I recently had an early outpatient surgery - a hernia repair, and I was supposed to be home by 1PM.
Instead, I awoke with severe pain 10/10 level, not on the incision but in my bladder, penis and anus.
I was mostly ignored, but an anti-inflammatory reduce the pain to an 8-10/10 level and by 5PM, against my will, I was discharged and had started urinary incontinence.
Two hours later, I was taken by ambulance first to a local hospital, then transferred back to the original hospital and admitted for three days. It took over 48 hours to get a sonogram of my bladder, and a catheter that finally gave relief.
Two failed trials to urinate in the following month lead to a 4 day hospitalization for infection. A month to the date of the hernia surgery the catheter was finally removed.
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