Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Update on "I Pee"

My doctor said it would take about 2 weeks to really notice a difference after starting Vesicare.

Wow, was she right!!!!

Let me give you a few scenarios of my life before Vesicare. 

Scenario #1

Leave my house at 9:15 a.m. to take Davis to therapy/daycare, pee before I leave.

Arrive at therapy/daycare around 9:30 a.m., have to pee when I arrive.

Arrive at grocery store around 9:50 a.m., have to pee when I arrive.

Leave grocery store around 10:20 am., have to pee when I leave.

Arrive at another store around 10:45 a.m., have to pee when I arrive.

Leave store around 11:15 a.m., have to pee when I leave but am so over public restrooms I hold it until I get home.

Arrive home around 11:25 a.m., pee at home.

11:40 a.m., have to pee, again.

You get the idea here.

Scenario #2

Playdate with Davis at someone's house.  Drink nothing before I leave or the night before because I don't want them to think I am crazy pee lady.

9:15 a.m., pee before leaving for playdate

9:30 a.m., arrive at playdate, must pee, NOW

10 a.m., shit, have to pee, but hold it, I don't want them to think I am crazy pee lady

10:30 a.m., considering leaving playdate early because I have to pee and am embarrassed about using bathroom again, but I get up and claim I drank a bunch of coffee which is a lie and pee again

10:45 a.m., good lord, I have to pee again but know I cannot use the bathroom at this house again, they will start to think I am crazy

11:00 a.m., can no longer take the fact that I have to pee and come up with an excuse to leave so I can just go home and pee at leisure

My constant need to pee was truly controlling my life and I didn't realize it was so bad until I started taking this medication.

Last week I left for Davis' therapy/daycare, I peed before I left.  I arrived and didn't have to pee, I went and ran 2 hours worth of errands and never once had the urge to pee.  I got home and still didn't have to pee for another 30 minutes. 

It was then that I knew the medication was working.

Yesterday we went to a playdate and I only had to pee one time and that is because I had 2 cups of coffee while there.

I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from me.

Oh and guess what, I am not in the bathroom in upwards of 15 times a night peeing.  I'm up maybe once, if that. 

It is like a miracle.

I only wish I had approached this subject 5 years ago with my doctor.

1 comment:

Sassytimes said...

That's great Jill!

I never notice when or how often people use the restroom. But, I'm always self conscious about it too...what in the WORLD did you do when you were pregnant? Wasn't it 1,000 times worse?