Thoughts of Being On the Other Side of the Help Desk: Part 2…Mornings

Good morning CAMPBELLSWORLD VISITORS!!! Here’s hoping this day finds you willing and able to enjoy another day. I find that even though this morning has found me dealing with yet another annoying and challenging problem due to changes taking place in my life, I am still rather satisfied with myself, and my life. It is as a whole going along OK and the few snags I find myself dealing with are in time going to smooth out just a bit. I simply must be patient.

In the meantime, part of dealing with a problem is recognizing and if necessary dealing with feelings that come from it. That’s where this blog post comes in. Not only can I reach out to others who most assuredly are having such issues, but I can in a safe, and appropriate way vent my frustrations.

What is my problem this morning? You ask…

Bladder Control! I am finding this to be a bigger and bigger problem as time goes along, and this morning due to a very bad cough I am having major issue with it.

I know… I know… This subject is a private matter. Is uncomfortable to talk about, and not something we who suffer with it want others to know about. However, it is something I am very frustrated with, and feel others have to be feeling the same.

First off, on top of being annoying, it causes all kinds of trickle-down issues…Sorry!
It causes me to have more laundry, have to bath or clean up often, and I seem to be using more TP if that is possible.

I have tried several methods for protecting myself and all of them fall short of the mark of taking care of my issue. Today, I am on a mission. I am going to go to the drugstore, and find someone to speak to about this issue, and see if there is some item on the market I am over looking. I have tried the pads, pads of all descriptions, shapes, and sizes.

I have created my own. Tried thick cloth, and even bought small water proof mattress pads, and cut them to use as liners in my clothes. Have tried the disposable under clothes, and even had some washable protective underwear. (Those were by far the best)

Now, I am faced with yet another issue other than tiring more easily, having issue with chronic pain, and memory issues due to a new disAbility in my life, and I am a bit overwhelmed to say the least. I am certain I can find a better solution to my problem than my current one, and am hopeful that my moving into a smaller place, making it easier to get to the bathroom will help the issue some as well.

Getting older is no fun. Doing it in the time frame of which I seem to be doing it is disturbing.

I hope you will continue to follow me to see how I deal with these and other issues. If you have any feedback, or suggestions please feel free to comment.

Does it embarrass me to write about this? Well, I’d rather be writing about walking a marathon or some other adventure King Campbell and I might get ourselves caught up in, but until I deal with the issue at hand, I’ll not be venturing too far out of my comfort zone. That makes having an adventure kinda hard.

Until next time though, this is Patty and the ever patient Seeing Eye Dog Campbell Lee AKA Bubba saying…
May harmony find you, and blessid be.

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