So you’re out in the park and you have the urge to spend a penny. Not a problem, you just use the public toilets. But they are all closed!
Since lockdown was imposed upon us, all public toilets have been out of action. Of course this had to happen, but it is causing anxiety amongst those with bladder control issues.
Menopausal women, and men with issues relating to the prostate, are facing a tricky situation. The only solution it seems, is to have a ‘wild wee’. Children have done this for years, but it’s not so easy when you’re an adult!
I think it’s just a case of ‘having to go’. Of course there will be outrage and disapproval at the mere suggestion, but what other choice do you have? Your usual ‘go to’ toilets are of no use, so you either stay at home all day, or you embrace the wild!
Those of us in the perimenopause and menopause years, the root of our problem is hormones. As oestrogen levels decline, our pelvic floor becomes weaker. This can lead to mild incontinence, or the ‘fit to burst’!
Urge Incontinence can happen to any woman, and occurs when the bladder is not fully supported. It can cause great stress to those affected.
So, to wee, or not to wee? That is the question ….