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    Today, 02:33 PM
    If you are covered by Medicare, it is highly unlikely that Medicare will fund either one of these lifts. Medicare doesn't usually cover electric...
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    11-13-2018, 03:12 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Recent TBI/SCI in New SCI
    A more specific location may help us to suggest a spinal cord injury rehabilitation center where you could get a thorough work up, a treatment plan...
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    11-13-2018, 02:29 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Recent TBI/SCI in New SCI
    Where do you live?
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    11-12-2018, 05:11 PM
    Very probably Jim is right that many of these forum features aren't working. But, on the odds out chance, check the size of the image you are trying...
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    11-11-2018, 12:59 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread My first post. Just joined. in Life
    :welcome::welcome::welcome: Hi Sarah!
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    11-10-2018, 05:08 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Constant sleepiness in Care
    I get it "Nick047." But on a site like this, we deal in possibilities based on minimalistic descriptions of symptoms. It is not unusual for posters...
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    11-10-2018, 04:40 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread need new bed in Equipment
    You don't necessarily have a choice of the brand of bed you are going to get. The brand of bed depends largely on the region of Medicare you are in...
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    11-10-2018, 01:56 PM
    I think your experiences and similar experiences that I have had living in or in near proximity to a large metropolitan area with several major...
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    11-09-2018, 03:59 PM
    Anne Suskind at UCSF (University of California San Francisco) should be plugged into the staff of neurourologists at UCSF. Emil Tanagho is or was at...
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    11-09-2018, 11:02 AM
    Preventing and treating orthostatic hypotension: As easy as A, B, CJUAN J. FIGUEROA, MD, JEFFREY R. BASFORD, MD, PhD, and PHILLIP A. LOW, MD ...
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    11-08-2018, 07:17 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Constant sleepiness in Care
    Since sleep studies are recommended for either sleep apnea or narcolepsy diagnosis, the good news is that if the original poster finds a doctor who...
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    11-08-2018, 02:24 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Constant sleepiness in Care
    What kind of a pattern can you discern in five sentences?
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    11-08-2018, 11:44 AM
    You are experiencing orthostatic hypotension. One aid often recommended is a sacral lumbar support. Possibly that strap is working much like a...
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    11-08-2018, 11:40 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread Constant sleepiness in Care
    Another possibility is Narcolepsy. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Narcolepsy-Fact-Sheet What is...
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    11-06-2018, 11:34 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Opinions wanted in Cure
    Let us look it this way...a spinal cord injury is a lot like many cables have been severed. See the attached photo. Some how, all of those...
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    11-05-2018, 07:37 PM
    In my experience the phlegm/mucus accident is cause by mucous membrane irritation, i.e., bisacodyl remaining in the rectal vault after a bowel...
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    11-05-2018, 06:07 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Batteries in Equipment
    Just a reminder, as our SCI nurses have done when the subject of these electric devices have been mentioned on this forum, nothing pejorative. It is...
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    11-05-2018, 04:53 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Batteries in Equipment
    Not to mention, you can get a nasty burn from electric blankets, throws, and mattress covers when they are resting on an area where you can't feel...
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    11-03-2018, 10:36 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread need new bed in Equipment
    I don't perceive that the original poster, "Alan", is asking about mattress recommendation. He says "I needed new bed. I know I need a prescription...
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    11-03-2018, 10:29 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Urinary Leg Bag Covers in Equipment
    It is unclear in your question what you are looking for. There are many ways that you can get or have a leg bag cover sewn. You are responding...
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    11-03-2018, 04:52 PM
    This article maybe of interest to you. The entire study is printed here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4777792/ How botulinum...
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    11-03-2018, 02:28 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread need new bed in Equipment
    If you bed will be funded by Medicare, you don't have much choice in make or features. Medicare has a few beds that they will cover and if that...
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    11-03-2018, 02:21 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Batteries in Equipment
    I had this discussion with a Permobil representative at the Abilities Expo in San Mateo last week. She said when deciding when to charge your...
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    11-02-2018, 10:31 PM
    Invacare has been in "deep yogurt" for some time with the FDA and other regulatory agencies. There have been many warnings on Care Cure Community...
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    11-02-2018, 12:44 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Bowel question in Care
    Changes in stool color can be a result of changes in medications and diet. If you haven't added any new medications and your diet hasn't changed,...
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    10-29-2018, 08:01 PM
    Or the $12.00 to park!
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    10-29-2018, 07:46 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Battery backup in Computers
    A couple years ago, I purchased an APC Back-UPS750. It powers my iMac, a router, modem, 1 portable phone base station and 1 portable extension phone...
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    10-29-2018, 03:27 PM
    Attended the Expo on Friday. It was a smaller show than even last year. Permobil/Roho, Quantum, and Ki were the only wheelchair vendors there. ...
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    10-28-2018, 05:21 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Depressed AF in Care
    Your profile indicates that you teach English. Do you still teach?
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