I recently attended an event in London which promoted awareness for incontinence with the brand ‘Always‘ There were quite a few bloggers, speakers and real woman talking about their experiences suffering with incontinence in an 11 minute video. Most of the other events I have been to I have literally written pages and pages of notes that I have later incorporated into a final post. However with this post I have to be honest I’m really struggling with!
I’m going to dive straight in with the fact that 1 in 3 people suffer with incontinence. Wow that is a huge statistic right there, it’s a proven ‘fact’ not made up! I literally cannot for the life of me believe how high that figure truly is!
So why don’t we know about these figures? It’s really simple and that’s why I’m struggling to write about this. We don’t know, because we don’t speak up! We don’t speak up because unfortunately we live in a world where many of us feel judged and think that hiding away is the answer and maybe the problem will sort itself out.
For example buying ‘ladies’ time of the month items, why do we feel embarrassed about putting them on the conveyor belt in the supermarket (I’m one of the many that doesn’t care, haha!) or we whisper quietly under our breath to a friend ‘oh I can’t go swimming because it’s the time of the month’ It’s insane…we all go through it? It’s the same for all the females out there so why are we shy, ashamed, embarrassed with something that is natural?
There are so many people who have suffered with incontinence their whole lives, that they now feel it’s a normal way for them to live, it’s not! Suffering with incontinence isn’t just the term ‘wee’ing’ themselves. As much as that is the basics of it, there is so much more involved both emotionally and physically.
Incontinence can be very painful at times and make you feel alone and isolated. It can be really upsetting to see others do things you simply cannot imagine doing with your condition. You can feel like you got the wrong end of the deal and struggle to talk about the issue as you think something is wrong with you. You find yourself carrying around the biggest handbag with spare clothes ‘just in case’ there is an accident . You also have to choose the clothing you wear wisely to hide any unexpected leaks. You mentally mind map all of the closest toilets whenever you’re out.
Isn’t all of the above just insane?! Us, that don’t suffer with incontinence (well unless I go on the trampoline with the kids!) simple aren’t aware of these issues and take the above for granted when there is so many struggling to cope. Why, because there is not enough awareness!
Ladies and gentleman if you are 1 out of the 3 people suffering with this condition DO NOT hideaway anymore, there is help out there and after reading this post hopefully you can see for yourself that it’s actually a lot more common than you may think, there just aren’t enough people talking about it. Remember a problem shared is a problem halved. Lets unite, address the issue and talk about the problem. There is so much support out there ready for you but you and you alone have to make that first step, remember knowledge is power.
‘Always’ have created a product that empowers woman to break their limitations, it’s thinner than anything else on the market, eliminates oder and absorbs quickly allowing you to live your life normally and confidently again.
The results and feedback given by the real woman in the film were astonishing and eye-opening. The ladies pretty much went from being head down, alone and hidden away to confident, outgoing ladies that could do everything again without a second thought. Whether that be exercising or going to the park with the kids they could dress how they wanted again and be a bit more carefree. With the right support and correct products for your needs so can you!
What are you waiting for? Go go-go, make that appointment with your GP and get back to being the person you want to be 🙂
PS: If you take my advice I personally would love to hear your story. I’m not an expert more a motivator to give you that boost of confidence that…”you can do it!’
Heres a little something we filmed at the event – Good luck!