Tuesday, April 25, 2017

IT ALL DEPENDS .....

Today I made the tough decision to postpone my trip to Maui.


First of all, I don't really miss my island too much (in just four months).  My friends haven't had time to miss me either (well, except maybe Lisa!).  The summer weather is already starting which means warmer temperatures.  Lisa is very active, hates air conditioning and goes to the beach many times a week.  I would not be able to keep up with her, for sure.

My bad knee prevents me from doing more than 15 minutes of walking at a time.  I did rent my own car so I wouldn't be a nuisance to Lisa, but that's about all I could be doing is driving around seeing the sights.  It is jacaranda season and I love the drive to Kula any time of the year.  I love whale season too but it is over.  So I think I'll save my $$$ til February next year.


But most important, and most embarrassing, is bladder trouble.  It's just getting worse.  Now I'm in diapers all day not just at night.  We've upped the medicine to 2x a day and I am doing scheduled ladies room times.  Pavlov training of sorts!  Lots of Kegel exercises, cut back on wine, losing weight, etc.  It's definitely a first world problem but when it is YOUR problem, it's just gross.  

Obviously it's not just me (based on the types of incontinence products out there) but it does keep me home more.  I feel bad for my UNson-in-law who empties the trash every day.   Mr. 3 was pleased to discover Gramma wears diapers too!  No secrets at this house ....


Good physical health is really Number One in life.  Can't wait to get back!







5 comments:

  1. Well-Geez Louise!! Get that dang knee fixed and you'll be ready to go in February and you'll feel a whole lot better. Isn't there some sort of minor surgery they do nowadays for incontinence? i know my cousin had to have a sling put around her bladder to hold it up--she's in her 80's.

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    1. Ugh. Surgery would be LAST resort. Next is to change meds. Scheduling restroom breaks every 3 hours. Kegels. It is a loss of dignity!!! 😖

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  2. I agree with Judy! Get that knee done so you can walk good by February and look into that operation she mentioned.I'm surprised you have the problem in the day time but not at night. I know it's not funny but I did laugh at your comment about Mr.3 being happy you have something to share.

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    1. It's my first priority after Monday!! The problem is now it's ALL 24 hours ... instead of just at night. Stay tuned. Hopefully knee and bladder are easily fixed. And quick

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