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    Today, 02:36 PM
    I recently bought an Invacare CS7. It lowers to within 7" from floor to top of frame, raises to 30". Has full head and foot adjustability. Motors are...
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    Today, 02:26 PM
    ancientgimp replied to a thread Sphincterotomy questions in Care
    When I first started using condom caths there were no premade ones. You just bought a pack of Trojans, some surgical tubing and some stoma (I...
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    Today, 10:52 AM
    ancientgimp replied to a thread Sphincterotomy questions in Care
    Had this done in 1972 back before intermittent catheterization was widely preferred. Once done it cannot be reversed. I did have to have the surgery...
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    12-03-2019, 04:14 AM
    Same at Trader Joe's. The employees there will help carry things to my car, which I need when I have more than one basketful of things, and there's...
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    11-16-2019, 02:11 PM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Emmett, My injury level is lower than yours -- T4 complete -- I'm able to use the Peristeen independently. The Peristeen's "magic" is coupled with...
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    11-15-2019, 04:18 AM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    I didn't say I've been using it the longest, just the most. As Bill Maher says, "I can't prove it, I just know that it's true."
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    11-14-2019, 04:10 PM
    We have Blue Cross as supplement but it almost never comes into play. Just yesterday my wife (also chair user) had an echocardiogram in the living...
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    11-14-2019, 02:47 PM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    I'll take that bet. I've been using the Peristeen since 2011 having first purchased it from a supplier in Australia, which is pre-FDA approval. And I...
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    11-14-2019, 08:29 AM
    I am 75 and a para since 1970. I recently hooked up with visiting physicians. They have referred me to a certified seating and mobility specialist...
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    11-14-2019, 01:24 AM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Some insurance covers it. Mine doesn't but I find them on eBay for not too much. The manufacturer, Coloplast, won't allow distributors to sell them...
    36 replies | 3019 view(s)
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    11-13-2019, 01:19 AM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    The Peristeen is essentially an enema. Its utility is that the rectal catheter has an inflatable cuff that allows you to retain the water as you fill...
    36 replies | 3019 view(s)
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    11-11-2019, 01:12 PM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Not to talk you out of/into anything, and recognizing that our injuries even when similar on paper all behave differently, I have been using the...
    36 replies | 3019 view(s)
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    11-07-2019, 10:10 PM
    ancientgimp replied to a thread remote start in Equipment
    I would not have a van w/o remote start. We have 2 Ford Econolines (2003 and 2010) with Braun lifts and remote starts. If I operate doors and lift...
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    11-05-2019, 04:03 PM
    ancientgimp replied to a thread It has happened again in Life
    I wonder what potential steroids will have in dealing with age related functional loss. I have been on prednisone for several months and noted...
    14 replies | 1662 view(s)
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    Hi AG. Something I read today prompted me to want to say hi on a sunny day in NJ. I hope you are well and having fun.
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    I haven't seen you post recently. Hope you are ok.
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    Thanks for replying, I was hurt in 1981, 45 now, so pretty young then 17. C5/6 but function a bit lower, use manual chair and pretty active, from North Central Kansas. I was hoping you could be a friend and relate to you on problems, life, etc. with SCI as a guy ages. Thanks, my name is Jon..
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