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    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    Back in the 60s or 70s there was a health guru...can't remember which one who advocated that you can't DIEt you need to find an eating plan to...
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Midodrine - New Med For Me in Care
    Yes. I can tell when the dose is starting to wane. Getting out of bed and in the chair is a lot better. I'd suggest that for the first several...
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    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    On the other hand, you will feel deprived if you don't allow yourself a bit of the things you absolutely love. In those cases, plan your indulgences...
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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Midodrine - New Med For Me in Care
    Good luck with it.
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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Radiating neck pain? in Care
    You have recently been traveling, lots of head, neck, shoulder involvement in sightseeing, strange beds and pillows, long airline flights, transfer...
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    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    Metabolism and frame size are key to what you should weigh and how much you can eat. I'm 6'4" with a light frame (small boned - 6 inches or less...
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    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    One to two pounds a week is a sensible weight loss goal for the general population. With reduced activity levels in spinal cord injured, the goal is...
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    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread bowel help? in Care
    You can start by reading this Paralyzed Veteran of America (PVA) publication: http://www.pva.org/media/pdf/cpg_neurogenic%20bowel.pdf A basic...
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    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    This may help: What is BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate? Calculate Your Basal Metabolic Rate to Lose WeightBy Malia Frey | Reviewed by a...
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    Yesterday, 01:11 PM
    Sorry, got my threads confused.
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    Yesterday, 12:50 PM
    My conversion company used Duraflor (http://www.zenithrubberusa.com/sheet-rubber/rubber-flooring.aspx) for the entire floor surface of my van. I...
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    10-16-2017, 04:27 PM
    You saw a reference to Curtiss-Wright along with his email address on a forum you belong to.
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    10-16-2017, 04:23 PM
    I know that bisacodyl suppositories can cause a mucus discharge hours after a bowel program, often referred to as "after burn," and it seems that...
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    10-16-2017, 03:59 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Resolved: Catheter Clogging in Care
    My pharmacy, and others I have been to, supply a "receipt" that shows the name of the drug, the number of tablets/capsules dispensed, date of filling...
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    10-16-2017, 11:40 AM
    Curtiss-Wright engineers will have all the answers and are willing to help. Contact Fabio at GiarratanoF@curtisswright.com
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    10-12-2017, 03:49 PM
    At c/6, those kinds of weight shifts are pretty tough on the shoulders, especially over time. To get enough relief he has to sustain a lifted...
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    10-12-2017, 03:43 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Salt Tablets?? in Care
    The electrolyte panel measures the blood levels of the main electrolytes in the body: sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate. Talk to you...
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    10-12-2017, 02:10 PM
    What kind of a wheelchair does he use? Has someone taken a look at his positioning in the chair? Maybe there are some tweaks of the chair that...
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    10-12-2017, 02:03 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Salt Tablets?? in Care
    I was hospitalized with hyponatremia a couple years ago for 7 days. My sodium level was at 106 and I was in a babbling coma for about 18 hours. ...
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    10-11-2017, 10:03 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Being Cleared in Care
    I think that is "Going Clear." Maybe rather than having cryptic euphemisms..."is he clear," (much like acronyms), our caregivers or hospital...
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    10-11-2017, 06:53 PM
    At 6'4" (I'm the same) sitting on a cushion, while necessary, is really uncomfortable because we sit higher than someone without 3 inches of cushion...
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    10-11-2017, 06:41 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Being Cleared in Care
    Like "air ohs" wife, NL does this automatically, just a step in settling me into my chair. No one ever told her about it, but then no one in rehab...
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    10-11-2017, 10:50 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    Another question about using these enema systems. Do you remove any stool in the rectal vault before inserting the catheter/cone?
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    10-10-2017, 02:40 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    Thank you. This is a helpful answer.
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    10-10-2017, 02:28 PM
    But Macrobid is an antibiotic and prophylactic use of antibiotics can confer antibiotic resistance. Microcyn Technology is not an antibiotic. ...
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    10-10-2017, 12:50 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    Your reply seems to mock my question, but I asked the question in earnest. From reading the material about this unit, its intended purpose is for...
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    10-09-2017, 08:00 PM
    Pretty much, I check around every time I need to restock. You never know when a pet/veterinarian website will have a sale or promotion. ...
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    10-09-2017, 07:13 PM
    Do you know what the balloon size of the new catheter is? It should be printed on the packaging. A 5cc balloon should be filled with 10cc of water....
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    10-09-2017, 07:01 PM
    Possibly you were sent a silicone coated latex foley catheter or an hydrophilic polymer coated latex catheter.
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    10-09-2017, 06:57 PM
    Permobil Power Wheelchair Crash Test Results: ...
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