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    02-15-2017, 11:35 AM
    I would hope that after removing the tumor, that sensation would gradually return to its normal state. The pressure is now supposed to be off the...
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    02-15-2017, 11:22 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Broken ankle in 2 places in Care
    I'm a T-11 para. Over the last few years, my calcium levels have gone down sharply along with a low bone density study. I am now on a sub q injection...
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    02-10-2017, 11:48 PM
    Limit your salt intake........elevate the legs as much as possible.........wear support all means, continue to search for the...
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    02-03-2017, 11:24 PM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Congratulations Nurse KLD!!! in Life
    Your credentials indicate that you are a nurse extraordinaire. You are a one of a kind. God bless.
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    02-01-2017, 03:10 PM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Dirty handrims... why? in Equipment
    I once tried the Plastidip spray on my rims. It didn't last long. Began to peel and shred off. Ended up removing all of it and, just use the hand...
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    01-28-2017, 11:28 AM
    I would expect a lot of soreness. Don't over do it. Motrin or tylenol for the soreness might help. Massage to the area of the legs might help. I...
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    01-28-2017, 11:24 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Sleep in Care
    I had the same kind of problems. My wife noticed that I had periods of apnea while sleeping. Went to a sleep clinic, got fitted with a mask and sleep...
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    01-28-2017, 11:19 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread how to clean the wheels in Equipment
    baldfatdad, that was absolutely brilliant
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    01-27-2017, 09:08 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Angina with AD? in Care
    It could be angina. A cardiogram would help to determine that. Could be the pressure in the bladder is pushing on your diaphragm. Sometimes...
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    01-27-2017, 09:02 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread how to clean the wheels in Equipment
    Deal with this all the time. Best choice I've found is a rag. I use an air compressor to blow off snow and rain on occasion. A scatter rug with a...
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    01-24-2017, 08:37 AM
    "scrotum is looser (often seen in older men)" I fight this constantly.
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    01-23-2017, 11:51 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread Windows 11? in Computers
    Too deep for me.
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    01-22-2017, 01:14 AM
    bigtop1 replied to a thread overwelmed, lost, scared. in Life
    Here, you are never alone. Reach out when you need to. Be strong. Never give in, never give up. As bad as you may feel, there are others with as much...
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    01-22-2017, 01:02 AM
    Pretty good price. Can you post a picture of them? How old are they? What is meant by M14 sized?
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Date of injury was Sept., 2008
Greater metropolitan Detroit area
Retired Registered Nurse, Emergency Room
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