TENA® Fearless Stories – Nicole
I have Multiple Sclerosis and although I was diagnosed at age 37, I hadn't had a bad relapse until age 47 - and it hit me like a ton of bricks. As if having my cognitive thinking diminish, continuous shaking and having to walk with assistance wasn't enough, I now had no control over my bladder. I felt humiliated. I didn't want to leave the house, even for medical appointments, for fear I would urinate on myself. I worried about the odor it would cause, as well. Having two high-energy grandsons (3 and 1.5 years old), I would love driving them to and from soccer practice and watching them play. I even enjoyed traveling and going to concerts. But all that changed once I started leaking. The worst part was I had been married less than a year, so I was embarrassed to ask my husband to pick up products to help with my problem.
I resorted to trying period liners that I had around the house. Unfortunately, they didn't help protect against the leakage and they definitely didn't mask the odor. Since I was confined to my home, I went online searching for answers and found TENA®’s website. What a relief! I was able to order a sample pack that was shipped discretely to my door. It contained different sizes and I was able to find just what worked for my body without having to go out and buy several different brands or products. TENA’s long liners give me the confidence to do all the things I love, just like I used to.
Now, my relapses are finally behind me and I still wear TENA® everyday. Knowing that I’m covered allows me to regain my sense of freedom. I’m so glad I did my research and found a product that keeps me dry and eliminates odor. I always tell myself that bladder leakage is nothing to be embarrassed about as it can happen to anyone at any age. The best thing you can do is find the product that works best for you. TENA® perfectly fits my active lifestyle, which is something that is so important to me. Now, I’m back to being the proudest soccer grandma on the field.
Nicole – Chattanooga, Tennessee