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    Today, 05:45 PM
    When I have been in the hospital, for inpatient or out patient stays I have been asked verbally by the staff and/or by admission forms if I feel safe...
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    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    darty replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    Thanks KLD. I have a couple of lymph nodes they are concerned with. If we opt for the surgery I would go to Mayo Clinic or UCLA Medical Center.
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    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Botox in the Bladder in Care
    I had similar results with the longevity of the Botox treatments. I had four treatments done each about 8 months apart. I couldn't tell I'd had a...
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  • hlh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    Thank you for sharing this! It is a good idea to simply think about using a cushion. For transferring, my Dad probably needs the additional...
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  • darty's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:43 PM
    darty replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    Thanks for your support I'm an old quad 37 years and dance to my own beat but this is serious and we are doing everything possible to move forward. I...
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    09-21-2017, 10:07 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Bowel change in Care
    Actually, Valium has a sedative effect on the bowel and usually results in sluggish motility. Now that you are not taking Valium, your bowel motility...
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    09-21-2017, 03:00 PM
    darty replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    I know about the bladder removal surgery and it was discussed. My Urologist said the success/survival rate in older quads is not good. My Oncologist...
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    09-21-2017, 01:13 PM
    darty replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    I have used a 22fr 5cc all silicone SP for 27 years. Changed it every 2-3 weeks and still developed stage 2 adenocarcinoma. Stage 2 means it has...
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    09-21-2017, 10:53 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    Just for the record, I did not recommend or even mention Microcyn in this thread. And as for the catheter, I am not the only one who has had success...
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    09-20-2017, 10:41 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    The problem here is that none of us, including the SCI nurses, really know how much bleeding/blood in the urine that Sfedor408 is experiencing. Hard...
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    09-20-2017, 09:55 AM
    I was interested, and appreciated your review. This seemed to be a good fit for my Dad, who needs a folding chair, but was too pricey for him.
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    09-19-2017, 06:41 PM
    darty replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    Be very very careful. I had some bloody urine with tissue in December of 2016 and a scope came up clear. I was treated for a UTI and everything was...
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    09-19-2017, 04:11 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Blood Clots in Bladder in Care
    The Poiesis Duette catheter may be what you are looking for: You can request free samples of this catheter at : ...
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    09-19-2017, 03:05 PM
    Andy replied to a thread Jury Duty in Life
    I've gotten many a jury summons with a threatening tone to attend, yet strangely nothing ever happens when those letters just leap into the garbage...
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  • gjnl's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 12:48 PM
    Depending on your insurance requirements, you may not have a choice about having to get a seating evaluation by a physical or occupational therapist....
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    09-18-2017, 11:43 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread causes of disreflexia in Care
    You could go from 22fr to 18fr right now with very little difficulty. That stoma closes up so quickly around the catheter,
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    09-18-2017, 10:31 PM
    DME = Durable Medical Equipment Supplier ATP = Assistive Technology Professional
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  • gjnl's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 10:23 PM
    Try here: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?149212-letter-of-medical-for-a-cushion&highlight=cushion+letter+medical+necessity ...
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    09-18-2017, 08:32 PM
    Andy replied to a thread Jury Duty in Life
    If it didn't come registered mail, you never got it
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    09-18-2017, 07:31 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Jury Duty in Life
    I've gotten several summons to serve on juries, but have always gotten an exemption. In my jurisdiction, the clerk of courts sends a form that I...
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    09-18-2017, 03:53 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread causes of disreflexia in Care
    If you want to try the Poiesis Duetter, don't size up to a 24fr stoma. Currently, the largest catheter the company offers is an 18 fr. Several...
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    09-18-2017, 12:01 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Permobil distance display in Equipment
    What a juvenile, pejorative and patronizing comment to make. Inappropriate comments can't be masked with a smiley face. This man, with the name...
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  • gjnl's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 07:59 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Permobil distance display in Equipment
    I believe Curtiss-Wright provides the control modules to Permobil. You may want to contact them with your problem: ...
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  • gjnl's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 11:03 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Intermitent Catheters in Care
    Generally, coude tip catheters are used by men, especially in cases where an enlarged prostate makes it difficult to insert a straight catheter. ...
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