Emily's Story

Posted by Sam Crow, June 12 2019

During a Continence Awareness Day at Pinderfields Hospital, we had the pleasure of meeting Emily whose life was changed in an instant by an extremely rare condition. This is her story.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Transanal Irrigation, Bladder Management, Spinal injury, TAI, Bowel Management, Self-catheterisation

TAI for Children - Trying Transanal Irrigation for the first time

Posted by Bev Collins, April 30 2019

This afternoon I had the huge privilege of meeting Emily aged 'four and a lot' (nearly five). Emily has cerebral palsy and was diagnosed aged two. What a delight! I feel so humbled but also honoured that I was involved in their lives today. This is why I love my job so much.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Transanal Irrigation, Children, TAI, Self-catheterisation

Four out of ten patients are never asked..

Posted by Seema Duggal, April 25 2019

Walking difficulties, vision problems and fatigue are well-known symptoms in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Bladder and bowel dysfunction are less known - or at least less discussed and addressed.

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Topics: Catheterisation, MS, Self-catheterisation

MS: How I Found The Solution To My Bladder Problems

Posted by Bev Collins, February 26 2019

MS related bladder problems hindered Jane in doing the things she loved, but she found her solution and was able to take the journey of a life time!

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Topics: Women's Health, MS, LUTS, Self-catheterisation

Combining approaches to bladder and bowel dysfunction

Posted by Bev Collins, February 5 2019

The benefits of patient centred care cannot be overestimated. But engaging and recognising the stigma and embarrassment associated with bladder and bowel issues is essential – how can healthcare professional’s best serve their patients?

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Topics: Lifestyle, Bladder Management, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, spina bifida, Self-catheterisation