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)

A journey from hell

Posted by Wellspect, May 30 2021

"I would feel anxiety in my stomach beforehand, and then I knew it was urgent. In the days leading up to these cramping symptoms, I could go to the bathroom up to ten times a day, yet all that came out were pea-sized amounts. I felt like I constantly needed to go to the bathroom."

The image is an illustration. 

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Topics: Bowel management, MS, TAI

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

Posted by Wellspect, February 23 2021

"Completely changed my life" is how Ben* describes the impact of Transanal Irrigation (TAI). Having become paraplegic at age seven following the onset of the rare condition Ependymoma, Ben has lived with the fear of incontinence ever since and would have been unable 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: Bowel management, TAI, Transanal Irrigation

Exploring Quality of Life After an MS Diagnosis

Posted by Sam Crow, January 14 2021

The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are diverse, and each symptom or combination of symptoms can affect the life of someone living with MS to varying degrees. Yet when it comes to an overall impact on quality of life, bladder and bowel dysfunction often rank highest, especially if a suitable treatment is not found. 

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Bowel management, Bladder management, MS, Multiple Sklerose (MS)

How to improve your digestion – 10 expert tips

Posted by Sam Crow, January 8 2021

We’ve all had to pay closer attention to how, when and what we eat, and it’s always worth reminding ourselves of how to treat ourselves and our digestion well, especially if we have a neurogenic diagnosis. Here are the 10 best tips for a healthy stomach from nutrition counselor and wellness expert Anna Carin.

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Topics: Bowel management, Digestion