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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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A person with SCI/D?
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 a positive way. Can't stop now.
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