How I Coped With My MS Diagnosis

Posted by Seema Duggal, May 7 2019

Mother of three, Jane, has lived most of her life with Type 1 Diabetes. So while her MS diagnosis came as a sudden shock, she feels that life has already prepared her for living with a life-changing condition. Here Jane shares her advice to those newly diagnosed with MS.

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Topics: Catheterisation, MS, Multiple Sclerosis

TAI for children: With my help, my son started with transanal irrigation (TAI) at the age of three

Posted by Jonathan Simpson, June 5 2018

Paul and his son Tim, who is now 16 years old, were early adopters of TAI, so much so that they almost invented the therapy themselves…

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Topics: Lifestyle, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal injury, TAI, MS, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, spina bifida, Paediatrics, Multiple Sclerosis

Bowel problems don't just happen in old age - children are affected too

Posted by Jonathan Simpson, May 25 2018

Bowel problems in children can occur for many different reasons. Some are related to a specific diagnosis, like Spina Bifida or Anorectal Malformation. Some are more diffuse and differ over time, like constipation or tummy cramps. We tried to map some of the concepts for you!

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Topics: Lifestyle, Transanal Irrigation, Spinal injury, TAI, MS, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, spina bifida, Paediatrics, Multiple Sclerosis

A solution to bowel management issues with MS– Part 2

Posted by Jonathan Simpson, April 17 2018

Kerry has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with bowel problems among the many symptoms this condition presents. In the second part of Kerry's story she reveals how she took control of her bowels.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Lifestyle, Transanal Irrigation, TAI, ISC, MS, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, Multiple Sclerosis, Self-catheterisation

Coping with my MS related bowel problems - Part 1

Posted by Jonathan Simpson, April 12 2018

Suffering from MS related bowel problems might feel hopeless, but don't give up just yet. We talked to Kerry who spent hours and hours in the bathroom due to constipation, before she found her therapy.

Bowel function is controlled by the nervous system. Sometimes Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the nerve paths to the bowels, which may lead to various bowel disorders, in Kerry’s case: constipation. Her story contains a lot of frustration, but also a lot of hope. This is the first part of Kerry's story.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Lifestyle, Transanal Irrigation, TAI, ISC, MS, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, Multiple Sclerosis, Self-catheterisation