Travel tips: Spread your wings and fly with me!

Posted by Kissinger Deng, December 8 2016

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.

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Topics: CIC, catheterization, travel, Kissinger Deng

Being a Paralympic nurse

Posted by Helene Klasson, September 1 2016

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…

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Topics: CIC, travel, Bowel therapy, bowel management

Bitten by the travel bug 2

Posted by Anna Westberg, July 28 2016

Sebastian Forsén discovered the joy of traveling on a road trip in the USA a few years after he suffered his spinal cord injury.

Since then, Sebastian has crisscrossed the globe. Here Sebastian gives his best tips for those of you who are drawn to distant horizons.


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Topics: travel

Bitten by the travel bug 1

Posted by Anna Westberg, July 7 2016

Traveling most often involves discovering exciting new things - about yourself and the world around you. And not least, returning home, invigorated and stimulated.

For several years, Sebastian Forsén has run Welltrips, a travel agency that specializes in trips for people with some form of disability. Sebastian himself has a spinal cord injury, and has traveled extensively.

"You broaden your perspectives, when you travel," maintains Sebastian. "And you grow as a person when you see that you can handle more than you think."

Sebastian will give us his best travel tips in two blog posts!

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Topics: travel

Emergency at 30,000 feet

Posted by Kent Revedal, June 16 2016

It’s an early December day and I have just boarded an aircraft between Stockholm and Frankfurt. It’s a two hour flight. Short and smooth. No risk of needing to use the toilet during the flight.

It turns out the flight is delayed since we do not leave the gate at the planned time. 15 minutes later the captain announces that due to snowstorms in Europe we have been scheduled for a slot much later. At the moment we may not be able to leave Stockholm for another 3.5 hours.

That’s when I realize I have forgotten to bring my urinary bag onboard. I feel the panic growing inside of me as I know that during these short flights there is no aisle chair that can transport me to the toilet...

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Topics: CIC, travel, travelling with catheters

What you need to know when traveling with catheters

Posted by Helene Klasson, December 16 2015

Holiday time is here, and people all around the world will travel to be with their families. The airports and train stations will be clogged up with people, and travelers everywhere will ask themselves the same questions: Will I be there in time? Where is the passport? Did I unplug the iron?

Some of the travelers will also ask themselves: Will I be able to find a disabled toilet? Did I pack enough catheters? How will I get past customs with my catheters and medicine?

Especially for you, we put together a checklist to ease the stress.

 

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Topics: Catheter, Holidays, CIC, users, travel