Community leader Daniel Jenkins and the benefits of an all-in-one kit

Posted by Chris Bridgman, November 16 2017

Daniel Jenkins needs to be out in his town every day. As a pastor, he supports his community and often makes home visits. Paralysed after an operation 12 years ago, Daniel lost sensation in his lower abdomen, including bladder control. In this post, he explains how an all-in-one catheter kit gives him peace of mind and allows him to fulfil his obligations.

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Topics: Spinal cord injury, CIC, travelling with catheters, Spina Bifida, sci, All-in-one kit

What is an all-in-one kit?

Posted by Chris Bridgman, October 12 2017

Why is it needed?

I live an active life, travelling a lot, and sometimes I find myself in places without accessible toilets. That is when I appreciate using an all-in-one kit. 

I prefer a kit over separate components that must be assembled, especially when I’m travelling as it greatly reduces the risk of leakage - Kent

 

 

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Topics: travelling with catheters, All-in-one kit

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