Not all catheters are the same

Posted by Wellspect, February 17 2021

How can a catheter help you lead a more balanced life?

We know catheterisation is never anyone’s first choice when it comes to emptying their bladder. However, when different circumstances have prevented us from urinating on our own, intermittent catheterisation is often the next best thing, and with a little training it can become a very natural part of your everyday life.

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Topics: ISC, Self-catheterisation

Need to catheterise? Here are the 5 most common challenges

Posted by Wellspect, February 5 2021

Are you about to start Intermittent Catheterisation? Some of you might feel a little uneasy about it, but don't worry! The majority of people find the process simple and straightforward. Once they have tried it a few times and found it doesn’t hurt, they realise it has the potential to improve their quality of life.

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Topics: Women's health, Well-being, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Catheterisation, BPH

Going to the bathroom at 35,000 feet – a challenge for Michael

Posted by Sam Crow, September 17 2020

After having sustained a spinal cord injury in a diving accident, Michael Kerr needed to find a new way of managing his bladder. With an ongoing international sports career he needed a flexible solution, easy to bring on his travels all over the world.

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Topics: Travel, ISC, Self-catheterisation, All-In-One

A quick guide to different types of catheters

Posted by Helen Ledger, August 13 2020

Unless you need to start using a catheter, it is unlikely that you would know much about it. And we know that at first it seems scary, difficult and intimidating, but as soon as you learn the technique, it will become a habit like any other daily routine.

Start here to sort out the basic concepts and terms! If you want to learn more, we can point you in the right direction.

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Topics: ISC, Self-catheterisation, Catheterisation

Proud to catheterise

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, June 26 2020

After being told in her 30s that she would need to catheterise for the rest of her life, Serena Green felt humiliated. Now she is proud to catheterise but her journey to acceptance in the years following involved friends, family and healthcare professionals.

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Topics: ISC, Self-catheterisation, Urology, Catheterisation