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1st Feb 2017

Introducing Paul Young

5th May 2017

Cathing 101: Use and throw

28th Apr 2017

Cathing 101: The waiting game

21st Apr 2017

Cathing 101: Out and about

14th Apr 2017

Cathing 101: It takes all sorts

7th Apr 2017

Cathing 101: Now wash your hands

31st Mar 2017

Cathing 101: Relax

24th Mar 2017

Cathing 101: Catheter. That’s a strange word

6th Feb 2017

The Seven Ages of Cathing

Paul Young

1st Feb 2017

Introducing Paul Young

Catheters: the final frontier. No that’s not the working title of a Star Trek movie – it’s a suggestion that catheters might be the last taboo out there. People don’t talk about catheters – they’re icky, they’re urological, they’re below-the-belt...

Under his stage name of Paul Kerensa, Paul is an award-winning stand-up comedian and comedy writer, with credits including BBC1’s Miranda, Not Going Out and Top Gear, while performing at comedy clubs across the UK three nights a week.

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Paul Young

5th May 2017

Cathing 101: Use and throw

Use and throw?
There are different opinions on using-and-throwing or re-using catheters. I think it depends on the country/healthcare plan/who’s paying for the catheters. I spent a decade or two re-using the same catheter for a whole week before replacing. Then was advised to use and throw instead. And what do you know? I had a lot less UTIs. So if you can afford to use and throw, I’d certainly recommend it.


I’ve heard rumours...

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Paul Young

28th Apr 2017

Cathing 101: The waiting game

The Waiting Game
Get used to making people wait. Not just strangers outside public bathrooms, but friends waiting in the pub or café or parking lot or Laser Quest or wherever. Those closest to you will know and get it and perhaps bring a book (smartphones make it easier nowadays on those left waiting…). Those who don’t know you as well might wonder, so I use tricks like

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Paul Young

21st Apr 2017

Cathing 101: Out and about

Out and about


I use one type of cath for the home (where I run tap water on the cath to coat it) and a different one out and about that’s got a squeezy liquid pack inside the packaging (because it’s a tricky dash from sink to stall).


Sometimes I use disabled toilets. Generally I don’t. Because when I have done, even though I’m within my urological rights to, I feel guilty

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Paul Young

14th Apr 2017

Cathing 101: It takes all sorts

Ready for part 4 of my ‘Self-Cath 101’ series? I thought so.


It takes all sorts
There are different sorts of cath. In-dwelling stays in; intermittent means you’re using it, well, intermittently. Some have liquid inside the plastic wrapping, ready to pop and coat the cath in all it needs for a smooth journey. With others you need to add separate lubricant. Some are long and unwieldy, some are compact and discrete.

 

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7th Apr 2017

Cathing 101: Now wash your hands

We’ll continue ‘Self-Cath 101’ with advice that you’ll have almost certainly heard before. But I’m going to say it again (and again)…

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31st Mar 2017

Cathing 101: Relax

Here’s the next installment in my ‘Self-Cath 101’ series. Today’s lesson can be summarised in one word…


Relax


If you’re feeling discomfort (due to self-catheterizing, I should say, not due to reading this), then maybe you’re not relaxed.

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24th Mar 2017

Cathing 101: Catheter. That’s a strange word

So for whatever reason, your bladder needs a bit of help taking its contents to broad daylight. The delivery system used by most people (ie. peeing) is experiencing ongoing engineering works – so you have to rely on the replacement bus service: the catheter.


In the ‘Self-Cath 101’ series of blogs, I’m building up a Beginner’s Guide. (I’m more interested in the social side than the toiletary side, but before we get to the pub, let’s go to the bathroom…).

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6th Feb 2017

The Seven Ages of Cathing

For my first blog, well, it’s Shakespeare’s four-hundredth birthday this year, so nodding to his Seven Ages of Man, here are Seven Ages of Cathing…

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