Author Topic: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy  (Read 24971 times)

Prabhakari

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Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« on: 20 Mar 2012 10:30PM »
Being wheeled towards the operating theatre for further invasive searching by a crack team of specialists. And getting a dying need to go to the toilet.
Doing it, surrounded by crack team, who watch impatiently, while one struggles to make it happen.

Funny how things can seize up at such moments.
Bless 'em all, bless 'em all,
The long and the short and the tall.

Mabelcat

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #1 on: 20 Mar 2012 11:45PM »
I needed to pee when I was in recovery after an op.  I was given a bedpan but with no privacy was unable to perform.

ditchdwellers

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #2 on: 20 Mar 2012 11:58PM »
Having undergone a series of delightful urology tests and scans recently (the last one this morning), I can relate to this.

The worst one to date involved having my bladder filled with an imaging dye whilst the radiologist took lots of lovely pictures.  After being asked to cough (repeatedly), lie down, sit down, stand up and  cough again, the final request was to wee into a bucket.  Surrounded by people.  While they took pictures of my bladder.  I managed to perform and was in fact quite impressed with myself.  My audience seemed none too appreciative of my efforts, particularly as I managed to miss the bucket and flooded the floor.

I couldn't have managed an encore anyway!

Jockice

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #3 on: 21 Mar 2012 12:01AM »
I've needed to pee everywhere....

Mabelcat

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #4 on: 21 Mar 2012 12:35AM »
An unexpected aspect of fibromyalgia is that I can no longer pee al fresco as I can't squat.  Of course I can't go for long country walks either so the problem may not arise but it feels like the end of an era!

Jockice

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #5 on: 21 Mar 2012 12:59AM »
...as I was saying. I cleaned the kitchen and bathroom today (I'm between cleaners) and about ten minutes ago went into the former, where I developed an unexpectant urgent urge which meant rushing off to the latter. Suffice to say that some of it hit the bowl. The rest was equally divided between the recently-scrubbed floor and the trackie trousers I was wearing. Oh, how I love my bladder.

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #6 on: 21 Mar 2012 01:16AM »
Of course I can't go for long country walks either so the problem may not arise but it feels like the end of an era!

Know the feeling well Mabelcat. I always used to say that it wasn't a proper walk in the mountains if the wind hadn't blown your stream of pee right down the side of your sock!

I have some difficulty with nocturnal enuresis. Don't know if it was down to the looniedom, the medication or the early, undiagnosed stages of my pelvis packing up, but for the best part of 6 years my brain seemed to completely lose the capacity to wake me up in the night when my bladder was full to bursting.

There's nothing quite like the exquisite humiliation of waking up in a drenched bed next to the gorgeous guy you've fancied for ages ...

Still, I suppose one could say that he was unlikely to forget me in a hurry :-(


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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #7 on: 21 Mar 2012 01:33AM »
How strange. The commissionaire from my former workplace has just sent me a message on Facebook in which he mentions having his sleep ruined by having to get up for a pee several times.

I don't. For someone with such a weak bladder during waking hours, mine's okay when I'm asleep. I usually have to get to a bog within a minute of waking up though, but it's pretty rare for me to have to get up during the night for it.

Doctors always ask me how often I wet the bed. I don't think I've ever done it during my adult life. I remember dreaming I was peeing in my sock drawer when I was 14 though. Then I woke up and it wasn't all a dream.

By the way NN, one of my few bedroom exploits this century (at least involving someone else) was ruined when I had to go for a pee just as things were getting interesting. Talk about spoiling the moment.

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #8 on: 21 Mar 2012 01:36AM »
Don't have anything to drink after 8.00pm.  Nothing.

Jockice

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #9 on: 21 Mar 2012 01:39AM »
The commissionaire's going to have no liquid after 3am. That's four hours before he gets home.

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #10 on: 21 Mar 2012 01:58AM »
Don't have anything to drink after 8.00pm.  Nothing.

It's calmed down enormously over the last number of years. Still have the odd near miss when dreaming that I'm in the bathroom, but the internal alarm clock seems to have more or less repaired itself  >whatarelief<

Sorry if the original post was TMI, by the way!

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #11 on: 21 Mar 2012 02:15AM »
You can never have TMI as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #12 on: 21 Mar 2012 10:12AM »
I can agree with the pee-ing dream.

Wake up, realise you need the loo, open bathroom door, lift lid, feel the cold chill of the seat on your thighs, relax and let go, then actually wake up    :(

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #13 on: 21 Mar 2012 10:21AM »
As yes, the peeing dream. The one where I am desperately looking for a loo but can only find ones that are open to the world or turn out to not actually be loos when I get there. The relief when I wake up and actually go to the loo!

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Re: Embarrassing moments in the life of a crippy
« Reply #14 on: 21 Mar 2012 10:31AM »
When there is no dog to blame it on.