With my bowel management routine, I can manage anything

Posted by Wellspect, April 25 2022

For me, bowel management has always been part of the game, says 22-year-old Swiss handcyle road race champion, Fabian Recher. Born with Spina Bifida, a malformation of the spine, he has used a wheelchair from an early age and he loves to swap it for a mountain bike, cross-country skis, or his favourite piece of equipment, the handcycle.

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Topics: Sport, Transanal Irrigation, Paralympics

How I keep my positive outlook after a spinal cord injury

Posted by Wellspect, March 11 2022

Incredible energy and positivity. This describes Layth, 44, who sustained a spinal cord injury 5 years ago while bike riding with his friends around the Bamburgh Castle area.

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Topics: quality of life, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal Cord Injury

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 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

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