Anna Kamma has VACTERL, a congenital condition that means that Anna has to catheterize, as well as use bowel irrigation. She tells us what impact this has on her daily life and how, through her perseverance, she decides herself when and where she goes to the toilet.Read More
Topics: Intermittent Catheterization, Lofric Elle, Colonic irrigation
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.Read More
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.Read More
What I need from a catheter as a parathlete
May 18 2022
As a professional wheelchairtennisplayer, 32-year-old Austrian Tina Pesendorfer travels a lot. With a busy training and tournament schedule, the No. 53 in the world needs total focus in training and matches. Fortunately, catheterizing no longer distracts her.Read More
Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Bladder management, Intermittent Catheterization, Paralympics, #RoadToParis, parasports
Niko Sommer has one goal: to win a medal at the Paralympics in 2026 in winter sports. He combines lectures and seminars with training and cycling at Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck, Germany. And training is a lot easier on the slopes, if you have the right type of catheter.
Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Sports and leisure, Bladder management, Intermittent Catheterization, Spinal Cord Injury, #RoadToParis