I know you have been wondering about the results of April’s “test”. The Jury is still out. I’ve tasted eight new brands. So far, I’ve run across a couple that I would order again: Negra Modelo and Pacifico. I can see that this will take some more testing. Some of you more experienced tasters might suggest brands that are similar, now that you know what I like. Let me know, and I’ll give them a try.
I can’t blame the incontinence on the beer. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed the glass of Negra Modelo and didn’t have to drain my unit until I arrived home (two miles away). Moving from a restaurant booth to my car seat usually starts a flood of activity, regardless.
This brings me to a serious problem: car seats that are hot…one hundred plus degrees hot! Even with a shade pulled across the windshield, when our car is parked in a lot (with or without tree shade or a wall shadow), the inside temperature can escalate to well above one hundred degrees. Plastic sunglasses left on the dashboard will melt to uselessness. A towel draped over the steering wheel helps from burning the hands. But, the driver’s seat is always hot. That’s Tucson in the summer!
“Quick, turn on the A/C!”
Back in the days when I wore absorbents that warm/hot seat meant instant draining through the pad, my cargo pants and onto the seat. That is no longer the case. I can have an empty unit, sit down and my bladder will fill the bag in fifteen seconds. What then? I’ve been known to step behind a tree. (Emergencies cause creative actions.) Results? No wet clothes or car seat and the plants can use the nitrogen.
I had cause to speak to a mixed group of senior citizens on the importance of drinking water. I spoke of my eighty-three-year-old mother who hated wearing diapers and, without our knowing it, cut down her water consumption to the point that her electrolytes stopped functioning, which contributed to her death!
Where women may not yet have the choice and must resort to absorbents, men have a choice: absorbents or catheters. I’ve been wearing Men’s Liberty external catheter for over a year. The BioDerm company provides an excellent training program for application and use of the units. Another benefit is that Medicare pays for Men’s Liberty external catheters; Medicare does not pay for diapers or absorbents that you purchase from your local drugstore.
"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder." - Alfred Hitchcock -
That’s the main advantage of Men’s Liberty: No worry!