Would You Like ONE LESS Thing to Worry About?

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I’m forty-eight and have given birth to two big babies – each of my boys was over eight pounds at birth. And I’m losing weight, so I hope I’m going to soon have my back and neck pain under control and be able to increase my activity. I want to walk in a nearby park, and maybe take a beginners’ yoga class.

But what if I cough, laugh, or sneeze? I live in the Ohio Valley, so everyone coughs and sneezes year-round . . . we’re the allergy capital of the nation. And most yoga poses make me laugh out loud at the sheer impossibility of my fused spine contorting in that manner! Except corpse pose – I’m an expert at that one 😉

But you know where I’m going with this, don’t you ladies? Leaks. Sometimes they are small ones and I’m very glad I just took a bathroom break. But sometimes they aren’t small – and I have to turn around and go home to change before I can finish my errands or brace my shoulder-strap bag behind me with my elbow and leave quickly. Sadly, I don’t carry a large purse 🙁

But now help is here! Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are right for you if you leak urine when you laugh, cough, dance, sneeze, or exercise. It’s a brand-new concept, and Impressa comes in three sizes. But don’t just grab a package based on your weight or your tendency towards leakage! Impressa is placed like a tampon and sized for internal fit, but instead of absorbing leaks it prevents them. Brilliant, right? But you have to use the correct size, so the first thing to buy is an Impressa Sizing Kit. And you’ll see this information on the box, but be aware that if you leak when you have a sudden need or rush to urinate . . . Impressa Bladder Supports aren’t right for you. Sorry! Try Poise liners and pads for Urge Urinary Incontinence. Not sure if it’s right for you? Get more information ASAP!

My first attempt to buy one proved how great the demand for this product is. It hadn’t been advertised yet, wasn’t on an endcap, but Target was out!

empty shelf
But I was a woman on a mission, and a couple of days later I snagged the last of the newest shipment!
mad shopping skilz
Let me save you a little time here. Since I’d read up on Impressa and knew it was for women only I started in the “feminine products” aisle. No Impressa, but let me just say with the vast array of tampons in that aisle I am so very glad to be officially menopausal. The teen girl I was sharing the aisle with looked completely overwhelmed! Anyway, I moved away from the Health and Beauty section closer to the Pharmacy.
location in store
And there it was. The incontinence aisle. I wasn’t feeling quite so smug about my menopause anymore, let me tell you! Thankfully, Poise Impressa, in its pretty packaging, was right on the end, so I didn’t need to loiter there and run into my neighbor, my pastor, or that gossipy girl from my book club. And no, my box isn’t in the picture. It was the last one and I wasn’t letting it out of my hand even for the picture!
incontenance aisle
I am physically incapable of going into Target, getting one thing, and leaving. I suspect it’s those hypnotic red and white circles. Or it may be that Target just has awesome stuff. Like this Peacock dog costume (totally Sam, my chocolate lab’s style, but it didn’t come in 2XL – there’s a lot of her to love!)
peacock costume
This one, however, did come in her size. The problem is she would take her job very seriously and you don’t want to know what you have to do when your dog steals a whole bag of chocolate candy and eats it. It’s not pretty.
dog costume for sam
And since the pounds are quite literally falling off me I’ll be needing some new winter pajamas. Guess who’s got new patterns in the Nick and Nora line? Target!!
yorkie Jammies
But I digress. Let’s get back to the part about keeping my new Nick and Nora jammies dry while I watch a funny movie at home with my guys. So I closed myself away in the bathroom to read the directions. Just a little Public Service Announcement here: Do not put anything into any bodily orifice until you know exactly where and how to place it and how to remove it. As a nurse, I’ve seen X-rays of things you cannot imagine in places that would make you cringe – or laugh until you leaked!
stress vs urge
Really, the directions make perfect sense. You start with the smallest and move up a size until you find the size that works! Easy-peasy. Then, believe it or not, you can actually use the bathroom with this in place, and you can wear it up to eight hours. This means marathon runners can now cross the finish line soaked in only sweat! High-five to my runner buddies out there!!

Nine out of ten women who tested this product said it reduced or stopped their stress urinary incontinence (bladder leakage from coughing, laughing, sneezing, dancing, or exercising). Here are some of their testimonials! Oh, and look where I’m pointing in the bathroom-hamper picture below. I didn’t notice until I got home that there is a coupon on the Sizing Kit for $4 off my first package of Impressa in my size – you know how I love a bargain!
coupon for impressa
Oh, and one last FYI – Impressa cannot be used during your period or during pregnancy. Now you’re all set! Go get your Poise Impressa Bladder Supports sizing kit. And when you see how much you love it you’ll want to participate in the Poise Impressa Rewards Program – you can even get a $25 promo code from Cloud9Living.com for sharing your story at My Size Poise. (Snap a picture of your Target receipt – you’ll need it!)

What’s the first thing you’ll do when you don’t have to worry about leaks anymore?!

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