Sunday, February 26, 2012

And the Verdict is....

Let me start this out by telling you the story my urologist told me, about the worst patient she had ever seen with my problem.

This patient was a local law enforcement officer, a female, who urinated every 30 minutes.

The device was a complete success for this woman.

I remember thinking to myself, that poor woman, she pees a lot, way more than I do.

Actually, I pee that much.

I've just gotten so used to peeing so frequently that I didn't even realize how often I was going.

I know that sounds weird and I think you'd have to be in my position to even understand that statement.

Peeing a lot has become a way of life for me, after over 8 years of it, you would just get used to it.

While I know it isn't normal, it has somewhow become my normal.

I peed 27 times in 24 hours.  I consumed 40 oz of water and 16 oz of coffee.  Not an abnormal intake of fluids, at all.

I have learned from my diary that my brain is being signaled to empty my bladder when it has 50 cc of fluid in it.  Most people are signaled at 200-300 cc of fluid, which is why the average person only goes no more than 6 times a day.  The total amount of fluid urinated throughout the day should be at minimum 1000 cc.  So say you urinate 300 cc each time you go and you go about 4 times a day, that is normal.  I am however only expelling 50 cc each time I go, so to get to 1000-1200 cc for the day, I am doing it over 27 times a day. 

I can honestly say I'm a little sad by this fact.

I can also say I can't get started on this journey fast enough.

I'm not sure what I'll do with myself if it works and I'm not living in a bathroom.

Like I said this has become my normal for the last 8 years.  It will probably seem abnormal for me to not go to the bathroom this much.

What will I do when the bathroom and my bladder isn't on my mind constantly?

What will I do when I walk into a store and don't scan the place for the bathroom the minute I walk in?

My next post will be on the device that has been suggested I have implanted in my body.

1 comment:

Rachel Angelo said...

I hope you are the perfect candidate for the device and it works perfectly for you!