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Skiing With Catheter and Urine Bag

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I suddenly and unexpectedly found myself fitted with catheter and bag last Friday and I am likely to keep it for sometime. With my first 2 weeks of a 17 week season coming up in under 4 weeks, I need to find out how best to ski with this. And I telemark, and I'm sure the lunging will not help matters.
So, far I've worked out that I need tight fitting Y fronts to stop any movement and a bag mounted on the thigh.
I've yet to contact an outfit called Charter who supply all the various bits of kit, but their website shows some sporty bits.
But if anyone has some tips, then all will be gratefully received.
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Rather than using a urine bag, attach a tap to the end of the catheter and drain when required. You then do not need the extra bulk and weight of the bag attached to your leg.

Alternatively and preferably, you could ask your medical team to change you to an ISC (intermittent self-catheterisation) regime. This means that you do not need a permanent in-dwelling catheter, but instead pass a single-use catheter when you need to urinate.
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@colinstone, I've used ISC, is that an option for you during the day, then a bag overnight?
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@nigelg, Thanks. Know about the tap but at the moment docs and I want to avoid any back pressure on the kidneys caused by filling up bladder. But tap and long tube down to foot is a possibility!!
ISC - perhaps when everything is fully stabilised back to normal, but I have to keep well hydrated for a blood condition and an ISC every 90 mins or so wouldn't be fun.
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Hope it goes well. My mate skied fine with a colostomy bag and had no problems for the week.
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I am hospital based and will try and talk to our guys for some advice.
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