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Andy Talks Hydration

As hopefully lockdown starts to ease little by little, we can start to think about making sure we are prepared for the change in routine that we have been used to for the past year or so.

Most of us have not really had to venture too far from our homes, so we have been used to a routine of catheterizing where we know there is an accessible toilet. We also know that our catheters and things we use related to them, are always to hand at home, so we haven't had to worry if we have any accessible or not. Another thing to take into consideration as you are going to be out and about, is keeping yourself hydrated, especially as the warmer weather comes into account. You will be taking on board more fluids as our activity increases. So having enough catheters to hand whilst away from home is important.

Before I leave the house at anytime, I always make sure that my zipped day pouch, which I keep attached under my wheelchair seat, is fully stocked, so I am prepared for the day ahead.

Another thing to take into consideration as we come out of lockdown, and you are going to be out and about, is keeping yourself hydrated, especially as the warmer weather comes into account. You will be taking on more fluids as our activity increases. So be aware that you will need to empty your bladder more often, and you may need to give yourself extra time to find an accessible toilet.

Andy Holley – England Wheelchair Rugby Sevens

You can also download our handy hydration poster here to share with your community – www.clinisupplies.co.uk/resources

  • 30 Mar 2021