I thought the catheters have some numbing stuff in with the gel? Or maybe all dont
My catheters are Coloplast Self-Cath. It's just the catheter in the thing. Just a straight cath. I don't get hydrophilic or closed system caths. I just use regular lube with them but obviously there wasn't enough on one last night. Plus, now I have to reuse catheters cuz I'm almost out.
where would I get some? My catheter cut my urethra last night and I am in so much pain!
I'm in pain just reading that! How'd you do that?! I think you should let it heal before doing more!
I thought you had Lidocane?
There wasn't enough lube covering one of the eyelets on the catheter and it caught my skin as it went in! How am I supposed to let a cut urethra heal when the only way I can void my bladder effectively is by cathing? No, I don't have Lidocaine, but it looks like I will be getting some today! Ouch!!!
This is the joys of being incomplete with injury sometimes ...make sure you have plenty of lube and are you using a mirror to catheter. Take your time when cathing,..go back to how you did when you were first learning because its very tempting to not be so careful when you become very routined at this.
Sometime we do get 'nicked'..its par for the course unfortunately and im sure if a poll was done, everyone has experienced this..
I feel your pain Knight, I did a Jack the Ripper on myself last week and wound up in the hospital, lotta pain. Peed blood for a week after that, I see you cringing DJ. Then the nurse at the hospital put a foley in like she was loading a friggin cannon. One thing about cathing, you can never get too comfortable with it, always gotta put a lot of grease on and go really slow, I learned that by experience. Sucks sorry to hear your in pain.