Received "kit" from script-easy today, and the District Nurse is coming tomorrow morning to fit the "permanent" (packet says upto 12 weeks per catheter) indwelling catheter.
I have to admit that I am rather nervous about it all indeed!
I have been told that I will have to use a "night-bag" so that my urine is drained overnight whilst I sleep, because of my bladder already being stretched to at least twice the size of the average bladder, and I have a small amount (10) of leg bags to use when I know that I cannot get to a toilet easily or frequently enough...
I am a bit nervous about the fitting of the catheter itself, because the nurse who inserted the catheters during the bladder screening REALLY hurt me with her darn finger nails whilst "digging" to find my urethra. She said it was rather deeper than normal. (although I think that was polite talk for telling me I am fat ALL over!) ROFL! *blush*
Then I am nervous about knocking it in my sleep, or just general moving etc, and hurting myself, and I am nervous about infections, I have not long recovered from a rather potent and painful uti after having the bladder screening done, strong antibiotics were required! (Eeek!)
Please, tell me to stop being a blubbering idiot if you will, although a little bit of reassurance from someone who has dealt with an indwelling catheter would be really nice?