When I was flying across the country for the first time in a wheelchair I wasn’t able to get up to walk through security. So, there was a personal TSA (Transportation Security Agency) agent to perform a full pat search.
Of course the agent was a woman and very professional. She outlined everything she was going to touch before she did so. I stretched out my arms as she instructed and she patted them entirely. I leaned forward at her request and she felt my back. When it was time to do the front, she showed me how she’d use the back of her had to scoop around my breasts. After another explanation she patted my front pockets.
I had a Poise incontinence pad in my front pocket. She felt the large soft object and asked suspiciously, “What is that?” “It’s a Poise pad,” I said, “it’s my embarrassment.” “No”, she smiled, “without it, you’d have embarrassment.”
For me, incontinence is the most embarrassing symptom of MS. I have tried drugs and visited physical therapists who specialize in incontinence. I have used stimulation therapy and worked many hours doing the kegel exercises.
When my friend, Jill found out that I wear Depends, she was shocked. Her father has the same problem, she told me, “…he never leaves home because of it.” Jill had no idea that I was suffering with such an affliction because I’m active in the community and there isn’t a trace.
Out of respect for your privacy, I’m not going to ask for your experiences. 🙂 But you can buy incontinence products here, not just the women’s S/M, but Depends for men and women of all sizes and other incontinence supplies: Buy incontinence products here.