HELP OTHERS FIND RELIEF

Sharing your experience can help those who are struggling with overactive bladder (OAB) or non-obstructive urinary retention (UR) and make a lasting impact on their lives. Here are three easy ways to share.

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WRITE A TESTIMONIAL 

Tell us about the relief you’re experiencing and how your life is different today. We may share your story in our education materials and on our website with others who are struggling with bladder control issues. You can reveal as much or as little about your journey as you like, and your name can be kept confidential.

TELL US YOUR STORY
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BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

As a patient ambassador, you can share your story in one-on-one phone calls with people who are considering Medtronic bladder control therapy. It's a unique opportunity to help those with OAB or non-obstructive UR who are seeking candid answers from someone who has "been there" already. You can make as many calls as you like, at a time that works for you.

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SPEAK OUT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Too often, embarrassment prevents people with bladder control issues from getting the help they need. You can change that by speaking up about this important issue. Here are some tips for talking about your diagnosis, treatment, and results in your local community.

Posting on social media

  • Share your story on the networks you already use
  • Join OAB groups on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Be open about the realities of your experience
  • Contribute consistently and be open to questions

Sharing face-to-face

  • Contact local support groups for OAB or bladder issues
  • Offer to speak at community centers, libraries, and hospitals
  • Sign up to help educate at a local health fair
  • Tell your doctor you can speak with prospective patients

Speaking with journalists

  • Connect with a reporter covering health, community, or features
  • Think of a personal anecdote that really captures how you feel
  • Recall key details about your symptoms, diagnosis, therapy, and results
  • Prepare two or three simple, clear points to repeat during your interview

HOW TO CRAFT YOUR STORY

Here are some important questions to ask yourself as you prepare your story:

  • What makes your story yours? What is unique about your experience?
  • What do you want people to remember? How you felt? Big decisions? Your results?
  • How much do you want to say? Share what feels comfortable.





GET INSPIRED

See how actual patients have reduced their symptoms and enjoyed getting their lives back.

READ PATIENT STORIES

With InterStim™ system I no longer waste time searching for restrooms and covering up accidents.

– Susan Experiencing relief with Medtronic bladder control therapy delivered by the InterStim™ system

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.