Do you have a great sense of humor? I do, too! In fact, so does my body. You know what I’m saying here, right? It’s happened to you? Everything is funny to me. That’s especially true when I want to cry. Somehow, I’ll find something to laugh (hard) about. Maybe it’s a learned skill, but it has saved me from myself, over-and-over again. As a parent, a wife, a friend, and even in my professional life, laughter often saves the day. The older I get, the better sense of humor I seem to have.
What keeps me feeling young is staying in touch with my inner-child, and all the giggles! One day I grabbed a few pieces of construction paper, taped the sides together, and made chef hats. The kids couldn’t stop giggling. They really felt like I had transformed them into chefs! I don’t want to lose that happy feeling just because I’m an adult.
Laughter makes life better, but in my case, it can also be a little embarrassing.
Even though I don’t remember the first time it happened, I remember this one time in particular. I was sick with bronchitis, coughing, sneezing, and miserable. I went into a coughing fit, when suddenly I realized I peed, just a little. I was so shocked I said it out loud to myself; “OMG, I peed my pants.” Then, I started laughing hysterically. I peed more! I laughed even harder, and it happened again! I know it’s not really funny, but there I was, a grown adult, peeing my pants several times in under a minute, just hours after lecturing my then potty-training daughter that big girls go pee-pee in the potty. See the irony there? How could I not laugh? By minute two, I was feeling pretty gross and jumped in the shower. I chalked the episode up to my coughing fit and to being sick. I mostly forgot about it and it didn’t happen again for quite some time.
Eventually, it did happen again, though. Following my very first pee-sneeze came belly-laugh-leaks, terrible-cold-leaks, work-out-leaks, and no-reason-at-all-leaks. Rather than being an adult, I got super childish instead, and decided I shouldn’t laugh anymore. So there I was, going through life with no sense of humor. I even had to get a little cynical, because too many funny things happened all the time. I was such a jerk, too. I ran around saying, “that’s not funny.” The slightest little joke, a group chuckle, anything that could possibly make me laugh immediately had me snarling, “that’s not funny!” I bet people hated me with my completely absent sense of humor. I didn’t mean for it to go that way. I think that every time I said, “that’s not funny,” it was as if I was prompting myself – whatever you do, don’t laugh! My confidence was shaken.
I don’t have petite sneezes or little chuckles. You can hear me sneezing down the road and my laugh isn’t even just a belly laugh, but a full-on leg-slapping, whole body, all-in laugh. I missed that! So, I tried Impressa. And let me say – you should, too! No – I’m serious ladies. Don’t be like me. Don’t be embarrassed. It happens to all of us. Don’t try to change who you are, what you do, or how you react to life, just because your bladder is weaker than your sense of humor.
Impressa, is a new product that is unlike anything else on the market. It is designed to stop bladder leaks BEFORE they even happen! While bladder leakage probably isn’t funny, it is very common, affecting up to 1 in every 3 women. I know! That’s a lot of women, and all of a sudden, I don’t feel so alone.
If you are someone who has incontinence (bladder leakage), you know how annoying and difficult it can be. Whether it occurs when you are laughing, jumping on the trampoline, working out or just everyday life.. it is not a fun experience. Here’s where Impressa can help! Poise® Impressa is available at Walmart and has made life so much easier.
Impressa Bladder Supports are the first over-the-counter internal product in the U.S. cleared by the FDA for the temporary management of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Designed to reduce or stop urine leakage in women with SUI, Impressa comes in three different sizes to adapt to your unique internal shape. Once you find the right size for you with the Impressa Sizing Kit, your leaks may decrease or even stop. Of course, results will be different for every woman, as Impressa can reduce leakage in some, stop leakage in others and may not work for some.
I know that going down that isle can be embarrassing, but come on ladies! How long have we been buying feminine products? This is easy! I’m so happy to have the freedom to laugh again, because life is too short not to laugh and play. Now I feel free to enjoy the summer with my children without the wee-wee worries! We can hike, play at the park, and even run. I’m looking forward to getting active with my crew and our friends.
Trying Poise® Impressa was easy, thanks to their sizing kit, which is your perfect starting point, too. It’s designed to help you quickly find your most effective and comfortable internal fit. The Impressa sizing kit includes two bladder supports of each size. Take back your confidence to go do your favorite outdoor activities this summer!
I know you can go down that aisle, because it’s the same one you’ve been down one thousand times before! You can even order on line.
Your sense of humor is just a click away. Bring back the belly laugh!
By: Alicia Gonzalez
Category: Health & Fitness