I just had to share my day with someone who understands and can hopefully appreciate the humour and the silliness of the situation I found myself in today!!!!
I woke up thinking "I shouldnt get out of bed", but did and got into work, all was fine, was drinking heaps (as your Urologist tells you to!) - therefore I was empty my LOVELY leg bag probably every 2 hours!!!!!!
Anyway, all was fine, however I had noticed that I was getting a little lazy in shaking the excess fluid from the drip nozel thing at the end of the bag .... thought "Must be more vigilant!"
Anyway, at about 1pm this afternoon - I had 2 meetings I had to attend to (one of which I had requested with 3 dr's - and I am not one of them!). I thought I had better empty my friend, the leg bag in case it got too full within the next 2 hours.............
Imagine my delight when, as I started emptying the bag into the toilet - I realised that it had torn! My catheter bag was now USELESS!!! Rather like a balloon with a hole in it - completely USELESS and definately embarrasing the rate I was filling it!!!!!
I had to run through the office, to my desk, grab my mobile and some sticktape (???? for repairs!!!!) and run back to the toilet!!!!!!!
I then spent 45 minutes in the toilet cubicle, cath bag hanging over the side of the toilet, leaking, while my partner (who also works as a manager) drove back home (15 mins), got a new cath bag (last one!) and bought it back to me!!!!! ITs the first time he has SEEN one, let alone handled it!!!
All I could do is laugh!!!! SOOOOOO embarrasing!!! But could have been worse!!!
Anyway - thought I would share this lovely story with you! certainly made me appreciate a lot of things!!! Particularly the red wine I had when I finally got home from work dry and safe!!!
GOod luck to everyone - hope you are all keeping happy and healthy!!!