Trudy Triumph's Neurogenic Bladder Blog

Summer fun . . . Do not let a Neurogenic Bladder Stop YOU

I was accommodated at this stop.

I was accommodated at this stop.

My memories with my grandson were the best.

My memories with my grandson were the best.

Breathtaking beauty, I almost missed because I was not sure how to handle my neurogneic bladder.

Breathtaking beauty, I almost missed because I was not sure how to handle my neurogenic bladder.

My Husband Randy and Grant.

My Husband Randy and Grant.

Now that Summertime is almost here, I want to tell you about a Sheri Griffith River Rafting Trip, I took in Utah in April.  

I DID IT!!

Well of course a river rafting trip means a day-long excursion with no restrooms.  Because I use a woman's intermittent catheter to pee, excusing myself to take a swim is not an option. 

I also get concerned with sanitation.  How clean is the river water? What about my neurogenic bowel?  AN ENTIRE DAY, seemed overwhelming.

Luckily I have a husband who does not have the same concern.  He told me, "Even if the worst happens, you will have lasting memories."  I am so glad that I followed his advice.  

It is easy to fall prey to worry.  I had no reason to feel as I did.  The day went well because I made some arrangements with the owner before I went out.
1. I was honest and told them that I have a neurogenic bladder and bowel. That meant that I had to have clean water and a portable toilet.  
2. There was a chance that I would need to stop along the way. 
3. My back is fragile and I needed to sit forward.

No problem! When I arrived I rode with the owner of the company; we sat forward in an oar raft. This gave me the chance to talk to him about other accommodations he has made with others who had all kinds of disabilities. He said that they do it all of the time.

I give this tour company my highest rating.  I thank them from the bottom of my heart for giving me an exhilarating experience and great memories with my family!
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About the tour 

Hidden along its path are wonderful steep-walled canyons that were carved by this powerful force of nature over the thousands of years. To experience the Colorado River up close and personal, on a few-days Colorado River rafting trip, is a lifetime experience not to be missed.

http://www.griffithexp.com/

Utah's Premier Company | Rafting Trips out of Moab, UT on the Colorado River - Sheri Griffith Expeditions
About the Company
http://www.griffithexp.com/why-pick-us
Why PICK US;Why Pick us?| Utah's Premier Company | Rafting Trips out of Moab, UT on the Colorado River - Sheri Griffith Expeditions has received numerous awards for business ethics and community involvement, including the prestigious “Best of State Award” for a River Outfitter and is the only Moab-based outfitter to be recognized by National Geographic as one of the “Best Outfitters on Earth.”

4 Responses to “Summer fun . . . Do not let a Neurogenic Bladder Stop YOU”

  1. ReplyEnid

    What a wonderful story and memory – beautiful pics as well! You inspire me, Trudy, and you most certainly continue to TRIUMPH!

  2. ReplyDiane Kelly

    So glad to hear your story about the Colorado River Trip and how you adjusted, and having a wonderful experience.

  3. ReplyKerrie

    So Happy to hear of a great trip! I also overcame a huge fear this weekend and made it out on my boat. Honestly 3 months ago I never would have thought it possible. Thanks for the story, it is always great to hear about my other Neurogenic Bladder peeps moving forward and keeeping a normal life!!!

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