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TURP Operation, Still Suffering

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But if I am deemed unfit to fly do airlines normally give you a refund or postpone until one is fit enough to fly?


Will depend on the terms of your ticket if you can pay and change the date
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12 hours ago, ThaiPauly said:

As I am flying through the middle east I would have to be careful of what painkillers I was taking wouldn't I?

Yes it might matter.  Which country?

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I am flying with Gulf so I would imagine Abu Dabi, I can't be bothered to get all my paperwork out I'm in too much pain

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I have just got back from Bangkok Hospital where I have had a catheter fitted.

 

Just as well as it half filled immediately. So any danger I was in has passed for now as long as I keep the catheter in.

 

Sheryll, you say go to ER at Suan Doc but I went to supposedly the best Urologist in CM at what is supposed to be the best hospital in CM. It would have been much cheaper to have the operation at a government hospital but this Doctor was recommended on this forum and was trained by Dr.Bunnakit.

 

What on earth is a guy gonna have to do to get it right in this country?

 

I will be speaking to Dr.Wittawatt first thing in the morning to see what he has to say for himself and where we are supposed to go from here

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20 minutes ago, ThaiPauly said:

Sheryll, you say go to ER at Suan Doc but I went to supposedly the best Urologist in CM at what is supposed to be the best hospital in CM.

Bangkok Hospital is the most expensive hospital in Chiang Mai.

Suan Doc is the best.

IMHO.

 

But at least you've got the catheter in, which i hope is giving you some relief now.

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1 hour ago, ThaiPauly said:

I am flying with Gulf so I would imagine Abu Dabi, I can't be bothered to get all my paperwork out I'm in too much pain

Gulf is from Bahrain, nothing to do with Abu Dhabi. Different country. 

Anyway, now you have a catheter there should be no reason why you should be unable to fly. To make sure, see a doctor 2 days before departure. And of course,  follow Sheryl's advice above

 

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43 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

oxycontin... is also out of favor back in the West as it is the main source of the epidemic of opioid addiction.

 

Make this "back in the USA".

It is (still?) quite popular in some European countries where there is no opioid addiction crisis (yet).

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

Bangkok Hospital is the most expensive hospital in Chiang Mai.

Suan Doc is the best.

IMHO.

 

But at least you've got the catheter in, which i hope is giving you some relief now.

You are not joking it is the most expensive, but there was no mention on here of a decent urologist at Suan Doc

 

Also, how long can you keep a catheter in before it needs replacing? Obviously I can empty the one I have, but after a TURP operation I should never need a catheter!!!

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26 minutes ago, uhuh said:

Gulf is from Bahrain, nothing to do with Abu Dhabi. Different country. 

Anyway, now you have a catheter there should be no reason why you should be unable to fly. To make sure, see a doctor 2 days before departure. And of course,  follow Sheryl's advice above

 

As I said ,it was a guess I had more important issues to think about at the time

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35 minutes ago, ThaiPauly said:

You are not joking it is the most expensive, but there was no mention on here of a decent urologist at Suan Doc

 

Also, how long can you keep a catheter in before it needs replacing? Obviously I can empty the one I have, but after a TURP operation I should never need a catheter!!!

Catheter is usually good for 3-4 weeks, before changing.

Some people make them last a bit longer.

Hang the bag by the loop from your knickers at the side, then fisherman's pants over the top (in case they didn't tell you).

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2 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Catheter is usually good for 3-4 weeks, before changing.

Some people make than last a bit longer.

Takes a bit of getting used to....you have not had a TURP op I don't think, have you BM ?

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5 minutes ago, ThaiPauly said:

Takes a bit of getting used to....you have not had a TURP op I don't think, have you BM ?

No, I'm only a recent sufferer, and the drugs seem to work just fine for me (6 months in now).

Looked at TURP as an idea, then rejected it as too risky with incontinence/impotence/pain as possible side-effects.

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7 hours ago, ThaiPauly said:

I am flying with Gulf so I would imagine Abu Dabi, I can't be bothered to get all my paperwork out I'm in too much pain

Gulf Air will transit in Bharain.  Here is the relevant text from the Customs website -

 

"Passengers may bring into the country, medicines for personal use only. An original prescription from a registered medical practitioner must be enclosed (stamped and signed by the relevant medical authority with full details of the patient and medical condition). All medication should be in original packaging and should not have expired.

 Hallucinatory or psychotropic medicines and drugs are not permitted without a prior approval from the Ministry of Health.  Any passenger found with such medicines will be liable to prosecution under the relevant laws."

 

http://www.bahraincustoms.gov.bh/page.php?SID=WTBkR2JscFVNREZPYVZwMFVGUlpiV015TURsT1ZFazk%3D

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