My Story, My Journey, My Transformation: From Clinician to Patient to Nurse Health Coach.


I never thought this could happen to me.

The chronic urinary tract infections, the painful bladder, the unpredictable menopausal symptoms, the runaway thyroid and adrenals, the weight gain, and yes, the bladder control problems.

This is my story, my journey, my transformation.

 

​Here I was just entering my 50s and I felt like my body was failing me. Up until then, I considered myself a healthy woman with a fulfilling life and professional career. Someone who only went to a licensed health practitioner for routine woman checkups.

The irony of being a Nurse Practitioner Continence Specialist who developed chronic urinary tract infections and subsequent bladder control problems stung the hardest.

I was supposed to be the clinical expert. Women came to me for their bladder control problems.

I had become my own most complicated patient.