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    My name is Todd, I'm a 39-yo electronics engineer with three kids in silicon valley. I skydive for fun, having been one who grew up in the air with a father who is an airline pilot and mother and stepfather who are both private pilots. Skydiving became my way to get in the air and fly free as opposed to in an aircraft (though I still want to get my pilot's license someday).

    I love antique cars and street rods, owning two of them right now. I have a 1929 Chevrolet business coupe that is stock and running and a 1931 Victoria that is in the process of becoming a street rod. These are very fun projects to play with on the weekends.

    I'm married, with three kids. The youngest one right now seems to be the only one who seems to have inherited any of my bladder control issues. I also suffer from excruciating cluster headaches (my middle child gets migraines as well). The pain medication I take for my headaches wiped out my testosterone production from the testicles several years ago, which set a whole chain of events in motion.

    I was put on hormone replacement therapy, at first with patches that I soon showed an allergy to. They next gave me a gel to use, but the first time I applied it I broke out in hives. I last went to injections, with a skin test first to make sure I wasn't allergic. Surprisingly, (yeah right!) I was allergic to the stuff to be injected.

    I spent six months going through an allergist building up the dosage to lose my allergy to the medication and then started on full dosing of testosterone to replace what my body was not making. Within a year, my testicles began to ache. I went to a urologist.

    First doctor dismissed the pain as 'insignificant' in order to concentrate on my incontinence; I fired him immediately. I went through family doctor, who did a number of tests and sent me to another urologist who paid attention and found...nothing. Finally they realized pain was in my testicles and sent me to pain specialist to try nerve block surgeries.

    After two nerve blocks failed, each after one and a half months, I was looking at implanting a neurstimulator to try and control the pain or get them removed--but urologist wouldn't do it, I needed another opinion. I went to Stanford, and doctor agreed after I talked further to pain specialist and endocrinologist. No problem. Considering pain was so bad that I went to the ER one time and they gave me two *MASSIVE* doses of painkiller and all it did was lessen the edge a little, I was begging for them to be gone. I could barely walk anymore.

    It's been a year now since I lost my testicles. I'm free from pain there, though I still get my headaches. I still deal with incontinence. There's still all the regular crap to deal with, but life moves on.

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    Good text. Very good introduction. How is it to be incontinent, where you live? Do you get free diapers or buy? Here in Sweden you get them for free if you are incontinent.

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    I live outside San Francisco, in what is considered the 'Bay Area' or 'Silicon Valley' here in California. I'm in the high-tech industry, working as an engineer for a company that designs analog integrated circuit chips.

    Incontinence truly is not something I would wish on anyone. I have decided to make the best of it and have fun where possible, but there is little fun to be had when worrying about wet diapers, leaking, etc. For those who would wish to be incontinent, I warn you, it gets old when you never get a chance to un-diaper for any length of time.

    Diapers here are not free. I pay for mine, and regularly buy what people consider to be the 'niche' adult baby diapers instead of the mass market incontinence products. The mass market incontinence products here in the U.S. are horrible, characterized mostly by Depends and hospital grade products. Leakage control, absorbency, odor control, all of the critical things I look for in a diaper are where these fail miserably.

    Instead, if I purchase diapers by makers like Molicare or Bambino, I get a much higher quality diaper. Many times, these diapers look babyish, but my wife has pointed out that only she and I will see me wearing them. As for the quality of the product, they have taken much of the research and development that has gone into infant diapers and applied it to the adult diaper as well. Their goal was to make an adult diaper that looked and functioned like a baby diaper, and in the process they made a great adult diaper.

    The best thing about it is that I can save money buying these more expensive diapers! Buying cheap hospital grade diapers or Depends I go through six to eight a day with worries about leaking, and also with the leg cuffs cutting into the flesh of my leg. Going to the better diapers, I only use two to three a day and instead do not have problems with fit or leakage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnalogRTO View Post
    I live outside San Francisco, in what is considered the 'Bay Area' or 'Silicon Valley' here in California. I'm in the high-tech industry, working as an engineer for a company that designs analog integrated circuit chips.

    Incontinence truly is not something I would wish on anyone. I have decided to make the best of it and have fun where possible, but there is little fun to be had when worrying about wet diapers, leaking, etc. For those who would wish to be incontinent, I warn you, it gets old when you never get a chance to un-diaper for any length of time.

    Diapers here are not free. I pay for mine, and regularly buy what people consider to be the 'niche' adult baby diapers instead of the mass market incontinence products. The mass market incontinence products here in the U.S. are horrible, characterized mostly by Depends and hospital grade products. Leakage control, absorbency, odor control, all of the critical things I look for in a diaper are where these fail miserably.

    Instead, if I purchase diapers by makers like Molicare or Bambino, I get a much higher quality diaper. Many times, these diapers look babyish, but my wife has pointed out that only she and I will see me wearing them. As for the quality of the product, they have taken much of the research and development that has gone into infant diapers and applied it to the adult diaper as well. Their goal was to make an adult diaper that looked and functioned like a baby diaper, and in the process they made a great adult diaper.

    The best thing about it is that I can save money buying these more expensive diapers! Buying cheap hospital grade diapers or Depends I go through six to eight a day with worries about leaking, and also with the leg cuffs cutting into the flesh of my leg. Going to the better diapers, I only use two to three a day and instead do not have problems with fit or leakage.
    Thank you. Great post you wrote.

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    Welcome to ADISC. ^.^

    One thing, however; you don't have to answer this, either: you got an orchiectomy? If so, I'm sorry to hear that. =/ Bet it's nice to be free of that pain, though.

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    TygerLily, I'm not afraid of talking about it. Yes, I did get an orchiectomy, losing both testicles at once. The pain that was coming from the injected testosterone was so severe I could barely walk, and extreme doses of pain medications could only dull the edge of the pain. If it had been able to take the edge off the pain, I would have looked at it differently.

    This turned my cluster headaches and migraines into a minor nuisance. Considering many women call the pain from cluster headaches to be worse than childbirth, I felt that the testicular pain was *WAAAAAY* out of control. My wife and I decided we were done with kids, so this became my contribution to birth control for us.

    I consider the difference in my life after surgery to be well worth it.

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    Spearmint

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    Hey, welcome to Adisc, nice to see another new member. Sorry about your testicles though, that must really suck. I'm a wimp, i hate any pain that borders on significant.

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    Welcome to the forums. That was really well thought out. I cringed at some of the pain you described.

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    I can relate to the American mass-market produced Depends, they are horrible. I also use better diapers myself and that helps me out.

    Welcome to Adisc.

    WildThing121675

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    ironfox

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    Hello and welcome to the forums. enjoy your stay at ADISC

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