”Pain is just weakness leaving your body”. Ever heard that statement? It’s a compelling slogan that the US Marine Corps use in their recruitment ads. It may be an effective recruiting tool, but is it true?
Does your job or role demand you to keep track of new research? Are you eager to take part in the latest scientific findings but find yourself to constantly run out of time? The Science Alert may give you some help on the way!
Topics: Science Alert
Facing new challenges and uncertainties after sustaining a spinal chord injury have emboldened Kissinger's outlook; in this post, the paralympian describes how his experiences have shaped his attitude.
In the first of a two part series, Kissinger Deng, a Paralympian living in Norway, recalls the events that led to his injury, and his difficult journey towards recovery. It's been far from easy, but there have been many triumphs along the way and Kissinger is happy to share his whole story with you.
Having suffered a SCI at age 16, Kissinger Deng knows the pitfalls involved in flying as a wheel chair user. A Paralympian, he flies often as the goal keeper for the Oslo Sledge Hockey team. Here he shares his tips for a hassle-free travel experience.Read More
There are always positives to be found among the downsides. If the disease or diagnosis, and the various associated matters weigh heavily, it helps to look for all the positive things in life that weigh against this. To achieve that balance, a caregiver needs to be prepared to talk, ask questions and not serve answers like an automaton.
Topics: Coping strategies
What do you do when faced with the hard facts? How do you go on after a life-changing diagnosis that you will live with 24 hours a day, maybe for the rest of your life? There may be no cure, but there could be relief – and ways to gain new perspectives.
Topics: Coping strategies
Many people think that an enlarged prostate (BPH) and prostate cancer are associated, but the simple answer is: No, they are not.
Professor Ralph Peeker explains the concepts.Read More
When you have a life changing experience such as an accident, or you get a diagnosis, a lot of things can change in your life. It is during times like these that we realize that no man is an island. We surely need people in our life. Through my work with CercaDeTi Rehab, my colleague and I have identified three key areas to work on to avoid isolation, which I shall share with you in this post.
"Don't make sex so difficult". Dorthe Forsell is a sex therapist at the Neurology Department at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. In the second and final part of the interview, she wishes that more people could take a more relaxed and playful approach to sex.Read More
After an injury or illness that reduces physical capabilities, your sex life may face new challenges. It takes time to adapt to your changed body. But the sex drive is not lost – it's there, like for all other people.Read More
One consequence of a broken spinal cord is loss of bladder and bowel control.
Kent Revedal suffered a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident and he desperately searched for a bowel regime to avoid public 'accidents'. He found one! This is Kent's own story, in three films, about how that happened.Read More
”As easy as one, two, three...” Everywhere we hear or see commercials about technical things. We hear that it's so easy, almost intuitive. What many of us have learned – sometimes the hard way – is that if it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true... Some things need to take time and practise.
One of the biggest issues with transanal irrigation (TAI) is that many users quit too early – before the therapy had a chance to be effective.
We asked three experts to share their views on this topic – this is the summary of their talks.
It can be difficult to find a regular toilet routine if you suffer from chronic constipation or fecal incontinence. Some people are constantly afraid of public accidents or literary spending hours in the bathroom.
Mikey was one of them until he found the solution to his bowel problems – transanal irrigation (TAI). This blog post will give you an insight!
This weekend, join men and women across the globe in the 2016 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to find a cure for Prostate Cancer and to help Men’s Mental Health.Read More
Our user panel TellUs gives us a lot of useful information. For example that 82% of the people with Spinal Cord Injury have problems with their bowel. But there is still a stigma attached. Only 29% of the panel members were asked about their bowel by a healthcare professional, while 68% wanted to be asked... Sometimes the knowledge is poor, and sometimes it's just hard to get over the embarrassment.
Our guest blogger Kent Revedal has a clear stand on this matter - this is his direct plea to the healthcare professionals out there!Read More
Suffering a Spinal Cord Injury is a devastating and life-altering event for anyone, but in developing countries with limited healthcare systems, it’s even more fatal. We talked to Mandira Baniya, Nursing Supervisor at the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Center in Nepal.
Mandira has performed a unique study on intermittent catheterization in Nepal. Among other remarkable findings, her study states that 96% of the participants reuse their disposable catheters, and that 73% don’t have accessible toilets.
Find out more about Mandira Baniya and her study in this blog post!Read More
Mikey became spinal cord injured during an assault course in the army. Today he's using a bow instead of a firearm, and made it to Paralympics in Rio!Read More
Not only the athletes are making it to the Paralympics in Rio this year – there are also a whole team of nurses and other medical staff on site. We got hold of Bev Everton, a nurse with the British Paralympic team. Bev always keep a survival kit in her bag, but not the kind you think…Read More