In the past the only time I had an issue with IC was due to my herniated disc. when ever it flared up I would have issues with dribbling & other times just due to the shear pain of not being able to move & get to the bathroom.
The past month or so I have been getting the dribbles well after I had gone to the bathroom. At first I believed it to be due to my back again having some minor pain due to some heavy yard work. A few nights ago I wet the bed a little in the middle of the night. This has not happened to me in years & was never an issue before. I am thinking now that it may be due to stress. I am going into surgery on the 19th for a colon resection & I have been a nervous wreck. I even had the doctor put me on anti anxiety meds because I had a few panic attacks. I am no longer on the meds just because I want to be off of all that junk before my surgery. Is it possible to all the sudden get stress IC? Or should I be concerned it is something else? I have told this to 2 different doctors so far & they did not seem concerned about it & want to take care of the other major issues first. Maybe once I have all the surgery stuff out of the way things will get better. IDK wait & see I guess.
So now I have been wearing diapers during the day to keep dry at work. I still feel funny wearing at night because I fear the kids will hear me crinkle walk to the bathroom. They don't know I wear still but they are now 15 & 16 years old so I think I am going to mention to them that I am in need of them. I am just afraid that I will be teased or when my kids get mad at me use it as an insult. They are on spring break this week & I have ordered 2 cases from XP that should arrive on Friday. In the past when they asked about the boxes I made up excuses as to what they were. I think this time I am just going to say what they are. This will help ease my worries up a bit & hopefully not freak them out.
Edit: I had the opportunity to be alone with my daughter this morning so I just came out & told her. I started off with asking her "would you make fun of someone with a disability?". She was a little confused at first then asked again if say she saw someone in a wheel chair or along that line would she be one of these mean people & make fun of them. Her reply as I thought was "hell no". So I started with my story of back problems & finally led into the problem I have & that it seems to be getting worst possibly due to stress. She really did not react one way or the other & she spent the rest of the morning helping me out side working in the yard even though I did not ask. I made a few jokes here & there about still being dry & not needing a change yet & she laughed a bit. She seems like she is fine with it all & dose not bother her. Next is my son...... this may be a bit harder to explain to him being a little younger & well, boys are a little less mature so I just need to catch him on one of his good days.
Feels good to be able to feel accepted in my own house