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I'm so tired of this

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Just so you know, this is a blog about incontinence - If that bothers you, you may want to stop here.

I had a 5k run today. Finished in just over 40 minutes, which is the best I've done, but not the best I could've done. You may have figured what held me back but the opening sentence. It was particularly bad today and while I was prepared it is still an awkward and embarrassing feeling.

It really caused me to think and while it is not the soul reason I'm here today, it is certainly a contributor. I can remember many times I refused to play with my sons because I wasn't 'dressed' for it. I know it has affected my ability to freely run and play.

I am not letting it get in my way any longer, or so I thought. But today I realized it still was. I have 2 targeted exercise dvds (entire pelvic floor - beyond kegels) It's time to do something about it - consistently.

**I just had a exam and pap- I failed to discuss this issue. I was told I had a tilted cervix. So much that she was surprised I delivered vaginally. A little late on the intell, my kids are 20 & 14! But anyway it explains the back labor and monthly back pain. **

My return visit is in 3-4 months. - So my plan is to work the videos and see if there is any improvement. I'm not expected to be 'fixed'. But hopefully I will see an improvement. If not I will discuss surgery options with my doc. Has anyone had surgery for incontinence? Was it successful?

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    I had this problem; it kept getting worse and I thought I might need a surgical solution. After questioning me, my doc decided I had an "overactive" bladder and told me that with a short bout of meds it often goes away. Amazingly, after a month of the pills the incontinence became about 95% better. That was 5 years ago and I haven't had problems since. I don't know if this is your issue but you DEFINITELY need to talk candidly to your doctor about it. It sounds like it's interfering with your life and it doesn't need to! Good luck.
    1673 days ago
    my nana had a prolaspe of the womb and i remember when i was little her having an operation for it and it helped emensly with her i would definately recomend it if it is effecting your daily life.after all you canĀ“t keep wearing black pants,lol.
    1673 days ago
    HEY HEY!!! I have heard mazing wonderful things about T-tap videos. I've been considering trying them myself. Apparently a lot of it has to do with something called diastasis recti - google that (and I may have spelled it wrong) because I Did their little test and turns out I have it (it's some sort of ab muscle separation...commonly happens during child birth). The exercises are supposed to help a lot, but I slack on them (kind of like stretching.) I need to think of it as good ST exercises! I am totally there with you, my friend!
    1673 days ago
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