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  • polygon
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    To L.Thomas - I've only had one so far, and should be going in for the second tomorrow (had to cancel on Tuesday).
    So far, I haven't noticed much difference. My bladder is definitely a bit less irritated by foods right now, but I have also been following the IC diet really carefully.

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  • Jocotter
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    They can do something with lidocaine and the catheter. I was really scared the first time and they did that for me, but since then, I haven't felt I needed it. I'm not sure if they wiped the catheter with it or what. My doctor is good about easing my fears. They also used the lidocaine when they did the camera thing in the bladder. I DID need it on that one.

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  • L. Thomas
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    I was just wondering how your instillation has worked. I think others would be helped by posting your experiences.

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  • polygon
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    Originally posted by DaniMSC View Post
    Best of luck with the uracyst!! I definitely recommend taking a cab if you can afford it, I took the metro at least two times of the three I had uracyst instills. It was doable. For me, the catheterization itself was the most painful, but I was ok the rest of the day, it really wasn't so bad. Also, I remember it being much less scary and painful after the first time.
    Thank you
    I didn't take a cab, just because I stayed in the hospital for 1 1/2 hours instead, I figured I wouldn't be ready yet to try and keep the instill in on the way home.
    The catheter pain is unreal. I wish they had used a lidocaine jelly or some sort of gel with a numbing agent instead of just lube. Either way, the pain only lasted a day.
    Trying not to get my hopes up too high just in case, but i do know even just the one instill has helped a bit. Yesterday was my 20th birthday and of course I felt obligated to have a drink with some friends (19 is the legal age, but my 19th party wasn't very good) to celebrate. I stuck to the least irritating drinks, and although I hadn't drank in a long time, I remember the pain being far less than any other time before it.

    Here's to hoping!

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  • DaniMSC
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    Best of luck with the uracyst!! I definitely recommend taking a cab if you can afford it, I took the metro at least two times of the three I had uracyst instills. It was doable. For me, the catheterization itself was the most painful, but I was ok the rest of the day, it really wasn't so bad. Also, I remember it being much less scary and painful after the first time.

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  • polygon
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    Originally posted by ICNDonna View Post
    Try taking some deep breaths to relax. Relaxing will make the procedure much easier.



    Donna
    Thank you Donna. You always make me feel better

    Hopefully I'll take a cab back from the hospital. Public transit after this seems like a bad idea. The actual instill seems like it's going to be uncomfortable and awkward but okay, it's the afterwards that has me so riled up! There will probably be pain from the cath, I just hope it wont increase my urgency/frequency for the rest of the day. Getting back home would be a nightmare!

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  • ICNDonna
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    Try taking some deep breaths to relax. Relaxing will make the procedure much easier.



    Donna

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  • polygon
    started a topic Uracyst today!

    Uracyst today!

    Alright, I am a couple hours away from my first instill.
    Any advice? Anything I should do beforehand?
    This has my anxiety through the roof.
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