It's all fun and games until someone pees their pants. Especially if that someone is you. And by you, I really mean me.
Urinary incontinence isn't funny. Well, okay - sometimes it is - but I have a really warped sense of humor. And sometimes you just have to laugh about it. But you can't laugh too hard because then you'll pee your pants again. It's a vicious (but sometimes funny) circle.
There are a lot of people out there who think that it's just older women or women who have had several babies who have urinary incontinence. Not true! Sure, I'm 53, but I don't think that's really all that old (at least I tell myself that), I've only had two children - one weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz., the other weighed 6 lbs., 5.5 oz. - and both were delivered by C-section. Yet I still suffer from the sneaky ol' sneeze-n-pee. There are many different reasons that women can have bladder weakness - and 1 in 3 women over the age of 18 are affected!
Wearing light-colored clothing can cause anxiety for me, because any sneeze can end up being more than just a sneeze, and that means it's probably going to leave some evidence. I have a lot of both indoor and outdoor allergies year round, which equals a fair amount of sneezing. Fun times.
This past year, I was in physical therapy for several months to strengthen my knee and rehab my ankle after surgery. Let's face it, if you're wearing grey sweatpants in PT and you sneeze-n-pee, you can't really blame that wet spot on sweat. It's not just that it's visible - it's uncomfortable. And you don't want to worry about odor either. That is just simply unacceptable. Yuck!
Luckily for all of us random sneeze-pee-ers, Always Discreet has swooped in like a superhero to save the day. There are liners, pads, and underwear - a product that suits every need! Since I only have random, minor leaks, I prefer the ultra-thin liners. They're thin and flexible, so I have discreet incontinence protection. The OdorLock™ technology neutralizes odors instantly and keeps them neutralized. Plus the liners absorb 2X more than you need!* And my Target had the 30 packs of the ultra-thin liners on sale for $4.99, with an instant $2 off coupon on the package, bringing the price down to just $2.99!
(*Based on average US consumer usage)
With the Always Discreet liners, I don't have to worry about the sneeze-pee. And it's such a relief to not have to worry about sneezing, peeing, or hiding the evidence. I love that they come folded in a protective plastic wrap. They're the perfect size to fit in my purse so I can always have one with me, and I can use the plastic wrap for disposal, too. Thank you, Always Discreet, for saving my dignity!
To make life even easier (or if you're not quite comfortable with buying Always Discreet in the store), Target offers a super-easy subscription service! You can choose your product, how many you would like, and how often you would like it to arrive - and you save 5% by subscribing! It's a great deal! You can also learn more about Always Discreet on Target.com.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.