TAI for children: Trying Transanal Irrigation for the first time

Posted by Bev Collins, November 22 2018

 This afternoon I had the huge privilege of meeting Emily aged 4 and a lot (nearly 5). Emily has cerebral palsy and was diagnosed aged 2. What a delight! I feel so humbled but also honoured that I was involved in their lives today. This is why I love my job so much.

 

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, Children and TAI

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: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bowel dysfunction

A solution to bowel management issues with Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by Helene Skoog, February 8 2018

Kerry has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with bowel problems among the many symptoms this condition presents. In the second part of Kerry's story she reveals how she took control of her bowels.

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Transanal irrigation (TAI)

Coping with my MS related bowel problems

Posted by Helene Skoog, January 26 2018

Suffering from MS related bowel problems might feel hopeless, but don't give up just yet. We talked to Kerry who spent hours and hours in the bathroom due to constipation, before she found her therapy. 

 

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Topics: Bowel dysfunction, Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

ACCT talks: Empowering patients in Transanal Irrigation (TAI) with Valentina Passananti

Posted by Helene Skoog, September 15 2017

"Severe bowel problems are a social stigma. Many people tend to stay at home, too embarrassed to go out. Finding a working bowel routine is key to quality of life for these patients", Valentina Passananti, specialist in Clinical Medicine and Gastroenterology, says.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction, Bowel management