To children with Spina Bifida: You CAN do it!

October 25 2020

Today is World Spina Bifida Day and to raise awareness, we asked Evie Toombes, Para Athlete and invisible illness ambassador, what she would tell her younger self, having been born with Spina Bifida, if she had the chance. Read her interesting and passionate story.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spina Bifida, Intermittent Catheterization

Intermittent Catheterization with a three-year-old

October 21 2020

Most riders guide their horse with their legs, but Evie has no sensation from the knees down, as she was born with a form of Spina Bifida. It affects her balance, but that doesn’t stop her from riding Daisy. It also impairs Evie’s bladder and bowel function, so she uses urinary catheters to empty her bladder.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

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