Here's something I went through. I was waiting all day to empty. Then I got this burning back pain. Went to the doctor for it. Ended up my bladder had forgotten how to contract from holding my urine, and had started backing up into my kiddneys. What a mess!!!
Had to wear a foley cath. bag stapped to my leg for two weeks. And take medicine to make my bladder contract!! Ouchy!!!! I was very lucky that I hadn't gotten any kind of infection. I still to this day have bladder spasms that are sharp enough to stop me in my tracks!! And this happen 2 1/2 yrs ago. At least it empties now, where before it just felt like I needed too, but couldn't.
I worry about my daughter in school that isn't allowed to go when needed, she says they only get 2passes per Quarter, and a 6 min. break once a day, and the lines are too long if your going to make it to class on time. Really ticks me off!! Diana
I remember that trying to find time to go in junior high and high school was very difficult due to the short passing periods combined with the bathroom locations and the crowded halls. Teachers were used to students who abused bathroom priviledges, so they were often jerks about letting us go.
I complained to my mom, and she and my dad offered to raise hell. I was too embarrassed, since I hadn't had a specific problem, so we made a deal. They told me to go to the restroom whenever I needed to, whether I had to leave class or be late. They promised that if I got in trouble, they would back me, and we would challenge the policy together.
I never had to challenge the policy (though I probably should've for the sake of all the students who are facing the same problem I faced), but I felt much better about everything after I talked with my parents. I made a point NOT to hold it, and I think it has made me a more secure person to know that my parents were there for me - whether the issue was grades, activities, or bathroom breaks.
Hope you liked my reminiscence.
Hi again, I wanted to say that I told my daughter I wasn't too happy that she wasn't going all day, especially after the trouble I went through. But your story makes me think that I should tell her I would back her up if she needs the break, thanks for the info. Diana