Catheters

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Kevin and I joke about the type of people you see at Wal-mart. Somehow Target, K-mart, and Shopko don’t seem to have to have the same type of people that Wal-mart seems to attract. I truly do not understand this phenomenon.

Case in point: I just went there to buy some rope to use as a decoration for a cowboy themed party I am throwing tomorrow because Kevin thought it would be a good idea to invite 25 dentists to the condo. (You know your husband invites too many people over when you start saying “only 25 people” are coming.)

As I was walking out, I saw a man with ropes tied around each knee. I looked more closely and I noticed bags under the ropes with clear tubes running up to his waist. I looked even more closely and noticed yellow liquid in the bag tied to his left knee. He had a catheter bag tied to his left knee. I can only imagine what the right knee bag was for because it was empty.

I understand that people have health problems. I understand that wearing a catheter must be a nuisance. But how do you become so fed up with wearing one, that you decide it is ok to wear it OUTSIDE your clothes tied to your knees?

Next time, I’m buying rope at Target.

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2 responses to “Catheters

  1. Ohhhh. There are some things we should not be subject to. It is not like they are hard to take out. Just pull.

  2. Ouch Ingrid! Just pulling could be REALLY bad! I was gonna say that you just never know what you are gonna see at Wallies. The nice thing is that you don't feel pressured to get dressed or brush your hair when you go there! You could just roll out of bed in your jammies and put on your slippers and head straight there after dropping james at school. Nobody would bat an eye! See- no peer pressure to conform to a "certain standard" it is so convenient. Right??

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