I went to the urologist on Friday to discuss Botox in the bladder.The last of the week trip to urologist Botox for the bladder. What a genuinely honest and patient doctor this was. He came in and knew that I needed questions answered and was prepared to sit and talk. Not only was that nice of a doctor in general but it was nice of a doctor during these times with Covid. He was very honest when he answered and told me it would be very unpredictable for me.￼
Unfortunately, I’m an enigma. You see I don’t just have frequency and urgency, I also have hesitancy￼. Once the initial bladder releases, I have to apply pressure to release the remainder of the bladder. That is the only way I can continue the stream of urine.￼ I have many times I have the urge to go to the bathroom where I can not start the stream. So I go from one extreme to the other where it’s either the urgency/Incontinence￼ or the hesitancy. ￼ therefore with Botox, there is no way for anyone to know what will happen. Not only with the treatment, but after the treatment wears off. Basically it’s a can of worms I just don’t know if I want￼￼ to open. It certainly could make things better, but it also can make things worse. There is just no way to know.
He was very nice and actually gave me the name of somebody who deals with just urinary Incontinence that might have another solution. He explained that they have now some thing like a pacemaker for the bladder but I’m certainly not doing any surgeries for it. I didn’t call this gentleman yet but it’s on my list of things to do. He also gave me a script to get a sonogram of my kidneys￼. He explained that just like the liver, that it is important that the kidney gets checked every year for people with MS because of the amount of medicines that we take.￼ I must say that I at least liked the doctor regardless what decision I made. I don’t think Botox is going to actually work for me.￼