Christy's Story - More like a normal girl again
Urgent® PC helped this 21-year-old regain her life following a serious car accident
When Christy was just 21 years old, the car she was riding in was in a serious collision. Although her seatbelt protected her from more severe injuries, Christy was ejected from the car and suffered head injuries as well as multiple pelvic fractures and probable nerve damage. She was in a coma for about 6 weeks.
Some of Christy's first memories following the crash involve problems with Overactive Bladder (OAB). "It was extremely severe. I know I had it in the hospital because I had to wear diapers. I know frequency, urgency to urinate, and leakage were huge problems. I couldn't walk down the hall of the hospital without having to go and wetting myself. For more than a year afterwards I had bladder spasms and it was painful and annoying and I couldn't get it out of my mind. I was probably in the restroom 4 to 5 times every hour. It was a long, hard recovery."
Even after Christy was released from the hospital, her OAB symptoms persisted. "I would wake up sometimes at night and go to the bathroom. A lot of times I didn't wake up so I'd wet the bed. So I had to sleep on pads so I didn't get it on the bed."
Christy tried medications, cutting out caffeine, and even had a trial assessment for InterStim ®, a neuromodulation device surgically implanted in the buttocks, all with no success. That's when she learned about Urgent® PC. Christy started with the standard 12 week series of treatments, with mixed results. "So we started doing this and at first it was a kind of lessening of symptoms. Not a major difference. Then some weeks turned out to be great. I mean I still had to go more than a regular girl should and more than I had before, but it was quite a bit less. It was noticeably different. I had less urgency during that period of time. And I actually did it for more than 12 weeks before I saw significant, miraculous improvement."
After about 20 treatments, Christy was dry during the day and finally able to make it through the night. "One of the best improvements I see is that I'll wake up at night when I have to go. I don't wet the bed. I wake up. So that's a big thing for me. I don't wet the bed anymore."
Christy is now able to get away from the bathroom and resume some of her favorite activities. "I'm not running - I can't due to the pelvic injuries. But I can walk though, and I do almost daily, which is good for the rest of my health."
Christy also has a successful career and says she would not hesitate to recommend Urgent PC to others. "It's easy, it's painless, and it made a huge difference for me. I am more free to do things a normal girl would do. And it has controlled all the bladder spasms. I haven't felt like that in a few years, which is a huge improvement."
Christy credits Urgent PC with helping her get control of her life back. "This is the first thing and the only thing that showed any difference whatsoever. It's been a lifesaver."
Urgent® PC worked for this patient, but not all patients respond the same to treatment. Talk to your doctor to learn more. Urgent PC treats Overactive Bladder symptoms of urinary urge incontinence urinary urgency, urinary frequency.