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    Suprapubic Catheter

    OK, ,I did it. I got the surgery two days ago.
    Now I have a weird looking tube sticking out of me.
    I was just wondering what others who have this think about it. Any issues?
    Thanks
    Mrs Spike

    #2
    30 years with mine. Your test will be in say 2 months post. Buy a 6 pack, hammer those suckers, now sleeps for 9 to 10 hours strait. Wake up, and laugh at IC. Okay, we quads only get so many perks. A SP is one.


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      #3
      Agree with Gimpy. Drink, drink and drink... no worries usually. Had mine just over 3 yrs and absolutely love it. Do a search and read about a lot more opinions here as there have been bunches of threads on them.





      Life isn't like a bowl of cherries or peaches. It's more like a jar of jalapenos--What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow.

      If you ain't laughing, you ain't living, baby. Carlos Mencia

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        #4
        works for me

        It's Friday and there are some cold ones in the fridge.
        I suppose if a weird tube sticking out of me doesn't bother Mr Spike....... this is worth it for great sex !

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          #5
          You go girl!!!!





          Life isn't like a bowl of cherries or peaches. It's more like a jar of jalapenos--What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow.

          If you ain't laughing, you ain't living, baby. Carlos Mencia

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            #6
            Originally posted by 2jazzyjeff
            Had mine just over 3 yrs and absolutely love it.
            Hi Jeff,

            In your wildest dreams (or nightmares), can you imagine writing what you did 5 years and 17 days ago?

            Life is a strange ride.

            How's the fishing in your lake? What species of fish are in it? I presume there are large mouth in it, how much did your heaviest one weigh in at?

            Bob.
            "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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              #7
              Yup, bestest decision, other than driving, that I've made since stuntriding into the SCI world.

              Everything is in that lake.. bass, catfish, crappie but yet to see any carp. Only some smaller fish has been caught. Watch the big uns jump everytime I'm out. Hope to hook one soon. I might need to sink some Xmas trees...





              Life isn't like a bowl of cherries or peaches. It's more like a jar of jalapenos--What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow.

              If you ain't laughing, you ain't living, baby. Carlos Mencia

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                #8
                Yeah, that's right, Mr. Spike didn't like the "catheter burn" or something, right? Or am I imagining things?

                Anyways, here's to cold beer, great sex and no more foley!

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                  #9
                  Best thing I did drink away and have fun
                  Be always determined in Life and Love

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                    #10
                    DH has had his for a little over 2 years. The first year, he went to see the nurse every month to change it out. Then we decided it was much cheaper for me to do this at home. Our out of pocket was about $100/mo as opposed to $12/mo. So things were going along fine. About 6 months ago, I missed a very important step. I forgot to fill the bubble. Took about 30 minutes before it popped out. So, he got back in the bed, then I couldn't get it back in. So... off to the ER we went. Couple of months later, changing it out again, wouldn't go in... went to the ER. Last weekend, same thing happens again.... ER dr. said felt like there was a blockage, tissue or something. Of course it was out for like 3 hours. He struggled to get it in as well. He switched from latex to silicone and went down from a 16 to a 14 and it went right in. So now we have to go back to the urologist to move him back up to a 16.

                    I don't know if this is common, but it's sure not saving us any money if we have to keep going to the ER.

                    Other than this... the SP cath has been great. We do bandage it each day to keep his jeans from tugging on it.
                    AB, Husband is c5-6 inc quad, 25 years post injury.

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                      #11
                      I had my SP done twice. The first DR. never went bigger than a 16. The nurses came to my house to change it. After 2 years the hole started to close off to the ER. I met a new doctor and he said my tube should of been bigger than a 16. I had the surgery redone and he changes it once a month and my tube is now a 20 we slowly went up to that size.
                      Be always determined in Life and Love

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                        #12
                        I love having my SP, though I don't care to see the site so I always have a drain sponge covering it. If you are fond of protein shakes, be advised it will last a week before it calcifies shut; be sure to irrigate to monitor this. I realize I probably get too much protein, but if you work out a lot more better than not enough

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by 2jazzyjeff
                          Yup, bestest decision, other than driving, that I've made since stuntriding into the SCI world.

                          Everything is in that lake.. bass, catfish, crappie but yet to see any carp. Only some smaller fish has been caught. Watch the big uns jump everytime I'm out. Hope to hook one soon. I might need to sink some Xmas trees...
                          had mine about 7 1/2 yrs. damn tryin to cath with these quad hands.

                          you can probly just go out there an pick up a fish, huh jeff? i been hearing on the news about the lakes an all dryin up in A-town.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by rollin64

                            you can probly just go out there an pick up a fish, huh jeff? i been hearing on the news about the lakes an all dryin up in A-town.
                            Actually we're 1 of a few lakes that are fine. We're only 8'' down.





                            Life isn't like a bowl of cherries or peaches. It's more like a jar of jalapenos--What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow.

                            If you ain't laughing, you ain't living, baby. Carlos Mencia

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                              #15
                              It is common for a SP tract to close up if there is no catheter in it for even a few minutes, regardless of the size. When changing a SP catheter, the new catheter should be all set up and ready to insert prior to removing the old one. This is our policy at the hospital.

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