Personally now with that mind-blowing wonder of hindsight, I can look back over the past twenty odd years, if not more of my life and I have to question whether the constant fretting that I seemed incapable of stopping served any purpose whatsoever.
If a young woman has developed a coping strategy for street harassment, this means she needs one. I asked some female friends, and they all have them. They cross over roads when passing building sites, they take taxis to avoid bus stops, they fake phone calls, they wear headphones with no music on, they consider how likely street harassment is when choosing their clothes.
Congratulations to them both for their term job sharing leadership of the Party, and here's to making our workplaces, including those within politics, more flexible and inclusive for those with caring or parental responsibilities, as well as for disabled people like me.
You'll still get the odd promoter inbox you saying 'Hi, i'm hosting at ***** if you'd like to come with your girlfriends I can arrange for you to have complimentary cheap vodka and cranberry juice on my table ready for the bladder infection i'm going to try and give you to stay on my list.'
I was walking hand in hand with Keith, bum poking out from my hospital gown, cheeks clenched so not to shoot out my pessary, wrists labelled up like a lab rat, and we had an entourage of unfamiliar faces watching, as we dragged our third wheel, infertility down the corridor for the last time.
So many of the women I see come to me as a last resort, having suffered in silence for years. Their lives are blighted or sometimes even ruled by their bladders, but they have no idea that effective treatment is within their grasp. It all starts with a conversation, which makes me even more committed to raising awareness in the hope that it will empower women to open the discussion.
Now I finally feel strong enough to reclaim another piece of unfinished business - I will do this year's Great North Run but in my mind it will be 2014. I am running to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now to help other ladies tell their Betsy's to leave; that they also have unfinished business that they need to get back to.
If I believe what I read in the news, then it would appear that us women really are at war with each other. The media seems to think that we can all be found verbally sparring on twitter or undermining each other in the boardroom.
If it means that even one woman swerves the evil HPV, or goes for a smear test who may not otherwise have bothered, then it's worth the embarrassment of sharing such personal details with you all. I may have missed out on being a mother, but thanks to the screening I'm lucky enough to be alive to tell the tale.
Feminism is a movement for gender equality, fighting for the basic rights: rights to be educated, rights to have social respect, rights to having the same opportunities as men. How is dancing in front of men who have objectified women meant to fight street harassment in the first place? And how does taking off items of clothing account to liberalisation?
As long as schools prioritise their own academic reputation and continually dismiss sex education, university students will be left to patch up the systematic failings within two hour consent workshops, whilst young men and women will be left vulnerable, ill-equipped to deal with the joys and challenges of sex within the 21st century.
There is a perceived feeling that friendship love is not as deep as romantic love. But I'd disagree. The heady feelings of finding someone you click with, the nights where you buy each other dinner because the other one hasn't been paid yet, the crying over nightmarish bosses or shattered dreams along the way - it's all the same. It's just minus the sex (generally, at least for me).
Such targeting and marginalisation can only lead to increased religious intolerance; as the presidential elections of 2017 loom and debates surrounding Islam in France become ever-more intensified, France needs to find a way of moving towards a more inclusive model of national identity.
As women we spend so much of our time being negative about ourselves, inventing and obsessing over faults that aren't really faults at all. From body image to imposter syndrome, we play down our achievements and obsess over perceived inadequacies.
But yes, we have come far; we can climb to the top of the career ladder and return home each evening to our cosy family life. We can have it all. So why do modern women appear to be feeling more pressure than ever?
Most bladder problems respond well to physiotherapy, medication or simple lifestyle changes. However, the challenge is encouraging women to seek help in the first place. It can take an average of seven years before someone will actually discuss their incontinence with their GP.