Jimo wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:06 pm
using a catheter & bag with which I’ve had no end of trouble..... with district nurses supplying the wrong sized parts, Hey Ho!
Jim, it don't know if this will help, but I have had similar experiences, so I figured it wouldn't harm to share.
Whenever I had a bag fitted by a female nurse, they insisted on cutting the tube to size so the bag sat on my knee joint.
This was a right pain for walking working, doing anything really. There is probably some method in this, as it prevents you from moving around too much. However, if you are otherwise well it's a pain in the arse.
What I did was speak to my GP who wrote me a prescription for 30 bags at a time, and cleared it so that I could change my own.
The bags come with a long length of tube and a sterile pair of scissors plus gloves and at least one velcro, elastic strap. Keep the strap from each one, as they are useful.
Cut the tubing so the bag sits just above your ankle, or on your calf if you want to wear your Doc Martens.
Use two straps on your thigh to secure the tube down your inside leg. Use one just below your knee, and fit when your knee is bent, leaving a loose loop of tube that follows your knee shape.
Secure the bag with another strap.
Done properly, you can walk, work, stand, crouch, whatever. Just remember to empty the bag regularly or it looks like you have swollen ankles.