Hi this is my first post. I've read a lot of the conversations and they are all interesting and go from encouraging to scary but I haven't seen anything that deals with something I have to try to do soon.
I'm 67 and had a robotic prostatectomy on 1 Nov and my catheter removed on 11th. I'm fairly dry overnight now and if I'm being optimistic things are improving very slightly during the day. The main problem is when I'm moving about a lot and particularly when walking and this seems normal from the posts I've read. I have seen posts where people seem to be wearing pads but are giving figures for the amount of leakage. I don't understand how it's possible to do this but possibly I'm misunderstanding. I learnt about the Squeezy app on here and it's far more help than I thought so try it if you haven't already.
I'm married to a Thai woman who lives there. Before Covid I switched between Thailand and the UK on a roughly 3 month basis although I tended to spend slightly more time in the UK partly due to work which has now ended. I haven't been back since late September last year due to restrictions either here or there which change all the time. My plan until October last year was to spend Christmas with family here and then fly out before new year, probably on the 28th or 29th with no quarantine although the rules there changed anyway so the quarantine would have been back on.
Now things are obviously more complicated and I'm wondering if anyone else on here has had to fly whilst having incontinence problems. I've search on the internet and found some answers but they don't necessarily fit my situation. My next plan is to fly in February. I could just wait a bit but accommodation is getting complicated here now. I would fly with Gulf Air as I prefer a break and Middle East stopovers are about half way and I'm a Gold member on their frequent flyer programme. I think I also have enough miles to upgrade to business class on at least the second sector and possibly both so that will be more comfortable. I could use pads but they are a bit big to carry many particularly used ones and I'm not sure how big the bins are in aircraft toilets. I was wondering if sheaths might be an option and they might also be useful if I'm out for longer periods when I'm back there. I'm managing pretty well with pads at the moment but if I'm out for a long time away from a toilet then it's more of an issue.
I've got an appointment at the hospital on Wednesday which might give me a bit more information so I can tackle the travel insurance which I've read so much about on here.
Sorry that was so long.