Bowel leakage doesn’t have to prevent you from leading an active life

December 15 2021

After many years as a CFO of listed companies, Sten decided to stop working in the spring of 2020, despite having several years left until retirement. He simply felt he wanted to pursue more fulfilling experiences – such as traveling with his wife, playing golf, swimming and exercising. But first he wanted to get rid of his nightly toilet visits.

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Topics: Bowel management, Fecal incontinence, dignity, Continence, accidental bowel leakage

What freedom and dignity means when living with Spina Bifida

October 25 2020

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?

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