â€œI participated in a campaign on behalf ofÂ Dad Central ConsultingÂ for Depend. I received products samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.â€
As I wrote about in my last post, the years keep rolling by for us. There's no pause or rewind button. Due to some health issues my own dad has been facing lately, it has caused me to think even more about my own frailty as a man, husband and father. As a colleague once shared with me on something he'd heard online, these bodies we think are invincible aren't much more than a fragile bag of blood and fluid that we do our best to take care of hopefully.
My dad, like most of yours, was also viewed in my eyes as this immovable force. His arms and hands were always rough and strong and stable. As he continues to age he's had some spinal issues that have caused him to be almost completely immobilized. Through recent surgery, he's hoping to recover that mobility and strength, but he's having to relearn movements and leg control that once came naturally and without thought.
It's tough seeing your dad age like that, but it's tough on yourself too!
If you're like me, as you were younger, you probably made Depend products the butt of many jokes. As I get older, I can tell you, it's no longer a laughing matter. I don't have any bladder control problems that I currently have to worry about. I also don't know of anyone in my immediate connections that have that issue. Perhaps that's because of Depend. I would imagine statistically that I should know someone that has to consider these challenges. Perhaps that's a credit to companies like Depend that make these types of products so that people can continue living their lives without having to worry about the issue. That's a good thing for people.
If you still consider yourself "young", just be aware it won't always be like that. If you're "older", know there's things you can do to take control of some of these issues and get back to living. Keep it up and take it easy. You've earned it!