Since I have bladder spasms plus IBSD, and BAM, I live with bowel and urine urgency. I manage by keeping bladder emptied, and three medications for the bowel conditions. Imperfect solutions for control, but best medical science has for us at present.
Upcoming surgeries, total hip replacement, then once recovered, both knees. I expect being slowed down with walker post-op, initially, I could have issues making it to bathroom on time. Incontinence- Gah! this is so embarrassing!
Okay, I know a few have had the incontinence issue post-op.
I’m one of the unlucky ones with non-stop bladder spasms, plus IBSD and BAM. So as to prepare for the slow hustle to the bathroom, post-op, guess I should have some Poise Pads on hand? Or some type of pull-ups? Not going to have laundry help so don’t want to be having to change the bed first night home. Is there a tried and true brand, given I’m not wanting to purchase a few to try, for a temporary situation?
Also, recommended bed pads to protect my brand new mattress? I have a waterproof mattress pad, topped with a regular quilted cotton mattress pad, then sheet, already. Since I won’t have somebody to help change bed if I have an accident, thinking I need something either disposable or a washable pad type. That I will be able to slide or lift my scary behind onto? Anybody have experience with these? As it’s not long term, I don’t want to be purchasing several different products to try out. And once home, waiting for mail order delivery won’t help first few days. Good suggestion for pads or pull ups brand?
Also, I have a brand new king mattress, won’t have any help changing sheets. Need to protect the bed. Currently I do have a waterproof mattress pad on the mattress, with a second quilted cotton mattress pad over that for added insurance, then sheets. Do you caregivers have recommendations on bed pads I can put on top of all, and be able to get my scary behind onto, without bunching up into a useless wad, with me having limited ability to lift my rump onto it when I first get home?
And that’s the poop, lol.