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I'm a 62 year old man who suffers with a number of complaints and is on various medications as a result. Mesazaline for ulcerative colitis; Lisinopril and Amlodipine for hypertension; Tamsulosin for prostate; Sotalol for paroxysmal artrial fibrillation and warfarin for anticoagulation. I also need to have both hips replaced and I'm currently awaiting an initial appointment to see a surgeon at King's College Hopsital in London to discuss this. My biggest health worry at the moment is my urinary incontinence. During the day, this isn't too bad and I can live with the mild urgency and occasional leakage I experience. During the night, it is a very different matter, and although I have yet to actually 'wet the bed' almost everytime I get up to hobble to the bathroom (approx every couple of hours or so) I am unable to stop myself leaking. My bathroom is downstairs and my bedroom is upstairs and to negotiate the 15 stairs with my arthritic hips takes time and this morning was a particulalrly horrible instance when I started losing control as soon as I had left my bed and stood up to start the journey downstairs.
I cannot get an appointment with my consultant urologist before the end of June and I'm becoming increasingly stressed by this condition, which I find occupies more and more of my mind.
Has anyone out there got any advice or tips (other than wearing incontinence clothing) which might be of help?
Apologies for the long post!!
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