Yea, I was a diapered bedwetter until I was 14. I'm sure I wasn't the only one. In a family with 6 kids, 3 of whom had wetting issues, and an understanding mother who just so happened to be an r.n., wetting was handled without much fuss. Diapers were the best way to keep everything dry.
When we were old enough we were encouraged to handle our own changing. No big deal. Seeing a sibling sitting on the couch watching tv in a diaper was an everyday thing. There was the ocassional poop accident while waiting for ones turn with mom but even that was treated matter of factly.
Fast forward a few decades. I've had several hospitalizations for acute diverticulitus and was told after the last one that one of these times I wouldn't be so lucky. The usual course of cipro might not clear up an infection and I would end up in emergency surgery for a resection and a temporary colostomy. Then have to wait 6 months to heal before enduring another surgery to hook me back up.
I followed the doc's advise and had an elective bowel resection ( left hemacolectomy / removal of about 2' of affected large colon ) and avoided the colostomy. Healing after major surgery sucked but within a few months was as good as new.
Except for one thing. I developed an urgency problem that worsened with time. I was told to include a bulk producing fiber supplement to my diet (think Metamucil) to keep movements firm and bulky. I was also told that my symtoms were rare and usually clear up over time. Ha!
The urgency is so strong that I have problems making it to the bathroom in time. I'm fairly regular and the problem was mostly occurring early morning. After the many accidents and the frustration of having to clean not only myself but the bathroom and my clothing, I decided to try going back to diapers.
I'm a deep sleeper so I couldn't rely on waking up with enough time to don a diaper before the urgency hit. The practical thing to do was to go to bed diapered. While uncomfortable at first, I soon realized how much easier my day started when I wasn't rushing off to the bathroom only to suffer a large accident ( Metamucil really increases volume and frequency).
Often times it was the severe urge that awoke me. I would roll over on my back, raise my knees and release. Pretty simple. I also found it more convenient to wet the diaper any time I had to pee once the diaper was put on in the evening. Lazy? yea, probably. But like I said, pretty convenient.
I've since taken early retirement and no longer have a strict morning routine
This has led me to staying in my diaper longer. Especially since I know from experience that I regularly have 2 to 3 large bm's in the morning. Because of the amount of wetting and the enormous volume of my bm's I've made adjustments to how I diaper. In the beginning I would use an Abena x-plus. After several leaks and blow outs I began using the Abena as a liner under a pull-up cloth diaper and plastic pants. Containment is absolute and I rarely
have issues. It's a bit bulky but mobility is surprisingly easy and comfortable.
I can't say I haven't developed some ab/dl tendencies over the years. I can trace some of it to my bedwetting days but the last 5 years have been easier on me because I don't "hate" having to use diapers.
So I guess it's not really a question. More of an admission and statement of fact. Yes, I'm lazy. But I justify it as being practical.
Anyone else ?