It was after a pelvic surgery that I started having episodes of urinary incontinence. It was a tough period, which led me to depression.
I recovered from this medical intervention, but my body was not the same. My bladder did not respond the same way and, in addition to losing urine whenever I made any effort, suddenly I had a great urge to go to the bathroom. Many times a day.
I work in a kitchen, for many hours and until late. I spend a lot of time standing and I need to be focused on what I’m doing. At this point, I was always being interrupted by these immediate urges to run to the bathroom – it always seemed like I wasn’t going to hold it until I reached the bathroom.
My colleagues started to notice, but it was not easy to share the real reason why I was always interrupting my job – interruptions that made me make some mistakes.