Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A superhero shouldn't leak...how Poise Impressa helped.

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Most days, I feel like a superhero.

I do the wife thing, I do the teacher thing, I do the business owner thing, I do the writer thing...and I'm still not done.

I basically live my life running around like a chicken with my head cut off...

but running (and jumping, and dancing, and sneezing) can mean leakage.

(You know leakage, don't you?  It's something that decides to visit you when you get to be a "woman of a certain age.")

Leakage was the bane of my existence. 

(This is me when I was young and cute and didn't leak.)

When I heard about a new product from Poise, I volunteered to give it a try because I know their products are great. The new product is Impressa, and it is an insertable product that is designed to PREVENT leaks!

(What is this you say? No more leakage?? Like when I was young and cute??)

I went to my neighborhood CVS to buy a sizing kit (there is a printable coupon here while supplies last), which was easy to use. Size is critical while you're trying to prevent leaks. And size has nothing to do with how much you weigh or what your booty looks like or how much you leak, so size can be a guessing game. That's why the sizing kit is so important. Because (internal) size matters.

I found Poise Impressa located in the personal hygiene aisle, on the top shelf right above the Poise pads, so I knew right where to go. I picked up the sizing kit and hurried home before I sneezed again.

The Impressa bladder support looks like a tampon and is inserted like a tampon, but it's not a tampon. It is a way to help support the urethra so that you don't leak! (It doesn't absorb the leak...it STOPS IT! How awesome is that?)

I followed the simple instructions in the sizing kit and started with size 1.  I will be honest and say that it took some getting used to, as I haven't used a tampon in about ten years.  I'm sure if you are still using them, this part will be a piece of cake, so to speak.  I wore it for about 4 hours (it can be worn up to 8 hours in a 24 hour period) and never once leaked, even though I did more than my usual running, jumping and dancing around the classroom so that I could give it a good trial run.  There was an occasional awkward sensation (probably caused by the fact that I haven't worn a tampon in forever), but not even an inkling of "whoops..."

If a size 1 hadn't been enough to stop leaks, then I would have had the opportunity to try sizes 2 and 3, also included with the sizing kit. But size 1 did a good job, and I felt like I had found my fit.  

Will I wear one of these every day? No. I feel like I can get through a normal day without worrying too much about stopping leaks before they start. Will I wear one if I know I'm going to do a lot of dancing/jumping/exercising? You bet.

See the cape? It means I can do anything when I don't have to worry about leaking.

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    Rose L said...

    Back in the 80s I had surgery and a bladder sling put in and it has worked wonders. I do not have any problems.

    PamLuvsPink said...

    Hi Super K!!!

    In the picture when you said you were young and cute, I noticed a baby in your arms.....One of the reasons we mothers have the L problem.

    What a different idea to solve the problem!! Interesting!! Now we can dance, jump, sneeze and best of all, laugh until our hearts content!!

    Enjoy the rest of the week Super K!!


    AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

    Nice product to know about, but fortunately I can't put that problem on my ailments list yet!!

    Linda @ it all started with paint said...

    I just saw a commercial for this product the other day and stopped and though, hmmm ... perhaps one day this might help. I'm not a full on leaker yet, but I do see it (and feel it) in my future.

    :) Linda

    Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

    My only problem with leakage this morning was the coffee spewing out of my mouth when I read this post. Only in KirbyLand! Hilariously informative.
    Thank you, fearless leader.

    Dharma said...

    You are a RockStar....if not a bit dribbly. I had 2 ten pounders, now I'm skidding into the "late 40s" and I LEAK. I'll be looking for this, cheers to you for having the "internal fortitude" to admit and share this post. Even if it is stopped up with a weird tampon.

    Art and Sand said...

    Oh, the realities of aging!

    TheKimSix Fix said...

    This post is FABULOUS!! You crack me up.. and I love how you take it all in stride!

    Michelle said...

    I love that you see yourself as a super hero. That's awesome! And I'm glad you've found something that will allow you to use your powers of dancing and jumping even more! #client

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