The 56-year-old mum of three Caroline first experienced bladder weakness because of asthma symptoms, which was made worse after the birth of her three children.
“My woman bits got ruined! However, I just got along with it, I tried pads and different things on the market, but nothing worked for me”, says Caroline. In 2008, Caroline was recommended by a Gynaecologist to be a candidate for vaginal mesh surgery, a (somewhat controversial) surgical procedure used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
The mesh worked fine for six months or so. I felt happy, but suddenly, like an explosive bomb, it failed. All the symptoms came back worse than ever, including the leakage and I felt like my life was ruined. I couldn’t go on holiday or long car rides, I always had to meticulously plan everything. It put a strain on my relationships with my husband and family because on days out, every 20 minutes we needed to stop so I could go to the toilet. In the end, I decided they should go without me; it was much easier for all of them if I stayed at home. I wouldn’t visit family or friends or attend family weddings. It caused lots of arguments and people thought I didn’t want to see them.
“I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life wearing incontinence pads”
With all of this in mind, I sought help but didn’t get much advice, unfortunately. I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life wearing incontinence pads. I struggled to do pelvic floor exercises, they just never seemed to work, and I didn’t know if I was doing them correctly. I just needed it to be fixed.
I now have my life back thanks to INNOVO
Last year, I was introduced to INNOVO after searching on the internet. I had tried so many different products that hadn’t worked, so I bought the INNOVO shorts and started out wearing them for thirty minutes, twice a week – it became part of my routine. You just put the shorts on, the machine knows exactly what it’s doing, and you can feel your pelvic floor toning up straightaway. I started noticing improvements after four weeks and a significant change after 8 weeks. The shorts helped massively with my bladder weakness and made me feel so much more confident – I got my life back. I can go out in the car, I can socialize without feeling embarrassment or running to the toilet. I can go on holiday! For the first time in ten years, I went on holiday last year – I flew to America which I would have never dreamed of doing before using INNOVO.
I also got my relationship back; my husband and I are good again. I’m so much happier in myself. Bladder weakness took away my independence, but now INNOVO has given it back to me.
Using INNOVO Shorts
Using INNOVO for just 30 minutes p/day, five days p/week over 12 weeks has been proven to treat bladder weakness – and it is completely non-invasive. There are no probes to insert, just pull on the shorts, connect the controller and let INNOVO do the hard work for you. A clinical study found that:
- 80% of users saw a significant reduction in leaks after just 4 weeks1
- 87% of users were defined as either dry or almost dry after 12 weeks2
- 90% of users would recommend the therapy to others3
INNOVO is suitable for use by women and men of all ages, and effectively treats stress, urge and mixed incontinence in the privacy of your home.
Start your INNOVO journey today from just £49 on our pay by instalment plan.