What can I say? I've always been a very outgoing guy who loves a full calendar when I'm not working. But when I realised that I was suffering from urine leakage, I thought I had to give up socialising.
I don't always necessarily do something spectacular everyday, but I enjoy trying new restaurants or simply meeting my friends for a beer at the pub.
Unfortunately, enjoying myself in the company of others wasn't exactly the easiest thing when I was constantly thinking about if I would need to go soon. What if the toilets were far away, and what if there was a line when I finally got there?
I started making excuses not to join up for beers or meeting up too far away from home. I didn't want to add fuel to the fire by drinking liquids and I wasn't sure if I could hold it in until I reached a toilet if the place was too far way. Eventually I tried drinking less water daily so I wouldn't need to urinate as much, but that just gave me headaches.
I realised my urine leakage problem might be more of an inconvenience than I wanted to admit. Then one day something happened on my way home from work. I had an odd sensation and felt my pants getting wet. Luckily I had just got out of the car and was only minutes away from home where I could change. After that I wasn't very keen on socialising away from home any more. What if the same thing happened again? I missed the social interaction with my friends and experiencing new places.