I have three strikes against me and do have problems.
About four years ago, I had an 'incident' on a day trip that we took. As we pulled into the parking lot of the restaurant where we were going to eat breakfast, I had a coughing fit.
Considering we had just driven for almost four hours, I had quite a full bladder and the coughing made my body 'give it up,' so to speak. That day taught me to take an extra change of clothes whenever I was away from home for any length of time. AND I also learned that there were products for women to use for incontinence. After this, I don't leave the house without wearing a 'pee-pad.'
And I never had a big problem again--until earlier this week.
On Tuesday, we went for a shopping trip. I know better than to have a lot of liquid before a trip, so I was looking forward to stopping into the IHOP
So, as I stepped down onto the running board, my foot slipped and I bounced off of the running board--and peed myself. I then bounced off of the parking lot TWICE and peed some more.
Immediately, I could tell that things weren't good. As I peeled myself up from the pavement, I gingerly made my way to the back door of the Envoy so I could get my change of clothes. I didn't stop for anything when we got into the restaurant--I just went directly to the restroom and proceeded to get out of my wet clothes. We ate our breakfast and had no more incidents for the rest of the day--something that I was grateful for.
Okay, so I had an incident--AND I had myself prepared. I was wearing a pee-pad, as usual, but it did NOTHING for me. I am now contemplating the possibility that--on trips, at least--I may need to 'graduate' to something that will offer a bit more coverage. YIKES!!! Does this mean I have to wear full-on Depends?
I think I'm far too young to consider either! Whatever I decide, my story gave my girls something to laugh about--little do they realize that the same problem just probably is in THEIR futures.