Originally Posted by RehabRhino
I am a C5/6 who was taught to cath himself. I have wrist extension but very little grip and have simply adapted. The hardest thing is wrestling with your clothes.
It used to take me an hour when I was first learning but now it takes less than five minutes and I can do it in the chair out and about in public bathrooms.
I have never understood people who prefer to wear a leg bag and drain constantly. To me this is incontinence while I go to the bathroom and simply have to use a straw, rather than have something attached to my leg and penis all day long. Putting on a condom is far harder than cathing yourself
i don't prefer wearing a leg bag by choice. i had the problem of leaking all the time also. i tried the condom cath method for a while an that was a real pain in the you know what. thats why i opted for the suprapubic. it gives me a whole lot more freedom an independence i think...with the exception of having to wear the bag of course.