You guys really have my sympathy!
I had my "buddy" in for only 9 days - and I thought that was bad!!! I hated every stinking minute it was in. Best time was when I took a shower, because it gave my the opportunity to detach it and made me feel like I had some freedom, even if only for a short time.
I can not imagine how it feels to have it for a much longer time as you guys.
As I said, you have my sympathy!!