TMI warning ⚠️

My husband chose to clean up three potty messes for me today. He’s a brick. #legsgottootired

This thought occurred to me:

it might be good to share what I’ve learned about managing incontinence. I just might help someone or their loved ones with this uncomfortable yet common issue.

Here is a list of thoughts which I’ve found helpful:

  • Clorox wipes for cleaning up small floor or bathroom messes…get it cleaned up while it’s small. Smells like 🍋 or lavender instead of yucky stuff. One more way of feeling human again, you know?
  • Baby wipes are your friend. Keep them on the back of the toilet next to the matches. Your welcome.
  • Leave the discreet underwear off at night. Prevent infection. #airtothenethers
  • Bedside commode for those urgent times when someone is in the 🚻
  • A pretty doily or cloth cover on the commode when not in use.
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  • Garbage cans in bathroom and by the bed help manage messes and keep the bedroom nice looking.
  • Change discreet underwear right away when leaks happen. Do not sit in it.. Cheaper than a doctor bill.
  • For vaginal itching, try cold probiotic natural yogurt applied topically at night and then wear a pad or something. It’s often candidae. (Which is an overgrowth of harmful skin microorganisms. Cutting out sugar and white flour and clear liquids for a day or two helps fight this.) Save you a doctor visit.
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  • At the first sign of urgency, frequency or burning with urination, drink at least 64 Oz combined of cranberry juice, tea and water. #preventionischeaper
  • Read. Up. The internet can be your friend for support and education about incontinence stuff. (Careful, though. Don’t start freaking yourself out!)
  • Remember that incontinence is just a thing that often goes with MS ….the myelin sheaths on your neve endings are being attacked by your immune system, and potty stuff is all about nerve endings telling your brain when you have to go.

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