Just as Isabelle* was about to turn 60, the Sudbury mother and retiree was eager to make a change.
For nearly 15 years she had been coping with bladder issues. What initially started as a minor issue after she gave birth to her first child, turned into something downright intolerable by the time she was 55-years-old.
She found that any minor movement would cause substantial bladder leakage: a cough or a sneeze would easily fill up a pad. It made travelling and playing her favourite sport, pickleball, very uncomfortable.
“It just got to a point where I was fed up,” Isabelle said. “When you have to start rationing yourself from water just to limit the bladder leakage, it’s a sign that something has to change. And if I get dehydrated and I get dizzy, so I thought, ‘What’s lesser of the two evils?’ That’s when I met Dr. McDermott at Sinai Health.”
“It just got to a point where I was fed up...”