So, I live in a home for adults with special needs. As the thing beside all my posts says I have been a member of adisc since 07/2012, but that was as an AB...that wanted diapers and other baby stuff just because. But recently I seem to have become slightly incon!! It doesn't happen often but sometimes I will leak, usually not a full void but enough to feel wet. I discussed it with a nurse at my home and she said it sounds like stress incon. Thing is, if I were to wear diapers 24/7 (to avoid any unpleasant surprises) I would want to wear diapers from ABU, rather than Depends or Attends or any other BORING adult incon products. Cushies and super dry kids are at least cute.
I'd want Cushies for daytime use and SDK for night. If I were to use five Cushies a day (I'd want more, but the incon residents of my home are apparently limited to five diapers a day) I'd need approximately 2 cases of 80 in a month. Two SDK per night (to allow for one change in the middle of the night) - 1 case of 80. Total cost, with shipping to my Canadian address, approximately $500. All related hygiene and health care products, from Amazon.ca, a little less than $125 per month, totalling approximately $625 (That's SIX HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS) for incon care each month.
Ideally, I could get funding for this added to my ODSP cheque, but this would nearly double the cheque, and even still I don't know if I could get that portion of the cheque to be put on my prepaid Visa, as I would prefer to handle the actual purchasing myself but do not know if I could!
As for the incon itself, have told close friend who already knew of and accepted the AB aspect, and just told father (who is not accepting of ab aspect). Still need to tell mother (not accepting of ab aspect) - am extremely nervous!
What to do next guys?
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I recalculated the prices....they are much lower when I buy the exact amount of diapers I would need in a month. The actual total I would need per month, assuming I can buy the exact products I prefer, would be $450 (four hundred fifty dollars). This change is significant - I would hope it would have some effect on the outcome of the situation...wish me luck!