I posted this about the Mesh Recall , plus you may want to see Nurse Jane's blog posting on the same topic. After reading them, you may want to take a list of questions to your doctor. Or possibly ask your doctor for a referral to a specialist, such as a gyno-urologist.
TDXSP08, I did go and read your history--thanks for letting me know where I could find it. I'm glad to hear that you have the fortitude to go out there and tackle life and don't let your many challenges keep you down. I think firefighters are some of the most courageous people I've ever met, and you're another example of that.
As for the hospital, I am so surprised that they don't seem to have a good understanding of diaper sizing. They should have brought a correctly-sized diaper without having to be asked. Well, hopefully the person who comes after you will benefit by them use the appropriate size the first time around.
That joke about the "Yellow River" was pretty amusing. I know I wouldn't have been as witty if I'd been woken up.
Hello TDXSP08! Many people use the "anonymous" function on all of the communities--not just this one. Sometimes, once they feel more comfortable they drop the "anonymous" and start using their member name openly.
I do agree with you that incontinence is something that has been hidden away and people have felt ashamed about for far too long. Maybe your challenge will encourage others to speak out about their own briefs or adult diapers, and whether or not they've felt they have to hide.
Nurse McMoyler wants to know What You Do About Leaking ? "Incontinence: simply put is leaking urine! Have you ever sneezed, coughed, laughed, run, or done jumping jacks and felt that "oh no" embarrassing result of wet pants?"
Follow the link and post your tips, or look for support from others. What do you do?
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