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Thursday, July 21, 2016

More TMI

It gets better. Finally, I remembered to ask the nurse something today. I was almost 70 before I knew what caused the "Big O."  I thought it was contractions of the uterus. No, it is not! It is the contractions of the pelvic floor. Since I had my hysterectomy, I have been told the pelvic floor is weakened with the removal of all female organs--ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus.

Since incontinence was/is a problem and I really did not want anything sagging inside, I surmised that maybe "O" might keep the muscle that is the pelvic floor strong. The nurse smiled a huge smile when I asked if "O" would keep the pelvic floor, a muscle, strong. she said it's the  best kegel exercise ever.

Since the "O" can be had several ways, I leave it up to you to decide how you want to achieve it.

Yes, this is embarrassing for me. But. we need to do this exercise...lol. Knowledge is power.

Oh yes, I asked if the tibial nerve stimulation helped men, too. Nurse said "yes".

Your turn
Are you scandalized by the frankness of this post? Sorry. I just know this will help someone.

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    1. kylie,
      Amused? How so? Well, I am glad to provide you with a smile or laugh.

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    2. I dont even know why it's amusing!
      Maybe because I couldn't be scandalised about it if I tried, maybe because we expect the gaining of health to be uncomfortable and difficult, maybe just because I can imagine women the world over telling their partners to get it right for the sake of their pelvic floors.......

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    3. kylie,
      Yes, I can see "for the sake of their pelvic floors." That is funny. I told exbf I needed his help. He laughed!

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  2. I went to medical school.
    I wasn't scandalized but wanted to fill in the rest of the GYN history.

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    1. Ur-spo,
      Well, I would not be scandalized, either. It is sort of embarrassing to reveal so much. Do you have anything else you can add? I think the things I discovered with frank questions are facts a person needs to know much sooner.

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