The importance of finding a bowel management therapy that works

November 11 2021

Andre, 35 years old, lives an active life; he’s been an X Games Snowboard competitor, runs his own business and provides IT support for an organization supporting people with disabilities. After years of trying unsatisfactory therapies for his bowel issues, he’s found a solution that he’s happy with. In this article he tells us about it.

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

How I got in control after my cancer diagnosis

September 29 2021

After suffering from rectal cancer, I first had a stoma. When the stoma was removed and the bowel was reconnected, my bowel emptying did not work The radiation had damaged the nerves to the sphincter, so I became incontinent. From then on, I suffered from bowel leakage. 

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction, rectal cancer

I was supposed to be happy after my cancer was gone, but life was hell

September 29 2021

I was only in my mid 30s, a mother of small children and a career, when I discovered blood in my stool. I simply did not have the time to worry. After a while I started to feel painI went to the doctor. In just a few weeks, I had been diagnosed with cancer and had undergone surgery. 

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Bowel dysfunction

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, Bowel dysfunction, constipation, Multiple Sklerose (MS)