Going to the bathroom at 35,000 feet – a challenge for Michael

June 24 2020

After having sustained a spinal cord injury in a diving accident, Michael Kerr needed to find a new way of managing his bladder. With an ongoing international sports career he needed a flexible solution, easy to bring on his travels all over the world.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Travelling with catheters, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurogenic bowel, Intermittent Catheterization, all-in-one-kit

My first time trying Intermittent Catheterization

May 30 2020

Do you remember your first time? When you first picked up a catheter to empty your bladder? I can still remember it clearly – as if it were yesterday.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Intermittent Catheterization

Proud to catheterize

April 15 2020

After being told in her 30s that she would need to catheterize for the rest of her life, Serena Green felt humiliated. Now she is proud to catheterize but her journey to acceptance in the years following involved friends, family and healthcare professionals.

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Topics: Women's health, Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

From nurse to patient – my experience of Spinal Cord Injury

January 23 2020

A keen horse rider and experienced nurse, Sallyanne Haigh has found herself on the other side of healthcare provision when she sustained a Spinal Cord Injury from falling from her horse.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Intermittent Catheterization

Common female bladder problems

January 8 2020

Far too many women have urinary problems. In fact, 50 % of all women in the world will get urinary tract infection at least once in their lives*. Less frequently talked about, but just as common is leakage or incontinence.

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