During my Pre-Admit today, the nurse described what I would have and how I would wear it in a cathater bag. She said I would have one with 2 velcro straps and could wear the small bag during the day, and the large at night. She said the small bag would be strapped around my calf. I didn't realize I had a question about that until I got home.
Question: Can the bag be worn on the thigh under the shorts pants leg, or is the straps too small or the necessary drop in elevation needed for proper drainage? It is still in the 80's here, summer is still holds sway, even on this first day of Fall, and I have been in my shorts since April and am not in any way ready to pack them away and start wearing long pants. Now wearing a bag below the shorts is likened to wearing Bermuda shorts, black dress socks with leg straps and dress shoes on the beach, as far as fashion sense goes, so what gives with this? Am I destined to 10 days of wearing long pants? lol
4/19/07 PSA 7.6 , referred to Urologist
4/26/07 Urologist prescribes 3 weeks of antibiotics/anti-inflam. due to past history of Prostatis. DRE- nothing detected but 'gross enlargement"
6/5/07 Recheck of PSA: 6.7, biopsy scheduled.
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, ultrasound size of gland around 76 cc.
7/17/07 Pathlogy report: 3 of 16 cancerous/ 5% involved, left lobe top to center, Gleason 3/3:6.
8/3/07 Decision made for conventional RP surgery, scheduled for Sept. 24.
Present: Surgery Scheduled for Sept. 24....waiting...waiting