We would love to know what your experiences have been with having your own UTI’s.
When you are struggling with an embarrassing issue like Cystitis and urinary incontinence (Overactive Bladder Syndrome – OAB) it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. Our community knows only too well how distressing, exhausting, and embarrassing it can be.
The truth is what you are going through is more common than you think and, if you are reading this page then you are one of, or know one of over 7 million women in the UK who suffer through the discomfort and indignity of painful and frequent pee.
Put under an umbrella of Women’s Issues, GP’s trying to meet targets for Cancer and Heart disease do not make female intimate and urological health a priority In our NHS, support for chronic female issues like Cystitis, OAB, and painful bladder syndrome (IC) are overlooked and underfunded despite the fact that it challenges and often ruins our quality of life every day.
When you think 1 in 2 of us will experience ongoing bladder pain, Cystitis and chronic incontinence in our lifetime, it’s ridiculous and insulting that these important health issues are pushed to one side and marginalised. Are we simply expected to soldier on and suffer in silence? Surely we all deserve better than that?
Here at PeeSting we believe there is another way. Women coming together can shape a better more healthful future for womankind. And when we are well and healthy our intimate relationship and our families thrive. The more each of us that speak up and share our experience the faster things will change for us all.
Women’s intimate and urological health is a social issue. Do you want to change the silencing (TABOO) culture around Cystitis, incontinence, periods, and menstruation and help women have more choices and options for informed self-care and treatment? Then please SHARE YOUR STORY!
Tips on sharing your story:
Have you ever read someone’s story and thought “OMG that’s just like me”? or “That’s exactly what I needed to hear today”?
Sharing your story is a gift to yourself and others. It not only changes people who connect with it, it also changes you. When people share their personal stories about a social issue it’s contagious: Just like the #MeToo movement of 2019. Sharing dissolves invisible barriers, brings people and communities together, promotes healing and inspires others to find their own voice.
There is no right or wrong way to share your story; no minimum or maximum word length. Simply speak from your experience and share what you are comfortable with. Here are some questions to think about while you write:
We encourage you to fill out the form below to share your story with us. Let’s break the silence and halt the embarrassment and shame.
Your information and story is absolutely confidential. For your comfort and permissions please fill in the section in red below. Should you want to remain anonymous we respect that and understand. Be assured we will not share your story without your permission.