Glad you found this site. It has been an awesome resource for lots of us here. And a great way to share your experience and get lots of support from really caring people.
Funny how everyone has their own comfort zones. I didn't like the the large bag at all and always used the leg bag except at night. With the leg bag, I could pull on loose baggy stylish pants with a t-shirt and look totally fine...yes I cared how I looked, so don't all jump on me. :)
I also found flip flops were great because I didn't have to bend over to pull on socks or tie shoes which caused an uncomfortable tug on the cath in a way I didn't want to be tugged.
I would have found a jock uncomfortable but liked boxer briefs because is offered support and kept the cath tube tight against my leg.
At night, i simply put a bucket on the floor next to the bed and hung the night bag on the side of the bucket. That way if I moved it just slid a bit on the floor and didn't cause that annoying tug.
I was pretty active with the cath and went out. When I did, I put a pillow in the bag to take with me so I had something to sit on because sitting on anything hard or uncushioned was uncomfortable.
I too had gotten something for the bed to protect against incontinence, but with the cath, that is really is not an issue. I used it again when I got the cath out and found I didn't need it. But it was security to know it was there.
Stay strong and keep asking questions. We're all here for ya.
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g. Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...