As part owner of a travel agency, David enjoys scuba diving and traveling around the world. He also owns his own business that creates unique beverages. David believes his optimistic attitude helps keep him in control of his own life with relapsing MS.
When I was a kid I remember my grandmother telling me not to drink after dinner so I wouldn’t wet the bed. Yikes! It sounded so harsh but I always took her advice and reduced my chances of morning embarrassment. I knew my grandmother was right — she was always right!
When we are young we are taught lessons on how to control our bodily functions. We learn fairly early that when we get to the point where we do “The Dance”, we may have waited too long.
I drink like a fish, and not one of those small tropical fish either. I can polish off a two-liter soda in a short while, and wash it down with a glass or two of water. You see, I work at a laboratory where I’m responsible for tasting samples of beverages all day. A close restroom is my best friend; I can cut a path to the restroom in no time flat. When we remodeled our offices at work I made a strategic play to get the office closest to the bathroom, and I was awarded the coveted space. There are some victories in life that you just never forget. That was one of them.
It’s true. MS gave me tiny bladder!
Can you believe it? How ironic that a guy who “drinks for a living” has to go to the bathroom more in a day than others have to go in a week! As if bowing to an ancient curse, I often head to the bathroom skipping and jumping as fast as I am able. Listen, we all have challenges with MS and getting “tiny bladder” is just one of them, and for me, not the worst. So I look at the bright side: the constant trips to the john give me exercise that I might not get otherwise. Yes, I have turned my tiny bladder into an exercise plan. How clever is that?