I am 38-year-old woman, and last October of 2008, I lost all usage of my bladder. I have seen seven doctors and no one can figure out what happened. I have a sp catheter and I attempt self cathing but it isnt an opition. I am unable to go swiming, take a bath or even enjoy our hot tub. My bladder goes into constant spasms and there isnt anything I can do to stop them. I even went and let the doctor put in a trial stimulator to see if we could shock the bladder back to working. It did not work, so I have asked my doctor to remove my bladder so that I can restore my life back to normal. He says I just need to change my life and I will regret this choice 15 years down the line. I tried to explain to him that at 38 being active is what is important to me and I have thought long and hard about what I am asking. My life needs to come back to what it was, if my bladder isnt going to work, why not let me get my life back two what it was a year ago........ My husband even left thru this because he couldn't handle not being able to do all the stuff we have enjoyed.
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