I have been diagnosed to have nuerogenic bladder due to failed back syndrome (over 12 years ago). I was just diagnosed to also have Cauda Equina Syndrome. I have severe bladder retention with catheders every three weeks and major infections/blockage. The pain in unbearable in my bladder. My legs are numb regularily and sex is out of the question. What do they do to fix this problem? I have blood and calcification in my urine. My stools have blood, and occassion I bleed outside the catheder. I have had every test there is through the urologist,neuologists, myelograms, etc. How much pain can a person take? What can they do? My colonoscopies are clear..I have no cancer. This is all due to a tramatic experience that started all of this. I have had the catheder for over a year and a half now (changed at least every three weeks). I would appreciate your input on what can be done to repair this problem...if there is one.