Dolphin, thanks for sharing your story with me
Yes, I believe I have urgency and frequency issues. When I feel the urge to go, it has to be NOW. Holding it works, but I try not to do that so as to save what bladder function I do have.
Momof2sons, I know I have muscle and nerve damage in my hands because I have really bad shakes/trembling. This has been caused by too low of calcium for too long after my thyroid was removed. I am no longer able to absorb calcium like normal people and take meds like dialysis patients do. My dr. mentioned this could be nerve damage from the same thing.
She didn't want to go too much into it until I had an ultrasound to see the amount of retained urine and now I am going for the cystoscopy. I sure hope there is a "cure" for what could be wrong. I cannot see myself self-cathing for the rest of my life. Also, once your bladder becomes enlarged/distended, can they operate to make it smaller again???
Also, I have no apparent kidney problems that I know of, but my medication will cause stones eventually.
I thank you both for your stories. It really helps to know I'm not alone.