Long time--the board has changed!
I'm wondering if anyone has developed or noted more of a tendency to develop kidney/urinary stones post surgery. Tom has suffered episodic pain for some time, which seems to be worsening. We are guessing it is either stones or a stricture from a catheter injury after his TD 16 years ago (nurse pulled it out without fully deflating). Because he is embarrassed by this problem (especially since the only urologist he saw years ago suggested an embarrassing/ineffective possible solution), he has not pursued any better answer than taking a painkiller (phenazopyridine) prescribed by his PCP, which does nothing to treat the cause. Waiting for referral to UCSF urology, wondering if anyone here has any wisdom.