ex.uc-kp you are doing very well. Your payback is just to heal, stay healthy, enjoy your new life to the fullest, and then "pay it forward" ... just post your help and suggestions!
jblue I also use the 2 pc Convatec opaque bags. That is what I was sent home with almost 25 years ago and still use them. I really like them and have tried others on occasion, but always come back to these. I guess it's just what I got used to using.
I have a bottle of water in my nightstand drawer always. That way, I don't even have to get out of bed if I wake up thirsty in the middle of the night. I know it's not cold, but I'll sacrifice that if I don't have to get OUT of bed to get it!!!!! Seriously, I also leave my xanax in there in case my mind is racing and I can't get to sleep. Just roll over, open the drawer and there it is.