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    03-09-2017, 06:17 PM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Catheter Insertion difficulty in Care
    I've had this issue happen frequently. It may be stool pressing up against the prostrate or, an enlarging prostrate. The viscosity of the lubrication...
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    03-08-2017, 06:40 PM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread 24th Anniversary in Life
    Well done Donno. I don't know if I can go that far but, if I do, you can congratulate me then. Rock on dude.
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    03-08-2017, 06:35 PM
    The suite has a private bathroom complete with shower, sink, toilet, etc. We get the suite because it provides us with ample room to move in and...
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    03-07-2017, 11:47 AM
    I've always been concerned that after you get through the door, can you move with any amount of ease. They all seem narrow and getting from point A...
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    03-07-2017, 11:44 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread suicide in Life
    I agree with all of the above. I find relief in the fact that there are so many others who are worse off than me. Suicide is a selfish act in that...
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    03-06-2017, 11:43 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Looking for friends in Life
    Hi Jessica 415. Hope you find our little site useful and entertaining. Lots to see and learn here. Sounds like you have adjusted to your injuries...
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    03-06-2017, 11:27 AM
    My wife and I went on an Alaskan tour using Royal Caribbean. It was a cruise of a life time. Enjoyed every minute of it. Boarded in Vancouver,...
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    03-04-2017, 11:28 AM
    Been taking supplemental vitamins for a long time. I sometimes wonder if they are really beneficial to me at all. Thinking about reducing them to...
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    03-02-2017, 08:26 PM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Best power chair ever? in Equipment
    Fantastic. I'm in for it.
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    03-01-2017, 11:16 AM
    Just wondering, were you able to get your asking price?
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    02-26-2017, 01:58 PM
    I tried posting a video of a guy who was able to get into the water with a kayak without any need for assistance from someone. Thought it was pretty...
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    02-26-2017, 01:50 PM
    Saw a you tube video of someone filling tubeless garden type tires with the commercial product "great stuff". The wheels and tires on my wheel chair...
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    02-25-2017, 12:03 PM
    https://www.facebook.com/boatlifestyl/videos/761179974036586/
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    02-24-2017, 05:07 PM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Blood in urine, why? in Care
    I would go along with gjnl's idea of urethra irritation.
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    02-24-2017, 05:01 PM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread hemorrhoids in Care
    Never heard of using cayenne pepper to cure bleeding hemorrhoids. How in the hell do treatments like this get thought of. Amazing.
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    02-23-2017, 10:25 AM
    I have had some success taking a dose of Motrin, 800mg every 6 hours with milk to coat the stomach. On bad days, take that along with hydrocodone....
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    02-22-2017, 11:44 AM
    I have been inflating my Roho cushion to the brim(so to speak) and then, letting the cushion come back down to atmospheric pressure. I then cap off...
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    02-22-2017, 08:47 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread hemorrhoids in Care
    You could be bleeding enough to cause some fatigue. A colostomy my be necessary if all other options run out. Your doctor will be better to make...
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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
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