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    04-17-2017, 09:49 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread muscles tied up in Pain
    Little late now but, you might want to try some moist heat the the areas of discomfort to relax the muscles and tendons. A couple of motrin to lessen...
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    04-12-2017, 11:17 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Snoring in Care
    Am using a cpap machine for really bad snoring. I swear by them. Helped me a lot. Better feeling in the morning too.
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    04-06-2017, 09:26 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Help with intestinal rut in Care
    Juan, there are so many variables to your question and problem. Are you taking a diet rich in fiber? Are you trying a regular routine? Are your...
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    04-06-2017, 09:08 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread CPAP and urine production in Care
    Maybe you will have to change your fluid intake. Start taking less fluid in the late afternoon or early evening. I am directly effected by my intake...
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    04-06-2017, 08:51 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread 42 Years Today in Life
    I too had my fate tested on a motorcycle versus car, me being on the motorcycle. Its pretty difficult going from enjoyment to that utter life...
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    04-01-2017, 03:38 PM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread 30 in Life
    I watched the movie "Hidden figures" just last night. Terrific movie. Congratulations on doing the 30 year stretch. Wishing you many more.
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    03-27-2017, 10:44 PM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Osteoporosis and SCI in Care
    I have been taking FORTEO injections for a year and half for osteoporosis. The endocrinologist is hoping that this drug will firm up the bone...
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    03-25-2017, 02:18 PM
    Having a colonoscopy this Monday. Any advice on making the prep a little more tolerable. I hate having to do the prep. I hate it. Hemorrhoids are...
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    03-25-2017, 02:15 PM
    bigtop1 started a thread coating a straight cath in Care
    What would be wrong with coating a straight catheter every once in awhile with an antibiotic such as triple antibiotic based with Vaseline? Aside...
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    03-25-2017, 02:09 PM
    No. In fact, its a good icebreaker if someone may be uncomfortable around a handicapped person.
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Date of injury was Sept., 2008
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In spite of the many trials and tribulations of being an SCI person, I continue to look at things in a positive way. Can't stop now.
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