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Traveling with an Underactive Bladder

Dear Trudy and Friends of the Group, Here we are planning to travel to Argentina where my dad waits for me; he is 92 years old. I am very anxious about it. It is my first time to travel with caths. Our plane travel will be very long, and to cross the Atlantic means 12…

Back Packing in Southeast Asia with a Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel

Last week I received a question from a reader.  It threw me a bit because I was tempted to put on my “Mommy hat” and say, “No, stop, you don’t want a bladder infection, stay home!”  Luckily, I have an adventurous side, as well. I met my husband in Europe and as you can see…

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 neurogneic 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 last 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 neurogneic bowel? AN ENTIRE DAY, seemed overwhelming.

Luckily I have a husband that does not have the same concern. He told me that 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 neurogneic 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 was fragile and I needed to sit forward.

No problem, when I arrived I rode with the owner of the company and sat forward in an ore raft.

I had chance to talk to him about other accommodations he had made with others with 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-day 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
Sheri Griffith, Why PICK USWhy Pick us| Utah’s Premier Company | Rafting Trips out of Moab UT on the Colorado River – Sheri Griffith Expeditions Sheri Griffith River Expeditions has received numerous awards for business ethics and community involvement. Including the prestigious “Best of State Award” for River Outfitter and is the only Moab based outfitter to be recognized by National Geographicas one of the “Best Outfitters on Earth.”

Traveling with a Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel

For many of us a trip or vacation can add stress to our lives. We are thrown off our schedule and the location of the next toilet we use is unpredictable, yet something happend to my attitude when I pack for a trip. It is so exciting. The anticipation of getting away makes my heart sing.

Coping Strategies with a Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel

Having coping strategies in place is more than important and necessary for a healthy productive life. The goal for us is to go out and live our lives. Often there is pain involved for us, concern for embarrassment if we have an accident, and an isolation factor because we have a great fear of others knowing that we have toileting issues.

Practice Different Cathing Positions

Toileting happens where ever you are. Be ready! SO WHY NOT CONSIDER, WHILE YOU ARE AT HOME AND NOT UNDER PRESSURE, GETTING YOUR BODY IN DIFFERENT POSITIONS WHILE YOU CATH?

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