I turned 35 today, which is a kind of meaningless milestone. For at least 10 years now, I’ve been able to legally drive, vote, drink and rent a car. And I jumped the gun on my first free prostate exam due to a family history, so I achieved no major milestone that I’m aware of today.
However, I did spend some time thinking about peak bladder. At some point in my life, I’ll reach a point where my bladder will start to lose elasticity, or other parts of me such as my prostate will start to grow in a fashion that restricts my peak bladder volume. At that point, remaining days will involve earlier seal breaking and more frequent, shorter trips to the can.
While this isn’t exactly great news, I’m not giving up on life over bladder volume.
From what I can tell, I haven’t reached peak bladder yet. However, I have a hunch based on conversations I’ve had in bars with people not that much older than me that I’m close to reaching peak bladder.
So, for those of you in the know, what can you tell me about this situation? Have I reached peak bladder yet? Is it ovious when one does? What changes do you make to your lifestyle once you do?