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    Leg bag & way to empty it

    I use a night time drainage bag in a cover bag under my wheelchair seat when I'm up in my wheelchair. Works okay when wearing a dress. Which I usually do. But lately I've been wanting to wear pants. In that case I need a leg bag & some way to empty it during the day when I'm by myself. I can't reach my bag or open it. So it would need to be by remote control or switch or some way where it can be done without me bending over to open it. What do you use? Would you reccommend it to others?

    Thanks alot! Mona

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    what about a belly bag instead?

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    There are remote openers out there, but I just learned to reach down and get my hand inside the hem of my pants leg and pull my foot onto the toilet seat. I have to be careful to not drop my shoe in the toilet (been there) but it works great for a quick empty. I have also seen people use a piece of rope to grab there foot when they could not reach it.

    Getting your foot back on the foot rest is a task that has to be practiced though..
    C5-6 - 22 years

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    you could start by googling "leg bag openers"," automatic leg bag openers", or even better doing a search here for the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen View Post

    Thanks Eileen. Have you used this one?

    Thanks everyone.
    Jody my belly is already to big. Plus I couldn't drain it.
    quartermile I'll ck it out. I can't do that. Thanks for the link.
    bspill1 yes I thought about googlng but I really wanted input if they liked it. kwim?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mona~on~wheels View Post
    Thanks Eileen. Have you used this one?

    Thanks everyone.
    Jody my belly is already to big. Plus I couldn't drain it.
    quartermile I'll ck it out. I can't do that. Thanks for the link.
    bspill1 yes I thought about googlng but I really wanted input if they liked it. kwim?

    Thanks!
    Not personally Mona, but I have a good friend who is a high quad and swears by it.

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    Mona, David can't drain his either so I have cut a small hole in the left leg of his pants be it sweat pants or jeans and then sewed it (basically a button hole) and then stick his cath tubing thru that and then hang the bag in his bag cover under his chair. Works really well and cheaper than buying any other piece of equipment.

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    I used one they are OK but you need to clean it or it will leak, I had the wires come off too. I just hang the overnight bag under chair too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen View Post
    Not personally Mona, but I have a good friend who is a high quad and swears by it.
    Thanks Eileen. That's good to know.

    Thanks mswife I hadn't thought of that. I can see that working.

    Thanks jryprt for the info. I don't need trouble.

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