Experts' opinions: How to increase adherence to transanal irrigation (TAI)

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, July 2 2019

One of the biggest issues with transanal irrigation (TAI) is that many users quit too early – before the therapy had a chance to be effective. We asked experts to share their views on this topic – this is the summary of their talks.

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Bowel Management

My long journey to TAI, but I got there in the end!

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, June 25 2019

I have MS which has mainly affected my autonomic system resulting in a neurogenic bowel. Unfortunately, today many people (whether they have MS or not) suffer with bowel problems. Constipation is often under-recognised as a problem yet can really affect your quality of life which can in turn make you feel miserable, frustrated, bloated, uncomfortable, and embarrassed and ….be really time consuming!

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Bowel Management, Neurogenic Bowel, Multiple Sclerosis

Back in the saddle

Posted by Sam Crow, June 18 2019

After a life-changing accident left Sallyanne Haigh paralysed from the waist down, doctors were quick to warn her away from a return to horse riding. Yet, three and a half years later, Sallyanne is not only back in the saddle – she’s taking home gold on horseback.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Recovery, Sport, Transanal Irrigation, Bladder Management, Spinal injury, Spinal Cord Injury, TAI, Bowel Management, Self-catheterisation

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

Living With Faecal Incontinence

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, May 21 2019

For many people, living with a bowel disorder involves a seemingly endless search for answers. Parts of life may be lost, as adjustments are made in response to symptoms. It takes time and courage to keep sorting out and searching for ways to best manage the condition.

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Bowel Management