Gallbladder, Kidney Stones, and Incontinence

My Story – Submitted by: Anonymous

I’ve always had some bedwetting problems, but in the last few years they have become worse due to the fact that I have passed several kidney stones over the years, and it has affected my kidneys, and caused me to wet the bed more than usual. I have tried several different things, and none of them seem to have any affect on the bedwetting problem. Continue reading

A Christmas Gift

My Story – Submitted by: Nancy

It was April 2012 and I was 48 years old. I had been struggling with back problems-herniated disc on the shoulder and middle of the back and a continuing gnawing in my pelvic area. After many MRI and CT scans the doctors recommended physical therapy and an occasional pain med. As I actively participate in my doctor’s program I did have relief in my back. However the gnawing feeling in my pelvic was not correcting itself. Then one day while waiting for my physical therapist in the waiting room I had my first incident of bowel incontinence. I was mortified! I saw my pain management doctor that day. The next few days were filled with nerve tests and CT Scans. Nothing showed up on the tests. Though I kept having bouts of bowel incontinence. I was also losing weight and very fatigued. Finally I began searching the web for help and found Simon Foundation for Continence. This was my life saver. I read many articles on the site and one of them suggested seeing a gastroenterologist for medications and to be given a diet.Continue reading

Anxiety: Facing Surgery and Rehabilitation

My Story – Submitted by: Anonymous

I am a 63 year old male with incontinence, due to damage to my bladder nerve, and I also have enlarged prostate leakage. I wet in my sleep, due to my nerve damage and leak a little when awake, due to prostate enlargement.Continue reading

Adult Man with Nocturnal Enuresis

My Story – Submitted by: Anonymous

I am almost 40 years old and suffer from adult nocturnal enuresis, the medical term for bedwetting. The following letter describes some of my experiences dealing with this disorder and my thoughts and feelings on the use of diapers to manage the problem. I think that some of my ideas might seem controversial, but I feel many people probably feel the same way but they’re afraid to say so. I realize this letter is long-but I feel that many of these ideas bear repeating. I thought that by sharing some of my experiences it might help people come to terms with their use of diapers to manage bedwetting.Continue reading

A Life-long Bi-product

My Story – Submitted by: James

I have cerebral palsy and started life at a special school in Chicago where the physical therapy staff routinely diapered the kids who had accidents. This was nearly 60 years ago. Some of the students wore diapers regularly. As a deterrent, I suppose, they made fun of the kids who had the occasional accident. The method of humiliating punishment was general. Boys were made to feel sissies, changed into girls’ underwear; girls and boys ridiculed as babies (“How many babies need changing?”), and shaming was applied as a general deterrent. Maybe it worked in a number of cases. But I have come to believe it was precisely the wrong way to address the problem. At the time there was only one other special elementary school in the city’s public school system.

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30 Year Old Male with Enuresis

My Story – Submitted by: Dave

Hello. I am a 30 year old male who wets the bed almost every night for as long as I can remember. I wear diapers to bed for this and have worn diapers since I was about 10. My PCP can not find a cure for me and has sent me to a urologist and they have tried many things but nothing helped. My wife has been understanding throughout our 3 yr marriage that if she wants a dry bed then I must wear a diaper to bed.Continue reading

Living with Spina Bifida

My Story – Submitted by: Anonymous

I was born with spina bifida. I was also one of the lucky ones – I could walk, even run, and never suffered from hydroencephalitis (water on the brain). I am also urinary and fecal incontinent.

At the age of 3 years, I had a urinary diversion surgery called an illial [ileal] loop done. I wore a urinary bag until I was 18. Kids can be cruel. In addition to the normal teasing that goes with growing up, I also had to deal with being shunned due to the bag springing leaks, as well as regular accidents from the bowel incontinence. You can probably imagine how bad things got. When I was 18, an artificial sphincter was installed on my bladder – I still had to self-catheterize to pee, but at least I didn’t have to wear that damned bag.

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Using Kegels for Bowel Incontinence

My Story – Submitted by: Anonymous

I developed bladder incontinence years before I began to have bowel incontinence. The bladder incontinence began in my late fifties, and the bowel at age 61.

Neither of them were due to accident, disease or other outside causes. Perhaps they were inherited, as I know my mother had bladder incontinence in her later years. I don’t know if she had bowel incontinence, and I no idea whether my father suffered from either condition.Continue reading