I sat in the waiting room of Dr. Wu's office, flipping through an issue of Us Weekly from 2015. Occasionally, I looked up at the receptionist in hopes that she might acknowledge me or maybe even call me in for my appointment. When that didn't happen, I read and reread the sign that said I would be charged the full amount of the appointment if I was late.
If you have bothersome bladder symptoms, talk to your health care provider. Often, women suffer from "bladder on the brain" for years before seeking treatment. If you have regular urine leakage or urinary frequency that keeps your mind on your bladder, discuss it with your physician.
When you gotta go, go!
Reduce that "gotta go" feeling with these small lifestyle changes.
A survey of elementary teachers showed that over 80 percent of teachers encouraged students to hold their urine. In middle school and high school, there are very short breaks between classes, and many students end up holding their urine all day long.
Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go.
Just like clockwork, it's time to get up and pee again. If it seems like the bane of getting a continuous night of sleep in middle age and beyond, it may not have to be. Learn a surprising reason why you may have to wake to urinate at night and how improvement can occur without seeing a urologist, but a sleep specialist instead.
This Christmas, it's a hormone-filled holiday, thanks to our old friends perimenopause and menopause. Pour yourself a cup of spiked eggnog and sing along with me.
At this point, only a urinal somewhere just outside the Senate chambers knows the truth. And of course, the CIA.