Summer --- I like the "make a list" idea!!! I can guarantee you that my "Can't do" list far exceeded the "Why I won't like the bag" list!!!! Though the bag list was a little scary because it was the unknown - a positive attitude and wanting to live a pain free life was the ticket to learning to adjust with the bag.
I would comment that I have changed what I would wear. Being a bit younger, I find that I am conscious of it inflating and making a big bulge. Often when wearing lower rise pants, the bulge pokes out the top and shows. This summer I have taken to wearing dresses and a pair of spanx type things which distributes the output more evenly and less bulgy. As for the gym, workout wear is usually tight and I find that no one would notice but I'm self conscious. I wear my regular spandex type pants/capris and a tight top but usually wear a light top tied around my waist. Before the surgery,people told me I could wear whatever I wanted but I just wasn't comfortable once I had it.
And i have to disagree, I NEVER wanted to see what was in the pouch and was much happier with the opaque bags!!!! Your bag you would leave on for 4-5 (some people last 7) and whenever you go pee, you just empty it and rinse and dry it.
Someone else had posted that they put a regular tube top during intimacy. Thought that was a good idea, but haven't had a chance to get one yet (or remember!).
I agree with the layering of a tank top, although it is sooo hot and humid it's out of the question right now. I'm a bit freaky about ANY part of the appliance being seen, so bikinis would never happen for me, but I also have a picc line which I am very self conscious about. Too many boo boos!! Love the baby doll dresses too...wear them all the time and my hubby comments that I look so much nicer. You just look more put together in a dress, and they are so easy and not restrictive.