Tootie...I have yelled 'stop the car' and peed behind a dumpster at a seven/eleven that had no public restrrom. I have squatted between two school buses at my son's football game. My funniest story is we were driving home in a blizzard on a major interstate and I saw a sign that read "Next rest area 25 miles." I made my hubby pull over, stepped over a guard rail so no one would see me and fell about 50 feet into a ravine. I have gone before we left the house and ten mintues later have to go again. The doc said something about me having a 'tipped bladder' from delivering a set of VERY LARGE twins (owwy) and the bladder never empties completely. Rhuemy says its fibro. I can't tell you how many times I get up in the night and go. I always think I have MS and that they have missed something in all my testing because I can't believe this $%#@% disorder can create so many problems. So far, the only symptom fibro doesn't have is an enlarged prostate!
BTW...many times I only have to go a dribble, yet I feel like my bladder is about to explode.
Post Edited (vestabula) : 1/9/2009 2:06:58 PM (GMT-7)
I'm another member of the La-Treen Queens!!! Same story here.
I used to work at a place where the ladies room was in the basement. Had to go up and down the stairs every time I needed to "go". When I was having a flare or back problems, it was nothing but a nightmare to make a potty run. At another place I worked my boss would give me "the look" because I went to the bathroom so often. She couldn't believe I had to go 10 times a day (and that was just the 8 hrs a day I was working with her). I would always joke that the only thing I inherited from my dad was his pea-sized bladder. Now that I know its part of fibro, it confirms my theory that I've had this dd for most of my adult life.
I know how you feel and just remember... chances are.. we're all running to the potty at the sametime!!!