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OCCUPIED!

Posted by Sam Turner on Jan 29, 2015 12:30:00 PM

For a person on absorbents, this sign can cause panic:

On a one-hour flight from Tucson to San Diego, I am just a bit nervous. The thought of flying isn’t the problem. It’s the thought of having to walk down the aisle with a full absorbent, only to find that both restroom signs have flashed OCCUPIED!

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PANIC!

There is no such thing as “holding it”. Using the restroom immediately before boarding is no insurance that all will be well. If our plane is on hold before takeoff; if I am unable to get an aisle seat close to the restroom; if we have to wait before landing…all of these events add pressure to “holding it”. Flights longer than an hour demand that I travel by a different carrier that provides “First Class”, where I have a better chance of getting an UN-occupied restroom. Not only do I have to pay for absorbents, but I have to upgrade my seating or even change preferred flights (at a higher cost!), to meet the needs of an inadequate diaper.

Even in a restaurant, there have been occasions when the only stall is OCCUPIED and waiting brings on the emergency. The longer I wait, the faster my “quality of life” scale drops (from 10 to 0). I’m certainly not in control.

This was before Men’s Liberty. Now, with Men’s Liberty external catheter and a leg bag (if necessary), I remain in control. How did I learn about this marvelous invention? I saw an ad that opened with: “What Adult Diaper Companies Don’t Want Men To Know…” The first thing I noticed was that Men’s Liberty is covered by Medicare! I didn’t wait to email them. I called them immediately. I spoke with Tony in sales and he had the product in the mail within twenty-four hours. Four days later, I had my first units. I took my first step onto “Wendy’s, Conquering The Learning Curve (Video)"…My first step to regaining control over my urinary incontinence.

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Topics: incontinence, mens liberty

What Is Home Health?

Posted by Mens Liberty on Jan 22, 2015 1:00:00 PM

What is home health? This is a new topic for us and question we have been hearing a lot lately. What are you waiting for, give the video below a watch and find out. As always don't forget to leave your comments or questions. See you next week!

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Topics: Video Blogs

Caregiver Infographic (Video)

Posted by Mens Liberty on Jan 16, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Welcome back everyone. As some of you may remember we published an inforgraphic back in November in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. You can find that original infographic by clicking here. However, we are going to wrap up the week with this quick video blog discussing the infographic in detail. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments section. Have a great weekend!

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Topics: Video Blogs

Wee Answer Wednesday: Traveling with Urinary Incontinence (Video)

Posted by Mens Liberty on Jan 7, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a memorable holiday season and wish you a happy and healthy 2015. Now, let’s get started with the first video blog of the year. In this Wee Answer Wednesday, Wendy talks about traveling with incontinence and shares a few patient stories. Don’t miss out, check out the video below!

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Topics: Wee Answer Wednesdays

Why Aren't Adult Diapers Covered by Insurance? (Video)

Posted by Andrew Mimault on Dec 22, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Happy Monday! Christmas is almost here, so why not do one more video blog before Santa arrives. This video is a follow up from last week's blog, Understanding Your Insurance Coverage (Video). Wendy addresses one of the most commonly asked questions we receive from patients, why aren’t adult diapers covered by insurance? Well I'm going to give it away; you will have to watch the video to find out!

Also be sure to check out thhis video blog by Dr. Aaron Carroll - What is Health Insurance, and Why Do You Need It?: Health Care Triage #2


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Topics: Video Blogs

Understanding Your Insurance Coverage (Video)

Posted by Andrew Mimault on Dec 19, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Happy Monday everyone! Christmas is only a few days away, but another seasonal event is upon us, open insurance enrollment. Be sure to not miss out on this video, it contains a lot of valuable insurance information explained in plain English.

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Topics: Video Blogs

Hearing Aids and Male External Catheters

Posted by Sam Turner on Dec 18, 2014 12:00:58 PM

hearing-41429_1280What could possibly be a connection?  In 1999, my wife and I received our first set of hearing aids.  It didn’t matter how they looked as long as we could hear.  Then, an interesting thing happened:  We met people that were too embarrassed to be seen with them.  In one professional group, we set up tables close to the speaker with signs: RESERVED FOR HEARING IMPAIRED.  Some people refused to sit there because they didn’t want to be identified as hearing impaired.  They would sit in the back of the room and complain about the poor volume.

In 2007, I had a radical prostatectomy that left me incontinent.  My surgeon said I would probably need a diaper. What an understatement!   I bought male diaper/briefs and began four years of panic and embarrassment. I tried male guards with some degree of success.  But I had to carry a briefcase full of absorbents. The only problem was they weren’t all that absorbent and had a tendency to leak.

By 2010, I began exploring condom catheters.  I was never able to keep one on for a full day.  I even had a penile prosthesis which should have made attachment easier.  While in a hospital for gallbladder surgery, a nurse demonstrated a condom catheter that he said would not come off.  He placed it on in the morning and by the afternoon, it had slipped off.

I resigned myself to a briefcase full of absorbent guards and a loss of dignity because of the dripping or the odor from residue in pads. If I was aware of  the odor, I knew the person next to me would be, also.  Just like persons who stopped attending meetings because of lack of hearing, I reduced my activities because of un-dependable absorbents.  Attending movies were out of the question because I would have to leave several times during the program. (Thank goodness for Netflix.)  My incontinence determined my activities. What I needed was something that worked!

Men’s Liberty is the solution!  Wendy La Torre’s video blogs introduced me to “the learning curve.”  When all else fails, Sam, read the directions. Those first few weeks, I wasn’t applying the units correctly. Finally, I reviewed the video demonstration a few times and figured out just where to place the two additional tapes. With Tony’s help, Wendy’s videos, Sarah and Karen’s advice and my wife’s assistance, I’m moving up the curve. Today, I can regularly wear a Liberty for 48 hours and I’m getting back to the active person I want to be.

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My wife and I go to the gym together every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to keep up our fitness regimens which include balance, stretching and pelvic floor exercises. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends, we go for walks in the park or at the mall.

But why am I telling you all this? It’s simple – I believe in sharing what I learn with people it can help. So you’ll be seeing me here once a month – sharing stories, advice and my experiences

So if you have a question, a concern or a suggestion, let me know in the comments section

Thanks and happy holidays. I look forward to seeing you back here next year!

Topics: incontinence, bladder control, tips from Men's Liberty users, Patient Stories

Wendy LaTorre on Boomer Times WSBR 740AM with Anita Finlay! (Audio)

Posted by Andrew Mimault on Dec 11, 2014 12:30:00 PM

A few weeks ago, Wendy went live on the Boomer Times radio show to have a discussion with Anita Finlay about incontinence and the benefits of Men's Liberty. Take a few minutes to check out the audio of the interview below. Feel free to drop us a question or comment in the comments section. Have a great day!

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Topics: incontinence

Caregivers You Are Not Alone (Video)

Posted by Andrew Mimault on Dec 8, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Happy Monday! Last month was National Family Caregivers Month, but that doesnt mean we can forget about all the great work our caregivers do until next November rolls around! Here is a new video blog to get your week started right. Check it out and be sure to leave your comments below.

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Topics: Caregiving

Wee Answer Wednesday - Questions from Our Clients

Posted by Andrew Mimault on Dec 3, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Welcome back to another Wee Answer Wednesday. This week Wendy is going to answer some of the most recent questions we received from our patients. Check out the video below and don't forget to leave your questions in the comment section!

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Topics: Video Blogs, Wee Answer Wednesdays

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