I've been doing a lot of thinking about how i came to be a TB/DL,
i have Cerebral Palsey. it affects people in a wide varitey and multitude of way but as far as how it affects me, I can't walk and have very limited use of my left hand. As a result my primary mode of transportation is a wheelchair and around the house, i crawl.
Due to my limited mobility, i get constipation very often and it can get very prolonged (3-5 days inbetween BMs and at it's worst 10-14 days) Which results in bowel and bladder incontinence.
Getting the diapers were very easy being that I am on Medicaid, they would send me a 6 month supply of Dry-Nites at one time (I say would because, after i moved in with my Aunt, i was eating better and the incontinence stopped and she stopped the deliveries)
i say one of my triggers is stress (i became a DL after my Freshman Year in High School)
The summer before my 9th grade year, i had my hamstrings lenghthened (spelling error) and i was put on cocktail of painkillers (Vicoden and Perkocetts) and to keep from getting too constipated, i was put on Miralax and Dulcolax
Within 16 hours I had 6 blowouts, they tried downing the dose, but then i would be in severe, doubled-over, pain from the stomach cramps At the Rehabilitation Hospital i was staying at, there was one more option....Diapers
Pull-Up style was out due to my 2 full length leg casts i had on, so briefs were the only option. Attends Breathable Briefs. They had to work on my size because at the time i only weighed 70 pounds, but they finally settled on Youth Size
The changes felt so good and i can't describe it, it was magical, and that night, ill never forget it.
The LNA even gave me Pedialyte-in a bottle and stayed with me until i fell asleep
The next morning, i realized i had been change during the night. i had slept through a change.
All of that nights events marked a new era in the TB side of me, for the entired 3 and a half months i was there, i was diapered 24/7 and after i left, i actually i missed the treatment
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