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    Today, 06:02 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Help me find Universal Cuff in Equipment
    I did an internet search ("pattern for universal cuff") and found instructions for making a universal cuff. Here is one: http://www.enemeez.com/ ...
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    Today, 05:50 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread BP issue in Care
    Welcome to Care Cure Community. Try Magic Bullet suppositories (https://conceptsinconfidence.com/) instead of Ducolax. The Magic Bullet? does not...
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    Today, 04:06 PM
    Here is a recent discussion about preparing a Permobil for an airline flight. ...
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    Today, 04:02 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Help me find Universal Cuff in Equipment
    NL makes my universal cuffs out of one inch cotton webbing, velcro for adjustable closure and in between layers to hold the utensil tighter and...
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    Today, 03:36 PM
    We are planning a trip to Southern California to tour the Nixon and Reagan Libraries. So we are looking for hotels in or near Yorba Linda and Simi...
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    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Bladder changes/recovery in Care
    There is a possibility to create a false passage in the urethra. Make sure to use enough lubrication on the catheter and let the catheter slide into...
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    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread inflation of Roho Cushions in Equipment
    I don't know if this is still available or not. It is an after market product, not a Roho product. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:08 AM
    Just curious how you have found this? What are you doing to measure this? Not being pejorative, just curious what you are basing this on and how...
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    02-21-2017, 11:20 PM
    I've used sterile saline in the Poiesis Duette catheter for a couple of years with no ill effects or problems. That said, the Poiesis Sterile...
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    02-21-2017, 08:48 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Getting off Valium in Care
    Been doing a little reading about tapering off Valium. Tapering Schedules Reduce your dose by 10% every 1 or 2 weeks until you’re at 20% of...
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    02-21-2017, 07:27 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Skin Barrier in Care
    There have been other discussions about a substitution for Granulex on this forum as recently as 2016 and 2017:...
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    02-21-2017, 05:48 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Bladder changes/recovery in Care
    If done correctly and carefully, CIC probably decreases the chances of urinary tract infection over the alternative of urinary retention. With...
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    02-21-2017, 04:33 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Bladder changes/recovery in Care
    When the bladder doesn't empty or empty completely with spontaneous urination, then Clean Intermittent Catheterization or CIC (also known as IC or...
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    02-21-2017, 01:08 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Nifedipine in Care
    And my first answer was, "He may have to write a letter of medical necessity for you to present to the insurance company and get preauthorized...
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    02-21-2017, 12:18 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Getting off Valium in Care
    Weaning off any of these types of drugs is difficult and personally specific. What works for one person tapering off Valium, may not work for...
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    02-20-2017, 11:06 PM
    Are we confusing why Erin uses Depends diapers? Is she using them because of worries over bowel accidents or urine accidents?
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    02-20-2017, 11:02 PM
    d-Mannose is only effective against e. coli bacteria caused bladder infections. That said, d-Manoose is available at health food stores, drug...
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    02-20-2017, 10:58 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Nifedipine in Care
    Yes, yes, yes, I know that drill. I've used it myself a time or two over the years. However, the latest recommendation is the Nitro Bid paste. Just...
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    02-20-2017, 08:28 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Nifedipine in Care
    He may have to write a letter of medical necessity for you to present to the insurance company and get preauthorized coverage. That said,...
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    02-20-2017, 05:03 PM
    Are the briefings at these open houses taped and available on youtube?
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    02-20-2017, 02:12 PM
    You might consider changing catheters. The Poiesis Duette catheter (http://www.poiesismedical.com/products/duette/). This is a silicone catheter...
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    02-20-2017, 01:58 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread More suprapubic pain🙁🙁🙁 in Care
    Could you have an ingrown hair?
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    02-20-2017, 12:36 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread More suprapubic pain🙁🙁🙁 in Care
    Did you try the Epilator? Did it work for you?
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    02-19-2017, 11:31 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread More suprapubic pain🙁🙁🙁 in Care
    Do you mean depilatory?
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    02-19-2017, 03:48 PM
    Why not give cathing at lower volumes a try. The only thing you have to lose is leaking. Taking higher doses of oxybutynin results in the side...
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    02-19-2017, 03:00 PM
    Even though urodynamics studies show your bladder can hold 800ml, that shouldn't be the volume at which you should cath. A typical intermittent...
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    02-19-2017, 12:34 PM
    Intermittent catheterization should be done at volumes between 350-500 ml. Your bladder is just getting too full before you relieve it with...
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    02-19-2017, 12:40 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread More suprapubic pain🙁🙁🙁 in Care
    Two suggestions: 1. Don't shave the hair around the supra pubic stoma. Click it short with scissors. 2. Try Calmoseptine ointment around the...
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    02-18-2017, 08:10 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread More suprapubic pain🙁🙁🙁 in Care
    Maybe try posting another picture with better focus. This picture doesn't give a clear view of the problem.
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