Good news everybody! My catheter was removed yesterday morning and my bladder function has returned to normal. Yay! Urinating has never bought me so much joy and happiness.
It was rather a surreal experience... me sitting in the Urology clinic waiting room, surrounded by 70 year old men, waiting to have my tubes and bag removed.
I won't go into all the gory details, but needless to say having two nurses watch you take your first piss in over a week is really nerve wracking.
Fortunately I haven't done any long term damage to my bladder, but I do need to keep an eye on things and have regular checkups with my doctor.
Unfortunately, my prostate still isn't quite right. My 2nd PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen - apparently its a common thing to look at for cancer pre-cursors) came back abnormally high for my age. And with my prostate still enlarged and my family history of cancer in that area, they are a little bit concerned.
A 31 year old man just doesn't get an infection in that area... it was a little embarrassing having to ask the Urologist if all the vigorous bum fun I've had recently may have been the cause. He was very noncommittal on that answer, and tended to look at the floor while not really answering my question. I think I managed to embarrass him.
So it looks like I may have to have a biopsy in the very near future. Hopefully the drugs I'm taking will work a miracle before I go back to see the specialist again next week.
Once again... I'm way too young for this shit.