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Posted by Andy L on 17/3/2013, 10:15 am
Hi every, here is my story. |
Since the age of about 10, I have had a problem with urinals. At 10 I moved into senior school and to be honest, I can't ever remember a time where I actually went for a wee at school. I do remember being in pain every day around 2pm where I really needed to go.
At 16 I went out to work and worked in a clean room for 14 years. Toilet time meant being locked in a cubicle once a day and any intake of liquid during the day was kept to a minimum.
After this, the next 8 years has been spent working at airports and still a daily trip to the loo still has its problems.
I can use a urinal, but only if I am the only person there. The flow never starts quickly, and if somebody walks in before the flow has started, it's game over.
The only thing I have found that helps, is to focus on something, (like a screw head on a piece of pipe work, or the corner of a tile, or maybe even a mark in the urinal), i find this bit helps to distract me from what is going on around me and stops me looking around. Take a breath, and let it out, but here's the thing, I keep letting the breath out till my lungs are really empty. It only helps a little, but its something.
This problem I have also gets better with alcohol. On a recent night out in fancy dress, I was so worried about going out dressed as Michael Jackson, (wig, costume, face darkened a bit), that I had to have a few drinks to get me out the door. But in the club, I could pee in a trough style urinal with hardly any problems, the thought of which now, seems frightening. Strange.
I feel great just posting this and am happy that I have found this site.
I look forward to any replies and comments.