First of all I wish all of you a wonderful New Year! My year started very good, no pain, not always in the best mood, but ok. I went swimming today, together with a friend. She always swims 1500 meter and then she goes to the sauna. So she has a routine. And I went into the whirlpool just do keep me warm between swimming and sauna. The minute I was in the whirlpool I started to have bladder irritation and then all my knowledge about bacteria in the whirlpool started to pop up in my head. And now I am here at home and have bladder pain. So stupid. But how to get around this ... how to stop these triggers? I didn’t jump out of the water, I stayed, tried to be unimpressed by the anxiety that started. But now at home I start to feel trapped, again. I have become much better with the other triggers, like food and even some emotional situations. But this really caught my out of the blue. My post here is in a way part of getting more conscious of what is going on. One part of it is that I am angry with my friend, she has her routine and I have to wait until she is finished to swim and then until she finished the sauna. Next time I tell her that everyone should do things in her own pace and we wait for each other at the cafe outside of the swimming hall. The trigger is clearly the whirlpool/hot tub. The minute I saw people in the whirlpool I thought of all the infections I have read about. And then it starts ... I guess this process of triggering is familiar to most of you. How do you get over it? Or better, how to get rid of triggers?