When I was a teenager (Terry), I was looking for a way to feel great in the white jumpsuits made so popular by ABBA (Yes, I’m that old!) I enjoyed running and cycling to keep fit but I was thrilled when my Dad gave me a little paperback book apparently directly from the Royal Canadian Air Force which he credited with helping him maintain his lean physique. (He was about 45, already ancient in my mind, but admittedly still fit enough to beat my brothers at squash)
Terry Wesselink is our Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist – she adds to our Blogging repertoire:
As a physiotherapist working in pelvic floor health, I am often surprised by how little my patients know about incontinence. Often my patients think I will be shocked by their problem, or that they are simply wasting my time. I often hear phrases like: “I’ve never told anyone but..” ; “My mum says it runs in the family and I just need to get used to it.” ; “I’m too young to have this problem..” ; “Men don’t leak.”
A few weeks ago my youngest child officially transitioned from childhood – to teenager. Being a December baby his birthday marks the closing of the school year, the beginning of summer holidays and the end of the calendar year.