Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Reflections

I am developing the skill of sitting or laying in the same position for a very long time and being comfortable doing jt. I usually think of myself as a fairly fidgety person, but since finding a comfortable position with no catheter pain is rare these days, when I find one I can stay stay still for a very long time. The discomfort of cramping muscles is still less than the sharp catheter pain. I'll take the lesser of two evils, please.

4 comments:

emily said...

bravely, lad.

has anyone recommended phenazopyridine, over-the-counter brand name AZO? it's a dye that also numbs the urinary tract. i don't know if it would help with the spasms (i'm guessing not), but maybe it would help with the irritation? a client of mine got some relief from it when her catheter was driving her buggy.

NB: it'll turn your pee orange, and then your pee will stain anything it touches.

M said...

I really don't care what color it is as long as it works! Nope no recommendations from the docs yet, but I'm checking...

M said...

My Mayo Docs said give Azo a try, it can't hurt. I have some now and it seems slightly better, thanks! I have a feeling it will be *very* helpful after I get the thing out.

Wendy said...

Yay for AZO!

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