Yep – you got it – this post is about tampons and what they mean to a woman who has rheumatoid arthritis. Especially the twist tampons. Now, before you go all health conscious on me and tell me not to use them – simply, just don’t tell me not to use them or I will bang on about the side effects of the pill. Great … all sorted.
I am beginning to find twist top tampons harder and harder to open. My fingers, knuckles and wrists just can’t mould together to form the necessary action to open them. I find it frustrating and quite painful. And I will not move to another brand. Since having children, things are not the same. Aunt Flo arrives in a maddening rush, stays around for a chaotic few days and then simply disappears. I need to feel protected, safe and in charge whilst she is around so that I can manage her accordingly.
What I want is for the manufacturing brand to take into consideration the difficulty a woman with rheumatoid arthritis might have opening their products. Surely we come into their promotional thinking?! Surely we should be thought about?!