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Jane777277

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hello everyone, [wave]

I'm so pleased to have found this website. My man and I both need advice in dealing with his bladder problems, which seem to be related to his increasing mobility problem. He can scarcely walk now so gets caught short sometimes, despite being on medication.

Firstly and most importantly, how do we remove the smell of urine from carpets? I don't mean camouflage it, I mean KILL IT STONE DEAD. Husband has lost his sense of smell too so I'm getting edgy all the time about hygiene in our home.

How do I keep the house smelling sweet?

any advice will be welcomed. We've been struggling alone with this for nearly a year now.

thx for reading my post.



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Jane

How strong you are in caring for hubby, you must be a rock to him. If it helps COB have a continence nurse who you can speak with. She may have plenty of advice in coping day to day with these issues. If you call the COB office on Monday they can advise.

It's expensive but have you thought of replacing carpet with say wooden flooring or its alternate. It may help remove the smell and be more manageable. If needs be rugs can be put down if the idea of walking on cold floors in the winter doesn't appeal.
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Hello Jane

Welcome to the Forum.
So sorry to read  of your struggle, caring is such a demanding tiring time, so please do make time to care for yourself, I hope you have some good neighbours and friends nearby.

You do not say what if any medication, your Hubby is taking, are the surgery Doctors and Nurses aware of all your husbands symptoms?
This what the COB website mentions...

Overflow urinary incontinence
More commonly experienced by men, overflow incontinence is often caused by a blockage or obstruction to the bladder outlet, such as an enlarged prostate gland, bladder stones or constipation making it impossible to empty the bladder properly..

As Susan mentioned do contact the COB Office on Monday, and consider Joining as you will not only receive a welcome booklet with loads of info, but you will also have access to other support, including our special male advisor.

Re your carpets, I have found this website that has useful info,( although talking of children.would apply to adults) that may help.Also ignore any pop ups,click the coss to cancel from page)
However, maybe your dear Hubby would consider wearing special Male incontinence pads, they will be discreet, and would also save not only soiling your carpets, but would save him the embarrassment of having to change clothes, which with his disabilities must be so tiring for you both.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/197259-how-to-clean-childrens-urine-in-the-carpet/

Do keep posting, we will always listen.

Kind regards
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wonderful to have your advice, dear Susan and Kate. We thank you so much [kiss]

an incontinence nurse....are you kidding me?? Never heard of such a thing, though a wonderful diabetes nurse visits my husband regularly.

My husband takes a responsible attitude to his disability, which only came to light, fortunately, after his retirement. He has complained to the doctor many times about this problem, has had lots of blood tests for possible prostate problems etc, been treated with antibiotics a few times for bladder infections but there is no follow up service. He now buys incontinence pants regularly but these are so expensive that he only uses them when we are going out, maybe 3 or 4 times a week.

Kate, my husband takes about 15 pills a day, including Tolterodine for this problem, but we have no idea if there is an incontinence nurse at our surgery, which is in a city.

I thought we had become members of this group on enrolment but I'll check that out........so much to do.

will let you know the outcome of our call to the incontinence nurse. Thank you so very much for referring us.


hey, where are the men who should be supporting my husband? C'mon guys, get typing. We want to hear YOUR experience.




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Hello jane7772777

COB is a charity foundation ,with a small office, and the Forum is part of the organization,this Forum is free and manned by volunteer Moderators.

The COB Office has so much more than we can cover on the Forum, and it is COB foundation you need to join .
Again[rolleyes](sorreeeeee) here are some more links to help you.

http://www.cobfoundation.org/cob-foundation/membership/membership-benefits
http://www.cobfoundation.org/cob-foundation/what-we-do

Here on the Forum, we hope that we can be your first contact and along with our many users, you realise you are not alone, and we will always LISTEN and try and offer comfort and support.

 Tolterodine.
Anticholinergics and Antimuscarinics: 
these drugs slow down the contractions of the bladder wall, relaxing the bladder and decreasing the need to urinate. Commonly prescribed anticholinergics include:
 
·         Oxybutinin (also available as a transdermal patch)
·         Tolterodine
·         Darifenacin
·         Trospium
·         Vesicare
·         Toviaz
 



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Jane777277

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Thank you Kate,

my husband is not keen to join that club and I simply do not have the time to correspond on his behalf......he doesn't use a computer.

will try to delete my profile from here.

We both thank you kindly for your advice

byeeeeeee x
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Hello Jane777277

I have sent you an e. mail.

Please don@t feel you have to leave the Forum, as there my be times when you want to pop in and chat or look something up, that may help you both.

Not sure what your hubby means by joining a Club,.

Both take care and remember, we are always hear to listen.

Kind regards



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