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  • oncetherwasagirl's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 AM
    I am having urodynamics and cysto both done with the new urologist. Yes, I am definitely holding the catheter in place securely. I have been doing...
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  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 03:09 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Bladder exams in Care
    It is recommended that you have urodynamics every 2 years; more often if you are having problems with excessive urine leakage, a high number of UTIs...
    5 replies | 235 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Suprapubic cather bandages in Care
    "Drain sponges" are what are used most often. They are designed like trach dressings above. Avoid cutting plain gauze, as the loose threads can wrap...
    3 replies | 67 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 02:57 AM
    It is possible that you may have bladder "pockets" (diverticuli). Either a good quality ultrasound of your bladder, or a cystoscopy would be needed...
    2 replies | 5 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Hemorrhoids questions in Care
    Hemorrhoids are common in people with SCI due to 3 factors: stool that is too hard (constipation), digital stimulation and manual removal of stool,...
    2 replies | 42 view(s)
  • oncetherwasagirl's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    I am back to CIC after having the foley in for over a year and still having a lot of leakage. Anticholinergics don't seem to be helping (Trospium). I...
    2 replies | 5 view(s)
  • oncetherwasagirl's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    I suffered with hemorrhoids about 15 years ago that got so bad I passed out and required a blood transfusion. I was on warfarin at the time so that,...
    2 replies | 42 view(s)
  • Matt LLA's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 AM
    Then is there any hope in reducing hand spactisity and other upper body spasticity, i'm alreadyon max doses of baclofen and dantrolene
    5 replies | 448 view(s)
  • nonoise's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM
    nonoise replied to a thread Caster Forks Sticking in Equipment
    Keep thumbing down that reference, they dribble the info out. 9/16 socket, the manual indicates the caster comes off first, maybe to give you room...
    4 replies | 51 view(s)
  • rockbybay's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 AM
    rockbybay replied to a thread Caster Forks Sticking in Equipment
    To get the fork apart, do I loosen the nut that's right above the caster wheel? I'm assuming so as that's the only accessible piece of hardware.
    4 replies | 51 view(s)
  • nonoise's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    nonoise replied to a thread Caster Forks Sticking in Equipment
    Probably the bearing. See chapter 11 here: https://permobilus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/OM_TR_YR_EN.pdf
    4 replies | 51 view(s)
  • gjnl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Tricks for changing sheets? in Life
    If changing sheets on your bed is a problem, I would think there are other housekeeping tasks that are equally difficult. Maybe your best solution...
    4 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Oddity's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Caster Forks Sticking in Equipment
    I assume you've taken it apart, cleaned everything, made sure the stem is straight, and checked all the bearings? If not, do all that.
    4 replies | 51 view(s)
  • rockbybay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    I recently got a fixer-upper Tilite TR, I love it and have already made many changes so it's almost perfect now (new tires, casters, caster axels,...
    4 replies | 51 view(s)
  • David Berg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    Beyond CBD, I've also heard one of the lesser known cannabinoids, THCV, has shown some promise for neuropathy.
    10 replies | 785 view(s)
  • Rook98006's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    Rook98006 replied to a thread Tricks for changing sheets? in Life
    Haha...I do the towel thing too. But after a couple weeks it has to be changed. Sliding the mattress away from the wall is probably the most...
    4 replies | 98 view(s)
  • wheelman21's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    wheelman21 started a thread Hemorrhoids questions in Care
    I've been bleeding during bowel programs and also bleeding on off nights when I get into the chair to just shower. Is there anything that I can do to...
    2 replies | 42 view(s)
  • gjnl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    iMac connected directly to HP DeskJet and LaserJet. NL's laptop (new MacBook Pro) connected to my computer by Wifi and then to printers. Both...
    11 replies | 420 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Post flap issues in Care
    It is not only what you are putting out, but also what you are taking in that is important. Are you drinking enough water to make more urine? Also,...
    1 replies | 118 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    Septicemia is generally treated with IV antibiotics, followed by a course of oral antibiotics. The problem with septicemia is that you can generally...
    1 replies | 115 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    The areas most definitely could come from a cushion that is not fit correctly for you. They also could come from lying on them. The only way to...
    11 replies | 493 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Suprapubic cather bandages in Care
    Trach sponges work well. It is slit and already slides on nicely. Or you can cut a 4X4. ckf
    3 replies | 67 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Bladder exams in Care
    lavendar lady - I would run not walk away from a urologist who told me that. ckf
    5 replies | 235 view(s)
  • Lavender lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    Lavender lady replied to a thread Bladder exams in Care
    Whence went to the urologist he did not do any exam, just some questions and said I did not need to come in unless there is a problem. He told me...
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