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Unread 03-16-2011, 08:40 PM
Shower and foley catheter

I'm 2 days post op with a foley catheter. Can I take a shower with it?? I really need one lol but I wasn't sure
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Unread 03-16-2011, 09:49 PM
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yes you can. When you wash the catheter around the insertion site just make sure you wash away from your body and not towards.
Unread 03-17-2011, 12:53 AM
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the hospital let me have a shower with mine in when I was there so my guess it yes its ok
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Unread 03-17-2011, 07:43 AM
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I took showers with mine. I had it for 17 days. I found wearing the "night bag" (the larger sized foley bag) more comfortable. I would leave my shower curtain open (at the end away from the water) and leave the bag on a towel on the floor. It depends on how long your tubing is from the catheter to the bag.
Unread 03-17-2011, 08:11 AM
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Thanks everyone! I took a shower using the leg bag because the tubing on my larger bag isn't very long. Wow - I was wore out after just a quick shower and washing my hair but it felt nice to feel refreshed and clean. I'm day 3 post op and slept longer last night without waking up so I felt pretty stiff and sore this morning when I first got up. This heating pad has become my best friend!! Hugs to everyone - I hope everyone is doing ok post op!
Unread 03-17-2011, 09:01 PM
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The shower has become my best friend as its always so nice to feel cool clean and refeshed after surgery
Unread 03-17-2011, 09:56 PM
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I just removed the connector and left the tubing swaying in the wind while in the shower In the hosp. I sat on the shower seat and laid the bag on the floor.

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