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

Posted by Wellspect, February 18 2022

I was only in my mid-30s, a mother of small children and in a full-time 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: Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS), Transanal Irrigation

How I got in control after my cancer diagnosis

Posted by Wellspect, February 2 2022

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: Bowel management, Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS)

Male urinary catheters: a complete guide on how to use

Posted by Wellspect, November 23 2021

In this post, we will talk about the male urinary catheter, a common device that many men use daily to empty their bladder. Even if you’re just a beginner, you don’t need to worry. There are easy solutions for handling catheterisation in a safe and hygienic way. In this guide, we explain all the aspects related to intermittent self catheterisation for men and provide answers to your most common questions.

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Topics: Men's Health, Bladder management, Catheterisation

Reflections on Tokyo 2020 from a ParalympicsGB Nurse

Posted by Wellspect, September 6 2021

We caught up with our lead Nurse, Bev Collins, as she prepared to return home from the Tokyo2020 Paralympics, where she was part of the ParalympicsGB Nursing Team.

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Topics: Nursing, Paralympics, #roadtotokyo

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

Posted by Wellspect, August 26 2021

After her motorcycle accident, Debora's only desire was been to return to being independent and continue working on her projects. She faced the life-changing circumstances with great determination. Debora tells us about her experience and how she managed to turn her life around.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, TAI, ISC, Spinal Cord Injury