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When I was pregnant with my first child, I thought a lot about different things like how wonderful it would be to be a mother; would my baby grow up to be a doctor or President of the United States; would my husband and I be good and understanding parents; and even would the baby keep us up all hours of the night. One thing that I didn’t ponder was would I pee a little bit every time I sneezed, coughed, laughed too hard, or moved suddenly. SUI never crossed my mind. SUI, not a new class of automobile, but a condition where your urethra weakens and you end up urinating a little bit, unexpectedly after certain activities – Stress Urinary Incontinence. Thank God, the first time I experienced SUI I was at home. It was triggered by a severe coughing spasm, something that happens to me a lot as I am a severe asthmatic with chronic bronchitis. I was home alone so I could run and change my clothes and nobody knew but me. I kind of blew it off thinking I had waited too long to go to the bathroom. My doctor had recently prescribed a blood pressure medication that contained a diuretic and I was peeing more frequently so maybe that had something to do with it. But it happened again that day when I was laughing at a funny story my husband was telling me, and I had just gone to the bathroom 15 minutes before so my bladder couldn’t have been full. I hadn’t felt that urgent “I got to pee” sensation. Hmmmmm…….must be a urinary tract infection so off I went to the grocery store to grab some cranberry juice and some panty liners (just in case)! But an infection never developed – no excruciating pain when peeing, no fever but still dribbling when I coughed, laughed, sneezed, and when I was walking and training my dogs. I asked a few close friends if they had ever experienced it and one had. She told me about her experience with SUI, and the things she did to help with the symptoms. There were things you could do to help with SUI –
- Lose weight – for me easier said than done. I have struggled with my weight for years.
- Avoid foods and beverages that can irritate your bladder. Some beverages like tea and coffee can irritate your bladder and add to the problem but me….give up my morning coffee and my lattes. I don’t think so.
- Eat lots of fiber. If you get somewhat constipated, keeping your stools soft by eating lots of fiber can relieve pressure on the bladder that makes us susceptible to pee leakage.
- Stop smoking. I never have smoked because of my asthma but if you do, it can cause you to cough and therefore leak.
Tried all of them but nothing worked. And through the years it got worse. I was real conscientious about emptying my bladder all the time as a preemptive measure. When I went somewhere I was always scoping where the rest rooms were. I wore a “pee” pad. And I avoided going anywhere unless it was absolutely necessary. I was becoming antisocial. I breed German Shepherd dogs and loved to show them but I pulled back from the shows because moving around the show ring caused me to leak. Winning a blue ribbon is a huge thrill unless you have to worry about whether there will be a dark stain on your pants in your Winners photo.
In fact the entire training process requires a lot of moving and hence a lot of “leaking”. Training and showing my dogs was great fun and great exercise for me. My breed has to be shown at a fast trot requiring lots of running and hence lots of “leaking”. Before I discovered Poise Impressa, I was considering hiring a professional handler but that takes the fun out of the process for me.
I love camping, canoeing, hiking, lots of northwoods outdoor activities but it seemed now my new favorite activity was hanging around the house. And “pee” pads aren’t a real solution. You have to change them all the time and your private parts can get irritated with so much contact with urine.
And then along comes Poise Impressa, and I have my life back. Oh what a great feeling it is to be able to cough or laugh without embarrassment. I discovered Poise Impressa at CVS, literally bumped into a standing display in the aisle but it didn’t register till I got to the shelves were I usually pick up my “Protective Pads” and saw the banner on the shelf above that said….”Stop Bladder Leaks”.
It grabbed my attention so I picked up a package and started reading. Sounded like this might work. I’ll give anything a try once. So I checked out the “Poise Impressa Sizing Kit” as one size does not fit all….kinda’ like Cinderella and her glass slipper. You start out with #1, the smallest size. If you still have leakage problem you try #2, and then if still leaking go to #3. The sizing choice is all about getting the correct internal fit and has nothing to do with the amount of leakage you experience or your weight. I was a number #2. You can wear the Poise Impressa for up to 8 hours in a 24 hour period. They are not a tampon, they don’t absorb anything just help to prevent leakage by placing gentle pressure on the urethra so nothing leaks. You can still urinate while wearing it but on your terms when you want to! It is such a relief to be able to do things without having to change pads or carry a change of clothes in the trunk of my car (really, I did!).
So if you suffer from this embarrassing and uncomfortable condition, check out Poise Impressa at your local CVS. CVS even has a money saving coupon to use for your Poise Impressa purchase. Have you ever had a “leakage” moment? This is a great solution!