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: Catheterisation, Women's Health, Bladder Management, ISC, Self-catheterisation, Urology

How do I bring up my bladder problems with my GP?

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, April 30 2020

Urinary incontinence is often women’s little secret. Despite it being a common issue, it can feel difficult to discuss even with healthcare professionals. This article suggests the kind of information you can give to help your GP to understand the issue. 

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Topics: Women's Health, Bladder Management, ISC, Incontinence, LUTS, Self-catheterisation

Teaching Women ISC: Nurses' Perspective

Posted by Bev Collins, February 19 2020

For many women, Intermittent Self Catheterisation (ISC) is a simple and effective solution to managing their bladder problems. However, obstacles can arise when teaching and learning that can impact long-term adherence to the therapy.

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Topics: Women's Health, Bladder Management, ISC

From nurse to patient – my experience of Spinal Cord Injury

Posted by Sam Crow, January 30 2020

A keen horserider and experienced nurse, Sallyanne Haigh has found herself on the other side of healthcare provision when she sustained a Spinal Cord Injury from falling from her horse.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Spinal Cord Injury, ISC, UTI

You're Not Alone

Posted by Jane, August 6 2019

Living with a bladder or bowel condition can be an isolating experience but it’s important to remember that you are not alone. One Select user, Jane, shares her story in the hopes that it will inspire others.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Bladder Management, ISC, Incontinence, CIC, Bowel Management, Self-catheterisation