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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by certifiedfunds, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Advertisements for urethral catheters are all over TV. Ok, I get it......Medicare just changed the way they pay for this so there is money to be made selling them (see Hoveraround Scooters). However, what I don't get is who are all these millions of people who need to "cath" several times daily and WHY do they need to do it?

    Is there some common medical disorder that I'm unaware of?
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    And please please PLEASE, do not boil my pasta in the same pot you used to sterilize your old reusable caths. :rofl:
     

  3. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    That's kinda the point. Medicare now buys a bunch of them so your pasta can be unmolested.
     
  4. geofri

    geofri Poikilotherm™ Lifetime Member

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    I wondered why all of the sudden they are all the rage!
     
  5. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    You don't have to leave your desk for a bathroom break.
     
  6. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    Yes, I thought that, too, when I saw the ad and asked the same thing. My girlfriend, sitting next to me said, "My mother had to insert a catheter every single time she needed to urinate due to a disease she had, for years before she died."

    Oops! :wow:
     
  7. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    Why would anybody work at a desk in the new utopia ? ... :shocked:

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  8. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    We need government cheese, Spam, beer and catheters.


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    Years ago a friend had surgery and a catheter plus bag was needed post op. Days into his recovery he thought it was great to sit down with an ice chest full of beer and watch an entire football game without having to visit the restroom.
     
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  9. Viper16

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    My wife has to use one because of a birth defect. She has to use it every time.
     
  10. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    These things are great for long distance motorcycle trips! Run the tube down a pant leg and let'r fly... HH
     
  11. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    See, I get that there are some people who need to do this. I suppose my question has to do with how common it is and why, to justify the millions of dollars being spent on television ads.
     
  12. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

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    ... and mobile phones!.
     
  13. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Don't need a catheter. Competitive bicycle racers, runners and triathletes just let fly anyway.
     
  14. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    Absolutely.
     
  15. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

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    I don't believe any guy would insert one if he did not really need one. Ouch!
     
  16. Bruce M

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    I would like to nominate this thread for thread of the week. I think it has epic potential.
     
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    You may be surprised. A buddy of mine earned himself some surgery after he got hammered at a party and inserted a pine needle.
     
  18. ktx

    ktx strong dartos

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    Urinary dysfunction is pretty common in the population, they're just not prone to advertising their problem. Women are frequently subject to such problems after childbirth weakens pelvic floor muscles. Any disease affecting the nerves can cause problems with peeing, including diabetes. Surgery in the area can also result in voiding problems postoperatively. Spinal cord trauma/injury etc etc
     
  19. JBnTX

    JBnTX 2 Timothy 2:15

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  20. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The beautiful thing about riding in the American Southwest is that the humidity is so slow that in a couple of minutes, everything is all dried out. I'd just pee in my pants then stand up to let the wind do the job.