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Voices of Incontinence Personal Story: With Incontinence, Your Imagination Is Your Own Worst Enemy

Having incontinence is as much a psychological issue as it is an emotional issue. I’ve struggled with bladder leaks for years, and I’ve found it extremely isolating. That’s not because it has to be – the leaks aren’t actually all that big of a deal – but because I find it hard to stay out of my own head. With incontinence, your imagination is your real enemy.

With incontinence, your imagination is your real enemy.

My leaks started when I was on the younger side – when I was in my mid-40s. I started having them at the gym – when I did jumping jacks, ran for longer than a couple of miles or did squats. It was embarrassing to say the least, and I started dreading group workouts for fear I would have a leak and everyone would know.