BrownBagger wrote:I think men, for whatever reason, are less tolerant of the bag than women. Perhaps enduring a menstrual cycle for all those years gives women enough experience with accessories to where fooling around with the prep and changing/draining the bag to where it's not as big a deal. Or maybe you're just more patient. Personally, I couldn't get rid of the damn thing soon enough.
I have to laugh at this as I am tolerating the bag alot more easier than tolerating the a menstrual cycle before all the cancer stuff! I honestly haven't had a menstrual cycle since I have started chemo--and I am loving it!!! I of course will probably be cursed once chemo is over. My biggest wish when they did my colon resection was for them to do the hysterectomy that they said they may have to do depending on how it all looked--needless to say allthey did was remove I believe my left ovary and F tube. I explained that my uterus doesn't work so it needs to go anyway. Fertility issues preventing me from having children unless I were to take fertility drugs---not the best plan when my husband is an identical twin and have identical twin nieces and my cousin has fraternal twin sons. So I do believe that if we could do it on our own our chances would be preety good at having our own multiples as the fertility doc that I had seen a few years ago di mention that I produce more than enough eggs--enough that he called in his physician residents to take a look at---nothing like being put on display!
Ok so I know that was a bit off the topic--but Becca I do hope for the Best for you and Eric during his surgery on Monday. Extra prayers and positive vibes will be sent your way!