He really believed that there was less than a 1% chance that I’d have an incontinence issue, and a 30% chance of impotence. I mean, here were all the big guns in town, and his numbers seemed like the best. And the feedback was, “He’s got great hands.” We knew that his bedside manner left a lot to be desired, but I thought, “Who needs bedside manner?Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, I thought I would address an issue a very dear patient of mine recently raised; how do you date and meet someone new when you have incontinence?
Christopher Miller* is a real estate agent who is married and has two sons. Miller struggled for almost two years to overcome persistent urinary incontinence. We’d been married 32 years at that point, and I worried about what impact this would have on her.
Her concerns and worries are definitely legitimate.
I mean, how do you explain it to someone you are just getting to know?
It got me thinking, and I started to think about all of the patients I see for all kinds of reasons.
When people think about adult diapers, they usually envision an elderly adult who has unfortunately lost control over their bladder over the years.
As the patient above, he asked her to cough over a sheet of paper and nothing leaked.