Playing my trumpet while wearing a catheter
I will be getting the Rezum prostate treatment and will have to wear a catheter for a few days. Will I be able to practice while wearing it?
GeorgeB last edited by
Hi, Mike, Dr. Go should be able to answer that for you if he reads this. You can also start a Chat with him.
The procedure doesn't sound like a lot of fun, but being able to practice will help take your mind off things. Best wishes.
Dr GO last edited by Dr GO
Mike, I have personally been there when I blew a hole through my kidney and pieces were floating in my urinary tact that blocked flow through by bladder. I had a catheter there for about a week. I was fortunate to be allowed to play my pocket trumpet from my ICU bed (mute inserted of course) and all went well.
HOWEVER with that said I witnessed the darnedest thing. When I remained playing within the staff, my catheter drip rate into the bag remained essentially unchanged. However, when I started playing above the staff the drip rate would decrease. So I tried playing around the C above staff, the urine output essentially stopped. That is when my nurse (a male nurse) started getting concerned. He didn't seem to mind in between the range of the staff and high C as he didn't have to come into the room as often to empty my bag. I actually "published" these results on TrumpetMaster at the time I was conducting this "experiment" . Also did an experiment while attached to an oximeter on circular breathing, but reporting on that is for another thread.
Bottom line, physiologically speaking, you won't piss anyone off if you continually play above high C!
Mike, all the best for a speedy recovery!