This post about Poise Microliners and light bladder leakage is a part of a sponsored post for SocialStars. All opinion are my own. #SAMinYourPants
Last week, I put the teenagers to bed at night as per our usual routine. Lots of hollering to get teeth brushed, an amazingly long argument between the two of them over sink time and finally bedtime kisses and lights out. Yes, I am thrilled that I still get bedtime kisses from my children at their age! Thirty minutes later, I went upstairs to use the bathroom (as I do about every hour now that I am in my forties!) and I hear my daughter calling to me from her room. Cracking open the door, I hear her whisper to me “Mom, something is playing my guitar!” Um, okay? My daughter isn’t usually one to make things up so I turned on the light to check things out. I pick up the hopefully NOT haunted guitar and out crawls the HUGEST bug I have ever seen! Needless to say, the moments following this gruesome discovery involved A. Screaming hysterically (no I am not proud of that!) B. Leaping up and down while trying to kill it with a shoe and C. A little bit of light bladder leakage (AKA LBL otherwise known as “I was so scared I peed myself”) Yes, the reality of being almost 42 is that any sudden motion may result in accidental leakage!
The reality of a post childbearing, 40 something body is that bladder control is pretty much shot. That means any sudden movement (especially those done when you really have to GO) can cause a little bit of light bladder leakage. What sort of things can trigger light bladder leakage for me?
- Allergies: Since my allergies tend to be the coughing and sneezing variety, spring is always a bit of a challenge!
- Colds: Same issues as mentioned in ‘allergies’ only about 10 times worse!
- Scary movies: Those movies where things jump out from behind shower curtains are always troublesome! Or, even when giant bugs jump out of not quite haunted guitars! Anything that creates a startled leap could lead to light bladder leakage.
- Exercise: Two years of Taekwondo with my son was challenging given the instructor’s fondness for jumping jacks and other high impact warm up exercises. My son used to tease me mercilessly over the 6 bathroom trips I made before each class started!
You can’t always predict when LBL will hit. I certainly didn’t expect to discover a hideously oversized bug in my daughter’s guitar that night! If I KNOW I am going to need a little extra protection I will use a protective liner just in case. The Poise Microliner is the thinnest liner available in the light incontinence category from Poise to manage light bladder leakage (LBL). It lets you get out and about and be as active as you want to be without worrying about leaks. Go to the gym, take that high impact aerobics class, do as many jumping jacks as your drill sergeant instructor tells you to without worry!
Maybe even sit down to a scary movie with your spouse or vanquish hideous bugs without fear of LBL!
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— Diane Hoffmaster (@turningclockbac) July 1, 2014