How to become independent: Debora can face new challenges thanks to IC and TAI

August 18 2021

Since her motorcycle accident, Debora's only desire has been to return to being independent and continue working on her projects. She faced the life-changing circumstances with great determination and soon began to practice emptying her bladder with IC (intermittent catheterization) and TAI (transanal irrigation). Debora tells us about her experience and how she managed to turn her life around.

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bladder management, Navina Smart, LoFric, Spinal injury, Catheterisation

Constipation caused by a neurogenic bowel is horrible – and I don't have to live with it anymore

February 10 2021

I have MS, which has mainly affected my autonomic system, resulting in a neurogenic bowel. Unfortunately, many people today (whether they have MS or not) suffer with bowel problems. Constipation is often under-recognized as a problem, yet can really affect quality of life, and make for a miserable existence; frustrated, bloated, uncomfortable, embarrassed and ….really, really time consuming!

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Neurogenic bowel, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Bowel dysfunction, constipation

How Ben, 23, solved his fecal incontinence with Transanal Irrigation

February 3 2021

"Completely changed my life" is how Ben* describes Transanal Irrigation (TAI). Having become paraplegic at age seven following the onset of the rare condition Ependymoma. Ben has lived alongside the terror of an incontinence accident ever since and wouldn't even have been able to work had he not been introduced to Transanal Irrigation. Now he can take part in all the regular pursuits of a young adult, but it hasn't been easy getting there.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Neurogenic bowel, Bowel dysfunction, Fecal incontinence, cancer

TAI: Helping children, teens and their families live with a bowel disorder

December 2 2020

Living with a bowel disorder can be especially difficult when you’re young. There is often physical pain and other difficulties such as bloating, loss of appetite and soiling many times a day. But it can also lead to emotional pain, embarrassment and insecurity. At a time when children and teenagers should be growing, developing and discovering their identity and independence, a bowel disorder can steal their youth and make them feel sad and isolated.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Children and TAI, Bowel dysfunction

My first app download changed my life

November 25 2020

The benefits of being connected cannot be underestimated, especially when it comes to interacting with our health services. Having started with Transanal irrigation, Paulene found that her limited hand function made it challenging. So how did an app solve her problems?

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Topics: Bowel management, Transanal irrigation (TAI), Neurogenic bowel, Multiple Sclerosis (MS)