Lamar Odom: Incontinent, Unable to Walk as Recovery Stalls

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It's been over two months since Lamar Odom nearly died from an overdose after a week of heavy drug use at a Nevada brothel.

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Against all odds, Lamar emerged from his coma after several days, and astonished doctors by demonstrating that he was able to communicate and understand what was being said to him.

Unfortunately, Odom suffered 12 strokes in the hours before he was hospitalized, and his family and friends were cautioned that he would likely sustain permanent brain damage.

Now, Radar Online is reporting that Odom's rehabilitation is going more slowly than expected, and the 36-year-old 

“The most difficult aspect of Lamar’s recovery, apart from learning to walk, has been dealing with the ongoing incontinence," says one source. "He has been unable to control his bladder muscles and the urge to go.

"He refuses to wear an adult diaper, and is going through numerous pairs of underwear daily.”

The insider says that Odom is embarrassed by the problem and “has tried to hide the incontinence from visitors as it’s obviously very embarrassing for him.

He adds, "Everyone has been very supportive and no one has joked about it. It’s just terribly humbling and sad to see Lamar struggling.”

Sadly, it sounds as though Odom has quite a long way to go before he'll be able to return to his home and adjust to a life that will likely never be the same. 

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