Well first I'll say hi, I've been lurking on this site for at least a year and never felt brave enough to post!
Basically, I guess I'm looking for some support/reassurance....
I've just been discharged from a stint in hospital.
It started with me feeling unwell at work, I rapidly deteriorated and went into respiratory arrest, one of the last things I can remember is being incontinent of urine. Then a few nights later I was really poorly again, I don't remember much but I was once again, incontinent of urine.
This has NEVER happened to me before. I feel so humiliated. The respiratory arrest happened at work, my colleagues attended to me, I've been assured that 'only a few people' were aware of what happened as everyone else was more concerned by the fact that I couldn't breathe. (I'm a nurse and luckily was surrounded by some very experienced people who took care of me)
I'm not quite so upset over it happening the second time whilst I was in hospital, worse things can and have happened. It's embarrassing but I can deal with that incident... But it happening infront of my colleagues is another matter entirely....
Has this ever happened to anyone else?
Sorry for the long post. I guess there is something wrong that I'm more concerned about being incontinent during life threatening asthma attacks rather than being concerned about the asthma attacks themselves (lol) but I feel so humiliated over this