Ok, so I am probably old enough to be your grandfather but .... read on.
I have almost always been a bedwetter and hated it; when I was 10 I asked my mother if I could have nappies but was turned down. At puberty I became interested in nappies I used to steal my younger sister's nappies but would never dare wet them, but I still wet at night. As my interest in nappies progressed I felt terrible and a freak. Remember that there were no forums like this to read, no, I was just a weirdo in nappies and on my own. I would go through binge/purge cycles every couple of months, throwing away all my stuff and then buying more. English boarding school was a nightmare for a bedwetter but I could do nothing about the desire for nappies and plastic pants. I was very miserable and low for many years. Indeed it was not until about ten years ago that I came to an acceptance of the fact that this was just a small part of who I am. Now if anyone discovers my nappies I just admit to incontinence and bedwetting and two of my cleaners have changed me and one even made me some nappies (cloth are the best). So I now feel the happiest I have ever felt about my AB/DL side. I have gone back to collecting toy cars and I have been bought a teddy bear (my mother threw mine away when I went to boarding school).
My advice to all those of you who would like to 'give up' being AB/DL is that it is a very difficult route to take (shrinks etc.) and in my opinion you should embrace the AB/DL but keep it in proportion and be discreet. Have a full adult life in which AB/DL does not feature and keep it for the bedroom/leisure time.
Sorry this is a bit long for an intro!