So what is the most embarrassing part of SB??? For me there is so much!!! From testing that I’ve had with doctor’s whom never buy you dinner before they do these things to what has happened at home or out in public.
So I am not sure if I am at the point to share what has happened at home or in public because I may or may not be still dealing with how to get them out of my head. When I get to the point of sharing those, I will definitely write a post about that and fill all of you in on those moments. I will share however the endless testing that is so embarrassing!
I do not know who comes up with these medical test and how they are actually performed, but whomever it is or was really needs to see a shrink if not be admitted into a padded room. Seriously, surround yourself with people in white coats other than you!!! I won’t tell you what I think of waterboarding but if I had a choice……
Urodynamic testing. Okay picture this: You sit on a toilet like thing in a room with a doctor, maybe a nurse, a tech, and whomever else likes to watch medical torture. They insert a catheter into your bladder and fill it up with water/saline and they see how long and how much you may or may not be able to hold in your bladder. Also during this time they are taking images and other measurements. Now maybe for a person who has a normal functioning bladder, only the catheter part sounds painful but to me that is the least painful part of this whole messed up test. I have a neurogenic bladder, so I cannot hold by bladder as long if at all and I have spasms, which can lead to leaks. So the pressure of having to hold this in hurts like hell (at least for me). And you try to hold it all as long as possible one because you really wish your bladder worked properly and two because do you really want all these people to see you pee? Hell no!
Colonoscopy. Do I have to even go into detail??? Can I ask, why do I not get a date before hand? Like a nice dinner and possibly a movie, preferably a comedy. I mean if this doctor is going to get that personal with me, why can he not be like any other guy in my life? Not that I get that personal with even my husband, but take a girl out like a proper gentleman!!
Anesthesia. Though this is not actually a test, going under can be quite embarrassing. Especially when you are like me and never have an inside thought plus have had a lot of anesthesia so it takes a little more than normal to put you under!! Apparently I tend to hit on everyone in the operating room and by hit on them, yes I mean I was making passes at them. According to my one doctor’s PA, who would fill me in on what I said, everyone in that operating room was fair game to me. Thank goodness my doctor had the good sense to inform the anesthesiologist that he really needed to give me more meds!!!
There are other embarrassing testing, such as the sphincter test, but I am nice and do not want to put those kind of images in your head. I mean I don’t even want them in mine let alone actually going through with the tests!!!! Though I have issues with MRI’s, because I am claustrophobic and my pain sky rockets when I have to lay on my back and that still, but other than having to be put asleep they really aren’t that embarrassing. Just really creepy to me! If anyone of my SB friend’s would like to share an embarrassing moment they have had in the comments, I would love to read them!!!
Written 27th January 2015