February 6, 2015

Laughing and Sneezing...Uh-Oh.

Laughing. Sneezing. Exercising. Waiting too long...Uh-oh.

Yep. Bladder leaks are a way of life for 65 million people...Young and old. Men and women.

When I was contacted about writing this post, I decided to do it because these problems are relevant to my readers, even if they're only spoken of behind closed doors...if at all. It's good to know you are not the only one who has had bladder issues...so I'm sharing today thanks to Depend's sponsoring this post.

My own problems began with the birth of my second child. Apparently the anesthesia put my bladder "to sleep." I was shocked at the lack of bladder control I experienced for what felt like forever. Control was basically regained, but things were never quite the same again. Along the way, I learned I had to "Depend" upon something other than myself if I didn't want to change clothes frequently.

65 million people experience these same issues. Did you know more people with bladder leaks are in their 20's than in their 80's? More people are under 50 than over 60. So no matter your age, know you are not alone.  If you experience bladder leakage, be sure to request a thin, comfortable free sample from Depend today.

Depend will donate $1, up to $3 million, over the next three years to charities that advance the research, education, and awareness of bladder leakage for: 
- Every pant drop, photo and video shared Using #Underwareness and #DropYourPants; and
- Every personal video made about what Underwareness means to you that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underwareness and #DropYourPants.

Visit Underawareness.com to join the movement, learn more, and request free samples of Depend.

Thank you to Depend for sponsoring today's post about the #dropyourpants for #underawareness movement.

~ Annette
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  1. The older I get the more this is becoming something to think about. Especially if I wait too long!

  2. I have seen the #underawareness on TV, thankfully that's not an issue for me, but I was in fact aware of the statistics on it happening more in younger people in their 20's than older. I went to elementary school with a few children that had this problem and it was devastating for them at such a young age. I have never had children but your story is all the more reason why I think I will continue to put that off! LOL :-)

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  3. My bf and I used to take his mother to the movies with us. Before we'd leave, she'd always ask "Is this a comedy? If so, I need to go put on my Depends!" That was years ago. Today, I totally get where she was coming from.

  4. Funnyish story ... a few years ago I signed up for a free sample of a Depend item. I didn't need it and neither did anyone else in the house so it sat in a cabinet until my kitten found it. That pad, still in it's wrapper, is her favorite toy. She tosses it all over the house while I hurriedly explain the origin of the pad to visitors.

  5. After six full-term pregnancies, and then a hysterectomy, I'm starting to look seriously at these. It's going to be even more of an issue as I age.

    Pretty silly for it to be a "don't talk about" topic, isn't it, when it affects so many?

  6. Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to talk about this! I appreciate your support!

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