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    Today, 01:09 PM
    I asked NL what she thought might help. She suggested rinsing thoroughly after using a laminate cleaner and buffing dry. Seems these cleaners can...
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    Yesterday, 12:41 PM
    I don't have any experience Opiate Induced Constipation (OIC), but have recently heard an advertisement for Movantik...
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    04-26-2017, 09:57 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Cranberry Pills / Tablets - UTI in Care
    I've taken many brands of cranberry pill for many years. In that time I have managed my bladder with condom catheters, intermittent catheterization...
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    04-26-2017, 12:46 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Intercourse w sp in Mobile Women
    Testing is a good idea. When a regular catheter plug is used it isn't sterile, it is clean, i.e, soap and water and/or alcohol wipe (Granted it...
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    04-26-2017, 12:29 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Carrying a Water Bottle in Equipment
    Good solution, Domosoyo!
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    04-25-2017, 10:17 PM
    In over 35 years, I've tried all of the drugs that are somehow supposed to help with neurogenic pain. Guess what...none of them have helped one...
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    04-25-2017, 10:06 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread In dwelling Foley catheter in Care
    Reusing a foley catheter, in...out...in...out isn't a good practice.
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    04-25-2017, 03:40 PM
    gjnl started a thread Carrying a Water Bottle in Equipment
    Since I got a new chair (Permobil m300), I've been trying to come up with a way to carry my water bottle. I've found a Camelback 750 ml bottle works...
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    04-25-2017, 03:21 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Gloves just for Bowel Care? in Care
    Maybe it is the textured fingertips that cause the problem described above. I wonder if a surgical glove that is meant to be a close to natural skin...
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    04-25-2017, 03:18 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Intercourse w sp in Mobile Women
    I've never seen a soft catheter plug, but wonder if a soft ear plug may work. They are made to conform to the ear channel, so they might expand to...
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    04-25-2017, 01:42 PM
    Don't remove the back flow valve in the leg bags. I've used Urocare disposable vinyl leg bags since getting my supra pubic catheter placed...
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    04-25-2017, 01:35 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Gloves just for Bowel Care? in Care
    Because of latex allergies/sensitivities, the medical industry is trending away from latex products. You may not have problems now, but latex...
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    04-25-2017, 01:04 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Gloves just for Bowel Care? in Care
    What kind of gloves are you using now? Nitrile powder free examination gloves are probably your best option.
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    04-24-2017, 04:30 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Intercourse w sp in Mobile Women
    When my supra pubic catheter is changed, NL has to pull the old catheter out with one hand and slip the new catheter in with the other hand, almost...
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    04-24-2017, 02:14 PM
    I can't say if MicrocynAH would heal the wound faster. It is just that Microcyn Technology products have a more stable and longer shelf life and you...
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    04-23-2017, 03:57 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Abdominal Binder Suggestions in Care
    Medicare is very particular about coding for durable medical equipment. Possibly your supplier has been coding you Abdo Guard as an abdominal binder...
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    04-23-2017, 01:53 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Post surgery AD in Care
    Which "nitroglycerin medicine" have you used, ointment or sublingual (under your tongue). The nice thing about Nitro Bid, the ointment form, is that...
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    04-23-2017, 01:46 PM
    Puracyn is no longer manufactured using the license for Microcyn Technology (a registered trademark). Puracyn is manufactured and distributed by...
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    04-22-2017, 08:00 PM
    There have been some reports on this forum of indwelling urethral catheters getting stuck. It may very well be from the lubricant drying out. It is...
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    04-22-2017, 07:44 PM
    Over the course of long term placement of a supra pubic catheter, your bladder will shrink (atrophy). As the bladder gets smaller, it is possible...
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    04-22-2017, 05:29 PM
    I'm 6'3"and sit on my Roho during a flight most of the time. That said, I understand why it is difficult to sit on the Roho cushion in an airline...
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    04-21-2017, 03:19 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread abs help please in Exercise & Recovery
    Do you have a spinal cord injury or a spinal cord disease? If so what level? Just checked back to some of your other posts and see that you had a...
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    04-20-2017, 08:04 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Welcome Apparelyzed Members! in Life
    Welcome! Glad you found us. Hope you stay and contribute.
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    04-19-2017, 07:44 PM
    Why is there no urine in the collection bag? http://www.vitalitymedical.com/external-catheter.html The condom catheter might be twisted or...
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    04-19-2017, 12:37 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Sp in Care
    Just a reminder. The Duette catheter has two ports to fill. You may need a securement device that accommodates two ports rather than one that most...
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    04-18-2017, 07:12 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread CPAP and urine production in Care
    No worries, mate.
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    04-18-2017, 01:05 PM
    Due to a Medicare change a few years ago in the United States, insurance companies began paying for up to 200 intermittent catheters a month (that is...
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