How a catheter made my life easier and improved my quality of life

October 19 2022

Few women are alarmed by a tiny urine leak as they lift heavy items, cough, or jog. A protective daily pad and most of us brush it off. But when urine leakage gets more serious and grows out of control, it becomes a major concern that limits us and dictates our lives. This is exactly what happened to Anne. A 44-year-old mother of one son, from northwestern Germany, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), back in 2005.

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Topics: Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization, MS

Distressed by my inability to control my bladder

September 21 2022

A spinal cord injury coupled with an early childhood polio infection complicated her bladder control. Intermittent catheterization has long been part of her life.

Read Selma's story in her own words. 

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Topics: Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

Why did I leave it so long to start with Intermittent Catheterization?

May 19 2021

"It was the angle, not the height”, says Arne, describing how he fell from a tree. As an active young man of 22, a game of football in the park with his friends had seen the ball get lodged in a branch, and Arne climbing to retrieve it. The resulting fall left Arne with a spinal cord injury, unable to walk or control his bladder.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Men's Health, Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

Advice when choosing a catheter - what to look for

March 31 2021

When you're new to catheterization, it makes sense to know what makes one catheter more right for you than another. For most people, starting with Intermittent Catheterization (IC) involves an initial adjustment of the daily routines to the new treatment. Michael Kerr, Paralympian and Wellspect Ambassador uses Intermittent Catheterization, and we asked him about the choices he has made in selecting the best catheter for him.

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Topics: Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization, UTI, quality of life, Incontinence

A catheter that suits my active lifestyle

March 17 2021

Whether she’s travelling, tackling a muddy assault course or working out at the gym, Serena from the UK needs a catheter that works for her busy, active lifestyle.

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Topics: Travelling with catheters, Bladder management, Bladder dysfunction