Debbie, I don’t know how to adjust the water to ones capacity either.
When I was still in the hospital, I was drinking lots of water to get rid of a UTI. But a mean night nurse (twice) made me wait 6 hours (or more) to be cathed. I was miserable. And I think her neglect has damaged my left kidney. Condolences and sympathy to you.
I was told I had early hydronephrosis after urodynamics, GU wanted to botox me urgently ( 6-8 weeks ) . . . 2 years later . . . Seems to have settled on it's own, just as well . . . still on waiting list . .
Oh heck wavewolf,that must be so very difficult dealing with just a 100ml capacity, its so little. Are you intermittently catheterizing because that would be tiring?
Your very welcome: re the post
I am not cathing, but have to use neuro trick to start stream. I have to empty every hour now, much anxiety over this and makes my life revolve around potty access. It also worries me for when I am in nursing care, because they do not come to care for you even every two hours (standard for incontinence care). Wouldn't take long for skin breakdown.
actually, the human bladder can hold more than 600 mL. I would say that it's unhealthy to allow your bladder to fill more than 600 mL. When I was first injured, my bladder would not hold more than 300 mL without causing dysreflexia. Since then I have drained as much as 900 mL. I remember an occasion soon after I was injured. I had an enormous dysreeflexia attack. My bladder had over 1000 mL of urine in it. Fortunately none of this has caused any long-term damage to my kidneys.