05-04-2004, 02:53 PM
I posted in a bad flare at 10 weeks and was grateful for all of the concern and prayers. I have been doing okay for the last month, but now I have a problem that I need all your expertise for. I have been having a hard time urinating and have been having to push like with a bowel movement for about three weeks. It is an on and off thing--happens atleast once a day. It really scared me because I thought my bladder would explode if I didn't get something out. Eventually I can go, but apparently I am not emptying my bladder fully. Today after such a straining session I could feel something weird down there and I got a mirror and looked and something was protruding out of my vagina. Needless to say the doctor sent me to the hospital and said it was my cervix being pushed out. They put a foley in and I was terrified because I have never had a catheter. I had a cysto 5 years ago, but I was sedated, so I wasn't sure what to expect. It burned so bad, I though I was going to pass out. I had 600 cc's of urine, which they said was a very lot. Especially since I had just gone at home, or thought I did anyway. I remember during my cysto they had tried to put 500 cc's in and I woke up out of the anesthesia screaming out because it hurt so bad...so I guess 600 is a lot. I guess my bladder must be in better shape than it was then. Anyway, here is my problem. They said I have to self cath 4x's a day to make sure that my baldder is emptying so that it doesn't push my cervix out again. By the way, my cervix is still long and closed tight and the baby is growing perfectly...13 weeks 5 days...right on schedule. They showed me how to do the self cath at the hospital. I never imagined where my ureathra was, I had no idea, don't investigate down there much, I guess I atleast feel more educated if nothing else since today! It burned so bad, they had just taken the foley out 15 minutes earlier, it was even worse than the first time because it was already irritated. I think I can find it again on my own with a mirror, but how do I make it not hurt so much. I know some of you are experts at this so there has got to be a way that I can tolerate it and make it not burn so bad. I was almost in tears at the hospital and I don't want to not drink to avoid it because I know I need the fluids. I am being a baby I guess. When I got home I had to pee on my own and my ureathra just burned and throbbed -- it was horrid! I did get the Dr to give me some lidocaine -- I thought I remembered reading on here that maybe that was something that would help -- is it going to take care of the burn? I guess I also had some yeast coming out so I have a cream for that too. Okay, just tell me to quit being a baby and stop typing such a huge story. Any help or comfort tips anyone has to offer would be greatly appreciated! Thank you truly!