S.A. Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Posted: July 29, 2015 | By: xcite

“I have often used the expression ‘I laughed so hard I peed my pants.’  What my friends didn’t know was that I meant this literally not figuratively. Ever since the birth of my children 12 yrs ago, I could not sneeze, cough, laugh hard, jump rope, bounce on a trampoline or run without ‘peeing my pants.’  Over the last three years this has increased to the point of changing my lifestyle. Two years ago, I stopped running. I had been using the restroom immediately prior to a run, not drinking and wearing a maxi pad during my runs. I stopped running with my husband, I stopped running with my kids and I couldn’t even run along next to my niece as we taught her to ride a bike. One and a half years ago I frequented a physical therapist specializing in stress incontinence. I thought I knew how to kegel until I met her. Even then my stress incontinence only improved about 25 percent. What I haven’t told you is that I am a nurse, a surgical nurse. We are notorious for our 12 hour bladders. I once slipped on a wet floor and hit the ground just hard enough. I decided it was time to take the next step. I wanted my old life back, not the one without kids, just the one with a young pelvic floor. If you want an opinion on anything, ask a nurse. If you want a good surgeon, ask a surgical nurse. I heard of Dr. Aguirre through my fellow medical professionals. He was highly recommended. I had a couple of opportunities to watch Dr. Aguirre during surgery and I found him to be caring, respectful, and skilled. I observed this in the operating room and I experienced this in person. I had my sling procedure in August. I ran three miles today. I was completely dry.” – S.A., Highlands Ranch, CO