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Re: Self Cathetering


There is not a huge amount of ‘traffic’ on this site – as you can see, only 160 people at the most have read your thread. Can I suggest two things:

1. you join one of the larger Lists – if you go to Resources on the Yana site and page down you’ll find a link to a page giving a number of Lists. The two I think are really good are PPML, which has a membership of about 1,300 and Prostate Cancer Support, which has about 800. So posting a message there gets to about 2,000 people.
2. The second thing would be to contact Eric Sondeen – read his story at and you will see that he has a lot of experience at self catheterisation.

Good luck

Terry in Australia

Re: Self Cathetering

Thanks Terry

Re: Self Catheterizing

My update is that after 7+ months the procedure has become quite routine. I do it on average 3 times per day and on occision I feel a little scratch from time to time but, mostly it's painless. I have had 2 UTI durning that time, don't know why, it just happened.With the Flomax and Avodart my prostate has reduced in size but,complete voiding on my own is not happening. Seeds will have been in for a year in October. I'm retaining less urnine in my bladder but, still need to do the trick myself as stated above.