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Voices of Incontinence Personal Story: Incontinence Can Be An Isolating Condition - But Only If You Allow It To Be

After living with incontinence for going on 20 years now, I’ve learned a thing or two about managing this condition.

First thing first: This is not a fun condition to have. Not that any medical condition is fun, but this one comes with a stigma, and that can be hard for people to overcome.

I’ve had incontinence on-and-off my whole life. It started when I was younger and would wet the bed. It lasted through my teens and even into college. I would be dry for weeks at a time, then suddenly it would flare up again, leaving me with wet sheets every morning and an embarrassing pile of laundry in my dorm room.