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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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...
    23 replies | 3536 view(s)
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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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    04-18-2017, 12:51 PM
    You're right, changing the catheter about once a month, you have a 4 year supply. I'm personally not motivated enough to use the glycerin...
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    04-17-2017, 10:43 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread CPAP and urine production in Care
    Yes, I see that now that you pointed it out...the realities are that most people, just like me read over it or maybe didn't read all of the previous...
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    04-17-2017, 10:27 PM
    It is definitely worth paying a tax attorney or accountant to take a look at your particular situation rather than having any of us shade tree tax...
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    04-17-2017, 08:53 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Sp in Care
    The first link I provided has many types of catheter securement devices. I didn't post it as an advertisement for the website. That particular...
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    04-17-2017, 08:13 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Sp in Care
    Scott's experience is what I would expect from downsizing from a 20 or 22 to an 18. As for anchoring...you can use a good quality paper tape like...
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    04-17-2017, 02:10 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Sp in Care
    Anchoring would probably help. What kind of catheter are you using? If you have been using latex for a long while, your skin may have become...
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    04-16-2017, 04:04 PM
    As KLD pointed, some cities do farm out enforcement of their on street metered parking and other city owned lots and structures to private ...
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