Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Waiting for the District Nurse

Just another day of my life with MS, I am waiting for the Nurse to change my catheter. She was due on Monday but after waiting all morning my wife called the surgery and found I wasn't down for the nurse. I had been missed, half an hour later the nurse called and said she would call today. Well I am up showered and dressed and just waiting because she was slotting me in she couldn't give a time but at least it is being done. MS has messed my body up and one of the first problem areas was my bladder and the best thing I have done is having a catheter fitted. Initially I was scared of having a catheter but it made my life worthwhile again. I started out doing a self catheter but after a trip to hospital ended up with an indwelling one. All I can say is having at first been set against it I am now delighted as it has given me back my life, so if you are facing a similar problem It aint as bad as it at first seems.

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  1. Your MS & my husband's spinal injury have many of the same symptoms, Don :o) He also has an indwelling catheter, but unfortunately, has now developed an allergy to the latex, so we're waiting for latex free ones which the nurse will then come & change. Like you, he finds the catheter no problem,except when he needs to empty the leg bag & there isn't always a loo around :o) He has far more trouble coping with the *other*, if you know what I mean !! :o)

    We've fast come to the conclusion that when your bits & pieces don't work like they used to, dignity flies out of the window !! :o)

    Hope the catheter change goes smoothly & you can relax for another 12 weeks :o)

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  2. Thanks unfortunatly I ended up with a ride in an ambulance to Canterbury A&E Urology department due to a bleed but I didn't have to be admitted. I too have trouble with bowels but have it sorted now with micro enemas, but saying that last week even those didn't work and Iwas poorly. Love to you and your hubby, Don

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    1. Sorry to hear you had extra trouble, I hope it doesn't cause too much bother.

      Honestly, you fellas, you really like to keep us poor wives on the worry wagon, don't you ?! :o))

      xx

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  3. Don just found this new blog of yours and added it to my blogroll, sorry to hear about your plumbing, a pain in the proverbial. I like the deep and meaningless "about me" I think I may update mine, what's it all for? How long have I got?

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  4. Oh and Don be a good chap and turn orf the word verification, I had to call young pipple in to sort it out for me.

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  5. Hi Michael
    Didnt know it was on so I think I have turned it off. You are lucky to have a young pipple to fall back on, I have to wait for one, Las week my 3 year old grandson was wizzing around my laptop faster than me.

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    1. Don my children range from ten to twenty three, pros and cons there, but I guess three is about the right age to get your first computer.

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    2. I can confirm that you have definitely turned it off and I guess your grandson couldn't have, which says something.

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