I had a combination of hormone suppressant and radiotherapy and, apart from the usual side effects, I am hopeful of a cure. I restarted physical exercise (Parkrun) a few weeks ago to improve my stamina and lose some weight. The running cycle starts at 0900 every Saturday but I have to wear a full disposable nappy as I just have to “go” just before and during the run, despite emptying my bladder a number of times before the start. I have no actual incontinence. It`s as if the physical effort induces the urgency. I have also started wearing a full nappy when on longer journeys where toilets might not be available and for “peace of mind”. I`m scheduled to see a urologist next month but all the medical comment I`ve had so far has been very laid back and almost lacking in interest.
Any supporting comment you could offer would be most welcome. Thanks.
Thanks for coming back to me. Let me fill in a bit more background for you. Due to domestic issues (wife very ill in 2015 and 2016) I had night time enuresis due to acute mental stresses – about 3 or 4 incidents in each of these years and for which I have worn night time protection ever since (peace of mind etc, but see later comments). With her health now fully improved, I have had no day or night incontinence at all since. I don`
t leak at all. I make every effort to empty my bladder before the run starts. I just have to use my pad, quite often before,during and after the event. I don`t have random urges but since the hormone and radiotherapy treatments, I do get what I can only describe as “phantom” wetting sensations, for no reason that I can determine but I do I remain dry. I should also mention that I have worn protection 24/7 due to a childhood abuse issue, so “upgrading” to a full adult nappy is no big deal but I would like to know why the physical exercise has the effect that it has – though I have no intention of stopping my health improvements.