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  • Unable to Urinate after a TURP Procedure

    While I was in Seattle I received an email from a woman whose husband had a TURP procedure.  TURP stands for Transurethral resection of the Prostate.  This procedure is done to relieve decreased urinary flow caused by an enlarged prostate.

    After having this procedure done, the patient was unable to urinate.  His doctor informed him that this time, however, it was due to the anesthetic used during the surgery.  Many of you may have seen me write about this in the past.  I also created an SMRT self-help video for restoring bladder function after surgery.

    The woman who emailed me bought the video after reading testimonials about the work on our site.  The work is fairly easy to do, but most spouses feel more comfortable with a therapist doing it and we get requests weekly for therapists who might be able to do the work.  In this case, the wife did the SMRT on the husband.  She began two days before his catheter was to be removed.  When the catheter was removed, he had a “dribble.”  She was discouraged and wrote me an email wondering if she was doing the work wrong.  I told her a “dribble” was fantastic, it was a positive sign and not to get discouraged.  That was yesterday.

    Today, she sent me an email saying he was catheter free last night and is producing more and more urine with each attempt.  They are thrilled, as am I.  This work is accessible by purchasing a $9 digital download on our website titled “Restoring Bladder Function after Surgery”.  It is also included in our SMRT: Hips, Lower Back, & Abdomen video course and its excerpts (i.e., SMRT: Hips & Sacrum, SMRT: Lower Back, and SMRT: Abdomen), as well as in all of our live courses for SMRT: Hips, Lower Back & Abdomen.  For more information, please go to https://efullcircle.com/spontaneous-muscle-release-technique-hips-lower-back-abdomen/