I haven't used a catheter in over 3 years, since I first got injured but constantly got UTI's after a day or two, even with silicone caths.
I use a 16FR, and was going to give it another try, to elude diapers for a while and maybe get on a cath system.
I have a nuerogenic bladder disorder, resulting in nerve damage to my sacral and lumbar regions in my spine. I basically void everything in my bladder whenever I stand, sit up, squat or bend over. Anything that puts pressure onto my bladder after filling to only 140-200ml, roughly half the average bladder size. If it fills more, it becomes painful and cramping occurs, resulting in me having to jump up or maneuver into a position that my bladder can empty.
Tonight I inserted a Foley Cath, but after 10 minutes the pain was unbarable, I had the constant urge and a discomfort from my urethra, and was forced to take it out after 30 minutes and having trouble walking.
I'm back in my diaper now, and am voiding much slower and usual and still have a cramping pain in my lower abdomen and bladder area. I really don't want to end up at the hospital and miss work tomorrow, so please let me know if any of you have ever experienced this before, and what you did to resolve it.