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Dockwench's Comment
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FRICKING urinal and pee pads 😂😡 I am 20+yrs post C-section, and I swear I counted my visits to the loo the other day and I **** you not: 28 times!! I am starting training in a few weeks and I am in a conundrum as to what to do when I'm piloting that rig alongside my male trainer whose bladder is the size of a laundry bag (you know the type; can down a 6-pk without dancing a jig) Don't even start about Kegeling or my caffeine/water ratio. My incontinence is something that I must have addressed (and I will, once my some insurance kicks in).

Has anyone out there just gone and peed while driving (wearing pads, obviously) How realistic is it to request a 'break for nature' every two hours? Aren't you supposed to check on cargo/tires anyway? Is it feasible to pee whilst in your bunk (I go at least 5x/night and expect the trek to the bathrooms is vast and disruptive) and isn't your instructor a mere few feet below/above you?

Any hard-earned wisdom is greatly appreciated.

Actually, it's a good time to get up and go to the bathroom.

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Kemo's Comment
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Love the post. Had me a good giggle, sorry. It's just different for men then women I think. We have smaller bladders and shorter urethras :( Every two hours isn't that weird. I had one child no c-section 14 years ago. My strong kegels can't stop pee from coming out when I sneeze if I'm not ready for it to flex them things! or if I cough too hard lol. I have to pee fairly frequently too, more in the morning. When I'm working (dirt work) most times I don't have the luxury of a bathroom or even a porta potty! (i get to pee next to/under the truck or in the dump box! do it on the regular) so I feel you, I wouldn't say I go 28 times in a day but it's way way WAY more than my guy. I've gotten in the habit of wearing pads or at least liners whether or not aunt flow is visiting. I wouldn't blame you for using some incontinence products during training or hell even on the road if that will work for you. Just in case you end up somewhere that you can not stop but you have to go right then. It always seems to work like that :(

Susan D. 's Comment
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That's more than once an hour. I honestly can't imagine how this training will work out.

Dockwench's Comment
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OMG that's a good point, no more liquid for me!

Sandra K.'s Comment
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OMG that's a good point, no more liquid for me!

You know you can increase your bladder size by drinking more, if you start now, hopefully by the time you are in a truck it will be much less an issue. Good luck.

Sandra K.'s Comment
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OMG that's a good point, no more liquid for me!

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You know you can increase your bladder size by drinking more, if you start now, hopefully by the time you are in a truck it will be much less an issue. Good luck.

Also, it is important to stay hydrated, dehydration can make you very ill.

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They make depends that dont krinkle when you walk. And put a pee pad inside that. And you've heard of the water bottle with the funnel right?

Susan D. 's Comment
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I don't want to sound mean or anything but I can't see any trainer, whether male or female, really digging the idea of you wearing an adult diaper and deliberately wetting yourself, in THEIR truck to reduce the need for bathroom breaks while you are driving or to save the walk into a truckstop rest room.

Seriously, just go to the doctor already. If it's an issue of contractility (bladder muscle spasms) there is medication for that. This career is quite demanding. Your health concerns should come first.

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I think being home i always had the opportunity to "run to the bathroom." After being out there 2 to 2and a half hours was a pretty good time. You don't want to sit longer than that anyway. It was getting out of the truck and walking the mile to the bathroom that got me. I just thought of something. I had some trouble with foot cramps and took a shot of pickle juice before bed (excellent for muscle spasms). Probably helped with the bladder spazzing out.

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