28 May

london 12.17pm 16C sunny tuesday 2019 westminster hospital outpatients

i am in the waiting room of the outpatients in westminster hospital. i was here from 9.30am, and hav

added 2.29pm home,17C cloudy . just when i wrote the above, the nurse called me to tell me everything is fine and i can go home. earlier, she had seen me, given me a intramuscular jab in my bum of gentimycin. an antibiotic. and taken out the catheter. thank goodness it was not painful, during it she asked me to breathe in and out quickly, and that helped distract me.

then she said i am to take 5 cups of water, and when i am ready to piss to go back to her, as she needs to measure the urine. so after drinking the water, i was ready to piss and went back and the first nurse was no where to be seen so  another nurse took charge and led me to a toilet room with a container which i was supposed to piss into, not the toilet. and then she took me to another room where she put some gel on my bladder and scanned it, to see if it is all emptied. she said it is empty, so that was good. i had this scan before, and it showed that i was not able to empty my bladder. so it looks like i have this problem building up before, and it all came to a head after the biopsy, with the blockage of the urine. looking back, l am glad i got the blockage happening just when i was at the A&E. it would be really bad if it happened late at night, when all the hospitals are closed and difficult to get there by bus or tube.

i have heard from my doctor friend that sometimes people on catheters lose their ability to piss, (but i am not sure if that is due to the catheter or to the underlying condition) and even the doctor’s report about me which he sent to my GP, mentioned the possibility of that happening. but only because of my enlarged prostate where it can cause it.

he had given me a prescription for tamsulosin, which is the one that enables people whose prostate is pressing on the tract so much that it prevents pissing; to piss. fortunately with me, it seems to be working, because i could piss easily, and quite a lot and so the nurse allowed me to go home. and to remind me to keep the next appt in 6months time.

well, that turned out well, and no long term effects from having that catheter for 2months. i have been enjoying the catheter actually, because it is not all bad, in fact, it gives me a lot of good sleep at night… no more waking up to piss like i have to do before. but of course it is not something you want to be permanent, as it is a foreign object and so can lead to infection. 

so now i have to make sure i drink at least 10 cups of water a day… this is generally to prevent kidney stones, prevent infection, and keep the kidneys functioning. it might even do the prostate gland good, in that prevent it from enlarging some more , or even reduce it. i am taking lemon juice too, i read somewhere that drinking cranberry juice and lemon juice to get vit C helps acidify the urine and prevent stones, and infection. it is not easy to get cranberry juice, but concentrated lemon juice from the cooking section, is easy and cheap to buy. 


4 Responses to “good”

  1. Garfield Hug Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    Glad you are alright! Take care

    • alifesgayventure Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 8:38 pm #

      i am so glad too. i thought i shall say so and give some good news when it happens. most of the time i read of blogs that i follow and hear people suffer bad health when it happens. and it makes me very sad to read it. and i feel so happy when i read they have got good news about their health or they get much better and they write to tell us. but most people dont tell or post about it when they feel better. they dont think it is worth talking about, or they think that good health is the default position and so when they get better it does not need saying. and so we seldom hear of such good news. yet, i feel so happy when they do tell us and so i wish they would talk more about getting better or when they overcome their ill health.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday May 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

        Agree! I do have my own constant health struggles but after each hospitalisation I do get better and am ever so grateful🤗

  2. alifesgayventure Thursday May 30, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

    i am so glad that you have got better after your hospitalisation. it makes me happy to hear that. to me, it is real serious if a person gets hospitalised and when i read that, i get concerned about it. though there is nothing we can do of course but wait and hope. but you never mention that you got better in your posts so that we dont know that you are better but of course we assume things are better afterwards.

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