URINARY INCONTINENCE

It has been three weeks since my surgery.    Like many woman I endured urinary incontinence for many years.  I’ve had two children and am in my seventies.   I am thrilled to say I no longer obsess over bathroom locations when shopping.  I am not constantly sending pants to the dry cleaners.  I am now a liberated woman and it is wonderful.  I feel it is important to share this information with the woman who read my blog.

One of the biggest unresolved issues in the treatment of female  urinary incontinence is women’s reluctance to discuss the issue with their doctors.  Those commercials for Depends don’t help either.  Do you really, really want to spend the rest of your life wearing diapers even if you can dance in them?  By talking about the problem more women can get the treatment they need so incontinence doesn’t have to interfere with their daily lives.

There are several treatment options depending on the type of urinary incontinence.   This is something you will have to discuss with your doctor.   My surgical procedure was the insertion of  a sling.  The surgery took 15 minutes, and I was home a few hours later.  My surgical procedure is a couple of years old.  It was performed by the doctor who had perfected it,  Dr David Wilkie, MD FRCSC, Clinical Professor, Vancouver Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery.   You can read about it on his website.

Please share this information with your friends so they know an issue most women have endured is one that usually can be successfully treated.

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8 thoughts on “URINARY INCONTINENCE

  1. Thank you for your post. I have worked with women that were so inhibited by these issues that the quality of their life suffered (similar to what you describe).

    Not only can it impact your life, it affects relationships and has a woman feeling alone & dejected.

    Think you sharing your personal experience is wonderful. You help others know that they do not have to be embarrassed and more importantly that they have options.

    Best wishes,

    Vanessa Scott

    • That is the reason I posted this highly personal subject. Already I have been told by a 90 year old woman she is going to ask her Doctor about it. She was so excited that something possibly could be done for her. Thank you Vanessa for your encouraging words.

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