Thanks one and all for your thoughts and prayers, they were a tremendous help and comfort to me through this ordeal. I believe that medical care alone does not have the power to cure, as a great deal comes from the inner strength gained from the love and support of family and friendsâ€¦..and I have a ton of that for sure! Now to some typical MAL stuffâ€¦. A few weeks back when I got the 1st catheter and leg bag, I said to Judi and Colleenâ€¦â€ I donâ€™t like referring to this as a bag, so I am going to call it Ralph!â€ It just sounded a lot better saying â€œIâ€™m gonna go take care of Ralphâ€. So a couple days later when I was being admitted to the hospital, the nurses called me in to take vital signs and when I went to sit down I had to readjust a bit and said â€œCome on Ralph â€¦.get straightened outâ€.....well the Nurses turned and looked, and one said â€œDid you just call your bag Ralph????â€ I said Yeah, I had to name it cause I did not like BAG!.....needless to say that got a chuckle or two! When I was discharged from the hospital, they gave me new bagâ€¦and when I got home with that one it was time for a new name. We tossed around a few ideas, but then light bulb went on when I realized that the leg straps on this one did not hold as well as Old Ralph. I said to Judi itâ€™s name is Chuck, then every time I would get up and go to take care of things I would grab hold of it and say â€œUP-Chuckâ€ and away we would go. One final noteâ€¦ One night early on when I was coming back from taking care of Ralph, I stopped on the steps and said to Judi and Colleenâ€¦.You know how when people get a cast on a broken arm or leg and they have people sign itâ€¦â€¦They both looked at me and at the same time and shouted â€œNOâ€â€¦..well that ended that! Now I need to just take it real easy and be a good OLIVE BOY till Surgery on the 29th! Later All!!! Mal D.