Posted: 19/07/2017 at 17:06
But at least people are talking about it ... I remember a woman (we'll call her Jane) in the village where I used to live, not much older than me, who everyone thought was really shy and a bit of a recluse ... for years we only saw her when we went to buy eggs at the farm where she lived although her son was the same age as mine and went to the same school.
Her life changed when she was 40 and she visited the new GP about something else and said that she wished something could be done about her urinary incontinence which she'd had since her son (a big baby) was born. Apparently the old GP had told her it was just something that women had to put up with following childbirth.
A small operation and the use of discreet pads and Jane was able to go out and about, go to school functions, village hall dances, all sorts of social things she'd been longing to do but daren't. She was such a funny, sociable lovely woman. What a waste of 9 years!
She told us this at the WI when she stood up and told everyone her story and begged women to talk about the stuff we weren't supposed to talk about.
Sorry ... lecture over ... but I do feel strongly about it
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