My INNOVO® Journey | Karen Robinson, 60
Karen Robinson, 60 and grandmother of two has suffered from bladder weakness since the birth of her first child 35 years ago. Two babies and two difficult labours resulted in a lifelong problem for Karen.
“Following the birth of my first child I started to notice that I had to rush to the toilet more quickly and needed to go more often. I was given a sheet that described pelvic floor exercises… However, I had no idea if I was doing them correctly – clearly, I wasn’t”, says Karen. “Life had its restrictions. I always needed to know where toilets would be and had to plan routes so that I knew I could visit a loo should I need to (and I always did).”
Karen explained that prior to having children she was very active and particularly enjoyed high impact sports and exercise classes but since giving birth this all had to change. High-intensity exercise was replaced by gentle exercise and always wearing an incontinence pad. Karen’s once carefree life was now being overtaken by the constant worry of leaking and urgently needing to find a toilet. Menopause also added extra stress to what was Karen’s already weak bladder.
Karen previously tried Kegel exercises but felt she failed to recruit the correct muscles herself, she also tried internal pelvic floor exercises but due to her pelvic floor strength being so weak she was unable to hold the device in. After researching how INNOVO® works and reading the testimonials Karen was convinced this was the product she wanted to try out to finally overcome bladder weakness. Last year, Karen entered a competition via social media to win an INNOVO® and was delighted when she found out she had won.
Karen shared some comments she had made from a journal she kept throughout her INNOVO® treatment and told us that she felt embarrassed sharing her incontinence issues with her GP:
“I have no idea why I didn’t visit my GP about this, I’ve never really been one to shy away from health conversations but something about this situation was different. I never told anyone about it.”
Karen was experiencing ‘Mixed Urinary Incontinence’, which is a combination of Stress Incontinence (leaks when you cough, laugh, sneeze etc.) & Urge Incontinence (an overactive bladder), but after watching the INNOVO® Set Up video, and putting the device on, she was finally able to locate her pelvic floor muscles and feel them contracting.
“When I use INNOVO® now, I have a much clearer understanding of what I should be feeling and what is actually happening with my pelvic floor.”
INNOVO® became a part of Karen’s daily routine as she would enjoy reading her book on her bed whilst exercising her pelvic floor muscles. INNOVO® is used in the comfort of your home for just 30 minutes per day, five days per week over 12 weeks. It’s highly effective, is non-invasive (there a no probes to insert), and is clinically proven to work - 93% of users found a significant reduction in leaks after just 4 weeks*.
“It’s easy now to follow the same routine with it and I’m happy with the whole process.”
Karen explained that after just 19 days of using INNOVO® she could go to her Zumba class without any leaks or dribbles.
"My first visit to a new Zumba class. NO DRIBBLES! Can I say that again? NO DRIBBLES. Amazing after just 19 days. My worries about getting it on correctly are obviously unfounded. This is working”
The 12 weeks soon flew by and the difference with Karen’s bladder control was huge.
“I now drink the recommended amounts of water a day and never limit myself when I’m out and about. I can deal with the urge to ‘go’ and can hold it until I can find a toilet when I’m out and about. No more little accidents. I wear white trousers on holiday abroad. No pads showing or stains - hooray! I’m banishing the black.
"My bladder problems that I put up with for so long are consigned to history. Within the space of this short programme, all those years of suffering have gone. I no longer research toilet stops or even think about where I can go if I need to - I’m just like everyone else these days. Innovo works. I’ve said NO to bladder weakness.”
If you are interested in Karen's story and would like to know more about her experience with INNOVO® click here or Karen's personal blog
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