Connie and the Good Life

Posted by Helen Ledger, July 1 2020

There are solutions for almost anything, but rarely does a single solution work for everyone. We're all different with different requirements and needs, so sometimes it's necessary to search a little further for a solution that's exactly right for the individual. 

Connie is among those who developed major intestinal problems following a tumor operation on her back, but in the end found the method that brought the Good Life back to her. 66 years old, married and living with her family in a small Danish community, Connie's life has always been filled with physical activity and a fulfilling social life. She has a large circle of acquaintances and often invites family and friends to dinners.

All of these activities were put on hold in the autumn of 2015, when Connie was diagnosed with a benign tumor in her back that put pressure on the nerve paths and tissue. She underwent an operation to remove it.

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Topics: Travel, TAI, Bowel Management

'Health is the great leveller' - Part 2

Posted by Sam Crow, May 5 2020

After his Spina Bifida worsened and he suffered a collapse at work, Andy decided it was time to reach out for support. Now he’s grateful for the cross-team support provided by his local healthcare professionals and the Navina Care Team. 

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Topics: TAI, Bowel Management, spina bifida, bladder and bowel interaction

Chronic Constipation can ruin daily life

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, August 13 2019

Most people are uncomfortable talking openly about living with chronic constipation, and many try to hide the condition from friends and family. Those who do reveal the condition sometimes face questions from others  who don’t understand the difference between an occasional bout of constipation, which we all experience at some point, and chronic   constipation, which is a  serious conditions that rules sufferers’ daily lives.

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Topics: Transanal Irrigation, TAI, Bowel Management

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