I've been struggling with incontinence for a few years after nerve damage from testicular cancer surgery. My incontinence has gotten better and my wife and I decided after my diaper was dry for a few weeks straight we'd try going without diapers at night. That was a month or two ago and I switched our flannel sheets out for cooler sheets today and found 8-10 urine circles about the size of a large coffee cup. The accidents never got to her and I didn't feel it and I guess it was dry by the time I woke up. I chatted with some product suppliers today and everyone suggested either back to regular diapers or trying pull ups first. I'm really in my head over this today because I thought I'd been dry and my body basically betrayed me and wanted to reach out for some support and to see who had opinions on whether to use a diaper or pull up. Thanks in advance and I hope everyone's doing well.
I understand the way you're feeling and I'm sorry you feel like that. I started at the highest level with a overnight diaper than slowly stepped down till I found the right incontinence protection that worked best for me. I use North Shore Incontinence products. Excellent products. If you email them they send you samples. They respond very quickly.I wish you all the best. Feel free to reach out anytime as I too am always looking for someone to identify with.
I can entirely relate to your story as I had a recent urethroplasty. I was on catheters for a solid month and have since struggled to find the right protection both at night and during the day. The good news is at night you don’t need to worry about the level of discretion and visibility. I’m quickly learning that wearing a disposable product that protects you is much better than experiencing an accident. I’ve had very good luck with the Abena products, Attends and Prevail as well. I too am hoping that my situation gets less disruptive overtime, but need to actively manage in the meanwhile. It sucks, but i feel it’s better to take on the management of the condition than to risk the issues related to having an accident.
Thanks for the responses! I contacted a couple of companies and got a mix of responses of either sticking with full diapers at night or using pull ups. One company even suggested not wearing protection but having a pad under me. I'm definitely not doing that! If I had an accident in that set up I'd still be doing laundry because the top sheet could get something on it and I'd have underwear to wash. We still had diapers from Walgreens so I've been back in them and did get a sample of pull-ups in that I might be able to talk my wife into trying. I put one on during the day yesterday when they came in and they honestly felt just as bulky as the diaper so I feel like my wife will just keep with diapers.