Reply to "Night time nonsense...pouch or bladder?"

Thanks Sharon. 

Am I the only one who gets really hungry right after emptying?  I’ll try liquids as a snack before bed.

I try ignoring the urge to empty but either the cramping hurts so badly that I’m not sleeping anyway so I need to empty to stop the pain. Or it’s so full in the morning that I struggle to get the catheter in - causing more pain.

The only solution I’ve found is drugs - muscle relaxers, OTC sleep aids, etc., whatever to help me sleep through the urge. However it leaves me groggy in the morning and I know I can’t do that forever. 

For those of you who struggle with this nighttime nonsense, how are you maintaining employment and getting to work on time and not crashing from exhaustion every day?  I currently have ADA accommodations and a very understanding supervisor but that won’t last forever. I’m not sure how to work without getting solid sleep. 

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