I may have a stricture, I am not sure yet. My urology problems are extremely complicated though. Right now I am trying a different catheter (I have to use one every day) and so far it has helped.
I am really sorry you have to go through this though...I know what it is like to wear a bag for a month. I hope your surgery goes well. Please ask the doctors about alternative ways to deal with this, as from what I understand, whenever they cut anything in the urethra it has the tendency to form more scar tissue, which leads to more strictures, which leads to more surgery, etc. - it is an unGodly "Catch-22" situation - there must be a better, more efficient way??? Press them with questions about this....Sincerely, Al