I had a hysterectomy and bladder suspension and had a catheter for 10 days. I cannot imagine having it for a month, the pain and discomfort was driving me crazy. What I did to get rid of it was clipping the catheter (they come with a clip usually if not bend it in half and tie it with a rubber band) and let my bladder feel full and then unclip it so it drains. Of course ask your doctor before doing this but your bladder becomes "lazy" and needs to be retrained. Usually you would clip it for 3-4 hours or until you feel really full. Again, check with your doctor and good luck!