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  • Thank you Rhonda G, Donna and Jill!!

    I just wanted to take a sec and thank you for your replys and help with my questions about self cathing and stuff. I have figured out now what works well and the idea to leave the syringe attached to the end of the catheter to remove the cath is working great! No more problems with the meds backing up into the cath. Also, the bleeding was due to the cath being too big for me and once we switched to a smaller size that has not happened anymore. Anyway, this can be a real personal thing for a lot of people and I appreciate your openness.

    Thanks! grouphug

    Live life to the fullest day to day. The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time!

    DX: IC - November 2002 after hysterectomy
    Interstim implanted March 2006 - died May 2011
    Interstim replacement June 2011
    Meds: Pain meds, muscle relaxer, cystex, and marcaine bladder instills as needed.
    Docs: Pain management doc, urologist, family practice

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    you are very welcome and any time you need me pm me. i'm here for you.
    thanks for the post it made me feel better. grouphug
    Medicine taken daily or as needed:
    1. Heaprin and Marcaine rescue installment 1 to 3x daily as needed.
    2. MS.Cotin 100mg 3x daily
    3. MSIR 30mg 1 or 2 every 4-6hrs as needed for breakthrew pain.
    4. Fentanyl 100 mg Change every 48hrs.
    5. Gentamicin 80mg install after each rescue treatment
    5 Leviquin 500mg self start as needed.
    6. Klonopin 1 or 2 daily as needed.
    7. Prosed/DS as 1 every 6hrs as needed.

    I have IC, but IC doesn't have me anymore!


    • #3
      I'm glad we were able to help.

      Thanks for posting --- I'm glad you're finding the procedure a little easier.

      Sending an encouraging hug,
      Stay safe

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