Oh my God! It’s happened to me: I’ve just wet my pants! 49



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Oh my God! It’s happened to me! I’ve just wet my pants! Not just a little dribble contained by my light bladder leakage panty liners but a ‘full on loss’ of the contents of my bladder as a result of a coughing fit! The panty liner had no chance – nor did my knickers or the ‘jeggings’ I was wearing. In an instant, my computer chair is sodden and there’s even a wet patch on the carpet!

I’m horrified! OK – once in my 50s, I had to acknowledge that, having bore a couple of children (and the fact that I was getting older) all the pelvic floor exercises I had done over the years weren’t going to ‘cut it’. Enter panty liners! Up till now they have sufficed – containing the odd, wee dribble when an unexpected sneeze or cough put a strain on things.

No longer! Now I will have to research the cost of incontinence knickers.

In the scheme of other health issues I’ve had to deal with in recent months, I guess I shouldn’t consider it ‘major’. BUT I do because it’s another reminder that things are happening to my body that I have absolutely no control over simply because I’m getting older. It pisses me off’ (pardon the pun).

So re-enter the use of sanitary pads (that I haven’t used since the advent of tampons).

It’s not just a ‘female’ thing either. An enlarged prostate will have our male companions scurrying for the personal aisle.

I’m grateful for the fact I’ve seen another birthday but, really, do I have to suffer the indignity of not being able to control my ‘wee’? It would seem so!


Can you feel for Sue’s situation? 

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Susan Leighton

  1. Is this really for fb?

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  2. Listen, loss of bladder control is not a normal part of ageing for women. We are more likely to develop it because of child birth etc. but see your doctor for advice and better treatment

  3. Well done Sue! An embarrassing issue, probably faced by a lot more than are game to acknowledge it.

  4. I had these problems but then I remembered all the exercises they told me after I had my first child 37 years ago. I had great inprovement after a little while.

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