Hi I’m nearly 60 and I’ve lived with incontinence for 20 odd years.
I wear disposable all in ones and plastic pants ( a nappy )
My question is am I wrong to call it a nappy what do you call them.
All of my friends and close family who know about my prostate-related incontinence are quite mindful of the term “nappy”. The fact that you wear an adult-sized one is neither here nor there. There is far less stigma associated with having to wear a nappy these days (I speak from 40 years experience. You wear a nappy for good reasons so don`t feel ashamed about it or have any issue with using the correct term for the protection that we incontinent folks have to wear. Good luck!
You should call them whatever you feel comfortable calling them. I call them incontinence pants or waterproofs. I have only just recently needed to wear incontinence pants and am still not comfortable with the fact I have to wear them. So very embarrassed so can’t bring myself to call them nappies even though I know in reality that’s what they are.
I use the TENA Slip Maxi Active Fit. It’s an all in one plastic backed incontinence pad that affixes with sticky plastic tapes so there is no getting away from the fact that it is an adult nappy. I don’t mind referring to them as such on a forum such as this where I know others will understand but when I was in hospital and needed help changing I referred to it as an incontinence pad. “I’m sorry but I have wet my nappy” or “I’m sorry but I need your help to change my nappy” did not seem quite right somehow! At home, my wife will refer to them as a ‘pad’.