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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    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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Date of injury (NA if not spinal-injured)?:
Date of injury was Sept., 2008
Greater metropolitan Detroit area
Retired Registered Nurse, Emergency Room
Boating, Putzing around, tv watching, usual guy stuff
In spite of the many trials and tribulations of being an SCI person, I continue to look at things in
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