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Five fly to Seville and I got myself a UTI

Five fly to Seville and I got myself a UTI

Five of us fly to Seville for a five day holiday on Valentines day. The Ryanair flight left Stansted airport at 6.40 in the morning. It’s a 3 hour flight and it takes an hour to drive there. It was going to be a long day but at least I had a little nap during […]

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Call it advanced multiple sclerosis

Call it advanced multiple sclerosis

Soon I’m going to be 64 so not quite as nimble as I was. Age doesn’t stop me having a social life. I go to the theatre and museums in London. Meet friends in one of the numerous coffee shops in our town. I go to the supermarket, buy the food and then cook dinner. […]

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Is liberation and freedom just a Botox away?

Is liberation and freedom just a Botox away?

On Wednesday 1st Feb I went to Queens Square to receive Botulinium Toxin or Botox injections into my bladder. I had wanted the injections for over two years. Life with a badly behaved as well as irritable bladder is no joke. I had learnt a lot of techniques to make life with this handicap easier. […]

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MSitis and the story of the forgotten catheters

MSitis and the story of the forgotten catheters

Saturday 7 January 2017 and five of us go up to London to see The Dresser, a play starring Tom Stott and Reece Shearsmith showing at The Duke of York theatre. It was a great production, loved it but not so keen on the disabled loo in the theatre. Horribly cramped, in fact not enough […]

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My Badly Behaved Bladder

My Badly Behaved Bladder

Sometimes you just want your MS problems to go away. I know the severity is different for everyone but there are times when the niggles just get to be too much.  My badly behaved bladder has been around for over 35 years. Slightly longer than I have been married. My badly behaved bladder Its not […]

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Catheters for Intermittant Self-Catheterisation

Catheters for Intermittant Self-Catheterisation

I have been using catheters for  intermittent self-catheterisation since 2006 and used Coloplast for many years. Coloplast catheters I started by using the Coloplast 14 inch catheter; this was fine for use in the house but potentially embarrassing when out and about. At work, for example, how do you carry something into a loo that is […]

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Should I Have Suprapubic Catheter

Should I Have Suprapubic Catheter

A friend has been urging me to stop intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) and use a suprapubic catheter. Her argument being that it is not a good idea to be inserting a catheter into your bladder several times a day. She is worried about infections and damage to the bladder. She says everything is more stable and less […]

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Story of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Story of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Here is a diary of a sorry story that happened to me. This sequence of events resulting in a urinary tract infection could easily happen to any MSer who does intermittent self-catheterisation. A brief summary of the events over the last 3 weeks I was an emergency admission to Watford hospital and I needed a […]

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Emergency visit to Stoke Mandeville

Emergency visit to Stoke Mandeville

2013 has not been a good year for me so far. This time an emergency trip to Stoke Mandeville hospital in the early hours of Wednesday morning, 20th Feb. So what happened to get me there? On Tuesday evening Barby and I went out for a curry with some friends. Just before we left  the […]

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