I’ve experienced stress incontinence in the past but nothing until recently, I was at a picnic with my daughter when I had the uncontrollable urge to use the bathroom. The restrooms were a long walk away so I couldn’t of made it in time, I personally don’t think its appropriate to drop your pants and pee in public so I stood with my legs together and went through my leggings. Anyone experienced this or have some advice? Thanks Anna
I can sympathise with this. I have an over-active bladder and have had stress incontinence in the past, even back to my teens (exams) so have been in this desperate situation myself. I vowed after the last event when I was far from toilets that I would not get myself into this situation again and now wear a slip(nappy) all the time. It has come into its own more than once and I am so comforted by this knowledge. Do not be ashamed – there are thousands of people in this situation. many manufacturers will send out samples for you to try before you commit to a particular product.They are VERY discreet.
Regards and good luck.
Are you using the right protection? By using absorbent protection, you won’t experience the panic about having an accident anymore.
How heavy would you say your incontinence is when you have leaks?
When you go out, it is useful to google the nearest bathrooms and ensure you have a plan of action if things go wrong, by bringing extra protection and wipes etc.
Are you aware of the cause of your stress incontinence? I would recommend visiting a Doctor to determine whether there is a serious underlying cause that can be treated.
All of us have been wet in public. A few weeks ago I was in a shop queue and unavoidably wet my pants it’s a fairly common occurrence following bladder cancer. A woman next to me noticed the large wet patch. What to do in such circumstances? There are two things you can do. Laugh or cry. I choose to laugh. I cracked a joke about it, that relieved the tension and she then laughed and told me she often wet her knickers! People are only embarrassed if you are. Yes I find it embarrassing, that’s only normal. The art of survival in such circumstances is not show it. If you show you’re not bothered by it neither will they be, best wishes