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Postby john1976 on Wed May 18, 2016 8:25 pm

Hi, my name is John and I'm 39. I have just been diagnosed with a very over active bladder. I have had this problem since being involved in a car accident in 1998. I have only recently been to see the doctor after my wife kept nagging me to go and he referred me to a urologist. Several appointments later and a flexi cystoscopy and urodynamics which they couldnt even turn the pump on to fill my bladder before it went into spasm and I've been dianosed with OAB. I now have a indwelling catheter for 6 weeks and leg bag until I get my appointment through to go and have Botox injections in my bladder and a supra pubic catheter at the same time. I just wanted to chat to people who are going through the same sort of thing.
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Re: New by looking for advice.

Postby john1976 on Fri May 20, 2016 11:15 pm

Hi and thankyou, yeah not too bad, I'm taking betmiga tablets at the moment which aren't working and I've just got over my second urine infection since I've had the catheter. Just waiting for a letter to come in the post so I can try the Botox.
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Re: New by looking for advice.

Postby talkhealth on Tue May 24, 2016 7:05 am

Its a shame the tablets aren't working. I hope the botox works for you- let us know :D

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Re: New by looking for advice.

Postby john1976 on Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:50 pm

So I had a call today from the hospital with a date for my pre op and operation. But first I have to go and see the Incontinence nurses first to learn how to self catheterise.
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Re: New by looking for advice.

Postby talkhealth on Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:38 am

Glad you are booked in, I hope the appointment and operation go well.

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Re: New by looking for advice.

Postby john1976 on Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:37 pm

So had my bladder botox operation today. Went down to the operating theatre at 9.50, was back out in recovery and back on the ward by 11.10. Had a drink and something to eat and was out and home by 13.30. So far I have only had a couple of small leaks and abit of urgency but has already made a massive difference. Let's hope it keeps going that way and doesn't go the other way so I have to self catheterise !!!
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Re: New by looking for advice.

Postby morgan01 on Tue May 09, 2017 1:48 pm

Happy you are reserved in, I trust the arrangement and operation go well.
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