by Sandra B.
My mom has lived with us for over 15 years now. Her health is mostly good except she gets a lot of bladder infections. It's to the point where they want her to start using catheters to help her completely void.
She is 80 years old and has become more and more frail this past year, She is on so many different antibiotics all the time and she is often dizzy and has even fallen a couple times. Thank goodness either myself or my husband was there to help her.
She was told at last Dr. appointment to order the following (gave her a list) catheter supplies and sent her home with no instruction on how to use them. All they said was see you in two months. My sister who lives next door and works from home helps take mom to her doctors. She has a doctor appointment 1/25 where she will hopefully be given catheter instructions.
I have been looking for weeks for some written info on line to help calm my moms nerves about catheter use. She is mortified and scared and I'm hoping someone can help me with words to put her mind at ease.
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