During my recent Prostate problem I had to have a Catheter, and when the time came for it to be changed the Community Nurse who came to do it had problems with the new one, and called for assistance. I ended up with three of them crowded around me fiddling with my 'bits', which caused great hilarity among my wife's friends when she related the incident. There were comments such as 'You should have sold tickets'
Just got rid of a similar appendage. I could have done without the reminder, and wish they could knock one out to do the procedure!! On another thread folk talked of the fluid intake/ output. Overnight I seem to have produced 2 litres! Thank God to have it gone! Sorry to spoil peoples supper!
It doesn't really matter what they are called, it just matters that they are still there doing their good work. They actually have different names in different parts of the country and there are now many who are specialised in areas like Maternity or Elderly care. Believe it or not they are still receiving parking tickets despite showing official Nurse On Call stickers inside their cars. Care in the Community is normally preferable and a lot cheaper that hospital care.