Looking for answers, I talked to my sister and doctor. I learned about products made for those who suffer from incontinence and I tried my best to stay positive.
At age 66, my friends and family told me that it was too early for me to be experiencing incontinence. I started to notice the leaks back in January and immediately became apprehensive. I like to spend my days painting; it’s my form of expression and creativity. But as the leaks worsened, I became unhappy as I lost my sense of control. This hindered my painting, which in turn hurt me deeply. I would even have to run to the washroom several times during dinner! So, I kept to myself and stayed home a lot. Spending all that time alone in combination with a lack of confidence, led me to feel depressed. Looking for answers, I talked to my sister and doctor. I learned about products made for those who suffer from incontinence and I tried my best to stay positive.
After trying out several different brands, I fell in love with TENA. I ordered a sample from their website, which was extremely easy. Their active underwear perfectly fit my lifestyle. Because the protection is so good, I regained the confidence to go out for walks and go dancing with friends. Now, I use TENA all the time, and I completely forget that I’m wearing it. It basically feels like my underwear and this really speaks to the level of comfort. With my confidence back, I was finally able to get back to my passion of painting and my life is once again enjoyable.
Now, when people tell me I’m too young to be experiencing leaks, I tell them that everyone’s clock is different. I’m not humiliated by incontinence, as it’s simply a tiny part of another stage of my life. I’m extremely happy that I found a product like TENA that allows me to do the things I love in peace, without having to constantly run back and forth to the washroom. Now, I paint with a smile on my face and appreciate the life I have.
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