| | Re: Help with Overdistended Bladder!
No, I am not a parapalegic. However, I have had irregular cycles and I have not had a period in three years. My doctors (physician/endocrinologist/respitory/urologist) are puzzled because I am releasing all the correct hormones. Another thing, when I was a baby, I came down with Fibrosing Alveolitis of Unknown Ideology and lost a little over 1/3 of my lungs.
Althought I'm healthy now, I think there is something that's just not fitting the puzzle. I did read too that after the bladder becomes so distended, some nerve damage is lost. That's when I began reading about trying to self-cath ever couple of hours or so to keep the bladder empty. It also said try to keep it under 300 ml. at all times.
I am going to my family physician this afternoon, and we're laying it all on the table. I am so frustrated with my urologist, that I just want to plead to try the self-cath thing. I am sure that sounds absolutely ridiculous, and I am sorry if it does. I just need to know if anyone thinks that the self-cath thing might help me regain some tone so I can drink like a normal person once again? Again, it's the most frustrating thing when you never get that urge.
Forgot to mention, I currently have a UTI (no painful symptoms though). This is my fourth UTI in the past two years.
Last edited by greenlikeabean; 01-13-2009 at 11:08 AM.