Below you will find a collection of comments from people who have found our services useful.
If we have helped you in some way, whether it be from a chat with one of our Helpline nurses, or maybe you couldn't live without our Toilet Card or perhaps you found just what you were looking for on our website, we would be pleased to hear from you.
"The last few years since having bowel disease prevented me from running the London Marathon. At my worst I was 16 at school, highly embarrassed about it. Feeling ill, going home every day. It's only until recently that I tell people, and just joke about it. Spreading awareness but also laughing at the funny stories about it makes me a lot more comfortable and a lot less embarrassed. I understand that for a lot of people out there, they can hide it up for years and feel lonely. For me it's life, and laughing about a weakness has made the anxiety of the problem decrease.
Raising money to help continue the awareness of this condition while showing that you can achieve big goals is a great aim. And the b&bf does a great job for help and support. And the Toilet Card - LIFE SAVER."
" The way my cancer is going the card is going to help give me a bit more control over my life. £5 is not enough"
“Thank you for your help and I'm so glad I found your website it has given me so much more information than what I have received from attending the hospital with her for the last 2 years."
"I am 59 years old and in last the few years I had to undergo 2 major operations which left me with some bowel problems and I was able to obtain valuable information from your website, which has proved very helpful. Please continue the good work and thank you for the information and assistance provided by B&BF. I hope my donation will help others to gain benefit from B&BF."
"Your Helpline Nurse rang me today and gave me excellent advice on my query and additional advice, very helpful. Talking through my experience allowed me to get more helpful guidance by talking through the issues than an email response would have. Thanks again."
"I took up your suggestion to go to a local specialist bowel hospital and are now undergoing Stage 1 of an assessment for Sacral Nerve Stimulation. I am very grateful to B&BF for this advice."
" I'd like to thank two of your nurses for their kindness and patience when explainig all the options etc to me. They have both been so reassuring and optimistic. "
"I' learnt more in 5 minutes than I have done talking to my doctors in 5 years!"
One of our Helpline Nurses said that " several callers have mentioned that they like the new Vista magazine - saying it's better than the old magazine because there is not too much info and also they like the new presentation."
B&BF Helpline Nurse
"I really like this newsletter and the informative content, and it was great to read Daniel’s story"
Adam from Coloplast
"I was so impressed with Vista that I just had to mention it in my Toilet Trucker newsletter."
"Thank you so much for the posting from the Bladder and Bowel Foundation. I looked on the very helpful site and made a call to the nurse helpline and a lovely lady has just called me back and we have discussed my situation.
One thing she mentioned was that there is now a more updated version of the TVT which is called TOT (Trans Obturator Tape) which obviously my local hospital doesn't do or I think I would have been offered it.
I would urge anyone wanting info on this area to go to the Bladder and Bowel Foundation website - if you have been offered TVT or TOT and are unsure like me, I would certainly call the nurse helpline because they give such good advice and listen to your concerns."
Last updated: 18/07/2014