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."

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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

Q&A : Quality of Life After an MS Diagnosis

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, January 20 2021

Following on our recent Wellspect's and Emilyn's MS webinar, here we present the answers to the questions we received from the audience. The questions were addressed to Wellspect Ambassadors: Kerry and Jane.

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Topics: Bladder and bowel interaction, Men's Health, TAI, ISC

Six Top Tips For Managing TAI Over The Holidays

Posted by Sam Crow, December 22 2020

Despite the prospect of smaller celebrations than we would usually expect, we are all really looking forward to some sort of festivities at the end of this difficult year. Let’s make sure that this precious time is not disrupted by unexpected problems with your bowels. Family gatherings (even over zoom), festive food and drink can prove somewhat difficult to maintain your bowel routine, so we’ve put together these top tips to help you manage over the holidays.

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Topics: Bowel management, Bowel dysfunction, TAI, Transanal Irrigation

TAI: Helping children, teens and their families live with a bowel disorder

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, December 17 2020

Living with a bowel disorder can be especially difficult when you’re young. There is often physical pain and other difficulties such as bloating, loss of appetite and soiling many times a day. But it can also lead to emotional pain, embarrassment and insecurity. At a time when children and teenagers should be growing, developing and discovering their identity and independence, a bowel disorder can steal their youth and make them feel sad and isolated.

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Topics: Bowel management, Children and TAI, TAI, Children, Paediatrics