Anyway its a straightforward procedure whereby I lie back, look at the ceiling and make witty conversation! As I said to the nurse you never think you're going to develop an interest in catheters but here we are! After about half an hour of tutoring, mostly about bags, what to do with them, where to put them, how to attach them and so on I left with a good supply to keep me going until my own ones arrive, some elasticated thingies to make sure they keep attached and a plastic hanger so I can sort it out at bedtime without problems. I also have a good supply of antibiotics as well to keep nasties away.
This is supposed to be a temporary measure, mostly to give me a bit of a break from the hassle of Intermittent catheters, and will have to be removed before the end of the pregnancy. When the baby gets bigger it pushes on the bladder and can cause damage and bleeding. Unfortunately for me I'm not the straightforward case, typical isnt it? Ive had over the last 8 months in particular every bladder difficulty you could imagine, and 3 ways of going for a pee, so I'm at the point of not caring anymore one way or another. When you are pregnant no one wants to do anything, which I understand, but it means you have to do things you wouldnt normally do, however if it makes life easier for me then fine.