I wrote last week that I was going on another “adventure”. Maybe I shouldn’t have SAID anything?… Somehow MS found out that I am going away and decided that there was no way in hell I would be traveling without it. GRRRRR
I realize that MS has a place in my life. I make room and accommodate it’s demands all the time, but just ONCE I would like it to stay in the background a little more.
I should probably get to the actual point of this rant huh?
As I finished packing this morning, I had to pee again FOR THE 4th TIME IN LESS THAN AN HOUR!!!! Seriously?!?! I just had PTNS last week, and Botox surgery in February for this. I shouldn’t be having problems again this soon!
Thinking that it is better to be safe than sorry, I called the doctor’s office. They agreed that maybe I had a UTI and should come in to rule that out. (yah for getting me in so quickly)…. Urine test complete, no UTI, but they still want to put me on antibiotics anyway, and suggested I use the Foley catheter for my whole trip. 😦
I am actually ok with having to use the catheter, lord knows I’ve been dealing with incontinence long enough, and who would want to have to pull off the interstate 4 times an hour for a 16 hour road trip? The thing that stresses me out is having to deal with people’s reactions to seeing someone with a bag of pee strapped to their leg in public.
Well you could cover it up Grace?
Why? So other people are more comfortable? Not a chance! The weather in Texas and Las Vegas is supposed to be in the 100’s, no chance in hell I am going to wear pants. I have already given up half of my suitcase for incontinence supplies, medications, and such. The only way I have half a chance in hell of surviving the heat is wearing shorts and tshirts or tank tops. I had hoped to stay in/or by the pool while in Vegas, and I realize if I can’t get these symptoms to calm down I MIGHT have to give that idea up though :(… we shall see….
I’ve got this!…The only thing left is to come up with a name for my “companion”….Any suggestions?