found a bag that I like from Hollister - 2 piece vented and beige. It seems to have a different shaped tail that makes cleaning easier than the basics. Also don't have the balloon affect. But I have some questions.
I am not allowed to sit on the john yet to dispose, as my rectum is still feeling like lava burning Mount Vesuvious after 5 weeks now - I have asked before, but the pain drugs do make me forget - how long did people experience pain and being disallowed from toilet sitting. The reason I ask is that I have evacuated whilst standing, but I am 6'9" tall and there is a considerable splatter even with a lot of tp rafting. In fact I have clogged the bowl with too much. So, I have a tiny office chair from costco on wheels that I have put in my bathroom (remember MIL would not let me even wash my hands in any of the others we have.) So I sit facing forward on a soft chair and clean myself. But what do I do when I go out, hopefully soon. Can any body advise me?
Also, I do use the water bottle they gave me at the hospital for bag flushing. How do you manage that in the kit I will carry when I am out - Is there a smaller product somebody could recommend? My wife says take an empty water bottle for drinking in my backpack, the squirty kind, and fill at the sink. How do I do that standing up? And that seems kind of big, but that is about the amount of water that I use.
I empty about every 4-5 hours, is that normal? I realise input/output - but that seems like a quick transit time, and sometimes a 2 emptying evening schedule.
Which brings me to sleep. I have not been able to sleep at night at all. I cat nap during the day, but I am only getting maybe 3 hours sleep a night. My MIL says I am depressed and should go to a physchiatrist (sp?) - I think it is a more basic problem. Has anybody had this after hospital discharge - remember that I am in the guest room so as not to disturb my wife. But I am feeling this is starting to present a problem in not sleeping. I am taking 4 mg hydromorphone, 2 xanax, 1 lunesta, 1 lyrica, and a percoset for breakthrough pain if necessary. Could these drugs, which would normally zonk somebody out be doing the reverse with me? I have never metabolised drugs well. Any insight would be really appreciated.
For the gentlemen in the room, ladies please avert your eyes from this paragraph. The clip on strip placed on the the tail of the bag stabs my testicles repeatedly - and this is not pleasant at all. What do you do to protect your privates? I can;t figure this out - and my doc was no help on this.
Ladies, you can come back now. Thank you - I am very old fashioned about gender issues. I have been called a terrible chauvanist. hehehe I don't think I am, I just really like treating women as special of God's gift to the earth.
So far, those are my issues I could use your expertise on. I appreciate any advice at all.
love to all