today I was in ER again, where an epic battle ensued between two nurses and my urethra. three hours and four catheter sizes later, they finally got the teeniest infant-sized one into me, and 575 ml of urine out of me.
victory, right?! I was pretty happy, myself.
but they let me go with strict instructions to call my (not so great) urologist TOMORROW and make them start taking this more seriously. I was like, ok, one day'll be fine. I went home, tried to pee a few hours later.
OW OW OW
they scratched up the inside of my uretha, and now whatever voiding ability I had has been lost because of my body's instinctive, "that really hurts, will stop!!" reaction.
how do I make it hurt less? how do I get a numbing agent in there? what numbing agents are safe?