Aha! Been there, done that, got the chuffin` t shirt!
I am a fellow full time wheelie! (9+ years now.)
Around 4 years ago, I had an in dwelling catheter fitted. I didnt get on well with it, so had it removed.
I was told by a senior nurse, that if I had it taken out, I would have no control and be wet all the time…untrue! I coped well…for a while…
In July this year, I had a suprapubic catheter fitted. Prior to that, my transfers were so dodgy and difficult. I had many falls and couldnt cope.
So I thought long and hard and researched the info about spcs.
12 weeks on and I am still getting used to it.
The absolute brilliant thing is that I no longer have to do those risky transfers. I was still doing them up to about 3 weeks ago, but they were fraught with danger. I have had to call for help in restaurants, cinemas and other public places, when my 2 carers weren`t able to hold me up and I ended up on the floor!
I am now unable to weight bear, but the benefits of just being able to empty my bag into a bottle or a loo are immeasurable!..posh word for a Tuesday afternoon, eh?
I cant tell from your post if you are a fella or a lass…an spc can be fitted in the same way for both genders… so it matters not!
I know you were joshing about never drinking water…that is NEVER a good idea! You must drink loads when you have an spc.
I find an spc is much more comfortable than the in dwelling type.
I am at the mo nursing an ulcer, from accidentally allowing the tube to rub against my flesh…I now pad it well! Nurses call to check it and my carer cleans and dresses it daily.
Owt else you wanna ask? Please do.