Stress incontenince? WTH!!

by Deborah Cruz

What ever happened to doctor patient privilege? So, I am talking to the insurance company and they are asking me a few medical questions for the application. The nurse asks me about different conditions that I may have according to my medical history, “So, what about stress incontinence?” “Pardon me?? I am not familiar with that diagnosis or that term?” My God, I thought, was she asking me if I shit myself when I got stressed out? Was that even a ‘thing” a medical condition? If it was, I don’t have it. Never been diagnosed with it; certainly don’t want it! She explained, “It’s when you sneeze and there is a release of a small amount of urine.” “oh, you mean do I tinkle when I sneeze? Yes, occasionally if I sneeze really hard (thanks to my beautiful girls’ enormously  gorgeous melons) sometimes I have to do the peepee dance so I don’t tinkle on myself. But its not always.” Come on, I’m not the only Mommy who has had this happen,right? She was really trying to be serious. Next question, “Do you require any treatment for this condition?”


Me: “Oh, you mean other than the peepee dance? Not really, just practicing my kegels!”
Nurse: “Any plans for treatment or corrective surgery in the future?”
Me: “No, its kinda like being ugly. You just have to learn to live with it!” At this point, she did let lose a pretty hefty giggle. And this concluded our interview. I am a little concerned that I am in a chart somewhere as a grown woman who tinkles on herself (just a little bit and just on occasion) but its better than what I had originally thought….One who poops on themselves in stressful situations! My goodness, my Masters degrees never prepared me for that term. Oh, the joys of Motherhood!

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15 comments

Brittney 2010/03/26 - 1:46 pm

Lol this made me laugh! No you are not the only one LMAO!!!

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Amy 2010/03/26 - 4:24 pm

I am so glad I found your blog!
Your post had me laughing out loud at my desk and people have started to stare at me! LOL

Can't wait to follow along with your wonderful humor!!

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Jessica 2010/03/26 - 8:14 pm

I have the leaky legs myself. Thank all things lavender scented and homogenized I don't poop myself along with it, or I would be running around in Pampers.
New friday follower .. my kids have large melons too

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OutnumberedMama 2010/03/27 - 3:23 am

I recently had a very similar conversation with the phone nurse at my doc's office. I had a bit of an "accident" in which I laughed really hard and couldn't stop the flow right off. It is just one of those badges of honor like stress marks, right? Please agree with me because it's all that gets me through the thought that I will be in depends by age 40!
Thanks for the follow I am returning!

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elizabeth 2010/03/27 - 9:29 am

You are hilarious! I can't wait to read more of what you write. I'm following you back from FF.

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Maria 2010/03/27 - 10:38 am

Don't make me laugh, I'll wet my pants! Bladder prolapse sucks! LOL

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Stephanie M. Page 2010/03/27 - 1:23 pm

hahahahaahahha that was very funny. Thank you.

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Mayra 2010/03/27 - 8:22 pm

Thanks for following!!

Lol this is hilarious!! I totally peed when I was pregnant and I laughed to hard. I mustve had preganancy incontinence according to your nurse. Lol

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Ms. Mayra 2010/03/27 - 8:22 pm

Thanks for following!!

Lol this is hilarious!! I totally peed when I was pregnant and I laughed to hard. I mustve had preganancy incontinence according to your nurse. Lol

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Chic Mamá 2010/03/27 - 8:22 pm

Thanks for following!!

Lol this is hilarious!! I totally peed when I was pregnant and I laughed to hard. I mustve had preganancy incontinence according to your nurse. Lol

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Debbie's L'Bri 2010/03/27 - 10:23 pm

Funny, it must be a mom thing. Things kids do to you. You just reminded me that maybe I should do Kegals again.

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The Girl Next Door Grows Up 2010/03/28 - 11:06 am

Oh that was really funny! It happens to everyone! I am so happy to be folllowing you and your great blog!

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Mandy P 2010/03/28 - 2:28 pm

OMG, that's hilarious! I SO have that problem after 4 kids and 4 separate deliveries. =) I love when you see someone walking, and they stop dead in their tracks, cross their legs and let out an enormous sneeze. I used to wonder what that was all baout, but now I TOTALLY understand! BTW…following you back from Friday Follow!

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purseblogger 2010/03/29 - 12:31 am

Oh my goodness, that was hilarious! 🙂

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