I'm continually having a problem with the catheter leg bag.
The instruction pamphlet that came with it reads as follows:
1. Strap the leg bag on to your leg.
2. Connect the flexible rubber tubing to the cath outlet.
3. Connect the end of the rubber tubing to the top
of the leg bag.
Here might be my problem, I don't seem to have a "this flexible rubber tubing"
The end of the cath, out of my Willie (now called 'shorty') hooks straight up to the top of the bag. This means the bag must be positioned quite high on my leg in order for the cath tube to reach. That area of my leg is much wider than just above the knee, causing the bag, by gravity, to continue to fall down, and over my knee. I do try to have the top strap as tight as possible.
QUESTION: Am I missing a 10"-12" piece of tubing that would extend the cath outlet and then allow me to position the entire bag between my knee and lower leg where my calf would keep it in place ?
Age, only 71.
July 2009, PSA 9.1, free ratio 0.16
September GLEASON 4+4=8, T2A
Calcium: 2.46 (range: 2.20 - 2.65 mmol/L)
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D: 102 (range: sufficiency:
76 - 250 nmol/L)
Bone Scan: Negative
CT Scan scheduled for Dec. 1st. Negative.
Started Casodex 50mg. on Nov. 6, first pill of 30.
Got Lupron 22.5mg ( 90 day ) on November 19.
No real side effects as of Dec. 15 except dry skin and hair but getting quite 'porky' in the belt area even though now I go to the gym, three times a week. Also I dont have a need to shave anymore so now I can save my 'shaving' allowance and direct it to my stash of Depends !
Christmas Day got my first hot flashes. Thanks Santa!
Open surgery scheduled for Jan. 22 by Dr. J. Chen
at London (Ontario) Health Sciences Centre.
NOPE, that just changed to January 20th. (2 days earlier) and the venue for entertainment gets moved to the University Hospital.
Open surgery done on Jan. 20th.
Cath removel scheduled for Feb. 8th. Yes, I know,
that will be 19 days. Dr. is out of country until then.
Need to get this over with ASAP so next season
I can continue with motorcycling, sailing and enjoying life, TOGETHER with my wife, Debbie
who has been the most supportive wife possible.
Post Edited (JB71) : 2/5/2010 8:50:46 AM (GMT-7)