From the moment I left the hospital after getting my Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter inserted, I was concerned about a number of things and taking care of my new extra part was right at the top of my list. How was I going to keep the catheter clean, secure and most of all comfortable?
My questions went unanswered, so I turned to the internet where I found the so called discrete and comfortable PD belts on the market. After spending quite a bit of money trying the different styles and versions of the belts I came to a conclusion, the belts were a better medieval torture device than they were a secure system for my catheter.
I found the belt to be sweaty, Itchy, poorly made, constantly shifting, hard to keep clean and constantly a distraction. The fact that they advertise the belt as being a “discrete” way to secure your catheter is only true if you are wearing a tent.