Roy:Just an update. In going to see my doctor Friday PM I did urinate at the office. However there was still a considerable amount in my bladder after I was done. They put me back on the catheter and drained a considerable amount of urine from my bladder. In talking to the doctor, he told me that there was two issues here. First of all, because of the considerable amount of tissue that he removed from the prostrate, the prostrate is still quite swellen. In addition, because I have had the BPH condition so long, the bladder was stretched and the bladder muscle has become week. Together these things are causing the Urinary Retention that I am experiencing.
So now the plan is for me to wait until next Wednesday when I remove the catheter at 6 AM and then I have an appointment with my doctor at 1:30 PM.
Thanks for the info. Seems I am having the same issues with long term BPH but my doc isn't communicating. I have removed the cath 3 times and returned to ER within 18 hours for a replacement. I too was never able to fully empty my bladder. Please let me know how you are doing. I will do the same.... Thanks