I have unfortunate news, the surgery I had last month did not do what it was supposed to. I have a very sick bladder, by that I mean a badly diseased bladder. It causes me great pain and discomfort and sometimes the cystoscopy with hydrodistention does not do the “reset” it is supposed to do. I only had a temporary two-day pain-free stint, instead of a years worth of bearable pain. I’m right back to the bad pain I had before the April 3rd procedure.
As it was explained to me today by my urologist, I have a such a diseased bladder that it is in a constant contraction, causing me to go urinate more often than one should go and it causes great pain because it is constantly contracted. The hydrodistention fills the bladder with fluid, stretching it out, breaking the contraction and causing it to reset to a normal function. The cystoscopy is just a camera taking pictures of the whole procedure and the disease in my bladder.
So I will have another cystoscopy with hydrodistention on May 22, 2017. Hopefully this one will reset my bladder. If it doesn’t, I could be going through it again in 6 weeks to 3 months. I’m not happy about it. I have to find a positive. What could that be? Here is one, I have a chance of having tolerable pain for a year with this procedure. I also get to see my nurse friends at the outpatient area of the hospital. They make me smile. More than one positive!