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    Today, 05:23 PM
    Searching Google, "Wheelchair Accessible SUV," I found these links and more: ...
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    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    Since having dental procedures in my wheelchair, I've only had every 6 months prophylaxis, xrays, and bonding. I may reconsider if I should need...
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    02-15-2019, 11:34 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread what kind of physician? in Care
    Generally speaking, you are not going to get to a physical therapist and have those visits paid by insurance/Medicare unless you have a diagnosis...
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    02-15-2019, 11:28 PM
    Yes, good point, Bonnette. The horns of a dilemma. When to advocate for yourself and everyone who is in the same space or when to keep silent and...
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    02-15-2019, 08:13 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread bladder health? in Care
    Are you still taking Sanctura?
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    02-15-2019, 08:11 PM
    Just another thought. Urinary tract infections (UTI) in people with neurogenic bladders are considered and should be treated as complex not simple...
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    02-15-2019, 07:53 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread what kind of physician? in Care
    If one is available and since you have a spinal cord injury, I think the first and best option might be a physiatrists. After that orthopedist,...
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    02-15-2019, 06:40 PM
    Yeah! Threatening your dentist doesn't sound like a good idea. Which reminds me of a joke I've heard. Mrs. Jones goes into her dentist's office...
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    02-15-2019, 05:15 PM
    Likely the flakes and white stuff are sediment and mucus. Since you have recently finished a course of antibiotics it is common for the intestinal...
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    02-15-2019, 04:49 PM
    My dentist and the hygienists can work on my teeth while I remain in my power chair with tilt/recline. I pull into the exam room and park the chair...
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    02-14-2019, 08:18 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Water bottles in Equipment
    I'm think the quote from Everyday Health, my post 3, is talking more about sipping a drink with a meal. You don't tend to gulp a beverage with a...
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    02-14-2019, 11:16 AM
    Curtiss-Wright is the manufacturer/distributor of controllers for many wheelchairs....
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    02-13-2019, 08:17 PM
    Good to know. They had a pretty complimentary write up in New Mobility Magazine. Assume you have used them. What were the problems with them?
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    02-13-2019, 02:54 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Lack of BMs & potential ulcers in Care
    Getting on a routine schedule for a bowel program will probably greatly reduce the bloating you are experiencing. It sounds like you are just...
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    02-13-2019, 02:36 PM
    If you haven't had a urodynamics study in a while, you may want to consider having one done to make sure you can manage your bladder with external...
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    02-13-2019, 12:00 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Water bottles in Equipment
    One would think, but here is what an article on gas and bloating says: ...
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    02-12-2019, 07:51 PM
    I don't believe there is a Permobil F4. I think it is either an F3 or an F5.
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    02-12-2019, 06:44 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Lack of BMs & potential ulcers in Care
    How do you do your bowel program, i.e., digital stimulation, laxatives, stool softness, magic bullets, enemeez? When do you do your bowel...
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    02-12-2019, 05:05 PM
    Have seen these types of indwelling foley catheters and the Poiesis Duette (has two balloons and drainage eyelets between the balloons) indwelling...
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    02-12-2019, 01:37 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Using Peristeen in Care
    Try contacting Coloplast directly at 1-855-605-7594. But, be aware, you may have to be very persistent. I have found that they don't return calls...
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    02-12-2019, 12:20 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread cipro 250 mg for uti in Care
    I am not taking any prophylactic antibiotics, I manage my bladder with a supra pubic catheter, I instill Microcyn once a day, and I haven't had a...
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    02-11-2019, 08:42 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread cipro 250 mg for uti in Care
    Antibiotic Resistance and Ciprofloxin https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4964322/ The rate of bacterial resistance to ciprofloxacin...
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    02-11-2019, 08:24 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Superpubic Catheter Help Please! in Care
    BurninBud, I did not intend to trivialize your problem. Perhaps my example was not a good one. The point I tried to make is that what may be...
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    02-11-2019, 04:31 PM
    Our Sleep Number beds have an emergency release that will lower the bed to flat in case of a power outage or faulty equipment.
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    02-11-2019, 04:01 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Mini van fit in Equipment
    Same here, only I have a Permobil m300 and Honda Odyssey with a VMI conversion. I don't perceive that the driver's side of the van has different...
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    02-11-2019, 02:57 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread cipro 250 mg for uti in Care
    Agree that submitting a urine specimen to a lab after antibiotic therapy has begun, will result in altered results. I don't agree with using Cipro...
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    02-11-2019, 02:29 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Superpubic Catheter Help Please! in Care
    "What? How?" I'm not sure what you are asking here. The links I provided give a great deal of information about how these remedies are used. If...
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    02-11-2019, 01:51 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread cipro 250 mg for uti in Care
    Neither the urgent care facility nor your physician are prescribing for a urinary tract infection correctly. Until the results of a culture and...
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    02-10-2019, 05:08 PM
    Probably in the Equipment​ forum.
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    02-10-2019, 05:02 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Superpubic Catheter Help Please! in Care
    Yes, leakage through the urethra in the presence of a supra pubic catheter can be an initial sign of a urinary tract infection. It may also indicate...
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