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    06-23-2018, 05:54 PM
    Perhaps this forum is as good as any to post this. Last week I had an appointment at a clinic a couple hours drive from our town. Traffic was...
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    06-23-2018, 03:08 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Edgepark - Alternative in Equipment
    If I start to experience what you have, I'll be looking for another supplier too. Hope you get some good recommendations here.
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    06-23-2018, 01:08 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Edgepark - Alternative in Equipment
    I've used them for about 25 years too. The key to success with Edgepark is managing them. Yes, this takes some time and effort on our parts, but...
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    06-22-2018, 01:47 PM
    I understand what you are saying. If it weren't for the surgeries that NL is having in a couple months, I wouldn't be getting a lift either. NL and...
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    06-22-2018, 10:00 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread mimic uti symptoms??? in Care
    Reliability of dipstick assay in predicting urinary tract infectionAnith Kumar Mambatta,1 Jayalakshmi Jayarajan,2 Vinitha L. Rashme,1 Sanchitha...
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    06-21-2018, 08:03 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Charles Krauthammer dead at 68. in Life
    Still a shock, even though we knew it was inevitable after his announcement a couple weeks ago. Not always a conservative, he identified as a...
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    06-21-2018, 02:34 PM
    Have you thought about getting a patient lift for your transfers? It would make it a lot easier on your shoulders and easy for your caregivers to...
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    06-20-2018, 11:27 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread SP Catheter popping out and more in Care
    I am 35 years post injury and I think I have experienced just about all that can be experienced with urinary tract infections. I've had my fair...
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    06-20-2018, 12:47 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread SP Catheter popping out and more in Care
    Another long shot...just wandering about the presence of stones?
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    06-20-2018, 12:40 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread SP Catheter popping out and more in Care
    Yes there is a revision surgery to tighten the stoma. I believe it involves stitches. But, the stoma should heal up/close around/adapt to a smaller...
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    06-19-2018, 10:30 PM
    I am learning that the Peristeen system for a bowel program costs $10,000 a year and Medicare doesn't cover it...but Medicaid/MediCal does! What is...
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    06-19-2018, 10:26 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread SP Catheter popping out and more in Care
    When using the Duette catheter, are you sure your care givers are using the right amount of fluid in each of the two balloons? Non Black Balloon...
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    06-16-2018, 08:08 PM
    It will be interesting to know if the air cooling and heating blanket system makes noise. I don't know if they still make the unit, but Sleep Number...
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    06-14-2018, 01:05 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Beds in Equipment
    Not all foams are memory foam. If you are not considering a sleep number bed, look into natural latex foam rubber (about 6 inches thick). Latex...
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    06-12-2018, 11:51 PM
    It is important that men have a digital prostate exam, which if course is not a blood test. But if you present with prostate enlargement in a...
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    06-12-2018, 07:42 PM
    My doctor orders: CBC - Complete Blood Count (includes) Red blood cells, which carry oxygen White blood cells, which fight infection...
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    06-12-2018, 12:41 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Leaking around my sp stoma in Care
    I don't agree that "so from now on its iv antibiotics." But you have to do what you have to do, if you trust this physician. As you probably know...
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    06-11-2018, 11:07 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Leaking around my sp stoma in Care
    You know, this is the thing that I have found in my 35 years post injury..most urologists just want to do surgery. They are not interested in...
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    06-11-2018, 05:33 PM
    Generally speaking, you only see the really gruesome, gross examples of stomas on the internet. I've not had any trouble with mine at all. When the...
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    06-10-2018, 02:19 PM
    My comments are made with the caveat that when I decided to have a supra pubic catheter (SP) placed, I did not have the complications that you...
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    06-08-2018, 03:41 PM
    Yes, I just read this on the internet and was coming here to write a post about the announcement. He is a C5 quadriplegic. He is 68 years old. In...
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    06-08-2018, 01:41 PM
    You may need to provide a little more information. Brackets may vary for Invacare Torque SP, first, second, and third generations and Torque SP...
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    06-07-2018, 02:54 PM
    Our Sleep Number adjustable beds came with glides. We replaced the glides with casters to achieve the same height...mattress/wheelchair cushion and...
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    06-07-2018, 01:06 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Lifts in Equipment
    What I have seen in my area, lift rentals are quite expensive and it seems the sling may have to be purchased in addition to the lift rentals. That...
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    06-06-2018, 10:47 PM
    gjnl started a thread Lifts in Equipment
    NL needs cataract surgery, both eyes, surgeries done between Aug. 23 and Sept.13. I am quite light (weight) and NL its quite strong and has done...
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    06-04-2018, 06:05 PM
    See specifications here: https://www.discountramps.com/thresh_ramps/p/Thresh/
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    06-03-2018, 02:00 PM
    I've never quite understood using 2% lidocaine jelly as a lubricant on a catheter or on a gloved finger for digital stimulation, since it takes 3-5...
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