Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 10, May 29

Are you guilty of it? 

I am.

I have done Kegel exercises while standing in line at the grocery store.  I have done them while waiting at the post office.  I have even done them in church when visiting with others between meetings.  Do you ever look around you and wonder who else is squeezing while they're talking with you?

If you don't know what Kegel exercises are, then you don't need this posting and should skip it.  Kegels are exercises to tighten the vagina and other parts "down there."  As a newlywed, I was told, in hushed whispers, to do them to enhance the sexual experience.  As a woman who has borne four children (all of whom were on the big side), I was instructed to do them to prevent bladder leakage.

I suppose that's all right to say in this blog as advertisements for incontinence products are all over the television and internet.  Yes, I have bladder leakage.  There.  I've said it.  You now know my darkest secret.  (Well, one of them anyway.)

Kegels not withstanding, BL is a problem.  It gives me little comfort to know that other women suffer from the same thing.  All I can think of is "What sin did I commit to merit this?"

Of course, I think that about many things that have happened to me in my menopausal state.  You'll have to excuse me now.  It's time to squeeze those muscles.  Again.


  1. I do them while driving. Speed limit signs are my guide. 45mph? Do 4 sets of 5 second squeezes before the next sign. 30mph? Do 3 sets of 10 second squeezes before the next sign. And as soon as I saw the word "Kegel", I started squeezing. I was told to do them as a girl, because I seemed to have weak bladder muscles. A nice way of saying that I wet the bed until a very late age. Pregnancy was no picnic for that. Some of the unborn children seemed to think that was a lovely punching bag. Yes, I'm glad I'm a woman, but "indoor plumbing" has its challenges.

  2. Absolutely hysterical. Thanks for the laugh and I loved Deliese's comments as well.