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I am 57 years old, and have been suffering from Paruresis since I was a teenager. As long as I could control the situation I thought I was OK. Recently admitted to hospital for an operation I had to have a catheter fitted twice as I couldn't urinate even when in a single room with a private toilet. The catheter had to be inserted after a bout of sickness, and was taken out after 3-4 days, and I was able to urinate normally for a week and a half albeit sometimes I had to sit down to do it. After a stomach op, I froze up again and could not urinate despite my bladder being full. Catheterised for 4 days and able to go normally after it was removed. Now I am in the process of being referred to a urologist, which I hope will be soon. I am interested in the workshops you and others have mentioned. Are they through this organisation, or is it through your own doctor? Thanks for your coments so far guys, it does help to know I am not alone.