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To Pee or Not to Pee

By December 5, 2012

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I heard a podcast about a cartoon Christoph Niemann had drawn about how you wake up in the middle of the night and realize that you have to pee, but refuse to get up and go to the bathroom, hoping that the feeling will go away. It really hit home for me. I can remember being hugely pregnant with twins and feeling that I would do anything to both simultaneously move nothing and yet empty my bladder.

Or perhaps you fall into the other category - the pay as you go variety. Have you ever, obviously jokingly, offer someone else money to go to the bathroom for you? I also remember jokingly offering my husband cash in exchange for him going to the bathroom for me. He never took me up on the offer, much to my chagrin.

Do you ever feel that way?

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December 5, 2012 at 11:41 am
(1) Catherine says:

I used to commute to work via Port Authority, the huge (and grungy) bus station in NYC. When I was pregnant I would force myself to use the icky bathrooms there every single day, on the way in to the city and on the way out. I just couldn’t take a chance of being stuck on the bus or subway and really, REALLY needing to go.

December 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm
(2) Leslie says:

This piece made me giggle as I can still totally relate even 6 months postpartum. Hoping there is an end in sight!

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