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Monday, June 29, 2009

Betsy Wetsy

A cold that turned into bronchitis has knocked me flat on my back. Well, flat on my bed in an upright position, since I can't breathe when I'm laying down. It has zapped every ounce of energy from my body, and apparently my bladder control. Sneezing, coughing and even just blowing my nose cause me to wet myself.

It's gotten to the point that whenever I feel a sneeze coming on, I run for the toilet, because simply crossing my legs isn't doing the trick anymore.

It wouldn't be so bad, because I have over 30 pairs of underwear, but then I went and peed myself in my doctor's waiting room during a violent coughing fit. Talk about embarrassing! Grown women don't usually have to carry extra pairs of underwear in their purses, though I might consider it if I go out again before I'm better. I do not want THAT happening again.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure my new found incontinence has more to do with an in utero baby pushing on my bladder mixed with sudden spastic pressure and not so much to do with getting older, as a dear friend is trying to convince me. No Depends for me just yet! Well, seriously hoping not.

So for now I'm firmly planted on my bed, propped up with every pillow in the house, trying not to whine too much (I'm wimpy, I whine!), with a surprisingly sympathetic Gilberto waiting on me hand and foot (I'm usually told to suck it up). He grew up with a super human mother who never let a little sickness stop her from taking care of her house or family, and I don't think he even knew women COULD get sick until he met me.

I have another doctor's appointment tonight because the antibiotic I'm on isn't working. I need for the healing to begin! Gabi has gotten away with a magnitude of stunts because I haven't had the energy to watch her like I should, the house is a mess and we're running out of clothes. I NEED to get better.

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  1. Aw, Mama - I hope you're feeling better soon!

    Oh, and when you feel a sneeze coming on: cross your legs and hunch over. Just trust me on this one.

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  2. poor thing.. I got a new book - it's called Holly's Inbox, it's about a receptionist, you remind me of her counter part. but wear a pad, you'll pee from laughing!

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  3. Ay, I know that gotta pee N.O.W.! It is hard, but hopefully little one will turn around or something to help alleviate that sudden urge!
    I hope you feel better soon...

    BG

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  4. UGH... hope you're feeling better soon.


    Oh, yeah... I do the cross-your-legs-and-hunch-over when I feel a sneeze coming on! My hubs thinks its just hilarious when I sneeze but dont get my legs crossed in time.

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  5. Tonight...I'm thanking goodness for my c-section 6 years ago...as I sit here giggling out loud in my empty living room...but rejoicing in your joy of becoming a new momma again and sending you well wishes of healing....Laural...you continue to bring joy to my life...15 years after high school....

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  6. Ah, the joys of pregnancy. I'm certainly enjoying my little one being out now - these days when I wake up to a wet bed it's just from my boobs leaking. And so far I've about decided sour milk is a better smell than urine . . . although maybe it's a toss up.

    Hope you're feeling better real soon!

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  7. I'm glad to hear from you! Sorry that you are sick, but I hope you feel better soon!
    take care!

    hugs!

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  8. Oh no, that is not fun! (Though as usual you are hysterical in describing it. :)) I hope you feel better soon, and huge congratulations on the bun in the oven! :)

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  9. Bummer!! :( Feel better soon!

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  10. It's totally the pregnancy! Don't worry.

    Hope you are better soon!

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  11. Wear a pad and do some kegels, girlfriend! ;D

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  12. So sorry you're feeling crappy. Here's to feeling better soon!

    I always hated being sick when I was pregnant. It just seems to magnify the "feeling crappy" factor by a zillion times.

    *hugs*

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  13. Feel better soon.

    I have to admit that this pregnancy if I sneeze with a semi full bladder it ends in disaster.

    Though I did find out that was TMI to share with my husband.

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  14. Feel better soon! Poor girl!

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  15. I know all about the embaressing pee situations. I remember wetting my pants just as I turned up for a dinner party - I was pregnant, and had just thrown up in the host's garden too.

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  16. Just checking in to let you know we're thinking about you!

    Hope all is well and that we see you out here soon!

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  17. Hi Laural, just checking to see if you wrote anything here. I see you on twitter, but you totally left the blog. Is everything allright with you, the new baby, and everybody there?

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  18. Hi Laural - I've been out of the blogging loop for a bit and was just checking in...but it looks like you haven't been blogging much either. Not that you have other things to keep you busy or anything...haha! I hope you are doing well and that all is going smoothly with the pregnancy.

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  19. Hey, Laural! How are you doing? I've been thinking about ya, sweetie! Hope everything is going great for you!

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  20. Sending you get well wishes!

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  21. thinking about you, i hope you get better here soon!

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  22. Hey you! Still breathing? Or did that cough do you in? ;) HUGS--come back!

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  23. Just popping by to say hello and let you know I'm thinking about you. Hope all is going well.

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  24. oh my do i identify with that story. the first time i wet myself when i was pregnant it sent me into a fit of tears. you need to start kegeling again. :)

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  25. Hi, Laural...been thinking about you, hon.

    Hope everything is going good for you...miss you!!

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  26. Hey Laural -

    Just wanted to check in and see how you are doing. Your blogging buddies miss you! I hope that you and your family are doing well. :)

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  27. Where did you go? Hope everything is okay.

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  28. Glad I'm not the only one stalking you here. Miss you!!! :-D

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  29. Hi Laurel...just me again, the one in Maine who hopes all is well. When you get a chance, check in and let us know all is OK.

    Miss you.

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  30. Hi Laurel,

    Really really miss you. Kinda worried.

    *hugs*

    Hope all is well.

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  31. So, I'm checking too. Funny how we consider ourselves friends of those who's blogs we stalk. Anyway, just wanted to let you know that someone else out here is thinking of you and hoping you are well.
    Sending bloggy love your way,
    Heidi

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  32. Hi again Laurel.

    Still thinking about you and hoping all is well.

    Sending lots of prayers and thoughts your way. Update when you can.

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  33. Hey Girl- Missing you. How are you?! I would love to hear from you!

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