how I feel and if I can pee

In my post ‘To Pee or not To Pee’, I ended with the following –

Tomorrow is another day with another post – it maybe just a regular post; or it may be an update to how I am feeling – it will depend on how I feel and if I can pee.

In my post ‘Room 101‘, I wrote the following –

The five I banish to Room 101 is –

1.Mayonnaise – seriously I cannot stand mayonnaise and would rather choke on cactus needles while getting my toenails pulled with needle nose pliers.

In today’s post, I write the following –

What does pee and mayonnaise have in common?  Nothing!

I decided I would rather eat mayonnaise than to have what is inserted in me at the moment.  I did not have to pee to leave the hospital yesterday, as I currently have a catheter inserted into my male part.  Either today or tomorrow I hope to have the catheter removed.

The surgery went well yesterday and I made it back home in the late afternoon and honestly had no desire to get on WP or for that matter on my computer.  I have read all the comments left for me on yesterday’s post and decided instead of replying to each comment; I would ‘Like’ your comment and respond here instead.

Before I respond, let me update you on my condition.  The bladder tumor was removed and Dr. F. indicated it looks superficial, meaning on the surface of the bladder.  A biopsy will take place to determine the next steps.  Dr. F. also found a small matter that is partially blocking my ureter that connects to my right kidney.  I have for months experienced some lower right discomfort on my back and it is most likely due to my kidney not properly draining my urine to my bladder.

Dr. F. believes this small matter is most likely some scar tissue from the tumor because it’s location was near the ureter opening.  In a couple of weeks I will visit a radiologist to determine what will need to take place to correct this issue. has the following information –

Urine is normally carried from the kidneys to the bladder through long, narrow tubes called ureters. The ureter can become obstructed due to conditions such as kidney stones, tumors, infection, or blood clots. When this happens, physicians can use image guidance to place stents or tubes in the ureter to restore the flow of urine to the bladder.

A ureteral stent is a thin, flexible tube threaded into the ureter. When it is not possible to insert a ureteral stent, nephrostomy is performed. During this procedure, a tube is placed through the skin on the patient’s back into the kidney. The tube is connected to an external drainage bag or from the kidney to the bladder.

Okay, back to your comments from yesterday –

Truly it brings tears to my eyes knowing that you fellow bloggers care.  Seriously I never imagined I would meet so many wonderful and kind people.  I believe things happen for a reason.  I believe that for whatever reason I started this blog; it was because I would meet you – you my friends!

I am truly grateful – Terry

53 thoughts on “how I feel and if I can pee

  1. Catheters are not pleasant. I know because years ago after my first kidney transplant I had my first experience with a catheter and I was peeing blood clots, each one like razor blades going through me. Hang in there there my friend, you will put this in your past also.

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    • Yes, I can relate to the razor blades. I was able to get into the doctor today and had it removed. Now that it is removed – the burning continues – for a little while longer anyway. Thanks for reading and commenting – always appreciated. 🙂


  2. Well we won’t even talk about the catheter…I am well aware of how uncomfortable they are…but oh how necessary in these type of surgeries….glad your home and the surgery went well…and to be caller superficial…YAY on to recovery and getting back at life…fingers crossed the other is superficial too…..sending you healing energy….xxkat

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  3. Glad I checked in late to hear that you are free from that awful cath thing now 🙂 and see that you are “sounding” yourself 🙂 – pardon my English it feels like my brain was the one submitted to anesthesia 😉
    Sending healing thoughts and Turtle Hugs your way ❤

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