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Mrs Pat Walker
Manchester, England (Urostomy)
What's the worst thing about Night Drainage Bags?
Bag Stand falling over then tugging at Stoma, strong urine smell when I am emptying.
The U-drain system is wonderful, no bags, no stand to fall over. I can't think of a way to improve what it already gives.
Mrs Joan Hodgkinson
Hale, Cheshire, UK (Urostomy)
If you were told that you had to revert back to Night Drainage Bags what would your reaction be?
I would not be happy, When I can't use U-drain, if I go on holiday for instance, I hate the fact that I have to use Night Drainage Bags. I really miss it then.
Please provide your overall feelings towards U-drain.
The U-drain has obvious advantages for people that are bed-fast, it makes it easier and less unpleasant for carers to cope with, it also gives the patient more room to manoeuvre as the tubing is longer than normal. There's no need to worry if the Night Bag tap is closed. I recently had a hand operation, if I was alone I could not have managed with a Night Bag but I was fine because I had the U-drain system, it requires minimum pressure therefore I am able to carry out this procedure on my own. The system is easy to set up, hygienic, user friendly, no unpleasant smells, simple to clean, allows freedom of movement with a better sense of security. I don't miss having to clean carpets in the middle of the night due to Night Bag accidents.