I'm "Firstname" (I never use my real name until I have corresponded privately long enough with someone to feel comfortable sharing that!). I'm an RN for 26 years, and in working with incontinent elders, I came across the AB/DL sites while doing research to find decent diapers that won't leak everywhere. Y'all have great information, so THANK YOU to everyone!! I have patients and families to whom I have been able to pass on very helpful information, and have been thanked, which I want to pass back to the community. Again, Thanks!
While reading the boards, I came to realize that I am somewhat of an AB sometimes. I also have to do CIC (clean intermittent cathing) due to paruresis and anxiety with urinary retention. It came to me that maybe wearing a diaper sometimes would give me the "privacy" of not having anyone hear me go, which might help with cutting down on the number of times I have to self-cath. Again, due to helpful info I have found here, I have found that wearing does help a lot. It isn't something I'm interested in doing 24/7, I just want to cut down on self-cathing, and maybe sometimes "baby myself" when I'm home alone. I had no idea that such a culture even existed before starting diaper research for my patients!
I love to read, biographies, mysteries, some horror/thriller stuff, religious works, medical texts, and just about anything I can get my hands on! I'm musical; I play cello and sing, although due to arthritis in my hands I now sing much more than I play my cello. I do not enjoy exercise but I try to force myself to do a little bit...I'm mostly vegetarian with occasional (2-3 times a month) chicken or fish, and even less of red meat. I love to talk and learn about healthy eating and share recipes. I'm homeschooling my son, which we both really enjoy.
Nice to meet y'all!