Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Part Two

My second pelvic floor PT session started with my therapist and I going over my bladder log and talking about the prior week. By the way, I should mention that they know what I do and has consented to my blogging my therapy. Basically, I do not drink anywhere near enough. They told me that my bladder would be happier with me drinking more coffee and sparkling water than the amount of liquids I have been drinking, which woo hoo! Because, I love coffee. (I have just started tapering onto a medication that is supposed to make people not love coffee and it does not seem to be impacting me that way at all!) Continue reading “Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Part Two”

Dating With Light Bladder Leaks

This is basically pelvic floor physical therapy post two and a half.

Light bladder leaks is the current euphemism for wetting yourself or incontinence. I am not sure what the difference between a light bladder leak and a heavy bladder leak is. I do not think I have actually heard the term heavy bladder leak. Anyway, I have seizures, sometimes I pee myself with or immediately after said seizures. I don’t want to be dragging around a change of clothes at all times, so I wear a pad. This means that yes, I’m probably wearing a pad on dates. I used to get all nervous about the possibility of having seizures during sex (and yes during dates), I’ve mentioned that before. But when I started needing to wear pads regularly I had to deal with that as well. At first, I tried to hide it, taking them off as soon as I thought something sexy was likely to happen. That was kind of distracting though, because I’d have to make my exit to the bathroom when things maybe got unexpectedly hot and heavy. I had one partner that I wasn’t really comfortable talking to it about it, because it didn’t go well when I started to broach the issue, and I realized that that was part of his problem with periods. And that really the whole thing was his problem. (Also, probably a clue that maybe not the right guy for me.) (Bladder leak pads are basically, if not entirely, the same pads if you have girl parts – you can buy them with extra absorbability in different sections of the pad but I’m not sure how this helps, otherwise they just have different labels and prices.) Continue reading “Dating With Light Bladder Leaks”