I was sitting here peeping out ADISC, when an old adolescence memory hit. I was in late middle to early high school, & my evil step-grandma (wicked bitch of the south) dragged me to the urologist.
I felt so much misunderstood, & like my grandma didn't even try, that I wailed, & bit my hands. All one must do is look up co-morbid conditions associated with Cerebral Palsy, & incontinence will be there, staring him or her in the face! I have yet to know one person with CP without bladder &/or bowel issues.
By the time the appointment started, the marks were gone, & I'd gotten it together. I explained to the doctor, & her nurse, that what causes my bladder & bowel spasms is that I have Cerebral Palsy, so the problem is that it make me spastic all over, not just my potty muscles, & I don't need the constipation, & bladder emptying trouble caused by OAB meds, when the cause of my spasms is a condition that, except by miracle, ain't goin' away. They believed me, & she shut up.
Is it weird that I refuse to be medicated? I still won't be. Mom knows incontinence is in the cards, because of my sis, so no more doc visits. I was lucky enough to be adopted by my dad's ex-wife, who already has a CP effected daughter. There was a running joke from the time I started spending time with her that the neighbors thought she collected girls in wheelchairs, 'cause she let our wheeler friends come visit. My stepdad is CP effected too. Mom's not easily intimidated.
Thought I'd make it clear I'm not currently refusing treatment. None has been suggested.