Possibly A TMI Post For The Guys... Time Of The Month

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Yvonne S.'s Comment
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You were warned. If you're still reading, it's on your head.

Hi! So, I'm currently applying to companies that pay up front for schooling, and I have this concern.

There is a day or two each month where I will need to stop more frequently. NEED, not "oh, it would be nice to feel fresh" but more, "Let's stop now before there's a mess."

Most of the time, I can go all day no matter what I have to drink or how bouncy the road is. I've been blessed in that way or maybe it was all the cross-country road trips training me to ignore the matter. ;)

I don't see this as so much of an issue when I'm on my own, but I'm concerned this could cause issues with a trainer. Was this an issue for anybody else? Any suggestions on how to deal with it if it is? I certainly don't want to irritate my trainer any more than absolutely necessary!

Yvonne

P.S. I know this might sound like putting the cart before the horse seeing as how I'm not even in school yet, but I like to be prepared!

Starcar's Comment
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Yvonne, your physical needs are one of those "necessary" things...It is what it is, and the trainer will go with the flow..(dang ..a good pun !!). I'm like you, I was blessed with a built in truckers bladder...I can go all day...but its not a good thing to do...leads to stones in the kidneys and bladder...very painful. To stay healthy on the road, a driver should stop every 2 hours or so, to stretch, walk around, and pee. It will refresh you, and you will feel much better during your 10 driving time. This is one of the reasons I like to see a driver with a dog...they will have to be stopping...makes for a more alert driver.

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Well, Okay with a title like that who's not going to look? Hey Yvonne I'm a father of three daughters and still married after thirty years to their wonderful mother, so I'm comfortable talking about all this girl stuff. Now when y'all start talking about BOB that's out of my expertise, but I can tell you don't even give this matter a second thought. Your trainer will understand, and even if they don't they can manage to stop a few minutes for you. Here's my unusual experience with my crazy trainer: I had to stop all the time for him to relieve his bladder. He would start squirming around over there in the jump seat and I would know he's about to tell me to find a truck stop - it never failed he'd start squirming and I'd wait until he had to say it. This guy had one of those one gallon refillable mugs from the Pilot truck stops, and he would always have it filled with some kind of soda which he slurped on copiously. One day he was complaining that he must have some sort of bladder problem, but I just told him "you don't have a bladder problem, you've got a drinking problem". He just looked at me like he didn't understand, but that's how our relationship was, he never seemed to understand my humor. I wasted a lot of good sarcasm on him, but it was kind of fun keeping him wondering what I really meant when I'd say something to him. Don't sweat the small details it will all work out for you. Good luck out there!

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Yvonne S.'s Comment
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Thanks for the reassurance! It's just shocked me how many teachers and employers can't seem to grasp the basic concept that their students and employees are living creatures. :)

Starcar's Comment
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Thank You, Old School...for coming into the Lady's forum, and giving us a man's point of view. But having raised 3 daughters, you would definitely have the expertise to elaborate on any and all "woman" related subject. Wow...3 daughters...did you ever get a son ?? Being outnumbered in the house by 4 hormonal women...That musta been some kinda egg shell walking life...lol.

Old School's Comment
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Never got that son, but was afraid to keep trying with the way my luck was going! I love my girls, but there were days when there was way too much estrogen in the air at our house. I usually did my best to find something to keep me busy elsewhere on those days. I'm on a little home time right now and my two older daughters came in to see me, so we were all together this weekend - that was very nice!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Yvonne S.'s Comment
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With three girls, I'm sure the boys came(will come) around soon enough. :)

Lynsey J.'s Comment
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thank-you.gif I am currently attempting to join the trucking career. I as well was wondering the same thing. So thank you for posting this and the great feedback that came along with it

Mistelle's Comment
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I was just wondering this. Most women (from what I have read) have three or four day visits. I have a two day. Which is great when I can afford to take one day off whenever it strikes. But I won't be able to with this trucking.

It's so heavy for about 12 to 14 hours I change my pad hourly, or have a huge mess. I still get some mess but that is if I get stomped by a sudden increase in flow. Or I move wrong, or I laugh, or sneeze, or cough...

Anyways, I was wondering what brand of pad would work the best. I have been using kotex ultra thin ultra long for years and those last me about an hour during those horrid few hours. Is there a better way of doing this? And how do you deal with the smell of blood in such a tiny space? I know I can smell if someone is having her time of the month if they sit at the same table with me. I can't imagine how to hide that smell in a truck.

I'm only really concerned about this for the first month of my training, after that it will be my husband and I.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Starcar's Comment
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You may wish to talk to the pharmacist about getting some Pari-Pads..thats the ones they give you right after you give birth. They are super absorbent, and the only drawback is they are "lumpy"...compared to the ones you can buy now. I had terrible periods from day one, until I was 19 and hemorraged (ovarian cancer). From the day of surgery, I haven't had a period...and I don't miss em at all...But I sure remember them. And I also had to take atleast one day at home because I ran like a river....and we won't even talk about the cramps....

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