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

My first app download changed my life

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, December 9 2020

Having started with Transanal irrigation, Paulene found that her limited hand function made it challenging. So how did an app solve her problems?

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Topics: Navina Smart, TAI

Four steps up the stairs and life changed forever

Posted by Helen Ledger, November 27 2020

Four steps up the stairs – and then everything turned black. Michael, then 54 years old, was on his way up to the second floor of his home when the accident happened – he fainted and fell so awkwardly that he broke his neck and back.

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Topics: Transanal irrigation (TAI), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), TAI