Trudy Triumph's Neurogenic Bladder Blog

Michael Exler, has Courage to Shine

For many years now, I have had been given a great opportunity to meet so many amazing people from all over the world, not in spite of, but because I was born with a rare birth defect called bladder exstrophy.  My life has had numerous blessings because of it, and on the whole the blessings…

Aeroflow Healthcare

Aeroflow Healthcare ensures quality care from the first breath of life to the last; we will be there every step of the way. We are committed to following our mission to improve each of our patient’s quality of life through compassion, excellent service, and exceptional products. We feel that it is our duty, responsibility, and…

Laughter from my Perspective the other side of Prostate Cancer

Dear Trudy, I am enclosing the material we discussed. I am an eighteen year prostate cancer survivor. In step with your blog “TrudyTriumph.com” I wrote the limericks over a period of several years post-surgery and radiation treatment. I did not observe humor in the hospital nor my urologist’s office, so I made an effort to…

Dystonia

 My bladder doesn’t squeeze on it’s own, causing urinary retention and related problems. I live with an all too frequent feeling of urgency that’s completely out of line with the amount of urine I actually output, leading me to spend way too much time in the bathroom! Equally frustrating, I never feel “done” when I…

Yearly scholarships for those with neurogenic bladder and bowel

Dear Trudy In 1994, Todd Brown was injured in a motocross accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. In an instant, his whole world changed forever. Once he left the rehabilitation facility and transitioned back to living at home, Todd faced all kinds of new challenges and problems he’d never encountered before. Adjusting…

Enid: Hysterectomy

Dear Trudy, My name is Enid. I am 50 years old, and I live in Puerto Rico. At the age of 24 I was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. Consequently, I had to undergo a radical hysterectomy and radiation therapy. Approximately 6 years ago I was diagnosed with neurogenic bladder as a result of the…

Teresa: Vaginal Delivery

Dear Trudy, I am 33 years old and I gave birth to a healthy baby girl on 20th July 2012. My life has changed totally after that day and I mean it in ways which majority of parents would not understand. I gave had a vacuum assisted vaginal birth with epidural. It was not a…

Faith: Pelvic Pain

Dear Trudy, Thank you for writing this blog. As a fellow blogger writing about a taboo subject, I really appreciate the bravery it takes to post on such a sensitive topic. I write here as an ally; I’ve never had bladder or bowel problems. That said, I accepted Trudy’s invitation to join this Circle of…

Janine: Cushing Syndrome

Dear Trudy, Before describing the effects of Cushing syndrome on the bladder and bowels, I feel it only fair to give a “Readers Digest” definition of the condition. Cushing Syndrome is a disease caused by an abnormally high presence of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a steroid produced by the adrenal glands. Unfortunately, excess…

Jennifer: Spinal Cyst

Hi Ms. Trudy, After 2+ years I am finally close to a diagnosis/cause of my neurogenic bladder. In March, I began experiencing numbness and tingling down my right leg plus a deep groin pain. I also had an obvious leg length discrepancy that I was not born with. These symptoms were new and in addition…

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