By Tunde Ososanya
– A young Nigerian lady identified as Tolu Joseph has disclosed that she suffered from enuresis for over 20 years
– Tolu said she thought she would stop wetting the bed when she entered secondary school but the condition persisted till her university days
– She said it was when she entered the university that she realised she was suffering from a medical condition
A Nigerian lady identified as Tolu Joseph has shared her heart-wrenching experience of over 20 years. The lady said she bed-wetted for over two decades.
Speaking with BBC News Pidgin, she said she tried a lot of superstitious acts to ensure that she stops bed-wetting but all to no avail.
I Bed-Wetted for Over 20 Years: Nigerian Lady Who Wrote Book on Bedwetting Reveals Secret, Encourages Others
Tolu Joseph didn’t know she was suffering from a medical condition till she went on the internet. Photo credit: @bbcnewspidgin
Tolu said when she entered secondary school, she thought she would stop bed-wetting but it continued till she gained admission into the university.
According to the young lady, her parents and family members tried their best to solve the problem but it persisted despite all their efforts.
In her words:
“I was asked to pray to grinding stone whenever I was going to bed.”
She said whenever she was ready to sleep, she would tell the grinding stone to ensure that she didn’t bed-wet. In spite of this, the bed-wetting didn’t stop.
Tolu, however, had a breakthrough with the help of the internet when she went online to read about her condition.
It was then that she found out that she was suffering from enuresis. She read about the possible causes of the condition and how to prevent it.
According to her, it was the knowledge she gathered from the internet that made her realise that she had a small bladder.
She said she avoided some foods and introduced a strange alarm system. With the alarm system in place, Tolu would wake up at intervals to urinate.
The young lady has stopped bed-wetting since 2018 and has written a book to help others who are still experiencing such.