Living with bladder and bowel problems caused by spinal cord injury (SCI)

July 1 2020

“I usually say that I dived into a river and missed…” is how Rupert Langham answers when asked about the events that brought about his spinal cord injury. We talked to Rupert about bladder and bowel function, and quality of life.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurogenic bowel, quality of life

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

Less infections and more freedom – a bladder management therapy that works

June 17 2020

After a devastating jump into a swimming pool on his vacation trip in Greece, Michael Kerr injured his spine and came to understand that his paralysis came with consequences other than he could have imagined.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurogenic bowel

A dive into a shallow pool changed his life

June 10 2020

The vacation trip to Greece took a sudden turn when Michael dived into a swimming pool and hit his head on the bottom. He was badly injured but found an unexpected way back into living life.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Neurogenic bowel

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