One thing I’ve long wrestled with (since grade school, which was mortifying) is bowel urge incontinence. Yesterday was a perfect example. Did my morning ritual; gave my intestines an opportunity to cooperate. “We’re all good here,” they lied. Drove to the train station. En route, got hit with a “need to go ... now!!” situation. Held it in as best I could. There are no bathrooms at the (light rail, elevated) station, or in the vicinity. I thought about going to the Starbucks across the street (buying a coffee, hoping they have a customer restroom)... But as soon as I parked, I realized I wouldn't (shouldn't) be going into work. Not without going home and changing first.
Went home, showered, washed out my underwear, put on a huge ABU Simple, and did what I could from home. :/
I'm low on diapers so I ran out and got what I could, a $16 pack of Depend "with tabs" (the 6-tape diapers), and wrapped myself in one (with a spare in my messenger bag) before heading out this morning.
Same scenario, only this time I made it onto the train (I commute about an hour each way, changing trains 2x each trip; there are really nasty public bathrooms at the halfway point, Union Station downtown, but nothing anywhere else) before my body just decided it had to go, right now. At least, wearing a diaper, I didn't have to worry as much about “making it,” even if I soiled the diaper I could just dispose of it. Which is the point, I guess.
Except, this isn’t exactly normal. I might mildly soil myself 1-2x/week on a bad week, sometimes not at all. I’m loathe to go through multiple diapers a day when I can usually make it in time. I tried the Tena Super Stretch y’all recommended, and love the fit and that it’s refastenable, but there are no leak guards and that worries me. The other ‘cloth-like’ products I tried were not really refastenable (Tena mostly). (Too, I don’t really want to be depending on a diaper every day... Argh. Sigh. Vent. Sorry.)