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Eric Prindle sits in the back of the church with his wife, Kim. He tries to pay attention, but his full bladder distracts him. He’s already gone to the restroom once since the service began, but he gets up and goes again.
Afterward, Kim suggests an evening bike ride across town, something they often enjoy doing, but this time anxiety creeps in and makes him second guess the long trip.
For three years Eric’s constant and urgent need to urinate disrupted his life. When he reached the point of searching for a bathroom in the middle of a quick grocery trip, he decided something needed to be done.
“I just couldn’t do it anymore,” he says.
Eric scheduled an appointment to see a urologist. Dr. Jorge Arzola determined that aquablation, a procedure used to treat benign prostate hyperplasia, would be the best choice for Eric after ruling out other causes for his frequent urge to urinate.
Three weeks after the procedure, Eric enjoyed time spent water skiing on a family trip. He felt a sense of relief not only from making a full recovery but also from knowing his days of being tied to a restroom were over.
“It’s just unbelievable,” he says.