I'm 18, female, and had a UTI that developed into a kidney infection. I've begun to wet the bed, which I'm told is probably temporary, and I've been having so many issues with urgency (every 10-15 minutes) that my super-super-sweet boyfriend suggested I just wear protection so we don't have to worry about being close to a bathroom. This also helps because in addition to urgency issues, I've been having stress-related wetting issues. I've been wearing beginning today (just stayed home) and it's been fine.
I was uncomfortable with the idea of adult diapers, and my illness made me indulge in a little regression my boyfriend and I have been enjoying as a sort of family, so I wear Goodnites L/XL instead of adult diapers. They actually fit really well, considering i'm 5'8'' and 120-125 (remember I'm a female, so no dangly bits to position) and I'm pleased with them, but they only hold one-two wettings before I'm worried that if I wet again, they'll leak.
I'm worried about going about my life for a little while, while I still need these, and need some advice.
- I've never worn in front of people before. I'll only be around my boyfriend and our best friend, who know, but other people on and off may come and go and I'm concerned. I don't own any skirts that fit right now, because I've just recovered from anorexia (!!!). So I mostly own leggings and high-waisted jeggings / pants with buttons and zippers, but no real jeans or skirts which could hide the goodnite. It's fairly flat when it's dry, but it swells when it's wet. Any ideas? Would wearing underwear over them help to compress them? Would that interfere with absorbency and squeeze out leaks, though?
- How often will I have to change? I know everyone's different, but I don't know how many to bring out with me every day, and i'd be really happy to get a ballpark figure so I don't have to carry the entire package around.
- How do I excuse myself to change my goodnite without embarrassing myself if both my boyfriend and best friend know I'm wearing and therefore won't be using the restroom? "I need a change" is something that would excite me a little if my boyfriend said it, but mortify me if I dared utter it.
- Will baby powder help with this terrible uncomfortable 'dampness'?