So I order all of my diapers from either Bambino or xpmedical directly. I used to use either just the Classico or Tena Maxi Slip exclusively, but I tried the Molicare Super Plus recently and loved it, enough to the point that I want to keep it stocked with those other two as my three main diapers.
But it got me thinking, ordering online and having to have them held at the UPS Store or the FedEx store isn't really inconvenient but it can be a hassle sometimes. Plus, if I'm going to leave my house to get diapers, I'd much rather support a small business. So I went to two different pharmacies in town today to see what they carried.
The people working there were all extremely nice and I felt comfortable talking to them. They asked me what I was looking for, and when I said diapers they asked why to better understand my need (I'll put what I said below this so it's not in the way for people who don't want to read it). The first one, the guy was basically trying to sell me Tena pads which I said I didn't want and was looking for an actual diaper, to which he showed me the Depends and I said I'd pass, but if I was looking for something specific to let him know and he'd order it for me.
The second place I actually felt pretty comfortable at. The lady brought me into the back of the store and showed me what they had in stock. She showed me the Depends and Attends they had in. I told her I didn't like Depends because they leaked on me, so she said not to get the Attends since those were probably worse than the Depends. I pulled up xpmedical and showed her the Molicares I mentioned having ordered to her and she pulled out a book and started looking through it. She said their wholesaler didn't carry them, but she did show me some kind of Tena (USA) diaper I'd never seen before, as well as some Prevail and other Depends products. I guess since I'm young (24), they were trying to work with me to get these boxer style diapers, but I did tell them I wanted a real diaper with tabs.
So I guess my question, is does anyone know if a place like that would be able to order, say Molicare or Tena Slip Maxi? Even Abena? Again, I'd like to support a small business, and you figure whatever the price markup is for them making a profit off what they buy would cancel out the shipping cost from anywhere else. Do I bring in a loose diaper and show them what I use? Bring in a package so they can see? Any advice at all?
In case anyone is really curious, when the people at the pharmacy asked why I was looking for diapers (which is definitely a fair question, they wanted to know how to help), I told them I had an old hockey injury that resulted in some occasional bedwetting. I figured I couldn't just say I enjoyed wearing diapers, haha. I told them that two years ago I got speared with the end of a stick that caught me right in the gut. It was a hard blow and I ended up falling on the ice with the wind knocked out of me. I said starting the very next day I lost a little bladder control and was slightly losing control of my urine during the day for a few weeks and experiencing severe bedwetting during the night. I said it stopped during the day but during the night, a few times a week I would completely lose control of my bladder, so I wore diapers to combat it. They seem fairly concerned that I should get it checked out since it stemmed from injury, but I told them I still needed the diapers regardless. I'm guessing if I find a way to buy from them regularly, I'll have to cross that bridge about getting it checked. Maybe I'll say the surgery could leave me permanently incontinent if it doesn't go right so I don't want to risk it. Who knows, I did a lot of acting work in college so I'm fairly good at improve