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Living an active life - what is an all-in-one kit?

Posted by Kent Revedal, April 16 2018

Kent has found the ideal catheter to use whilst travelling - offering him greater independence and control of his life. What is it and why is it needed?

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Topics: Catheterisation, Travelling with Catheters, wheelchair, Lifestyle, Travel, Bladder Management, ISC, Self-catheterisation, All-In-One

Pain part 2: Pain Management

Posted by Kent Revedal, February 10 2017

One consequence of a broken spinal cord is loss of bladder and bowel control. 

I saw a Facebook post a few weeks ago, a picture of a woman in some kind of yoga position and the text announced ”Your attitude is your best pain management tool”.

My first reaction was that someone obviously knew nothing about pain. But the more I thought about it, the more it grew on me. As simple as it sounds, it holds a lot of truth... 

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Topics: Lifestyle, Spinal Cord Injury, Continence, MS, Bowel Management, Pain Management

Pain part 1: When the pain doesn't leave

Posted by Kent Revedal, February 1 2017

One consequence of a broken spinal cord is loss of bladder and bowel control. 

”Pain is just weakness leaving your body”. Ever heard that statement? It’s a compelling slogan that the US Marine Corps use in their recruitment ads. It may be an effective recruiting tool, but is it true?

 

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Topics: Lifestyle, Spinal Cord Injury, Continence, MS, Bowel Management, Pain Management

Love, intimacy and regaining confidence post illness or injury

Posted by Kent Revedal, November 11 2016

When you have a life changing experience such as an accident, or you get a diagnosis, a lot of things can change in your life. It is during times like these that we realize that no man is an island. We surely need people in our life. Through my work with CercaDeTi Rehab, my colleague and I have identified three key areas to work on to avoid isolation, which I shall share with you in this post.

 

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Topics: Sex and Love, Lifestyle, Recovery, Intimacy

6 tips and tricks for Transanal Irrigation (TAI) users

Posted by Kent Revedal, October 30 2016

”As easy as one, two, three...” Everywhere we hear or see commercials about technical things. We hear that it's so easy, almost intuitive. What many of us have learned – sometimes the hard way is that if it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true... Some things need to take time and practise.

Transanal irrigation (TAI)

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, Spinal Cord Injury, TAI, Continence, Bowel Management