What I just love about Beth’s letter is her willingness to share her frustration about the stigma we live with as we deal with bladder and bowel disorders. She imagines herself telling the world on You Tube exactly what it is like. I admire that. It is just what I did when I started my blog. Now, you know my name because it is connected with this book, but, for years, most of you knew me as Trudy. I admit I was ashamed of my bladder and bowel condition. I did not want to be the butt of jokes; I did not want people to snicker when they saw me. Yet here is Beth. She, like me, is tired of the stigma and wants to do something about it. I applaud her.
People living with bladder and bowel difficulties are ridiculously stigmatized. I’ve rarely spoken about it. I could count the people I’ve told (other than doctors) on one hand. I don’t plan on spreading the word about my Neurogenic Bladder to everyone I know, but I am seriously thinking about making some videos explaining my struggle.
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