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    Today, 12:19 AM
    funklab replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Okay, that makes sense. Who needs a sterile rectal catheter?
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Best I can tell peristeen catheters are about $20 each... Wow... that's a lot of money to take a dump. What's that like 7 grand a year if you take a...
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    11-13-2019, 04:01 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Does insurance cover peristeen? If not how expensive is it?
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    11-13-2019, 12:00 AM
    funklab replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    I'm open to anything that works. Certainly don't have my heart set on severing my bowel in half. Already did that with my spinal cord and it didn't...
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    11-11-2019, 09:12 PM
    I approve of this revised version!
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    11-10-2019, 09:02 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    That's a pretty quick turn around. I assume a couple days after going home I could be back at work, it doesn't take all that much more effort. Do...
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    11-09-2019, 10:37 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Also, I've been looking into this more and colostomies are basically right by the waistline. How does your bag function if you're wearing something...
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    11-09-2019, 06:41 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    My job doesn't involve heavy lifting, but I do have to lift myself in and out of my car and the bathtub every day and toss a chair over top of myself...
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    11-08-2019, 09:02 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    How expensive are the ostomy supplies? I don't have a real good idea of how many bags/wafers/disposal bags, etc you go through in a month and no...
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    11-08-2019, 08:59 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Man, it sounds like I might not have enough vacation to get it done this year. Every appointment I go to I have to take a half day off of work. ...
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    11-08-2019, 10:09 AM
    funklab started a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    My bowels have been giving me shit (apologies for the pun) for the last several weeks. I?m really having trouble getting it under control and am...
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    11-06-2019, 02:23 PM
    I’m a big fan of Schwalbe. The marathon plus tires have been indestructible for me. I’ve pushed through glass numerous times and pulled a tack out...
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    11-05-2019, 11:43 PM
    I'm thinking about getting these when I wear through my current set of MPs. Anyone have any further feedback in the past year or so? Is the...
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    11-01-2019, 06:52 PM
    Doesn’t traditional part A cover 100% of hospital costs?
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    11-01-2019, 11:53 AM
    I believe they are called "Medicare Advantage" plans because once you switch to them you realize the advantage that traditional medicare has over...
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    11-01-2019, 11:52 AM
    Personally I would never get a Medicare Advantage Plan. They purport to save you money or offer other benefits above and beyond traditional...
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    10-29-2019, 08:02 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Wheel mount size? in Equipment
    What kind of bike hanger did you use? When I google that online most of them look like they hang only the front wheel, so I assume you would need...
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    10-28-2019, 09:21 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Wheel mount size? in Equipment
    Yes I want to keep the wheels and axles as they are with no mods. They are my backup wheels, but I want to be able to slap them on my chair right...
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    10-28-2019, 07:34 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Wheel mount size? in Equipment
    So 1/2 inch is the diameter? how do I get it to lock in place? Do I just end the pipe at the length of the axle so the detent balls (idk the word...
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    10-28-2019, 06:24 PM
    funklab started a thread Wheel mount size? in Equipment
    So I have this idea, it's probably wildly unrealistic (just because in addition to being lazy and nearly tool-less I also have a bunch of other more...
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    10-28-2019, 05:16 PM
    funklab replied to a thread c.difficile and Anxiety in Care
    Also, my biggest fear is crapping myself on a long international flight... and I hope to travel so much that this will one day that inevitably...
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    10-28-2019, 05:14 PM
    funklab replied to a thread c.difficile and Anxiety in Care
    The way I look at things is "what's the worst that can happen?". Sounds like in your situation the worst that could happen is you might shit...
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    10-27-2019, 09:31 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Uti? in Care
    Just spitballing here but: 1. Six months ago you had a needle jabbed into your bladder numerous times (how many do they do 12? 24?). While...
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    10-27-2019, 09:20 AM
    Carryon dimensions vary slightly from airline to airline, but the first google result for me (American), said the maximum size is 9x14x22. I don’t...
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    10-25-2019, 06:22 AM
    funklab replied to a thread how to adjust brakes in Equipment
    exactly. These kind of brakes should be outlawed for anyone who pushes their own chair and the DMEs who blithely slapped them on all of our first...
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    10-24-2019, 12:41 PM
    funklab replied to a thread how to adjust brakes in Equipment
    Good advice thus far I have nothing else to add, other than the fact that just looking at that style of brakes makes my thumbnails hurt... bad...
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    10-23-2019, 06:30 PM
    I'm not most people, but it's definitely fine with me! Everyday I'm thankful my 13" chair (just under 22" wide at the widest point of the handrims...
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    10-20-2019, 11:57 PM
    this is the most infuriating thing I’ve read this week. This lady should lose her license. She’s clearly too dumb to be trusted with a four...
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    10-17-2019, 05:22 PM
    funklab replied to a thread Vacation at nursing? in Caregiving
    I bet you could find a nursing home to take you in for a few days if you offered to pay cash. Might have to call around a bit until you found...
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