Hello and thank you for giving me an opportunity to introduce myself. It's taken a while before I have typed my first 'thread' partly because I kept thinking what on earth ought I say and partly finding the time to sit quietly without distractions. So a second thank you for posting the 'stickys' on Introductions. They helped concentrate my thoughts.
My hobbys include reading. Ever since I was 3 I have had a voracious appetite. My mum would say I could find the ingredients on a packet of soap flakes interesting! I love classics especially Austen, Gaskell and Trollope. I may not be adept at cooking but I do enjoy it ... no particular style but Italian is a weakness.
How did I find you and what am I? I have not been online for some time. I used a search engine and came across details of this site. I thought it worth further investigation. I am a BW, a bed wetter. I need to use protection. In the past I have found support groups enormous help and I would like to think I have given something back.
The title of my first thread is Acceptance. I have had to accept that, like it or not, I am a BW. It is not through choice. I will spare you the medical reasons. I found it difficult, especially in my teens, I could not be 'like all other normal people'. So I have had to accept that protection has to be part of my life. I have learnt coping strategies for the 'low times', the 'poor me' times. Being able to communicate with others who can genuinely say 'I know how you feel. I know what you mean' incredibly helpful. Acceptance means tolerance. Others will be in variance. Enlightenment comes with knowledge.
If nothing else, I have enjoyed the opportunity to read many threads gaining insight into areas I struggle to understand and enjoyed some interesting, if technical, discussions in the chat room!
I will conclude with an Austen quote: "One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other."
Love Aina x