Regular times for eating and toileting are important to me. Since I have a neurogenic bladder and bowel I do not have the normal ques or signals. If I do not pay attention to the clock I get into trouble. My advice for my kindred spirits is to get a job at a school. I can not believe how helpful the school year is. I have it made in the shade. I go to school and between second and third period I slip into the nurses office to use the restroom. I do not even need to check the clock since I have my own reminder bell. Then at the same time each day I I have third lunch. After fifth period I duck into the nurses office again. This regular eating and toileting keeps me comfortable and out of trouble.
This summer has thrown me for a loop. I can't count the number of times I have had stomach aches and finally remembered to pee. I just love to shop. I can get so preoccupied with the hunt that I just zone out and ignore my warning signs and not make it to the toilet in time. Then I need to just go home for a shower . In many ways summertime is supposed to be spontaneous and free. I just have a body that misbehaves. It is kind of like caring for a child. As a young mother often times I ate when I fed the kids and told them to go to the bathroom because it was time. They needed a regular schedule just as I do now.
I know of course how to help this quandary, GET AN ALARM CLOCK.