- Had mine in 1994 ,at Lutheran Medical Center in St Louis, Mo. Had ileostomy pouch for 9 years.
WOW i couldnt think of a catheter i do chat with a a man whos been getting his 5 per year and he gets them free from us at our Ostomy rooms good .uck everyone
Sometimes concerned when catheter won'the go in. Also what happens when I get really old. I'm 76 now. had it for over 40 years.
I heard to use lube and to keep the catheter in for long time to anchor it if trouble with tube. It happens to me too and I need to try
Not sure what happens when we are old, especially if dementia sets in. Who will know how to empty our pouches? This surgery has phased out.
When I had my Kock pouch I got my catheters from here: https://www.vitalitymedical.com/medena-catheter-30-french-dc.html
Note that the price is $8.52 ea. I have seen prices in the $50 range elsewhere, which is clearly a rip-off. These always worked fine for me, but for being a little shorter than I would like. They are 3/8" diameter and a bit less than 12" long (9.85mm x 30 cm). I am not sure what the material is, except that it is NOT silicone.
They are also available direct from Torbot here: https://torbot.com/product/torbot-medena-continent-catheter-straight-30fr/ where the price is $9.50 ea.
Regarding lubricants, I used the usual water-based lubes like Surgilube and K-Y Jelly, but then switched to coconut oil. It always seemed "slicker" than the synthetic lubes.
My ileostomy was done in 1995, then converted to a BCIR at Lutheran Medical Center in St. Louis (no longer in business). It perforated in 2009, leading to peritonitis and emergency surgery. The surgeon attempted to save it, but after the surgery it was essentially an end ileostomy in a very bad location. After six months to recover, I went to Cleveland Clinic for a Kock pouch. It was difficult to intubate from the very start, and after a year of struggles, I went back to Cleveland Clinic and had it repaired. That pouch failed abscessed in June of 2018 and had to be removed. I had that surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and since they will not do Kock pouches (but regularly do IPAA (J-pouch) I was back to an end ileostomy yet again.