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Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 11:33am
Looking into natural remedies for a very stretched bladder.

this is often a result of BPH and related to urine retention. over a long period of time the bladder stretch rather than burst I suspect and as usual may be the body way of preventing a worse problem.

anyway intermittent catheterisation is a way to empty some of that urine which can amount to litres of the stuff that is just sitting there because there is not enough pressure to expel it.

being very vigilant and going to the toilet often will keep the problem from getting worse, and taking herbs to prevent infection will also help.

this is a common prblem and if you do the watch and wait approacj when having any prostate problems you may end up with this problem. for others prevention will be a whole lot better than a cure believe me. and there is not much info out there on this that is free.

I am gently encouraging Dr D to look at this subject and write a book on it in terms of blood type. ;)

in the mean time all thoughts appreciated.

I had my urine test done yesterday, all clear , not a great big surprise as I'm treating my self with lots of herbs to prevent infection.

now waiting for psa test and testosterone test. with apt with doctor again in two weeks for DRE :(  oh what fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l1enmyAmpik



Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 3:01pm; Reply: 1
hydrophrenosis is one reason not to drink too much water if you are bloated.

I do wonder why the doctor is waiting before advising a catheter?

2 weeks until my DRE, how long after that before ultrasound etc by then i may have popped. lol no one explains anything any-more ;)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 3:29pm; Reply: 2
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1472851/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=prostate+enlargement+Lepor+

http://blcwebcafe.org/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=172
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 4:12pm; Reply: 3

Wish I could offer some advice PC. Had the little thug removed 12 years ago. Speaking of, your earlier PSA's have been been OK... just a BPH issue?
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 4:30pm; Reply: 4
yeah I had a psa several maybe 10 years ago, no issue then. been building since then as I was not even aware of anything I could do.

bloody GP are a nitemare over here.
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6:59pm; Reply: 5
I think 5HTP is most likely the best you could do.. but you have tried it?

weak muscles are a magnesium issue.. Magnesium also regulates water retention and the like.. I never knew I needed it so much.. for headaches and for pain for sleep and maybe for bathroom issues.. and losing weight and diabetes ..

worth researching again and again.. Milk of Magnesia is best absorbed, gels and oils next.. I am currently experimenting with extra loads ..
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 8:04pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
yeah I had a psa several maybe 10 years ago, no issue then. been building since then as I was not even aware of anything I could do.

bloody GP are a nitemare over here.


Here, At 50 we start getting a yearly DRE and PSA,  but I think a urologist is a better diagnostician for this. Find a good one, you'll grow old together.

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, February 7, 2013, 1:09pm; Reply: 7
I have my ultrasound appointment on the 4th of February at 10.10 so that may be helpful.

Funny though The letter suggest that I "empty my bladder at 830 am (if I cold do that I wouldn't need an ultrasound) lol

Then, Immediately Drink 2 pints of water, Black Tea or Black Coffee - then  "Do not empty your bladder before the examination". Does a burst bladder count?
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, February 7, 2013, 1:20pm; Reply: 8
I am having a day of just pills and liquid this morning so far

0700 First thing A glass of warm water with a whole squeezed lemon in it. with saw plametto 80 + 550mg, Pygeum 25mg, Pumkin seed 95mg, quercetin 250mg , bromelain 25mg, vit c 625mg. from now on to be called "same pills"

1200 Glass of home made cranberry juice with same pills

1245 cayenne cap

1300 4 oz pineapple teaspoon of harmonia deluxe

1530 nettle tincture followed by nettle tea

1600 same pills

1645 cayenne caps

1700 indian meal with rice

2000 same pills

That's a total of the following
saw palmetto, 2580 mg
Pygeum 100 mg
pumpkin seed 380 mg in capps plus 2-3 small handfulls of raw seeds
quercetin 1000 mg
bromelain 100 mg plus 1/4 pineapple
Vit C =2500mg plus two lemons, a glass of cranberry and vit pill.

I wonder whether this is still okay for a stretched bladder as I have been doing this for a nearly a month and something similar for years and not getting much easier. maybe it's helping relax the bladder more lol ;)

I am drinking a lot less water which seems to help more TBH ;)

Still got several more books to read on the subject and loads of papers too. If I don't know more than the Dr at the hospital by the 4 th of march I will be very surprised and disappointed ;)

1534 feel a bit queasy and light headed, probably from not enough food lol
Posted by: Averno, Thursday, February 7, 2013, 1:22pm; Reply: 9


::)  Janitorial services are standing by...
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, February 7, 2013, 3:26pm; Reply: 10
Finally had some nettle tea delivered and nettle tincture (which smells like fish) is that normal?

the nettle tea is lovely.
Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4:15pm; Reply: 11
this entertainer looks a lot like Ioannis my prefered greek cook ;) but he has dark hairs... but this man has beautiful reddish hairs... very well styled  ;) ;D(smarty)(clap)but does he suffer from tourette syndrome ??) ... ;D(evil)(evil)(evil)(shrug)
Posted by: Averno, Thursday, February 7, 2013, 5:03pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
yeah I had a psa several maybe 10 years ago, no issue then. been building since then as I was not even aware of anything I could do.

bloody GP are a nitemare over here.


Just watched the video. I've seen everything. That's BS.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 8:17pm; Reply: 13
Had my DRE (Lucky me lol;) Result Prostate Normal.

Blood test results doctor says they are all Normal.

UTI negative.

PSA 0.5
Creatinine (check spelling ) 77
Urea 30
eGFR 760
Testosterone 13.66 (9.29)

Awaiting ultrasound on the 4th March 2013 to see size of bladder which the doctor thinks is chronic . ie been that way for years.

also have a appointment in the next few months to see urologist to discuss the situation and intermittent self cathetering.


Posted by: Averno, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 8:26pm; Reply: 14


Good news on that PSA. Hope the DRE went better than the video would suggest.  :D
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 8:34pm; Reply: 15
Are you consuming nettle leaf or root?  They are both healthy, but have different properties.

You're taking a nice big amount of vitamin C and I do also, so I'm not criticizing.  I'm just curious if it is ascorbic acid, or is it a food-based vitamin C supplement.  If I take ascorbic acid, it irritates my kidneys and bladder, so I stick with amla or camu sourced.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 10:30pm; Reply: 16
The DRE was no problem and not even uncomfortable. I would be very positive about recommending it without worry now.

@ Victoria, the vit c is unfortunately ascorbic, but using up the bottle then will change, wish Dr D did one.

I am looking at better ways to take that. I bough some billberry powder yesterday, wondering if that would do.

the current one is mixed with quercetin and bromelain, (QBC) mix which is handy and i was in a rush to get some as my usual supplier couldn't fill other items so I had to go with alternative supplier to save on a load of carriage from two suppleirs
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 10:59pm; Reply: 17
Quoted from Victoria
Are you consuming nettle leaf or root?  They are both healthy, but have different properties.


I am taking three different sources of nettle.

Nettle tea, which is usually made of the stem and leaf.

Nettle tincture which is supposed to be from the root. but the Latin name does not differentiate between roof and leaf I think. so who know for sure

and I now have the actual root of the herb ground down to a powder which I will be taking from tomorrow or the next day, when ever a iget a chance to lol, haven't stopped lately.

I also have all the necessary herbs now to do a hulda clark cleanses for both parasite and kidney cleanse. since my initial problem may have been a stone and not and enlarged prostate after all. time will tell.

I need to go back to the doctor re some of these blood test results as I can see that two of them are not normal according to some namely the eGFR and the testosterone. but again I have them in hand to some extent with nettle and bee pollen, in addition to my newly compliant diet (thanks Ruthie ;).
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 11:11pm; Reply: 18
I hope you meant "compliant diet" and not that you're feeding yourself a steady diet of complaints. ;) Negativity won't help anything.
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 11:11pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from PCUK-Positive


@ Victoria, the vit c is unfortunately ascorbic, but using up the bottle then will change, wish Dr D did one.

I am looking at better ways to take that. I bough some billberry powder yesterday, wondering if that would do.

the current one is mixed with quercetin and bromelain, (QBC) mix which is handy and i was in a rush to get some as my usual supplier couldn't fill other items so I had to go with alternative supplier to save on a load of carriage from two suppleirs

I've not heard of bilberry as a good source for vitamin C, so I don't know if it will suffice or not.  

Are you able to buy powdered Amla fruit or Powdered Camu?  They are the highest natural sources that I'm aware of and will also provide a good amount of bioflavanoids.  Rose Hips is a great source of bioflavanoids and some vitamin C, but is unfortunately a low dose of C.  I need 2,000 to 3,000 mg of C per day, personally, so I need to stick with a higher potency.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 2:44am; Reply: 20
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
Awaiting ultrasound on the 4th March 2013 to see size of bladder which the doctor thinks is chronic . ie been that way for years.

When I complained to my Dr. about the bladder growing in size, she stated that sometimes there are infections or blockages in some parts of the bladder, so it grows additional size to be able to accommodate the necessary volume.  As I became more compliant, it seems to have cleared out and returned to a more normal size...  I don't know that I buy her explanation, but am glad that the bulge has gone away.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, March 4, 2013, 11:06am; Reply: 21
Update - Had my ultrasound this morning. My Bladder was off the scale in size, too big to measure for the computer. they really were shocked. they are writing to the doctor in no uncertain terms apparently. for urgent urological referral.

the amazing thing is that my Prostate is normal (as far as size is concerned. so the consultant reckons that was never the problem. just goes to show you hoe important the correct diagnosis is.

Any way by problem now is how to get the bladder back to normal or find out if this is even possible as it is so bad.

she suspect it was neurological problem with the bladder muscle detrusal or something like that.

we'll see after my next visit.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, March 4, 2013, 11:24am; Reply: 22
The thing I don't fully understand is that when I take a saw palmetto cap like genoma eq or similar, it helps a great deal. even though technically I don't seem to have BPH or perhaps the genona eq works so well that I did or do actually have it but it has reduced the size so much and now I have to fix the results of having BPH for years and not doing something about it earlier.

hope that makes sense

So I might be glad to get an intermittent cathertor. although the  way the consultant was talking she thinks a larger probe might be used with camera on it which in itself can cause inflammation - catch 22 again. need the diagnosis which I know will cause more issues and they will insist on drugs to pout that right.

minefield. all though less so with all the information on my trusted forum. :)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, March 4, 2013, 12:04pm; Reply: 23
The pain I was getting originated from the kidney area by the way. some very slight issue there re amount of water. not too familiar with all that yet.

but not bowel area as I had suspected at one stage.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6:55pm; Reply: 24
Update. I saw urology nurse today and had another ultrasound scan. which indicted i had a bladder of 750 ml after what was supposed to be empty.

well... using intermittent catheter 1500 ml was withdran at 3 pm.

at 5.30 pm another 1500 ml was withdrawn and it is still no way near empty they suspect that 4 liters or more is in there. but has to be withdrawn slowly and over a period of time.

By 9 pm i expect to take another 1500 ml oh and i have taken no fluids in since a tea at 12 pm. a small cup.

so i'm felling very relieved and a bit tired strangely. looking forward to a good nights sleep due to not haiving to get up all teh time.


Good news also the kidneys seem to be good as does the prostate

having a camera put up there in a few weeks after cathetering intermittently (4 times a day.

unfortunately the signs are that everything was just left for too long so this might be a permanent arrangement.

and for the record intermittent catheterisation is uncomfortable but is doable.

also my eyesight is very bad the last few days. must be related to all this.

so any insight or though very welcome.

my tummy is already 10 cm less!!

when Swami is adjusted to this i am now confirmed as a Explorer and by the highest percentage of 46 %.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:08pm; Reply: 25
Forgot to mention i lost 8 pounds (over half a stone) in 2 hours.

i weighed myself before i went to the hospital and then after the second withdrawal!!

Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:17pm; Reply: 26
Sounds like you're on the right track now...  Wow, 4.5 liters in 6 hours is quite a bit, but you don't know how long some of it was stored...  Be sure to keep up with the immune boosters so you don't get an infection from the "catheterizations".

It will be interesting to see how long it takes the bladder to shrink back to "normal" size when you are able to keep it emptied...

Added:  Water weighs about 8.5 lbs. to the gallon, so taking out 3 liters plus some for normal respiration, etc. will bring the weight down...
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 9:23pm; Reply: 27
Good thinking... I'm taking Dr D's Scienca for that, and have just realised i only have 4 capsules left. I will have to use something else until i can order more of them.

I have run out of bromelain, quercetin, scienca, genoma eq, but i have a generic turmeric supp from solaray that i never used. 600 mg.

what is a good supplement to ease the pain / discompfort or using the catheter?

Since i have to do it 4 times a day for a long time.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 9:26pm; Reply: 28
Policychecker, I feel your pain.

I had bladder issues for most of my life. Bladder infections, bladder pain. You name it. I had it.  I couldn't void my bladder completely.  My sphincter muscle would not relax.  I was on self catheter for years, but that left me at risk all the time for infections. Sulfa drugs for the infections.  My bladder got completely stretched out.

I eventually learned to develop my stomach muscles to void my bladder completely, (so I no longer have to self cath) but getting around the sphincter muscle relaxing, that was the hard part.

I'm trying to think of how else I can help you, but my mind is blank at the moment.
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 10:09pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
what is a good supplement to ease the pain / discompfort or using the catheter?

Since i have to do it 4 times a day for a long time.

The only things that come to mind are:
Inflammation protocol...

Or
Traumeel, a homeopathic for bruising...
Inflammation, (also from BHI-Heel) for minor injuries, fever.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 10:27pm; Reply: 30
Yes that spincter mustcle is a bit sore, the nurse said to cough. well i cough for the ten minutes it takes to get past it lol.

I can't belive how flat my tunny is now. another 500 ml came out and some tiny stones i think.

goingto concetrate on the Urinary track protocol.

BLOOD GROUP O
Bromelain (Pineapple enzyme): 500 mg, 1-2 capsules, twice daily
Polyflora O (ABO-specific Probiotic): 2 capsules, twice daily (I Have these)
Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi): 150-250 mg, 1-2 capsules, twice daily (I HAVE THESE)
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense): 500 mg, 1 capsule, twice daily

NON-SECRETORS
Deflect O Lectin-blocking formula specific for ABO group: 1-2 capsules with meals, 2-3 times daily (i HAVE THESE)
Vitamin A 10,000 IU: 1 capsule daily (THOUGHT I HAD THESE- MUST GET SOME)

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS USABLE BY ALL GROUPS
Hytrax (Dandelion Leaf Formula): 150 mg,  1-2 capsules, 2 times daily
Vitamin C (from Acerola Berry or Rose Hips): 250 mg, 1 capsule, twice daily still can't find a suitable one of these.

son be ready for a new order of Dr D's stuff. so Hytrax, bromelain, querctein will be on the list.
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 10:50pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
going to concentrate on the Urinary track protocol.

I scanned the list too fast and missed that one...  Sounds like a great focus.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Thursday, April 4, 2013, 11:23pm; Reply: 32
I didn't have much pain using a catheter but I think that's because of the differences in our plumbing. :D

I would recommend an anti-spasmotic by HEEL, Inc., called Spascupreel, for spasms. This under the tongue homeopathic literally saved my life when my bladder would go into spasms and cause me pain.

I would also take a calming set of herbs, maybe something with valerian, a formula by Nature's Sunshine, but I'm sorry I can't remember what it was as the moment. I'm sure it will come to me.

I think, your sphincter has gone into spasms, and that's why you can't void on your own.

Try pressing on the sphincter muscle, to release it.

Sharing with the best of intentions.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 5, 2013, 6:44pm; Reply: 33
LOl yes slightly different plumbing.

took me 15 minutes, in total, to get in and then out again this morning.
Posted by: DoS, Friday, April 5, 2013, 9:18pm; Reply: 34
How have you slept?

Oh and what do you think the odds are now that you are a Gatherer?
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:46am; Reply: 35
I slept for 2 nights in a row without getting up, feel amazing.

Pretty sure I'm not a gatherer no ;)

got the catheter in and out in 12 mins this morning. slight ach in the back afterwards for a while but other than that all going well (touching lots of wood ;)
Posted by: DoS, Saturday, April 6, 2013, 4:49pm; Reply: 36
Well I'm really glad to hear it!
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8:04am; Reply: 37
Had some pain around by back again, quite harsh at that had to go to bed early. probably everything just sorting itself out but still there this morning.
Posted by: Goldie, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 9:08am; Reply: 38
iwow 4 liters??? near one gallon.. but is it possible..

Now you tweeked my interest... sine I had the hip replacement surgery.. presuming with a catheter inserted while under.. I have issues with holding water while sneezing...

I think it is common for woman who gave birth often), or have belly fat that 'weighs' down the internal structures.  If there is room for a gallon in the there
then there is need to look at this as a whole new thing...  Maybe it is not weakness, but over filled kidneys and bladder?

What have you learned about this further???  8)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 4:05pm; Reply: 39
it was definitely in there Goldie lol. and I had gone to the toilet just before so there was a little.

I learned to trust my instincts now that I know I little bit about health.

My stomach is now pretty flat. and I weigh 1/2 a stone less than I did.

although I'm still finding it hard to actually get to sleep, when I'm asleep I don't wake up needing to go to the toilet all the time so my sleep has improved amazingly.


I now just need to give it some time and then find out if anything in particular is caused all this.

I noticed my poo's are much darker (bile) so I imagine everything was backed up good and proper, so I'm hopeful I will get better and better now and the full value of eating right for my type will have he full benefit.

for that reason I have eased off all the supplement a lot. just to see what happens.


by the way Goldie the gallon was very dark and pretty fowl. as each day passes it gets slightly lighter, but is still pretty dark.

the pain in my back seems to be getting better now too.

fairly positive as far as the outlook is concerned (more touching wood ;)
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 6:50pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
by the way Goldie the gallon was very dark and pretty fowl. as each day passes it gets slightly lighter, but is still pretty dark.

the pain in my back seems to be getting better now too.

fairly positive as far as the outlook is concerned (more touching wood ;)

All of the dark is probably old stuff getting flushed out of the kidneys and bladder...  It should continue to return to normal.  You may have some very localized pain / healing as things clean out and contract.  There may also be some small stones that have formed that will pass through causing some needle-like prickly pain as they pass through.

Wishing you well through all of this healing!
Posted by: DoS, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 10:09pm; Reply: 41
Have some cranberries or cranberry juice to protect the bladder as it clears a lot from your system, snack/drink whatever, a few times a week.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:42am; Reply: 42
now taking urva ursi twice a day. polyflora and live cell, deflect with meals. and saw palmetto a few hours before catheter. oh plus magnesium at midday.

but yes everthing seems to be working better.
Posted by: Victoria, Monday, April 8, 2013, 9:21pm; Reply: 43
Good, PC!  Healing, good health, happiness!!  :D  (to you)
Posted by: Spring, Monday, April 8, 2013, 10:08pm; Reply: 44
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I hope you meant "compliant diet" and not that you're feeding yourself a steady diet of complaints. ;) Negativity won't help anything.


LOL
Posted by: Spring, Monday, April 8, 2013, 10:09pm; Reply: 45
Too bad you don't have a watermelon to help move things along.
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 12:58am; Reply: 46
Quoted Text
now taking urva ursi twice a day. polyflora and live cell, deflect with meals. and saw palmetto a few hours before catheter. oh plus magnesium at midday.

but yes everything seems to be working better.


So how is it that all this backing up happened??  How exactly did you feel it>> would woman experience that kind of water back up?  

flat belly? could that be the reason why men get a belly?

Stupid for asking but still have many questions.. what is the cause?  how what to do?  I am interested in this as if there is a way to drop water - I retain- then I would be happy.. there is a reason why older people always have swollen ankles.. and moon like faces.

The things you take how much are you taking?  and why? what does each item do?  

Thanks and good luck..    
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 1:30am; Reply: 47
It is not the reason men get a belly. His bladder would not empty as the muscle that supports that just stretched and gave up.

This wasn't a water retention problem (edema). Edema is a cellular integrity issue that can be from several things like insulin reception, digestion, type of food being eaten, amount of protein, etc.

PC did they recommend any exercises to try and strengthen in the muscle, for in the future? I'm sure you remember when younger how you could push pee out a little extra. Also I wonder if Kegels could help. Worth a shot, some cellular drink and exercising.

I bet now that you get some sleep (hopefully you feel tired more, as in tired because you should be not adrenally shot). Then you should be able to exercise a bit more intensely.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 8:21am; Reply: 48
Quoted from Spring
Too bad you don't have a watermelon to help move things along.


Funny, I bought a water melon last night since i could not get hold of any cranberries. lol
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 8:24am; Reply: 49
Quoted from DoS
PC did they recommend any exercises to try and strengthen in the muscle, for in the future? I'm sure you remember when younger how you could push pee out a little extra. Also I wonder if Kegels could help. Worth a shot, some cellular drink and exercising.

I bet now that you get some sleep (hopefully you feel tired more, as in tired because you should be not adrenally shot). Then you should be able to exercise a bit more intensely.


They didn't recommend anything, as usual. but an exercise sound sensible.

I slept for 6 hours last night :)

once everything settles i shall be concentrating on getting fitter. it will help also that the summer approached. i always feel more willing to be active in the summer.

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 11:16am; Reply: 50
I gad half a water melon just now, good stuff. I'll have another half tomorrow.

I'm also going easy on the carbs, sweets and crisps. (as best as I can at least.


I remember reading that the water Melon pips were also  good for you. I'll have to check that but for now i'm not eating them.

Having a fish salad today, off the boat this morning, farm free!

forgot to mention i had a few more tiny bits and pieces this morning. and am able to be in and out in 10 mins without any pain at all. i think now that i know it's not really going to hurt, i'm not as tense and it all goes rather smoothly, more touching wood ;)

You think you are unfortunate , then you find out an acquaintance has a lung tumour at age 45. kinda makes you man up a bit .
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 5:58pm; Reply: 51
wow the water melon worked a treat .9 of a litre came out. so will have to catheter a bit earlier tomorrow to take that into account.

although it's not a race I am getting quite quick. so should be able to do the required 4 catheter today and continue with that from now on.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 11:39pm; Reply: 52
Sounds like you're getting the hang of it PC. <3

Keep us posted as to how you're doing. <3
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 1:15am; Reply: 53
I love the benefits of watermelon. I would eat it every single day of the year if I could.
And for men:
Watermelon is an excellent source of potassium, vitamins C and A, and contains a high concentration of beta-carotene. Red watermelon rind also contains the phyto-nutrient citrulline, which has health benefits such as increased blood flow throughout the body. The inside of a watermelon is about 92 percent water. The remaining 8 percent has the highest concentration of lycopene found in any fresh fruit or vegetable. The health benefits of watermelon are abundant, especially for men.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/455641-benefits-of-watermelon-for-men/#ixzz2Q1E9hbL9
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7:44am; Reply: 54
Quoted from Spring
I love the benefits of watermelon. I would eat it every single day of the year if I could.
And for men:
Watermelon is an excellent source of potassium, vitamins C and A, and contains a high concentration of beta-carotene. Red watermelon rind also contains the phyto-nutrient citrulline, which has health benefits such as increased blood flow throughout the body. The inside of a watermelon is about 92 percent water. The remaining 8 percent has the highest concentration of lycopene found in any fresh fruit or vegetable. The health benefits of watermelon are abundant, especially for men.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/455641-benefits-of-watermelon-for-men/#ixzz2Q1E9hbL9


so that's a good alternative to tomatoes then, good to know. and on my list of foods (Tick)

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 8:58am; Reply: 55
900 ml this morning which is a lot more than normal, however I have been drinking more.

water and lemon first thing, with saw palmetto, followed by grapefruit juice with urva ursi, followed by glass of water with live cell and polyflora.

then watermelon (going to try just a quarter today. perhaps i should weigh that or measure it in cups? and log as input.

the joys of spring ;)

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:12am; Reply: 56
Any thoughts from anyone regarding eating the watermelon pips?

I read somewhere that the fruit is good, the plant id better and the root is best. but no mention of the seeds, should be okay though.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3147/2

This food is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Phosphorus, Zinc and Manganese, and a very good source of Magnesium.


http://www.livestrong.com/article/336566-nutritional-value-of-watermelon-seeds/
Posted by: Adam, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:53pm; Reply: 57
Quoted from Spring
The health benefits of watermelon are abundant, especially for men.


In the summer, I eat 'em like they're going out of style.  But, I also eat lots of red grapefruit and red onion, so I know I'm getting plenty of lycopene year round.  Used to eat tons of tomatoes pre-BTD, but those are avoids for me.

Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:59pm; Reply: 58
Watermelon seed are a black dot for me on SWAMI and also the GENO diet. Wish we could eat them!
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 2:05pm; Reply: 59
didn't think about swami and watermelon seeds. good thinking blue eyes. although when i checked my swami had been messed with.
Posted by: BCgal, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 4:42pm; Reply: 60
Watermelon seeds are a black dot for me with my Swami too.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 6:33pm; Reply: 61
Actually there weren't that many seeds anyway lol.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 8:19am; Reply: 62
Not so easy last night and only 200 ml out.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 10:30am; Reply: 63
I find the last 3 inches is the hardest. today a dark very dark colour almost lke treacle.

I had indulged in some chocolate last night that (too much) but with deflect :( lol
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 2:31pm; Reply: 64
I don't remember chocolate changing the color at all. Are you having pain?
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 2:55pm; Reply: 65
have a bit of pain this afternoon. a sort of numb pain. and the very slight pain in the mod of my back is there most of the time and gets worse in the evening.

perhaps due to the urva ursi?
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 3:47pm; Reply: 66
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
I find the last 3 inches is the hardest. today a dark very dark colour almost lke treacle.

This may just be "sludge" from the clean-out process...  I know when I was cleaning out the bladder, I had some really dark matter several times - usually with some pain, but it cleared up rather quickly.  Of course, your situation is more intense than mine was, so you may have more "interesting" results...  When sludge settles in parts of the bladder, it can take time to loosen and be removed.  The junk can be almost any color due to age and be rather thick as it is newly reconstituted...
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 5:20pm; Reply: 67
didn't know that Joe Thanks knowledge is power and all .

I read this today too, people on here had mentioned about vit and I was moaning that Dr D didn't make one ;)

i am beinging to understand what they meant now -

Doing the rounds today is a piece on "vitamin c" causing kidney stones.  Now, studies of this kind often set out to discredit supplements, and often show bias so we always take them with a pinch of salt (real Celtic Salt of course not toxic table salt!). BUT the study looks reasonably credible, and shows a higher incidence of kidney stones in men taking vitamin C regularly.

The study is in fact talking about Ascorbic Acid - synthetic vitamin C, well it's not really even vitamin C, it's just a man made copy. Laboratories can't actually make vitamins, they've never been able to, never will. What they do is create chemical fractions and copies of nature.

In nature, vitamin c is in a complex food state form, nutrients include bioflavonoids, rutin, and a tiny bit of ascorbic acid.  This is the complete and natural vitamin C, it's gentle yet effective, and very easy to absorb.

In contrast, when you take ascorbic acid, the body seeks the markers that should be there and can't find them causing imbalance.  And that's why large doses can cause bloating and diarrhoea.   Much is simply excreted, and in fact, this process which causes too much oxalate in urine may in fact be responsible for the higher number of kidney stones.
Posted by: DoS, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 6:51pm; Reply: 68
Your kidneys are just starting to work again too. They had to of been upset prior. That back pressure on them wasn't a nice thing.

Again try some cranberry as regular food, juice, whatever. It slickens up the bladder so bacteria and stuff won't adhere to it. As opposed to over-indulging in chocolate (just have some).


Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 9:13pm; Reply: 69
I can't get hold of cranberries or a decent juice so I just ordered 2 kg of cranberry powder. I'l capsulate that and take them. should have that in the next seven days.

I am taking bilberry caps now two a day roughly 320 mg each. that should tied me over until I get the cranberry.

I wonder how much I should take and how often. being as I'm taking urva suri et al too.

I'm working on the chocolate DOS. lol not very successfully but working on it none the less.
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 10:04pm; Reply: 70
D-Mannose works for some people too. I had this problem every few months when I was younger. Taking cranberry caps every day stopped all that, though. Now, I simply keep them on hand - just in case. For me and all the people I've recommended them to over the years, they have worked MUCH better than the juice.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 12, 2013, 11:41am; Reply: 71
Busy morning and late catheter 1.1 litres better not do that again. live and learn.

weird thing is that the liquid starts off fairly clear and then get darker and cloudier. you would think it would be the opposite.

better though slightly.

I suspect my new routine will start to pay off soon.

still unable to go without catheter though which I didn't expect.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 12, 2013, 6:48pm; Reply: 72
definately getting harder to get that last few inches, almost impossible taking 20 minutes now.

coughing not helping, so going to look for other advise to ease the process.

nothing in the instruction booklet.

The current catheters cost about £5 each that's about £20-30 per day or up to £210 per week. plus they deliver it. god knows what it cost the country

http://www.hollister.com/uk/continence/products/vapro/features/

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 12, 2013, 6:53pm; Reply: 73
Note:
Store boxes in a flat position and at normal room temperature. Not available for sale in the United States.


just spotted this on the website, i had been storing then vertically so perhaps that might help.

wonder why they are not for sale in the us?
Posted by: Spring, Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:10pm; Reply: 74
Probably the same reason a lot of things are not for sale here. And it isn't necessarily for the benefit of the consumers!  >:(
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:23pm; Reply: 75
http://www.clinimed.co.uk/Urology-Continence-Care/Products/Curan-Catheters/FAQs.aspx

useful Q&A's
Posted by: wanthanee, Friday, April 12, 2013, 8:02pm; Reply: 76
:D Hello every one.

Hi PC, Can you have cabbage juice? If so, please try :

2 oz. of Purple Cabbage juice with 2 oz. of Cranberry juice, mix together. Drink before breakfast and before dinner 2 times a day. Please try for 2 weeks every day. (4 oz. seem like not much but it is very powerful!)

Lake wood organic fresh pressed pure Cranberry 100% organic cranberry juice-not from concentrate. I think, this brand is the best because it says:  NO additives, No Preservatives, Gluten Free, Casein Free, GMO FREE, 100% fruit juices are Gluten Free.

(((hugs))) please get well soon.  I am trying to think of how else I can help you but I don’t know how and my heart say, tell him to drink that juice may be might help you.

For my personal I don’t like cranberry juice by itself because too sour for me  ;D  but since Geno Harmonic foods in my Swami says, if I combination of Molasses with Cranberry juice, blackberry juice, blueberries, I will get 5 stars. So, I drink it that way if I fell like to drink that juice.

:D

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 12, 2013, 11:10pm; Reply: 77
Quoted from wanthanee
:Hi PC, Can you have cabbage juice? If so, please try :

2 oz. of Purple Cabbage juice with 2 oz. of Cranberry juice, mix together. Drink before breakfast and before dinner 2 times a day. Please try for 2 weeks every day. (4 oz. seem like not much but it is very powerful!)

Lake wood organic fresh pressed pure Cranberry 100% organic cranberry juice-not from concentrate. I think, this brand is the best because it says:  NO additives, No Preservatives, Gluten Free, Casein Free, GMO FREE, 100% fruit juices are Gluten Free.

(((hugs))) please get well soon.  I am trying to think of how else I can help you but I don’t know how and my heart say, tell him to drink that juice may be might help you.

For my personal I don’t like cranberry juice by itself because too sour for me  ;D  but since Geno Harmonic foods in my Swami says, if I combination of Molasses with Cranberry juice, blackberry juice, blueberries, I will get 5 stars. So, I drink it that way if I fell like to drink that juice. :D


Hi, Cabbage is an avoid i'm afraid.

I have ordered cranberry powder so i will be using that when it comes, you can't get fresh or frozen cranberries where i am. and all the juices are rubbish, all with sugar or aspartame ect. so i wouldn't touch them.

blackberries are an aviod also but ill check my harmonic foods on swami. thanks
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 12, 2013, 11:13pm; Reply: 78
Last one took 40 minutes and frankly was totally annoying!

so looking for a solution.

i think i would rather have a permanent one than mess around for 40 minutes 4 times a day.

very cross.
Posted by: KimonoKat, Friday, April 12, 2013, 11:56pm; Reply: 79
The herb marshmallow helps to heal the entire urinary tract.  You would need to take it every day over time. This is one of the herbs that I took when I had my chronic bladder problems and had to self-cath.
Posted by: Spring, Friday, April 12, 2013, 11:57pm; Reply: 80
I would be cross, too, if I were you. Do you have a fever?
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:18am; Reply: 81
no fever, no. generally feeling pretty good but just the last 4 inches or so is almost impossible without using a hammer lol

perhaps inflamed or something. it is the first week i suppose.

looked around and people suggest that you have a bath and try again. or just wait and try again in a few minutes or 5 mins. i do not have the patience for that.

so i'm up and taking cayenne pepper caps see if that can shift what ever is there.

have to order some bromelain, quercetin and other dr d stuff but have to wait until Monday to do that. i'm sure they will help.

i suspect my sphincter muscle is at fault here as someone said earlier i think.

since i have reduced saw palmetto genoma eq etc a great deal since starting to use catheter i suspect i may have to increase dose again and then try and figure out why (if that works) i was taking twice the recommendatory dose and twice as often before that. plus extra quercetin
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:19am; Reply: 82
http://www.chrp.org/empowering/bsd.shtm

Bladder Sphincter Dysnergia
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:25am; Reply: 83
https://www.medify.com/insights/article/10799231/biofeedback-successfully-cures-detrusor-sphincter-dyssynergia-in-pediatric-patients

http://www.orientalhealing.net/cases/urinaryretention.html

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Urology/Detrusor-Sphincter-Dyssynergia---DSD---Available-Treatments/show/409809

http://www.medicalacupuncture.org/aama_marf/journal/vol14_3/case2.html

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:29am; Reply: 84
melon seeds are black dot so i haven't eaten any for a long long time so i can eat them no right ;)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12:33am; Reply: 85
actually watermelon is a diamond superfood as are cranberries.


gold star to Dos ;)
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 2:12am; Reply: 86
I'd rather not go back and read the entire thread again, so I'll ask you, PC --  I get the idea that before you started with the catheter, you were able to urinate, but not able to empty the bladder.  Is that right?  Since you have been using the catheter for a while, you are now unable to urinate without using it?

If that's true, it seems that the catheter itself must be irritating your tissues so much that there is swelling and that's why you can't insert the catheter.  Do I understand this correctly?
Posted by: Spring, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 2:25am; Reply: 87
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
no fever, no. generally feeling pretty good but just the last 4 inches or so is almost impossible without using a hammer lol

Maybe you need some Bach products to help you relax. Or, heaven forbid, a tranquilizer!!  :o
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:02am; Reply: 88
pretty much Victoria. the issue was that i could only go when i had a completely full bladder n the region of 4 litres and then just a bit, so i think the situation is the same.


anyway slightly better today 15 mins in and out including 1.1 litres a bit much but i left it so i could only do 3 today to see if that helps for a few days. i also tried a slightly different sitting position which seemed to relax me a bit more.

perhaps i was just stressed last night.

I guessingthe cayenne helped too.
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 4:57pm; Reply: 89
I was just thinking of a couple of things . .

If the situation is complicated by local inflammation from the catheter irritation, you might focus on that.  But as I look as Dr. D's Anti Inflammation Protocol, I see that you're already doing at least a couple of these:

BLOOD GROUP O

    Deflect O (N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine): 250 mg, 2 capsules away from food, 2-4 times daily
    Bromelain (Pineapple enzyme): 500 mg, 1-4 capsules, four times daily between meals, gradually decreasing dose and frequency as symptoms improve
    Phloxicin (Ginger root oil: Rhizoma Zingiber officinale): 100 mg, 2 capsules, twice daily
    Live Cell O (sprouted food formula): 2 capsules, 2-3 times daily
    Cayenne pepper (Capsicum sp): 300 mg, 1-2 capsules with meals

NON-SECRETORS

    Deflect A | Deflect O | Deflect B | Deflect AB | (lectin-blocking formula specific for ABO group): 1-2 capsules, 2-3 times daily with meals
    5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan): 150 mg, 1 capsule, twice daily (not for group O)

I was also thinking about localized hydrotherapy, which is used a lot by Naturopaths.  Alternating hot and cold wet compresses, or sitz baths - alternating hot and cold water - can speed healing and attract the body's attention to do the appropriate balancing in that area.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 5:48pm; Reply: 90
Quoted from Victoria
I was also thinking about localized hydrotherapy, which is used a lot by Naturopaths.  Alternating hot and cold wet compresses, or sitz baths - alternating hot and cold water - can speed healing and attract the body's attention to do the appropriate balancing in that area.


Thanks i'll look into that oxo

this afternoon 20 mins .6 litres okay but still hard to get in, as such lol

then the usual ache for while after around the kidney area or ureter area especially the left side, in fact only the left side.

if i were a betting man i would say that whenever i walk a lot it's easier when i'm sitting a lot it's harder.

Posted by: KimonoKat, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 6:26pm; Reply: 91
Try applying pressure to the sphincter muscle. <3
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 6:42pm; Reply: 92
Quoted from KimonoKat
Try applying pressure to the sphincter muscle. <3


how do you do that? oxo
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 8:12pm; Reply: 93
http://www.scireproject.com/book/export/html/4
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9:08pm; Reply: 94
Quoted from PCUK-Positive

The only thing I see in this article that seems to apply is:
Quoted Text
The toxin works by inhibiting acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction and relaxing the muscle...

Are there food sources of acetylcholine that you can reduce or remove from your diet?  
Posted by: KimonoKat, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9:22pm; Reply: 95
Quoted from PCUK-Positive


how do you do that? oxo


Locate your sphincter. Press on it. Try different spots around the muscle.

Sharing with the best of intentions. <3
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9:37pm; Reply: 96
I don't know if this is relevant for men, or not, considering the difference in our plumbing. (think)  But take it or leave it depending ..

Sometimes a woman might have difficulty fully emptying the bladder, especially after giving birth to several children, or just long years of wear and tear on the body.  The bladder no longer sits at the optimal position to be able to drain effectively in a traditional position (upright).  Something that can help is to tilt the pelvis forward.  If you imagine the pelvis as a bowl that normally is level - tilt it forward, either by leaning forward in the standing position, with a straight back, as if you are looking at the floor or getting ready to touch your toes.  This is not to curve the spine over, but to bend at the hip joint.

Another way to do this is - sitting on the toilet, spread your legs and lean forward so your chest rests on your thighs and you're looking at the floor.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 8:55am; Reply: 97
I'll try all of this and keep you informed.

this morning 500 ml 15 mins which is bearable. i tried to go to the toilet normally for about 5 minutes before hand thinking that that might relax all the associated muscles. for anyone looking in with a similar problem

then the routine of oil pulling, lemon juice, cayenne cap, grapefruit, water and live cell polyflora. looking forward to watermelon next :)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 4:08pm; Reply: 98
400 ml at lunch tine in 12 mins.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 14, 2013, 5:09pm; Reply: 99
1800 hrs 150 ml 20 mins
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 15, 2013, 8:17am; Reply: 100
0830 700 ml 20 mins tiny bit of blood and creamy stuff at the end.

will look into that later :(
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 15, 2013, 9:05am; Reply: 101
going to ease off the cayenne today see what happens at lunch time.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 15, 2013, 12:55pm; Reply: 102
1.1 litres at lunch. took 40 minutes wine coloured.

hopefully initial bleed is healing and was just trauma, would seems likely as nothing prior to that.

had water melon earlier and a pineapple for lunch. just doing water and fruit and veg today.

one cayenne, one saw palmetto , a selenium and a zinc. oh and a ctechol of course.

bit of a ache in the kidney region so possibly leave urva usrsi today just go back to bed and rest. very tired and tense tummy.

Posted by: Spring, Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:55pm; Reply: 103
I am afraid you are going to have to take an antibiotic for this, PC.  :'(
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 15, 2013, 4:03pm; Reply: 104
I will take a antibiotic but it will be a natural one, is all ;)

got a note back from urology nurse, whom i informed about blood etc. she suspects it was minor trauma, and is quiet common with catheters.

she also informed me that i will be having an appointment with consultant within a few weeks anyway.

objective to heal before that happens.

i understand that they use a numbing gel for that investigation as the scope is quiet wide, entering the nether regions ;) scary....

anyway if any one know of some smart advice to ease that pain, that really would be useful.

has anyone read about anyone else having such a large urinary retention. a litre or 2 litres seems to be most i can find.

anyway had a sleep there for about 3 hours and feel better.

going to have a green tea or a nettle tea.

also ordered my Dr D products, bromelain, eq and quercetin. so will start on them tomorrow when they arrive.

plus expect to get my cranberry powder soon too.

finally going to have to give up the sweets ect. Goldie take note ;)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 15, 2013, 5:15pm; Reply: 105
1800 1000 ml clear (light yellow) until the very end then coagulated blood about 10 ml at a guess. in and out in 20 mins

not a nice business this but hopefully help someone :)

So i am treating that as positive and a relief, obviously the fruit and a good sleep helped so i shall do the same tomorrow.also a nettle tea at around 1700 with one saw palmetto, one magnesium (chelated)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 15, 2013, 5:47pm; Reply: 106
so planning my Cystoscopy!!

Lidocaine jelly, don't even like the name

stuff to read

http://www.prostatitis.org/iwfmcystoscopy.html

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/089277901753205898

http://www.bcan.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Cystoscopy-Tips.pdf

http://www.patient.co.uk/forums/discuss/cystoscopy-bad-experience-59-yrs-male-33127

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 15, 2013, 6:08pm; Reply: 107
http://www.prostatitis.org/index.html

Conclusion: The least pain on cystoscopy occurred in patients receiving 20 mL of gel containing lidocaine.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 15, 2013, 6:13pm; Reply: 108
"Several years ago Sciatica set in. X-Rays showed a calcium buildup on my spine in the lumbar area pressing against my nerves. I didn't specifically mention Sciatic nerve because my question involves neurogenic bladder.


In the same timeframe my bladder started becoming overfull (1200 ml) and spilling over at night (no sense of needing to pee). I had the green light laser version of TURP (opening up the urinary tract path through the prostate - thus easier to pee). But I've since learned that when I pee, say, 500ml, there's still 500 or so ml left in my bladder (I've logged it during the Bethanechol program - cath'd as much as 770 ml after peeing 580 ml).


Took Bethanechol Chloride for two weeks to see if it would maybe make a difference. It didn't.


My Urologist prescribed 4 times a day catheterizing for the rest of my life (I'm 73).



In my internet research I have not found a relationship between Sciatica and Neurogenic bladder. But I have learned that the nerves affecting my bladder also travel down my spinal column. The nerve compression is up around my 4th lumbar (as I remember it). Is it possible that this calcium buildup compresses against both my Sciatic nerve and the nerves associated with bladder compression? Or is it just coincidence that that both issues came up at about the same time (Sciatica .. and .. Neurogenic bladder - flaccid bladder - distended bladder .. not sure what to call it)?
"


-----------------
I had an extremely stretched bladder and my urologist said I would have to deal with it for the rest of my life. I started taking very small amounts (4 drops H2O2 in 5 ounces of water, 1 ounce apple cider vinegar and 1 TBS honey) of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide, daily. Within several months my bladder had returned to normal size and function.
Posted by: Spring, Monday, April 15, 2013, 8:22pm; Reply: 109
I would guess that the most pain comes from spasms that can be very, very painful. The more you react to the pain, the worse the spasms become. Some strong dosing of Bach Remedies on the skin behind your ears, on the temples and inside wrists could give you a very good prep for this procedure - especially Mimulus, at least an hour or two beforehand.  Take my word for it - it works!! Others could be added to the Mimulus. I can't use any of the remedies by mouth without breaking out in a rash close to my lips no matter how I use it internally. Works great on the skin, though.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 15, 2013, 9:46pm; Reply: 110
interesting spring, yet another thing for me to look into..

tonight 2245 350 ml 30 mins in and out no stuff at all. so very positive now.

I suspect it might even be the bladder lining healing, perhaps caused by too much straining while working and also playing with M, like a fool lol.
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 3:21am; Reply: 111
Sounding a lot better!
Posted by: KimonoKat, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:09am; Reply: 112
policychecker,

I was told in my early 20's that I might have to catheter myself for the rest of my life. At that time, I had a very stretched out bladder, too with many diverticuli (blow outs). I haven't had an appointment with a urologist in well over 20 years.

I was able to learn to relax my muscles so that I could pee, and I learned to use my stomach muscles to get my bladder completely empty.

Please keep looking for something that will work for you.  Consider Victoria's suggestions and possibly try some of the things I recommended.

Sharing with the best of intentions. <3
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:55am; Reply: 113
I will try everything.

0900 600 ml clear 10 mins
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 9:49am; Reply: 114
Got my 3 bottles of Bromelain, 3 of Quercetin Plus and Genoma EQ. happy days.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:07pm; Reply: 115
1300 500 ml 20 mins clear.
Posted by: Amazone I., Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 1:38pm; Reply: 116
omG dearest PC..it also can be justamente a so called *neuronal response* due to too much of stress... this is called *an irritaded blader* and it hasn't anything to do with a sort of infection coz almoist none of bacterial responses will popp in here  :-/ what would help is also royal jelly and highest amounts of magnesium and B-vits....(pray) I know from what I'm talking about..... >:( have had problems with that issues since 3 years and no-one really found out till now... and then I've to overcome my own always questioning mind and yep... questinable here might be also *adrenal fatigue* related to hormonal imbalances...... ??)

Wish you quickest recovery... btw... after nearly 3,5 years... mine is nearly gone ;) ;D......(smarty)(dance)(ok)(woot)(hehe) but it was heavy to recognize that even myselve wasn't able to detect what's up in reality...always they sounded: menopausal issues etc... and nope... :o :-/ :B :X(naughty)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 1:44pm; Reply: 117
Sacral root neural stimulation in cases of idiopathic, nonobstructive chronic urinary retention
http://shakerhospital.com/UserFiles/242File8719.pdf

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1464-410X.2002.02989.x/full

Chronic Urinary Retention http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Chronic-Urinary-Retention.htm
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 1:46pm; Reply: 118
My partner suspects i am menopausal ;) lol
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:36pm; Reply: 119
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
My partner suspects i am menopausal ;) lol

Well, there are millions of people who don't have these symptoms during menopause, so I doubt that. Actually, my bladder problems got much better after menopause. I assume that your partner was just teasing you!  :)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:50pm; Reply: 120
hence the wink ;) lol

1730 200 ml 15 mins  i think an additional watermelon is needed.

had fresh cod today with Quinoa and salad.
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 8:42pm; Reply: 121
It's funny how excited I am to look into the thread about someones urine.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:02am; Reply: 122
lol.

a real treat for you this morning ;)

0830 700 ml 15 mins a bit cloudy and light yellow although eating asparagus,


going to concentrate on colour now as blood has gone. :)http://www.urinecolors.com/

need to catheter a bit later at night to avoid getting over 500 in the morning perhaps .
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:09pm; Reply: 123
and for today's episode. started with a glass of filtered water with a whole organic lemon in it at 0800 set of pills, DR D's Bromelain, Quercetin, Genoma EQ, others include 750mg saw palmetto, 250 mg nettle root, 320 bilberry, followed by catheter at 0830.

then cayenne pepper 500 mg, followed a bit later with 1/2 a grapefruit juice, followed a bit later with glass of water with Dr D's Live Cell and Polyflora O, then a bit later a half a water melon, a bit later a cup of nettle tea.

1235 set of pills, DR D's Bromelain, Quercetin, Genoma EQ, others include 750mg saw palmetto, 250 mg nettle root, 320 bilberry, followed by catheter at 1245 550 ml 12 mins completely clear to start but changed to light yellow

Lunch fresh Hake 4 oz, salad lettuce Romaine, asparagus, celery, spring onion, broccoli sprouted seed handful, lemon juice. small amount of sprouted Quinoa cooked with onions

mid afternoon fruit three quarters of a pineapple blended, although may have pomegranate in stead for a change.

one cup green tea mid afternoon.

dinner  TBA later.
set of pills, DR D's Bromelain, Quercetin, Genoma EQ, others include 750mg saw palmetto, 250 mg nettle root, 320 bilberry
1730

1800 minutes walk rest for 1 hour then further 30 minutes walk.

2000 green tea
set of pills, DR D's Bromelain, Quercetin, Genoma EQ, others include 750mg saw palmetto, 250 mg nettle root, 320 bilberry
2200 catheter

2230 bed (Dr D's methyl B12)

Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:58pm; Reply: 124
well, not really... dearest PC but it might be called *andropause* ??) ;D ;D ;D :D :X and adrenal fatigue hasn't to do anything with that thema but is related,as mentioned to a form of neuronal feedbacks in stress symptomatics.... (clown) so now up to you ro respond ;) ........(whistle)(goofy)
adrenal fatigue also is related to sugar imbalances f.ex. often people aren't even aware that not only the liver convert sugars... but adrenals are related into that thema as well.... btw.. wunnefully related and written in *MAP* MAP -Master Amino Acid Pattern of Lars Johansson.....(clap)(ok)(sunny)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:07pm; Reply: 125
Quoted from Amazone I.
well, not really... dearest PC but it might be called *andropause* ??) ;D ;D ;D :D :X and adrenal fatigue hasn't to do anything with that thema but is related,as mentioned to a form of neuronal feedbacks in stress symptomatics.... (clown) so now up to you ro respond ;) ........(whistle)(goofy)
adrenal fatigue also is related to sugar imbalances f.ex. often people aren't even aware that not only the liver convert sugars... but adrenals are related into that thema as well.... btw.. wunnefully related and written in *MAP* MAP -Master Amino Acid Pattern of Lars Johansson.....(clap)(ok)(sunny)


can only find lars books in danish
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 1:59pm; Reply: 126
it's also available in Germand and English  :D coz a branch of the firm is located in USA !!!  ;) ;D
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:16pm; Reply: 127


Between the discomfort and the cost, this is one of those threads that really urges us to do everything we possibly can to prevent physical dysfunction as we age.

Can't remember where I saw it, but a researcher(?) took photos of middle-aged people, and then created "aged" images depicting typical aging progression given their existing health track. The result? Increased savings for anticipated life expectancies. We do seem to "get it" only when the abstraction is lifted.
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:56pm; Reply: 128
therefore we got the gift of being nonnies ;).... ahem... ok we age a little less quickly then others.... :B(shhh)(hehe)...and also here...amazing...amzing the language we might use talkin to ourselfs(ves) ;) .....similar to our blood viscousity....ok this seems to be a part of explorerdom...but I'm nearly sure that can be also handled by other bt's...geno's ;).... as I observed it in Bt O Rh -.... :D
but gatherer.... 8)

Averno... I also observed those pics for clients made by docs with special programs  and also even admitted as a so called preventional help while undergoing educational issues... but sorry this didn't worked really nor was it NOT an assumption ;) so far *irrelevant*... ::)....
no-one of us can predict anything in that very cirumstances... coz tomorrow we all might have vanished......(shrug)(clown)(cool)(shy).......
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 4:40pm; Reply: 129
dinner  TBA later.

vegetable soup with cracker and eggs. sounds terrible but very tasty
set of pills, DR D's Bromelain, Quercetin, Genoma EQ, others include 750mg saw palmetto, 250 mg nettle root, 320 bilberry

Hot magnesium Bath

1730 350 ml 12 minutes clear but yellow

1800 minutes walk rest for 1 hour then further 30 minutes walk.

Craving _ not good, ice cream, chocolate, crisps, i would have eaten a whole sweet shop if one was near enough, doing so well up until then opps. anyway try to be better tomorrow

2000 green tea
set of pills, DR D's Bromelain, Quercetin, Genoma EQ, others include 750mg saw palmetto, 250 mg nettle root, 320 bilberry

2300 250 ml 15 mins clear light yellow

2330 bed (Dr D's methyl B12) with glass of water with one lemon juice
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8:36am; Reply: 130
0900 250 ml light yellow a clear ish.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, April 18, 2013, 3:35pm; Reply: 131
1230 300 ml light but bright yellow but perfectly clear. :)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 19, 2013, 10:47am; Reply: 132
1700 300 ml 30 mins plus darker
2200 100 ml 45 mins plus darker

Not a good day later yesterday,

in the evening I only got 100 ml and it took an hour and I had to use a second catheter I got so cross. ended up blocking myself from the forum lol.

it seems when there is less urine it is harder, not sure what is causing this perhaps that I'm back to eating normally. I may have to go back to no protein and lots of fruit as that seemed easier. open mind though.

So today I had a lie in in the morning and did first catheter at

1130 400 ml 20 mins slightly darker and cloudy

I have a itchy sensation internally (that you can scratch lol around area of prostate I suspect, not painful just tickley. either an infection or the body working to fix.

anyway as I was getting in there today it struck me that it would appear to be the last 4-5 inches that are the real problem which would point at the external sphincter muscle and or the prostate. perhaps.

only had lemon water and one bromelain, one quercetin and one genoma eq. plus a small cup of grapefruit at 1055.

I had had fish every day for 3 day, cod, hake and salmon yesterday. and had started eating Quinoa again. to be fair I also had the munches for chocolate. and the lord knows I'm a sucker for that black death ;)

anyway a glass water of polyflora and cell followed by watermelon 1/4. back to my failsafe food ;)
Posted by: KimonoKat, Friday, April 19, 2013, 2:40pm; Reply: 133
You are in my thoughts and prayers policychecker.  Keep those catheters clean. <3
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 19, 2013, 5:02pm; Reply: 134
Thanks Kimonokat :)

Finally got a supply of cranberry powder. although it's meant for horses, since it's pure cranberry with no additives i reckon it will help.

the catheters are individually wrapped and sealed and one time use only so that part of it's okay. obviously the cleaning of entry point is critical. and since nothing is actually following through that area a real problem. hoping the immune system will kick their butts some day ;)

1515 1000 ml 25 mins cloudy. at least a reasonable amount though.

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 19, 2013, 5:02pm; Reply: 135
http://www.livestrong.com/article/46315-natural-remedy-bladder-retention/

Nettle
Nettle is an herb that is used for cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) and has restorative properties to help heal the bladder and kidney, and is frequently used as a diuretic, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. It is commonly used as a tea, to be consumed two to three times per day. This herb can interact with supplements and medications, so it is wise to talk with your physician before drinking for bladder problems.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 19, 2013, 9:44pm; Reply: 136
2230 400 ml 12 minutes but fresh blood again. pink

anyway seems to be a link with how much food i eat that holds onto water and how much i pee. pretty obvious when you think about it but who thinks about it lol

so back to 4 time tomorrow. but less osmotic food (is that the right word lol.

also it's frothy a the mo what is that all about ;) think i had a link to that earlier.

just keep swimming.....
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 19, 2013, 9:53pm; Reply: 137
must be the fish i had three days in a row. odd i only had small portions and now other meat protein. i'll look into that tomorrow.

is that why pee small of fish because we are not used to processing it as we don't eat it enough. or is the protein coming from something else that's easier to assimilate and then the fish gets rejected? so many questions

What causes foamy urine?
Foamy urine is not so much a colour issue as it is typically a symptom of when you've ingested more protein than your body can efficiently absorb. If you have a lot of protein in your urine, the protein reacts with the air and water, creating the foamy urine.
Sometimes you may experience foamy urine after eating a lot of fish, chicken and other meats. These meats contain muco-proteins. If your body is not breaking down these proteins efficiently, the protein is usually expelled from your body in your urine. The proteins, reacting with the air, then produce foamy urine.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 19, 2013, 9:56pm; Reply: 138
http://www.livestrong.com/article/392875-food-sources-of-acetylcholine/
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:33pm; Reply: 139
A little off topic, but I assume that women should do Kegel exercises to ward off this problem as well as keep the whole pelvic floor strong.
It sounds dreadful, but I guess it is something that happens. I recently have been seeing commercials on TV about ordering catheters in big supplies. I had never heard of that.

When my dad had bladder treatments to ward off the cancer that eventually got him, he didn't have problems whenever he had to use a catheter for a few days. I would think it would have adverse effects. It goes to show how tough our bodies are if we take care of them.

Best wishes to you. It sounds like you are on the mend.
Same for KimonoKat... It must have been frightening to go through that!
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11:29am; Reply: 140
Late start today as not good quality sleep until 6 am until 1100

1100 lemon and water
1115 Bromelain, quercetin, genoma EQ. with grapefruit.
1130 550 ml 17 mins uncomfortable again, cloudy, bitty with a white film on the end of catheter possibly cranberry powder (that's what it looked like. also itchy feeling seemed to come at the end as if it were floating on the inside and slowly being brought through. wasn't there at the start but is still there afterwards annoying itch! lol also was foamy again. i had no protein yesterday meat wise at least.

1220 live cell, polyflora, water, 1/4 watermelon.

Posted by: BluesSinger, Saturday, April 20, 2013, 4:45pm; Reply: 141
My doc told me to do Kagel exercises religiously!
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 20, 2013, 5:40pm; Reply: 142
1810 250 ml 10 mins yellow but clear. off for another watermelon :)

had pizza and chips so no doubt will suffer later :( but hey....

look out for next instalment at roughly 2300 hrs
Posted by: BluesSinger, Saturday, April 20, 2013, 5:46pm; Reply: 143
Quoted from Mrs T O+
A little off topic, but I assume that women should do Kegel exercises to ward off this problem as well as keep the whole pelvic floor strong.
It sounds dreadful, but I guess it is something that happens. I recently have been seeing commercials on TV about ordering catheters in big supplies. I had never heard of that.

When my dad had bladder treatments to ward off the cancer that eventually got him, he didn't have problems whenever he had to use a catheter for a few days. I would think it would have adverse effects. It goes to show how tough our bodies are if we take care of them.

Best wishes to you. It sounds like you are on the mend.
Same for KimonoKat... It must have been frightening to go through that!


I've read that men should do them too.

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 21, 2013, 11:58am; Reply: 144
Sat 2330 300 ml 12 mins clear

sun 1200 500 ml 11 mins clear easy to get in except last  inch which took the majority of time up until then it was 2 mins.

I am now feeling the urge to to to the toilet but am unable to with out catheter. but that's an improvement.

Watermelon and cranberry are my two new Best friends ;)

Sunday Roast chicken shortly :)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 21, 2013, 12:04pm; Reply: 145
the internal itch is back :0
Posted by: KimonoKat, Sunday, April 21, 2013, 2:13pm; Reply: 146
policychecker, is the itch like an infection itch? ???

Have you looked into muscle relaxant herbs?  Just wondering.

You might also want to check into the herb Royal Breakstone, from Whole World Botanicals.  

http://store.wholeworldbotanicals.com/Royal-Break-Stone-s/2.htm

My husband has been researching it extensively, (and has been on it for a few months now) and it does have the ability to relax/stretch the uerter tubes so large stones can pass. He takes the bulk tea now, after trying extracts from different companies.

Keeping you in my thoughts and hoping you are able to void on your own in no time.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 21, 2013, 3:46pm; Reply: 147
Quoted from KimonoKat
policychecker, is the itch like an infection itch? ???

Have you looked into muscle relaxant herbs?  Just wondering.

You might also want to check into the herb Royal Breakstone, from Whole World Botanicals.  

http://store.wholeworldbotanicals.com/Royal-Break-Stone-s/2.htm

My husband has been researching it extensively, (and has been on it for a few months now) and it does have the ability to relax/stretch the uerter tubes so large stones can pass. He takes the bulk tea now, after trying extracts from different companies.

Keeping you in my thoughts and hoping you are able to void on your own in no time.


yes it is a bit like an infection itch i think. goes away after i take my pills. urva ursi is a kidney herb, saw palmetto, pygeum, nettle, all help too, i taking all of them at different times.

I have researched it a lot too. hence taking zinc, magnesium, selenium, bilberry, rosehip, cayenne, bromelain, and once everything has settled down, I'll be back on the nattokinase.

my biggest problem is sweets and crisps. all my normal food is getting to 100 compliant but i keep having urges for bad stuff. and is proving a real battle. although at 11 stone 10 pounds it is not a weight issue. just a healing one. so i am not too hard on myself but i still battle it.

if i eat more meats i eat less sweets but if i eat more meats i have problems with urine...... so i suspect it is just a time issue. plus hoping the sun will help now that it's nearly summer. i intend to get a bit of sun on my downstairs department - like the Romans used to do ;)

the neighbours need a good scare lol

i re read this thread and research what people note also. so i am taking notes of you many helpful suggestions.

i also have all the ingredients now of a hulda clarke kidney cleanse but again i'm not rushing that. giving myself several weeks for bladder to get stronger first then i'll do a parasite cleanse, a kidney cleanse and finally a liver cleanse.

in the mean time i will probably do a Dr D explorer gentle liver cleans..

I also tale an arrany of Dr D products/

Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 21, 2013, 6:02pm; Reply: 148
1700 150 ml 10 mins again most of the time taken by the last few inches.

however very cloudy and lots of bits and pieces. and even a bit of what I can only really describe as snot! all good?? lol

a bit more of an ache on the left hand side of body today too. also coccyx aching quiet often the llast few days. perhaps sitting too much.

next instalment around 10 or 11 pm iI suspect.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, April 21, 2013, 6:44pm; Reply: 149
Quoted from KimonoKat

You might also want to check into the herb Royal Breakstone, from Whole World Botanicals.  

http://store.wholeworldbotanicals.com/Royal-Break-Stone-s/2.htm

My husband has been researching it extensively, (and has been on it for a few months now) and it does have the ability to relax/stretch the uerter tubes so large stones can pass. He takes the bulk tea now, after trying extracts from different companies.

Yes, Phyllanthus niruri (Chanca Piedra, aka breakstone)! Thanks for this reminder, Betsy.  :)  Breakstone has long been one of my very favorite and most trusted remedies for many bladder and gallbladder/liver problems.  

It is well worth researching, Policychecker.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 21, 2013, 7:34pm; Reply: 150
yes i have come across it often in my research. (Chanca Piedra, aka breakstone)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 21, 2013, 10:57pm; Reply: 151
1105 250 ml 10 mins easier but lots of rubbish coming out now and cloudy.
Posted by: Spring, Monday, April 22, 2013, 1:41am; Reply: 152
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
also it's frothy a the mo what is that all about ;) think i had a link to that earlier.

I read somewhere a while back that frothiness could indicate protein in the urine.
Posted by: DoS, Monday, April 22, 2013, 2:25am; Reply: 153
Quoted from PCUK-Positive
1105 250 ml 10 mins easier but lots of rubbish coming out now and cloudy.


Cloudy may be you getting over an infection. (good)
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, April 22, 2013, 9:34am; Reply: 154
cloudy might also be: aminoacids....... :-/ and did ya gave a try to:bach flower remedies named  rescue ??) ;) and some fine essential oils a mix between:2drops of ylang-ylang, 3 drops of vetivier, 3drops of opoponax and 2drops of petit grain.....
justamente as a stress releaser ;) ;D.....ah..yep sorry forgot to mention the basic oil can be jojoba and then put onto your wrists..... :D
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 22, 2013, 11:46am; Reply: 155
0900 600 ml 10 mins cloudy went back to bed until 1200
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 22, 2013, 3:34pm; Reply: 156
1600 700 ml 25 minutes annoying. again last few inches too 20 minutes! cloudy

just doing three today so next instalment at about 10 ish. off to eat another watermelon :) the positive side lol

not eating until dinner time today apart from fruit and herbal teas of course.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10:46am; Reply: 157
Mon 2300 500 ml 12 mins cloudy

Tue 1100 1100 ml 25 mins cloudy with all sorts coming out think congealed yellow green strands of stuff. i suspect this is from the repairing bladder wall hopefully flow stopped towards the end when it all very slowly came out then it continued as normal

must remember to wait for a bit when it stops in c\se that happens again and i miss it :)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10:50am; Reply: 158
i am wondering if i should hold the urva ursi and concentrate of the bladder repair? although it might be helping.

waiting for some astralalus but mihht be a week or so.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:01pm; Reply: 159
1700 300 ml 20 mins loads of bits again and cloudy
2300 350 ml 15 mins loads of bits again and cloudy
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:38pm; Reply: 160
1200  600 ml 20 mins
1700 1200 ml 20 mins
2205  250 ml 25 mins

posting just once a day from now to prevent boredom ;)

generally much more difficult to get in seems to be getting  tighter. not sure if this is because of infection or because I'm taking less supps. mainly saw palmetto and cayenne. if it gets any worse I'll be back on them pretty quickly.

it's also actually quiet painful in a several places.
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 11:13pm; Reply: 161
I can't even imagine how weary you must be of all this. I just hope you get a real break and very soon!
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, April 26, 2013, 10:19am; Reply: 162
Thursday clearer

0900 700 ml 20 mins
1500 800 ml 15 mins
2000 600 ml 15 mins
2400 200 ml 15 mins

1000 600 ml 12 mins more clear
1500 800 ml 15 mins clear ish but a lot of sedimentary bits also
1845 400 ml 20 mins very hard to get in, loads of bits
2300 200 ml 25 mins very hard to get in again but clear.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, April 27, 2013, 2:50pm; Reply: 163
Been slowly re rereading and exploring suggestions.

Bought a Sitz bath today a plastic one for £9 odd. will get around to trying that seems like a good idea.
continue to explore and research.

so far no real help with the initial getting the thing in towards the end, coughing, moving relaxing, taking a bath, with and without Epsom salts makes no difference. just have to keep pushing and trying not to punch a whole in the wall ;)

but i'm still hopeful :)
Posted by: Amazone I., Saturday, April 27, 2013, 3:11pm; Reply: 164
:o ;D(shrug)(evil)(think)(wiseman)(whistle)(smarty)(clown)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, April 28, 2013, 10:36am; Reply: 165
Saturday

1100 600 ml 20 mins
1800 400 ml 20 mins
2300 200 ml 15 mins

Sunday

1100 500 ml 20 mins clear
1400 100 ml 20 mins clear                          
out for the rest of the day should be fun ;)
1900 250 ml 20 mins clear
2400 300 ml 20 mins clear
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, April 29, 2013, 11:06am; Reply: 166
1130  900 ml 15 mins clear then bits at the end
1639 1200 ml 20 mins clear.
2200  400 ml 15 mins clear

Tuesday
0900 700 ml 15 mins clear
1300 500 ml 15 mins clear
1700 300 ml 15 mins clear
2300 200 ml 15 mins clear



Flow test and ultra sound tomorrow ,,, flow is zero lol
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 11:34am; Reply: 167
Hospital just took blood test to check kidney. 2 hour round trip!!

0730 300 ml 15 mins clear
1300 300 ml 15 mins  clear
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 5:48pm; Reply: 168
Tried a new Catherter tonight the speedicath compact in and out in less than 8 mins, so quick and easy. hope they are always like that and it was not just a one off.

http://www.coloplast.co.uk/products/samples/speedicath_compact_male/

1815 500 ml 8 mins clear SC = Speedycath
2300 200 ml 20 mins old cath

0800 750 ml 7 mins Cloudy SC
1330 900 ml 7 mins Cloudy SC
1800 600 ml 7 mins clear  SC
2325 250 ml 5 mins clear  SC

So much Happier with new catheter. Although i would change the design slightly to make it even easier to use.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Friday, May 3, 2013, 8:35am; Reply: 169
After my new found success and confidence in the new catheter I am going to try and do it more often. Since it does not hurt so much and is so fast this seems to be the thing to do. so today plan of action is as follows

0830 450 ml 3 mins SC Clear
1200 750 ml 5 mins SC clear
1600 250 ml 5 mins SC clear
2000 450 ml 7 mins SC Clear
2400 300 ml 5 mins SC Clear

This the Catheter in question If you are having time and comfort problems with your existing Intermittent Catheter I suggest you have test of this one. in the uk they will send some free samples if you are already using a catheter. http://www.coloplast.co.uk/products/samples/speedicath_compact_male/
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10:35pm; Reply: 170
Saturday

0800 400 ml 5 mins clear
1100 200 ml 7 mins clear
1600 500 ml 5 mins clear
2100 300 ml 7 mins clear
2400 200 ml 5 mins clear


Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, May 5, 2013, 8:55pm; Reply: 171
Sunday

Sunday

1030 600 ml 5 mins clear
1300 200 ml 5 mins clear
1600 200 ml 5 mins clear
2000 100 ml 4 mins clear
2300

Okay don't want to take a whole lot of space with data. I generally git the cathetering down to less than 5 mins and all seems to be going to plan. so I'll just update when something new happens.

if anyone has a problem or questions feel free to pm me and I'll be happy to help.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, May 6, 2013, 2:22am; Reply: 172
Sounds like you are progressing nicely, PC...  Happy that it is turning around and hope that you'll soon heal enough to go without the catheter.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 5:42pm; Reply: 173
Yes all seems to be going in the right direction.

a few things worth noting. in earlier post i noted my urine was clear sometimes... well compared to how clear it is now back then it was far from clear, i just didn't realise how completely clear and bright it is now. it is a pale yellow but totally transparent. it was translucent before.

a couple of days ago there was a load of what can only be described as a chalk deposit. that seems to have gone now too.

i have no ache at all now, no pain at all.

i am generally in and out with what ever catheter i use within 5 imns and am using a catheter up to 5 time s a day and never get over 400 ml now.

the flow, albiet with a catheter is also stronger now. so something is working.

i have also started loads of different thing one or all of which may help. including

getting blood flowing better around the area around the stomach etc. masage, exercise. cayenne, usrva ursi, pygeum, saw palmetto, watermelon, lemon, turmeric, quercetin, bromelain, polyflora, live cell, histidine (as of today 600 mg once a day) sleeping better. walking often.

the only thing i am still struggling with is sweets and the like. but am not being too hard on myself just yet as this is a long process. and i'm weak ;)

i seem to have a better appetite, i also seem to be putting on weight more easily, i think perhaps i am assimilating nutrients better. as the food and the quantities are actually less than i used to eat.

couple of things i am now doing for example i juice the water melon as I'm feed up eating it and spitting the pipes out. the machine take the pips out. so i drink a half a water melon of about 500-750 ml a day. very pleasant too.
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 9:49pm; Reply: 174
PC, that's great news!  May the healing continue!!  :D
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