Whether it was getting out of the car too quickly or being unable to unlock the front door to my house fast enough, my leaks continued to sneak up on me.
At 73-years-old, I look forward to spending time doing the things I love. I’ve always been a proud member of my Kelowna, British Columbia community and being retired now allows me to become even more involved. Happily occupying my days volunteering at the local church, I never thought that a little bladder leakage could make a simple task like shopping so stressful. I vividly remember an embarrassing episode in which I felt a strong urge while at the grocery store. Unable to make it to the washroom in time, I had no choice but to stand still and wait it out. At that specific moment, I felt as if I had lost all control. Whether it was getting out of the car too quickly or being unable to unlock the front door to my house fast enough, my leaks continued to sneak up on me. Knowing that I had to do something, I tried using period pads. However, I was quick to find out that they weren’t absorbent enough and failed to protect against odour. So, I decided to try a product specifically made for incontinence.
Without consulting friends, family or a doctor, I began using TENA pads and liners. And I’m proud to say that I haven’t looked back since. I found out over time that my leaks are stress related, and having a product I can trust makes all the difference. I have peace of mind knowing that I’m protected all day while I’m wearing TENA. Not only are their pads and liners secure and comfortable, they’re extremely discreet and portable. In fact, I never leave my house without a spare in my purse! A world of difference from period pads, TENA allows me to enjoy retired life, as I know I’ll stay dry at the church, while out running errands and everywhere in between.
My one piece of advice to those experiencing the Unexpected Leak™ is to not be afraid. I know how scary losing your sense of control can be. But it’s important to know that there are products out there that allow you to stay dry, comfortable and confident. Thanks to TENA, I’m able to enjoy retirement and the time I spend helping out around my community. Rather than letting the stress of embarrassment take over my life, I trust the product I love to help me live fearlessly.
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