My New? ST70

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Re: My New? ST70

Post by Newtsalad » Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:17 pm

Jimo wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:37 pm
Essex Boy eh? We should/could meet soon eh?......much in common?

Jim
More than you might think Jim. ;) :lol:

Cheers! Jim. :lol:


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Re: My New? ST70w are you

Post by Capitano » Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:17 pm

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.

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Re: My New? ST70

Post by Jimo » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:29 pm

Capitano thanks for that info, I’ve found for myself a similar way of installing the bag - but it helps if the bag is the right size (750 ml) and not 300ml where ons is forever emptying the darned thing. I now have a supply of 10 x bags together with tapes which I change myself and which are worn below the knee leaving the drain tap out of sight above the ankle.

At moment I’m going through some kind of chemo for 1 day x 6 weeks..... it’s a right pain - literally where the substance has to be kept in for two hours making one feel like bursting while driving home; the sheer pain really necessitating a plentiful supply of pain killers. I have just one more session to go - the trouble with this procedure is that it makes me feel so tired with the need to rest for lengthy periods, following the final visit at some time in the future a further investigation will verify the results.

I’ve amassed a few more bits for my ST and look forward to being able to fit them in comfort, meanwhile it’s looking really great and I look forward to riding it - hopefully near 40mph.
Pics soon.


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Re: My New? ST70

Post by Capitano » Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:19 pm

Good to hear that you have that sorted, Jim.

Best of luck, fella. 8-)

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Re: My New? ST70

Post by Jimo » Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:43 am

And just for luck - today I’ve sold my Honda Foresight 250 which gives me more room in the garage to play with my ST.....
But soon I’m also selling my 49cc Honda Canopy due to completely unforeseen wife’s medical circumstances which have more than upset me.

Jim

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Re: My New? ST70

Post by Newtsalad » Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:19 pm

:shock: I suddenly feel very well indeed, I shall count my blessings. Maybe I'll head out on the Supercub instead of doing the little jobs I'd planned....

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Re: My New? ST70

Post by Jimo » Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:29 pm

Not a bad idea Jim, I feel like doing the same - just to get away from life’s worries so to speak....

Jim

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