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    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    These sound like good solutions. Store staff have told me shoplifters fill carts and abandon them until they believe store staff are not watching...
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    Yesterday, 09:38 AM
    I can push the cart but usually take a cart and basket. I park the cart close to a register line and affix a small sign to it which says, "cart in...
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    12-05-2019, 02:36 PM
    I recently bought an Invacare CS7. It lowers to within 7" from floor to top of frame, raises to 30". Has full head and foot adjustability. Motors are...
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    12-05-2019, 02:26 PM
    ancientgimp replied to a thread Sphincterotomy questions in Care
    When I first started using condom caths there were no premade ones. You just bought a pack of Trojans, some surgical tubing and some stoma (I...
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    12-05-2019, 10:52 AM
    ancientgimp replied to a thread Sphincterotomy questions in Care
    Had this done in 1972 back before intermittent catheterization was widely preferred. Once done it cannot be reversed. I did have to have the surgery...
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  • stephen212's Avatar
    12-03-2019, 04:14 AM
    Same at Trader Joe's. The employees there will help carry things to my car, which I need when I have more than one basketful of things, and there's...
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    11-16-2019, 02:11 PM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Emmett, My injury level is lower than yours -- T4 complete -- I'm able to use the Peristeen independently. The Peristeen's "magic" is coupled with...
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    11-15-2019, 04:18 AM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    I didn't say I've been using it the longest, just the most. As Bill Maher says, "I can't prove it, I just know that it's true."
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    11-14-2019, 04:10 PM
    We have Blue Cross as supplement but it almost never comes into play. Just yesterday my wife (also chair user) had an echocardiogram in the living...
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    11-14-2019, 02:47 PM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    I'll take that bet. I've been using the Peristeen since 2011 having first purchased it from a supplier in Australia, which is pre-FDA approval. And I...
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    11-14-2019, 08:29 AM
    I am 75 and a para since 1970. I recently hooked up with visiting physicians. They have referred me to a certified seating and mobility specialist...
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    11-14-2019, 01:24 AM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Some insurance covers it. Mine doesn't but I find them on eBay for not too much. The manufacturer, Coloplast, won't allow distributors to sell them...
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    11-13-2019, 01:19 AM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    The Peristeen is essentially an enema. Its utility is that the rectal catheter has an inflatable cuff that allows you to retain the water as you fill...
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    11-12-2019, 08:28 PM
    That was excellent! It could be written in short story format, too. I like the first ending because it was real, and not a dream like the second...
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    11-11-2019, 01:12 PM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Not to talk you out of/into anything, and recognizing that our injuries even when similar on paper all behave differently, I have been using the...
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    11-07-2019, 10:10 PM
    ancientgimp replied to a thread remote start in Equipment
    I would not have a van w/o remote start. We have 2 Ford Econolines (2003 and 2010) with Braun lifts and remote starts. If I operate doors and lift...
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