I was so happy you took the time to respond to my post. I can’t count the number of times over the past 20 years primary physicians and urologists conclude by saying “I’m sorry”, which obviously implies continue to use briefs and external catheters. The first time I asked my urologist about a Foley catheter he talked me out of it. I finally made an appointment to let him know I understand the risks and want a Foley. He agreed and after he inserted the catheter I literally cried for 2 days of happiness. I don’t think my urologist is a fan of indwelling catheters, but how would he know what it is like to wear diapers and external catheters that have a 60%, in my case, success rate. What do you do when off the Foley? I can’t imagine ever being without it. My flow prior to the Foley was messed up because of scarring, and I started to get really upset because after a week the urge and flow was painful. It’s all about positioning the tube to the bag. I don’t use the Foley tube strap holder and problem solved. Perfect urine flow and the only issue I have is I don’t realize I’m passing urine. This was the major problem when I used an external or a diaper. The balloon exploded or the heavy absorbent diaper got too wet too fast. I do not realize I’m passing urine because there is no feeling. I use to be able to let out a little when I was weary moderate protection to give me time to find a restroom. I don’t want to ramble on, but I just need to share my feelings. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to respond. Even though I have experience with drainage bags, I went on a shopping spree and purchased bags of all sizes and shapes. For the moment I’m comfortable with 1000 – 1300 ml bags during the day because I can’t feel how much has collected until the bag tightens up. I also bought sport and low volume bags when I need to be discreet. I like the Hollister vented and reusable Urocare and Coloplast bags. To answer your final questions, I don’t believe my urologist is supportive of the Foley and made it clear I had to have it changed by him every 30 days. I wish I could do my own insertion, and overtime I will ask him that I want to do it myself. I sent him an email yesterday that I intend to live life with an indwelling catheter. So maybe he will teach me how to do it myself. I have a question for you. What do you do when you are off your Foley? Thanks again.