Im being discharged tomorrow i cant stay in any longer. There was the complication of snipping my bladder during the hysterectomy. It was a three hour op and very complicated. My fibroids weighed over 4 kilos so although ive lost a dress size im imcredibly sore. Anyway, how to deal with this dangly thing between my legs? I know it can be strapped up but what about when i nap??
Ha i think theyve they want me to go tbh. Ill need floaty frocks and lounge pants i guess.
The blinking sitter. Last time i booked her she kept texting to say as i have a lodger fo i need her? Now this time its to tell me they havent eaten the mornings wet so shes not been giving them a fresh one on the night. Never again. My lodger saw her once and she was there for 5 minutes.
I have one with a valve, not one with a bag constantly connected. I tuck mine into my pants with the valve hanging down my right leg. Its short enough that its not noticeable and that people just think its something in your pocket.
Ps. word of warning be careful that the cats don't accidentally pierce through the tube of the catheter if they sit on you haha.
I havent had anyone going through it properly with me yet. I dont know how to change it etc. I was hoping it would all be organised so i could leave at a decent time tomorrow but these things are never quick
Don't worry you won't need to change it, the nurses will do it, I've had mine in for over a year but the district nurses change mine. There horrible I sympathise! Hopefully you won't need it for too long!
When I had my gallbladder out a few years ago Debenhams own brand pyjama bottoms were a life saver for me. They didn't look like pyjamas, more like yoga pants but they were a lot cheaper than the real thing and very soft, even around the waist.
DH still reminds me I went into John Lewis in my pyjamas!
Ok, it seems safe to admit that my initial reaction to your dilemma was to have a giggle! I have no idea about catheters, how long the tube is or what, but I had a vision of you standing there with a long, thin tube swinging between your legs and your cats trying to catch it! Sorry!!!
Hope you get home soon and your cats don't feel the need to become too well acquainted with your tube!
Hope things are a bit better @EachandEveryone I would let them crawl all over me while i lay on bed with a couple of pillows between us, it means get up close and chest loves (like skin to skin contact) but protects the attachments. Ive been completely bedbound for about a month since paramedics brought me home as had done all could be done for now in hospital so i completely empathise.