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Your Underwear Wants You To Know Something…

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Time for a little dirty talk here at Canadian Blog House.

No I’m not talking THAT kind of dirty talk.

I’m talking incontinence.

Incontinence is such a dirty word that no one wants to talk about it.

This needs to change!

I’m up to the challenge, and have been since I wrote a post about my own health problems last year.

I was recently approached by a blogger friend who needed to write a post about incontinence, however, she was uncomfortable sharing it on her own blog. She suffers from incontinence problems, and has a family member who does.

This request come on the heels of my recent chat with daytime Ottawa’s host, Derick Fage, about living with incontinence problems. Derick bravely shared very intimate details about his own struggles with incontinence – on TV!

While I would have loved to see my friend talk about incontinence on her blog, I can definitely understand her reluctance to do so. Who can blame her. Despite the fact that thousands of Canadians suffer from incontinence, few people want to discuss it openly.

So I happily agreed to share my friend’s amusing look at a new product designed to help people who suffer from incontinence. You may not suffer from incontinence problems, but you likely know someone who does.

Please share this if you do.

Your Underwear Wants You to Try the TensCare Elise Pelvic Floor Exerciser

Your underwear: Hey, bladder, we need to talk.

Your bladder: We do? Uh, okay. What’s up?

Your underwear: I know you don’t like to talk about it, but I need to tell you something.

Your bladder: You’re making me nervous … talk about what?

Your underwear: The leakage that’s going on these days. It affects me too, you know.

Your bladder: I’m sorry. This mild incontinence is getting more frequent, isn’t it? It’s very frustrating for me too.

Your underwear: I know, hon, I know. But we can’t just give up.

Your bladder: Well, I do buy you those very pricey incontinence liners to help keep you dry.

Your underwear: Yes, those liners are a life safer! But I’m kind of tired of them.

Your bladder: We’ve had this conversation before: I really don’t want to undergo surgery for this. There are a lot of risks to surgery, you know?

Your underwear: Yeah, I read up on the surgery options. They do have a lot of risks. I’ll with you there.

Your bladder: So, why are we having this conversation, then?

Your underwear: Because there’s a new treatment you can try.

Your bladder: Really? I didn’t know that. What is it?

Your underwear: It’s called TensCare Elise Pelvic Floor Exerciser.

NEW UK Elise Contents

Your bladder: Well, I’ve tried doing pelvic floor exercises already. In fact, I still do them every day!

Your underwear: This is different. Instead of you doing the exercises, the Elise device will help through gentle stimulation.

Your bladder: Wow! This sounds awesome. How long do I use the Elise for?

Your underwear: 20 minutes a day. And for most women, two months is a long enough period to strengthen the muscles.

Your bladder: Okay, I could do that at night while I’m reading in bed. Easy-peasy!

Elise with Probe

Your underwear: So, you’re willing to give it a try?

Your bladder: Of course, I’m not happy about this situation either!

Your underwear: Great! I’ve heard from some of my buddies in England that they’ve had amazing success with the Elise. It’s pretty new in Canada. Mothers Choice Products in B.C. is distributing it now.

Your bladder: Thanks for letting me know.

Your underwear: I know you don’t like to talk about it. But, really, one in four woman deal with bladder incontinence, so it’s about time we start being a bit more open about it.

Your bladder: True. Plus, it sure will help you breathe easier!

Your underwear: Yeah, that too!


If you’d like to learn more about the TensCare Elise Pelvic Floor exerciser, there are some helpful videos on the Mothers Choice YouTube channel. To buy one, there are many reputable retailers available for in-store and online purchases, including here. This product was provided at no charge for review purposes, with no compensation.

**Disclosure: TensCare Elise Pelvic Floor Exerciser may or may not be suitable for you. Before using TensCare Elise Pelvic Floor Exerciser, please be sure to seek medical advice by visiting your family doctor to see if the TensCare Elise Pelvic Floor Exerciser is right for you and your medical condition.

  1. October 4, 2015

    Brenda A

    What a powerful interview. Derick is a strong and proud individual. You can see that. Thank you for sharing your story. Good on you. You WILL help others by this.

    • October 4, 2015


      He sure is, isn’t he Brenda? I have total respect for him for doing that. Must have been VERY difficult to talk about his problem in such detail. Thanks so much for your kind words, Brenda! I sure hope I can help others by spreading the word about incontinence.

  2. October 4, 2015

    Lian Wright

    Wow! I was not aware that products like this existed! Though I do not have AI, I know a few people that do. I will be passing this link to them so they can see if it would be right for them to use! Thanks Sandy!

    • October 4, 2015


      Your comment just proves that not enough people talk about this issue…exactly what needs to change 🙂 I sure hope maybe this post by my friend can help those you know with incontinence, Lian. Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!

  3. October 4, 2015

    coffee with julie

    Derek Fage is my new hero! (followed behind you my dear Sandy!). Hopefully this product can help some folks who might have milder versions of incontinence. Basically every women I know is dealing with it at this point … even those who never bore children.

    • October 4, 2015


      Awww 🙂 Thanks Julie! Derick is mine too! Such an inspiration 🙂 You’re right…most women end up dealing with at least mild incontinence no matter whether they’ve had children or not. We need to keep having this type of discussion until it becomes more “comfortable” to talk about. Thanks so much for stopping by!! xo

      • October 5, 2015


        I would really like to talk with you about incontinence and what you are doing in the blogosphere. Can you drop me a line or give me a call Stacey. Have a lovely day!

        • October 5, 2015


          Hi Stacey! Thanks for stopping by! I have emailed you 🙂

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