The doctor told me that I suffered from ‘Constant Urinary Incontinence’, which meant I had no advanced warning when I needed to use the washroom.
At 48-years-old, I’m as active as I’ve ever been. In addition to having 15 grandchildren (and 2 more on the way), I keep busy by teaching dance at my church, coaching little league football and exercising. But I recently noticed that my bladder always felt full. As a result, a simple cough, laugh or sneeze made me leak. I would even experience a few dribbles on my way to the ladies room. This issue became quite the annoyance and in turn, I started using a period liner during my dance classes. Unfortunately, I wasn’t getting the coverage I needed and the odor was noticeable. My frustration boiled over when I sneezed at church and urine ran down my legs. I was forced to quickly leave the church sanctuary and go to the washroom to change into dry clothes. Not only was I apprehensive and insecure, I worried that everyone knew I had bladder issues. As a result, I stopped doing the activities I love for about a year. I was down, but not out.
Soon after, I underwent surgery and realized that my bladder simply wasn’t responding the way it used to. The doctor told me that I suffered from ‘Constant Urinary Incontinence’, which meant I had no advanced warning when I needed to use the washroom. This really concerned me, as I feared I couldn’t dance and look after my beloved grandchildren. Deciding to confront this challenge directly, I sought out a product that could fit my active lifestyle while keeping me dry. I tried other brands, but they were too thick and bulky. Then I came across an advertisement on TV from TENA, offering free samples. As I wasn’t ready to give up, I tried my luck. To my relief, TENA active fit pads fit me perfectly! They are comfortable enough for me to dance in and are absorbent enough to keep me dry.
I’m proud that I didn’t let incontinence defeat me. In my case, finding a product that fit my lifestyle was crucial. Now, I’m not limited and can continue to pursue my passions with confidence. I’m back teaching dance, attending church and chasing after the little ones. Thanks to TENA, I’ve taken back control of my life, rather than my leaks controlling me. With my independence regained, I’m ready to take on 17 grandchildren!
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