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Was sat in the bank recently speaking to an adviser when I realised I needed the bathroom. As it was nothing urgent I thought I'd leave it a bit. But the urge suddenly ramped up from 2 on a scale of 1 - 10 to 10! Was told the ladies were on the top floor, up four flights of stairs! So not having got my crutch with me as I'd only recently had an hip replacement, I said I'd not go up all those stairs, I'd go in the nearby Arts Centre. It's only 2 mins walk round the corner. But it was the walk from hell!! May as well have been 100 miles away. To say I was desperate was an understatement. Could barely put one foot in front of the other, the pain was so bad. Was shaking and starting to feel sick, dreading wetting myself in the town centre! I'm 59 you see and I could imagine people pointing or even laughing at me. I was really really scared. Didn't think I'd make it to the Arts Centre. But I did. It was the worst walk of my life though. How I managed not to have an accident, I have no idea. Now the thing is, me and the family are off on holiday at the end of the month. Driving down from Southport to Poole to get the ferry to St Helier. Dreading getting this overactive bladder feeling in the car again (It happened a couple of years ago) and what if there are no available loos on the ferry should it happen again. You get the picture. Up to press it's only happened 4 times. Once in the car 2 years ago and three times in the last three months. But it's scared me enough to not want to go on holiday if I'm honest. I've had problems down below ongoing for 2 years now and am on GYNEST for Vaginal Atrophy. I think the hip op actually dulled my regular urge to go to the bathroom as on the hole it doesn't fee like it used to, not as noticeable. But just on these few occasions it's really gone over the top so it's completely overwhelming. And i wouldn't mind but it can happen if you've only just been to the loo too, so your bladder doesn't have to be full or anything. Has anyone on here in the UK tried Urestomol? If so, has it helped? Thanks for listening.
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