Bet you didn’t know this (June 2017) was Surgical Drainage Awareness Month. Well now you do:). If you have had surgery, then you are probably already all too aware of surgical drainage. It’s been standard procedure for many years to insert a urinary catheter while you are on the operating table. And often, the catheter […]
7 Catheter Securement Products Compared
You asked for it so here we go – content on catheter securement products. Many of our readers let us know, by taking our short survey, that they were looking for information specifically about securing their catheters and drainage bags. So today we have a comparison of some of the most widely used products for […]
Freedom Belt™ Earns Coveted Best Choice Winner Award
The Freedom Belt, which I have been talking about a lot lately, just won the “Best Choice” award from the authoritative product reviews site, TopDust.com. That is a huge deal because TopDust is recognized as the most trusted and customer-centric source for expert unbiased reviews on the internet. As much as I would LIKE to believe […]
Best Solution For Those Who Need a Drainage Bag – The Freedom Belt
Here is another report about the fantastic new invention for folks who must wear a medical drainage bag (non-ostomy type, like the standard urinary leg bags, etc.), namely – The Freedom Belt. As I have have posted before, The Freedom Belt is the best way to “wear” drainage bags on your body. The most common […]
New Medical Device For Catheter Drainage Bags Will Change Lives
If you have to live with a urinary catheter, then you have to deal with the drainage bag. And if you have to deal with the bag, then you know that there are inherent problems. How do you connect them? How do they stay on/close to your body? How can you prevent the bag from […]
No Sex For 4-6 Weeks After Urethroplasty?
Doctors recommend that after your urethroplasty surgery, you should refrain from sex for four-to-six weeks. As you might imagine, this can be difficult for some people. I don’t think that the reasons – at least for the first week or two – are all that mysterious. But I have gotten some questions as to why […]
What Is A Foley Catheter?
Believe it or not, there are lots of different kinds of urinary catheters. So the question “what is a Foley Catheter?” is not necessarily as easy to answer as you might think. Let’s start with what a catheter is. A catheter is a tube that is inserted somewhere into the body to allow fluid to […]
Catheter Clogged? Here Is How One Man Solved Then Prevented It
Is your urinary catheter clogged some percentage of the time? That could mean several things, and some of them are very dangerous. Here is something that might well help you. Below is an amazing article from one of our readers – Barry Simpson – who graciously allowed us to post it here. He was having hellacious problems with […]
Get Help Navigating Insurance To Qualify For Catheters
I received a message this morning from Aeroflow Healthcare, offering their FREE services to help you navigate the often difficult waters of insurance requirements in order to qualify for catheters. Here is what they provide (I’m quoting them): We do all the leg work for you including: filing through insurance selecting a list of catheters […]
Grip-Lok Adhesive Catheter Holders Now Available To Order Individually!
[UPDATE 2020: It seems these are NOT available individually any longer. sigh. But you can get them in boxes of 10, which is MUCH more affordable than the 100-packs of course. CLICK HERE for the 10-pack [original article] This is huge news! The Grip-Lok large catheter holders that were such a god-send for me during […]