I've had pelvic floor dysfunction since about 2008. What is that? All the muscles in the pelvic floor region (from the genitals to behind the anus/rectum, including going down the insides & front of both thighs) that help to control bladder, bowel, & sexual function are simply not working as they should. It can cause pain down into the upper legs, pelvic organs, and buttocks.
Predominately I suffer with bowel and blade incontinence as well as pain and sexual dysfunction. Starting in 2012. I began pelvic floor therapy for bowel incontinence. I had to repeat the therapy again in 2013 and had regained control. That is until I started therapy for urinary incontinence three weeks ago. Everything was going well until the therapist started therapy on maces behind the bladder, last week. Since then I've had 5 episodes of bowel again.
I saw the Urogynecology doc today. He said I am a very difficult case because I have so many issues going on. He informed me that due to the "backfire" of the treatment (rx) causing bowl dysfunction again we have to stop therapy. He said normally they implant a bladder /bowel neurostimulator for patients with both symptoms but because I have nerve damage so close to the S2-S5 area they can't do it. He said everything is now on hold until I go to Mayo. He's now of the same opinion as two other doctors that I may have MS, which will also block typical tx methods. He said if it isn't MS, he believes it's something affecting multiple nerves in my body... Hence all the chaotic issues & symptoms.
I'm just a little down. I can't get one issue handled before another starts. I had to make an appt with Ortho tomorrow because I can hardly put weight on the forefoot of my left foot since yesterday. It's happened twice before since something popped in that foot about a month ago. It's the same leg as the bone spur on knee so my walking is all amuck causing knee pain. Trying to compensate with the right leg I almost fell last night...my weak side. See how screwy my body does me! Lol I can't help but laugh because it seems like something Lucy (I love Lucy) would have performed!
Thanks for listening. Have a blessed night!! 🙏🌼