Last reply 6 months ago
Going Georgian – no more knickers for me

I’m struggling to stand for long enough to pull down my knickers when I want a wee. And REALLY struggling to pull my knickers up again afterwards. Yesterday I was was out with a (very) good friend. I couldn’t get my knickers down far enough when I went to the loo and they ended up wet, although my skirt was dry. My friend helped me out of the knickers. Because we were in a hurry, I didn’t bother to put on my spare pair.
What a revelation! It’s so much easier to just lift your skirt, sit on the loo and wee, without the hassle of knickers. It’s brill – why did I never think of this before?
The only other thing to say about this is, I feel I’m breaking a huge taboo. I would never tell any of my friends, even the one who helped me out of the damp knickers. That’s why I’m posting on here that the Georgians had it right – knickers aren’t needed.

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grandma
6 months ago

In Victorian times and before all ladies underwear was two legs, worn separately, so our predecessors didn’t have the problem, we invented the ‘crutch’ in the early part if the 20 th century, so you’re only going back to what is was before we became ‘civilised’ carry on being uncivil🥊🤙😍


smack
6 months ago

Bladder issues are a tough part of MS. Coping strategies are needed. Mobility only adds to the problem. I limit fluid intake and hit the toilet at first hint. Have things to piss in in car when traveling. These are the ms difficulties that aren’t talked about much due to patient embarrassment. My urologist tested my bladder function and found that my bladder was half full after emptying ( I thought. No wonder I get urge to go quickly. MS is the pits.


stumbler
6 months ago

Let’s have a commando regiment in the MS army!

Your secret is safe with us, @sewing-chick . 😉


sewing-chick
6 months ago

@grandma – I’m not going for open crotch knickers. Can’t be arsed, ho ho. I’m going back to the days before knickers – Georgian, if my Google research is correct.
@smack – you have all my sympathy. I find my bladder issues much more restrictive than my mobility.
Then again, both of these faded into insignificance compared to my Trigeminal Neuralgia, “the worst pain known to man”, Now cured (I hope) by Mr Hyam and his gorgeous Gamma Knife. I’m planning to post about that soon.


dominics
6 months ago

A young lady I knew some time ago informed me that the current
(30y ago) vernacular was that the Al fresco mode was known as ‘Commando’.

Has that been superceded by a new term?

I delicately asked if this was a thing – to my 16y old daughter – and was told that I was being a creepy old man.

Best,

Dominic


merfield
6 months ago

@sewing-chick, I empathise on the knicker front, I’ve had so many UTIs I daren’t go commando any more but Tena Lady is reliable, if essential. MS is a challenge in more ways than just peeing. See @double07hud. xx


sewing-chick
6 months ago

@dominics – I think “going commando” indicates “ready for action”. Not a completely accurate description of me. I’m going Georgian.


dominics
6 months ago

“Per Mare Per Terram”


stumbler
6 months ago

Scotsmen (kilt-wearers) have been utilising this method for ages. They kept that quiet! 🤣


chezy17
6 months ago

All I can think of is how bloody cold it would be, I’m not a fan of cold weather 😂😂😂…I always thought commando meant the opposite 🙊!


dramaqueen
6 months ago

I’d worry wee would trickle down my leg without a tenna lady.


chezy17
6 months ago

Guess I’m fortunate I’ve got a good bladder, even if I have had kids 😂😂😂!


supermum1983
6 months ago

I always thought going commando meant not wearing underwear as well?? I get very cold so I need as many layers as possible. Glad you came up with a solution!!


d1zzy
6 months ago

@sewing-chick Thank you for your post- you made me laugh for the first time in a while! Will consider the guidance along with all of the other great advice on Shift. Hope the cold weather doesn’t cause you any further problems!!


yvonnemair
6 months ago

Haha @dramaqueen I’d be the same.


smack
6 months ago

I’m Scottish. Always wondered about the kilt. Don’t think I could wear one regularly in US though.

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