Re: haveing urethroplasty in sept any advice/tips to prepair fo it
sorry to hear about your problem, I can't really offer you any advice on how to prepare for the urethroplasty itself, but I do understand your stress and anxiety regarding the procedure since I'm also undergoing the procedure this december.
I'm curious why they are waiting so long to do the urethroplasty since you've had the complete urethral blockage since may? Is it an issue of scheduling on the surgeon's part? where are you having it done(you don't have to answer this)?
I've had a stricture since I was young and have looked at a lot of the scientific literature regarding the procedure. To pacify your nerves somewhat, there is a high success rate with the procedure (also depends upon how strictured the urethra is..?) and post surgical complications (erectile dysfunction, dribbling, pain) do exist but for the most part resolve over time. Also, I've talked to 2 patients directly who've had the procedure and they've offered invaluable advice. The gist of what they say is that the procedure has been immensely helpful, and they now feel much better, their flow rate is great and they have no complications/side effects as a result of the procedure. I've been relieved talking to them and I hope you'll also feel a bit relieved after reading this.
Let me know if you have any other questions.....also I would really appreciate if you could write about your surgery and post surgery experience in sept after you have your surgery (which I'm confident will be very successful). I'll be lurking around healthboards until at least december.
All the best!