New way to use Depends products
I hope you guys don't mind me writing to you! I am a nurse and my husband is a physician, so we are here to help people any way we can! My husband is incontinent due to prostate surgery. Since he wanted to feel as normal as possible he used the guards inside his cotton jock type briefs. He was always having trouble with urine running down his leg or leaking through when sitting. A real nightmare!!! Being very busy at work, this was a real trial. He would watch the clock and change every two hours if possible. Then Depends came out with the wonderful new Real Fit pant. I bought these for my husband (I always buy depends when I am alone so he doesn't have even the embarrassement of the checker wondering if they are for him. They know they are not for me!) When I brought them home he liked the idea of them being more like a normal pant but didn't like the idea of having to removed his trousers to change at work. I suggested he use the guard in them like he had in his cotton brief. This worked wonderful!!!! One word of caution, at first he took the paper strip off like before but it tore the paper inside the pant. He found that tearing the strip in half so only half the sticky is used it sticks just fine without tearing the pant. This has been a God send! He no longer has any trouble at all. He has even forgotten that he was incontinent! He can go 3-4 hours before changing the guard without worry because the pant catches any overflow. Usually the Real Fit pant is dry in the evening, so he wears it without the guard at night and then starts the day with a fresh one. It is so quick and easy to change a guard, can even do it in the car in a safe place. Once he ran out of gurards toward the afternoon, so he took the full one out and just let the pant catch the urine till he could get home. This may not be the way they were designed their product but it sure works great!