So, i was going through the "yet another diaper change" just now and sure enough it hits me. How do i truely feel about diaper changes and how do others feel about it?
From an Incontinent and mobility limited perspective:
It sucks for the following:
Changing your self is a nightmare, many ocasions back when fore-arm crutches were applicable for me did i wipe out in the middle of a change... and get stuck on the floor.
Independance issue: The urge to keep indipendant and to cope and feel your a "big girl" or in case of males... "big boy?" i suppose.
Accidents: Nothing hurts your pride more then pottying on the carpet... or worse... on a person assisting you... or worse... on a person changing you ~_~
Time: Especially self changing and with others, and jugling bowel incontinence with IBS... messy diapers are the norm and it takes awhile to look after a messy diaper and upkeep hygene (no girl with any self worth with any want of dignity would half ass a messy diaper change not to mention rash or worse infection).
Embarassment: In my currant state self changing is note an option, period. That being said... reliance on nurses and caretakers and what not can be both uncomfertable, possibly akward, and depressing. ((That being said yes generally hospital carestaff is very professional but it still hurts your pride alittle when theres a really cute guy or girl that you kinda have the hots for and your stuck in a position like that... ~_~ theres some cute nurses....))
The good side: It sure feels awesome being in a cozy dry fresh comforting warm diaper!
- Sometimes bonding is not so bad, as tough as it is sometimes i feel that it kinda brought my mom and my self back closer in a relationship... i found i was able to share more personal things because the barrier of parent child was lowered... this is probably a unique experience as an incontinent mobility impared teen vs parent relationship but yeah.
-You get to generally choose when you want to get changed! Sure beats being interupted like people who need to use the big person potty.
From an AB/DL perspective.
Time: Takes ages
Poor mommy/daddy/big brother/sister/friend etc- having to put up with it constantly, im sure in long term relationships it can turn into the incontinence issue in the sence that it gets old sometimes... especially on a hard day after work.
Bonding: Yup, its very bonding!
Good time to share: It brings you together for alittle chit chat time out of your busy schedule thats 1 on 1 private.
Naughty child: You feel like a bad little toddler if your into that i guess?
Play time: Use your imagination? lol
Misc topics: Finding a place to change sucks.
Changing in small spaces sucks.
Disposing of diapers can be a pain.
Anyways what are peoples thoughts, comments, feelings, etc in this love hate relationship we all share?