In the toilet at my house, packs of incontinence pads just sit there out in the open. I feel you should not be ashamed if you are incontinent. In my experience, it is best just to talk about it. After the birth of my youngest daughter I suffer from urinary leakage all day long.
I had been suffering from faecal incontinence in the form of diarrhoea for a couple of months. We contacted a medical specialist shop, and they advised us to try the Absorin Level pad, developed for men. I can use it together with my normal underwear, and it is easy to change, even if I have to use the public toilet while out shopping with my friends.
My son Ties was born 10 years ago with spina bifida, also called open back. We deal with it rather calmly. He was born, and that’s how it was. He does not feel the urge to urinate and so doesn’t get to the toilet in time. That’s why he always wears Absorin Sanette. To him, that’s perfectly normal.
These days, I regularly experience accidents at night. For me and my wife, that’s quite a problem; it disturbs your night’s sleep, and sometimes it is difficult to get back to sleep after changing the bed. My wife convinced me to try incontinence material. I didn’t like it at first. But it is quite comfortable to wear. I no longer dread going to sleep and feel better rested when I wake up.” - Joop, 45
I am an active woman, 90 years old, mother of 1 son aged 56, a daughter aged 52 and four grandchildren. Around ten years ago, I started suffering from faecal incontinence, along with urinary incontinence. I am thus double incontinent. But I don’t want to sit at home staring out the window.
Jan and I have been together for almost 50 years. Since Jan was diagnosed with dementia 2 years ago, our relationship has changed. Jan occasionally pees involuntarily. Because of his dementia, it was initially advised to start using absorbent pants.