Is it true that you can’t have a relationship if you catheterise?

Posted by Evie Toombes, October 16 2019

Read about 17-year old Evie and her take on the myths surrounding urological problems and catheterisation.

No one expects a young girl to use catheters. Instead we think of older people, perhaps in hospital or care homes that don't have full bladder control. Yet it is estimated that 1 in 2 of us will be affected by a urological condition in our lifetime. It just isn't always spoken about!

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Topics: Sex and Love, Catheterisation, Women's Health, Lifestyle, Sports, Self-catheterisation

Being Me Again

Posted by Serena Green, August 28 2019

As a fit woman in her late 30s I felt embarrassed and humiliated when I was told I had to start self catheterising. Had I not been fortunate enough to meet an insightful Bladder Care Nurse who suggested I use LoFric Sense catheters, I think there is a strong likelihood that I may have resisted medical advice, stopped self catheterising and irreparably damaged my kidneys.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Bladder Management, Self-catheterisation, Urology

Chronic Constipation can ruin daily life

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, August 13 2019

Most people are uncomfortable talking openly about living with chronic constipation, and many try to hide the condition from friends and family. Those who do reveal the condition sometimes face questions from others  who don’t understand the difference between an occasional bout of constipation, which we all experience at some point, and chronic   constipation, which is a  serious conditions that rules sufferers’ daily lives.

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Bowel Management

You're Not Alone

Posted by Jane, August 6 2019

Living with a bladder or bowel condition can be an isolating experience but it’s important to remember that you are not alone. One Select user, Jane, shares her story in the hopes that it will inspire others.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Bladder Management, ISC, Incontinence, CIC, Bowel Management, Self-catheterisation

Which size are you? Part 2

Posted by Seema Duggal, July 30 2019

” Look at this. It’s the newest one on the market” the lady at the counter says with much enthusiasm."

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Topics: Catheterisation, Bladder Management, ISC, Incontinence, CIC, Self-catheterisation