Jan 09, 2010 - 1:00 pm
Incontinence, it's not like you could talk about it with people you know--maybe your wife or your parents, but beyond that it's a difficult dilemma. It's not like you could go to work and tell your fellow workers that you're really leaking badly today, or wow! I only used three pads today. How many times have you sat in important meetings with your boss or staff and felt yourself leaking and just carried on like normal? Well that happens about every day. This is just the reality of living with incontinence. You can never disclose to anyone, but fellow sufferes what's going on. The fact is that incontinence, depends, diapers are the brunt of so many jokes, it's endless. I am a glad I am not a person who ever made jokes about people's handicaps or suffering. If I did I might believe that's why this happened to me. But that's not the case, and that's not why things happen. I think it a bit awkward whenyou're around folks who are talking or making cracks about peeing your pants. Could you imagine the ridicule from these folks if they knew you were incontinent?
Cancer scares everyone to hell---they won't joke about that. But incontinence, that's hilarious to many, until they are stricken with it. These experiences occur in some form or fashion around us periodically. Of course, we don't rebel, we can't, we just think if you only knew. These is some of the reality that lies out there.
Obviously, I am only speaking of incontinence, because that is my challenege, but others with other diseases, ailments, or afflictions, encounter their own hell.
These are the things that are written in books where reality is what we have to deal with---an additional challenge plus everything else.
I wrote this only to bring light to things we never discuss normally on this network----I by no means am writing this to IMPLY WOE IS ME. I am strong, positive and know that I will in the near furtue post my cure and maybe a cure many others.
Thank God for CSN!