Catheter for surgery?

anncha
on 1/15/18 8:30 am

I wondered its normal to have a catheter fitted for surgery? I've had one in for several past surgeries and always have a really bad bladder infection afterwards. The thought of a bladder infection during the healing process when you can barely eat/drink/move straight after major surgery (and travelling back to Sudbury from Toronto) does not fill me with joy.

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

michelle W.
on 1/15/18 9:14 am
RNY on 06/12/17

I didn't have a catheter... don't think it's normal procedure for this surgery..

Referral - March 23rd 2016 TWH Orientation - June 15 2016 Social - Sept 6 2016 Nurse - Oct 3 2016 Nut Class - Nov 14 2016 Psych - Dec 14 2016 Nut Jan 4 2017 Surgeon - Feb 24 2017 Pre-op May 23 2017 Opti start date May 29 2017 Surgery Date - June 12 2017 HW-285 CW - 154.2 Opti start weight - 261.5 SW - 256

Preop-23.5 Opti-5.5 M1-13.8 M2-14.2 M3-11 M4-9.5 M5-9.9 M6-6.8 M7-9.4 M8-5.9 M9-4.2 M10-4.6 M11-2.4

JCarbona
on 1/15/18 9:51 am

I was told that I will have one, when I asked my surgeon Dr. Graber.

oneatatime
on 1/15/18 11:29 am
RNY on 09/01/17

I didn't have one. It was never even discussed.

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leeann73
on 1/15/18 4:07 pm

Unless they put one in when I was under and took it out before I came to, I don't think I had a catheter either. My surgery was in Guelph

referral: early June 2016; surgery Feb 21, 2017

anncha
on 1/16/18 6:28 am

This will be added to my questions for the surgeon then because some people did and some people didn't. I wish there was consistency! :)

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

MsAlamode
on 1/16/18 8:53 am

As far as I know I didn't have a catheter; it was never discussed and I didn't have any soreness in that area to suggest that one had been put in

Humber River Hospital with Dr. Huynh

Referral May 2016; Orientation Aug 2016; Dr. Huynh Sept 7, 2017; Dr Glazer Nov 21, 2017; RN/RD/SW Nov 22, 2017; Pre-Op Dec 21, 2017; Surgery Jan 12, 2018

LauraLeafFan
on 1/17/18 4:55 am

I didn't have one that I know of but still ended up with a urinary tract infection after I believe it was from the acid medication they put us on after surgery.

Good luck!!

Referral MARCH 2016, Orientation JUNE 2016, Surgery FEBRUARY 14TH 2017

HW 272lbs 10 months Post-Op CW 175.7lbs

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