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What freedom and dignity means when living with Spina Bifida

Posted by Helene Skoog, August 29 2019

To be born with Spina Bifida is to be used to the obstacles the condition presents – nevertheless, you do get tired of them from time to time. We met Ida Rönnblad – sociable, positive and a passionate bird-watcher. Over a cup of coffee we discussed what freedom and dignity means to her.

 

 

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC), Spina Bifida, Bladder dysfunction, dignity

Loss of function = loss of dignity?

Posted by Helene Skoog, August 15 2019

There’s always a measure of uncertainty when you visit the doctor. You put your fate in someone else’s hands and might feel vulnerable, especially if the topic is a bit embarrassing. We asked catheter users from Germany, Italy and Sweden how they experience living with urinary issues and frequent doctor visits.

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Topics: Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization, dignity

I was 26 and diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Helene Skoog, November 1 2018

It was an ordinary morning, except for the fact that Lee woke up with a strange tingling feeling and numbness in his hand. As the day went by the numbness travelled up his arm, all the way up to his shoulder.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bowel dysfunction

MS: How I found the solution to my bladder problems

Posted by Helene Skoog, July 5 2018

MS related bladder problems hindered Jane in doing the things she loved, but she found her solution and was able to take the journey of a life time!

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Topics: Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC), Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Women and LUTS: Atonic Bladder

Posted by Helene Skoog, June 14 2018

Many women with a Spinal Cord Injury, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or injury from child birth have difficulties emptying the bladder. In this article we focus on the reason: Atonic Bladder.

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Topics: Women's health, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS)