Ladies’ little secret

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, February 6 2020

Life with bladder problems, especially for women is NOT an easy journey. There is a social stigma surrounding this subject which prevents women from talking about it, let alone asking for help.

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Topics: Women's Health, Bladder Management

I've been told I need to self-catheterise. What happens now?

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, January 13 2020

Intermittent self catheterisation can be the solution for many Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in women, but it can still be a shock to be told that you will need to catheterise.

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

Evie Toombes: Find a way - not an excuse!

Posted by Evie Toombes, November 19 2019

Para rider, blogger and campaigner, Evie spreads awareness of hidden disabilities as founder of The Evie Toombes Foundation, inspiring others to live their life to the fullest in the face of adversity.

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Topics: Women's Health, spina bifida, LUTS, Self-catheterisation

Loss of function = loss of dignity?

Posted by Bev Collins, November 13 2019

There’s always a measure of uncertainty when you visit the doctor. You put your fate in someone else’s hands and might feel vulnerable, especially if the topic is a bit embarrassing. We asked catheter users how they experience living with urinary issues and frequent doctor visits.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Women's Health, Bladder Management, Self-catheterisation, Men's Health

What freedom and dignity means when living with Spina Bifida

Posted by Sam Crow, October 29 2019

To be born with Spina Bifida is to be used to the obstacles the condition presents – nevertheless, you do get tired of them from time to time. We met Ida Rönnblad – sociable, positive and a passionate bird-watcher. Over a cup of coffee we discussed what freedom and dignity means to her.

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Topics: Women's Health, spina bifida, Urology, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms