I am a 67 year old male. I went in for a total knee replacement surgery on May 20, 2013. I went under a general anesthetic rather than a spinal block because I had not been off my blood thinner for a sufficient time before surgery. Consequently, it appeared in the hospital that the general anesthetic had affected my bladder.
In the space of 3 days I was administered 2 straight and 1 Foley catheter placements. After leaving the hospital Wednesday afternoon my urination retention continued. I had a Home Health Care Nurse insert a straight catheter that evening. She was able to draw 1300 ml off my bladder around 9 pm. Then around 1 am I had to go to the emergency room at the hospital and have another Foley catheter inserted. They drew off 1350 ml this time. I contacted a urologist recommended by the hospital who set up an appointment at his office for a week later. I had the catheter from Thursday to the next Wednesday.
In the meantime my daughter researched and found eFull Circle online. And I called Dawn Lewis. On Wednesday I went into the urologists office to have the foley catheter removed. At 2:30 in the afternoon I went back for them to check me after I had urinated a very little. And they sent me home without a catheter. However, by 6 am the next morning I required another insertion of a foley catheter. The urologist again set up an appointment for a week later.
Instead I asked my home nurse to come Friday am to take out the catheter with an order from the urologist. My wife and I downloaded eFull Circle (Dawn Lewis) Bladder Restoration after Surgery Video. My wife performed the 4 exercises/pressure techniques just before the nurse took the catheter out, and once after. I have been urinating naturally ever since. I am convinced that this technique was what was required to get my bladder muscles and nerves working again. I surely did not want a catheter to remain in until the following Wednesday if it was not necessary. This technique can be practiced by anyone upon the patient while watching and following the downloaded video.
Stephen W. Leonard
Colonel, USA, Retired
June 3, 2013