Incontinence?!

Yep, at the ripe old age of 43, I’ve got it. It may sound funny, but it’s mostly whenever I hear or see water, I feel like I have to go to the bathroom, like when I run the sink or the shower. I’ve wet my pants a couple of times, luckily when I’ve been at home.

I talked it over with my primary physician and she says it could be scar tissue from when I gave birth to Tyler. I had a stage three episiotomy tear. It also can be related to my Osteoporosis. I asked her about medication for it and she said they have a lot of side effects. She told me that they actually have physical therapy for the pelvic floor

I don’t know if I am up for PT of my lady bits. I’m thinking of just buying those pads.

Do you have incontinence? What are you doing about it?

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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8 Responses to Incontinence?!

  1. Junie says:

    Bless your heart honey, I’ve been dealing with bladder problems most of my life child-adult. I had a few years where it settled and as long as I didn’t drink much while out during the day I’d be fine. When I started to get sick in my 20’s it showed it’s self again, slowly getting worse till now I wear….the undies. If it’s mild and little quantity pads work great. I never had child, it’s due to autoimmune disease and endometriosis, the PT didn’t work for me. If it’s due to child birth the PT helps 9so many friend tell me) Some even use special balls made for strengthening the muscle. If you have a web cam or mic (think of cost of phone call) I’d be happy to talk more on this life long subject and see if we can form a plan for you. The undies are not flattering :o)
    Junie´s last blog post ..Welcome | MikePeralta.com

    • mamasick says:

      I wonder if mine is due to AID too, Junie. I’m thinking more and more about doing the PT as this condition is only going to get worse!

      • Junie says:

        oh yes honey start the PT now…..My sister (a nurse in UK) nicknamed them elevator ride :o)
        First muscle tensing is mild (1st floor)
        hold a few seconds
        second tense is firmer (2nd floor)
        hold a few seconds……and on to the 3rd floor.
        She said look at it like the elevator going up each floor without the door opening, basically the muscle is kept tense each floor.
        Then you do the same going back down to first floor but this time relax the muscle a little each floor you go down :o)
        I truly hope it works for you, this not a condition I’d wish on anyone, on bad days it feels very degrading.
        I’m trying to finish a page on my blog that’s very hard and emotional, when its done may I ask your help with putting links n such to sites like yours in my side panel….in tears trying to figure it out.
        Bless you honey
        Junie´s last blog post ..Welcome | MikePeralta.com

  2. nancy says:

    The pelvic floor therapy are also known as kegels. They work for most women if they’re done right and consistently! It involves repeatedly contracting and holding the PC muscles, which are the muscles used to stop the flow of urine. Some women also use vaginal weights (those special balls mentioned above) to help with the exercises. You can also try retraining your bladder. This blog post has a few tips on how to prevent incontinence after pregnancy.

  3. Junie says:

    I couldn’t rember how to pronounce it let alone spell…..Thank you
    Junie´s last blog post ..Welcome | MikePeralta.com

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