he has given me (Tamlusolin Hydrochloride) for my whole life.
And he has given me two options which I must decide by lunch.
I have to stay for a week with a catheter inside my bladder and slowly retrain it to pee.
I could go home and self-catheter 4 times a day to drain whatever urine that is left inside after peeing. I have to 'poke' myself for 4 times a day??!!!
The risk for UTI is the same for both. The urine being left behind in the bladder is also a risk for UTI AND bladder/kidney failure.
A 'problem' indeed.
A 'Catch-22' is more like it.