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.
Parkruns are every Saturday and are a standard length of 5 kilometres, wherever they are held. I`ve now done 32 completed runs. My usual base is Marlow, Bucks.
Apart from wearing a slip on a flight, covered by a pair of close-fitting cotton briefs, I always wear a pair of close-fitting waterproof pants over the top of this arrangement to guard against any leakage in case I wet whilst spending long spells sitting down, though slips are a perfect way to manage the disability, far better than having to wear towelling nappies, as I had to years ago. I always carry a spare slip (and a sanitary disposal bag) in my hand luggage in case I need to change myself. This is also how I travel on longer car journeys too.
Hope this helps others in a similar situation to manage their incontinence.