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I was more afraid of the catheter than the surgery, but I'm kinda glad I had it. With the sheer amount of Fluid they gave me during my stay, getting up each time would have killed me.

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I didn't have one

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What freaks you out about it? I was on hospital bed rest when I was pregnant with my girls and didn't feel them put it in, nor did I feel them take it out. Lol

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What freaks you out about it? I was on hospital bed rest when I was pregnant with my girls and didn't feel them put it in, nor did I feel them take it out. Lol

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Well I had one before with another surgery while I was under when they put it in I was wide awake when they pulled it out lol I hate the feeling

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I did not have a catheter with my bypass. The surgery is quick and they get you up almost right away anyway.

That being said, there really is nothing scary about them. they put them in while you are under and they do not hurt or anything when they pull them out. I have had them more than 5 times in my life and my experience is always the same.

They don't like to use them for short surgeries when they know you will be up quickly because you are more apt to get a UTI.

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I did not have a catheter with my bypass. The surgery is quick and they get you up almost right away anyway.

That being said, there really is nothing scary about them. they put them in while you are under and they do not hurt or anything when they pull them out. I have had them more than 5 times in my life and my experience is always the same.

They don't like to use them for short surgeries when they know you will be up quickly because you are more apt to get a UTI.

Thanks for your response I guess it's a mental thing for me I always dread the small things and easily handle bigger things smh.

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@@erica2185

I hear you on that. I am about 3.5 weeks away from having a very large plastics surgery. Normally I don't get anxious about this sort of thing having had many many surgeries in my life.

But in July I had an arm lift which went very well. I clearly was not prepared for the kind of pain I had with my arms. I had a lot of burning and itching for many many weeks before I got some relief.

Well now I am having a full Tummy Tuck and breast lift with Augmentation. If my tummy or breasts burn and itch as badly as my arms I might actually lose my mind.

I know what to expect from tummy surgery as I have had a few but this one is obviously a bit more involved with larger scars to deal with.

Its 3 weeks away and every time I think about it, my tummy actually flutters.

Also, I will have 4 JP drains that I will have to empty or my husband will. I know I can handle it but it is just gross to think about and had me a little worried.

Out of all of my surgeries, both my hysterectomy and my gastric bypass were the easiest for me.

My pain threshold is very high until it wears me down. In other words, I can take it for quite a while but once i get exhausted, It just takes harder to take.

best of luck on your surgery.

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I didn't have a catheter for surgery, but when I woke up, I was unable to pee. The nurse said it is a complication some people get from surgery. Anyway, I had to have a catheter for two days until my bladder started working again. Two male nurses put it in while I was wishing I was elsewhere, and I took it out myself.

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