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.