Thanks for the reassurance. He says it's still tender from the surgery. I'm not sure how long that lasts. He's trying a new bag. It's opaque and it has a filter. He figured while he's hanging around at home mostly, he could try different things. He likes the opaqueness, and the two part bag. He hopes he'll like the filter, but he doesn't want it to smell. Time will tell. Thanks again. I can't tell you guys what piece of mind it gives me to be able to ask you all my questions and there's always someone who has dealt with the same thing and has ideas. Right now I'm trying to read the positive posts and not freak out about all the things that could happen. One day at a time.