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    10-11-2019, 01:12 PM
    crags replied to a thread Reluctant to use Gentamicin in Care
    My Medicare part D had it on their formulary and I could get 75 vials for three month supply and the co-pay wasn't bad. All of the other supplies...
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    10-08-2019, 12:09 PM
    I use the adopted shifter mentioned above. While in theory it does work, it is difficult as a quad, and can exacerbate or lead to shoulder or hand...
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    10-08-2019, 11:59 AM
    crags replied to a thread Reluctant to use Gentamicin in Care
    If one accesses the research papers on the subject, I remember one of them saying that the gentamicin absorption through the bladder wall mucosa is...
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    10-07-2019, 11:02 AM
    crags replied to a thread Cutting Fingernails? in Care
    My aide does my fingers and the podiatrist does my feet.
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    10-07-2019, 11:00 AM
    I don't like to doctor shop, but I saw 3 MD's at the same practice, one a neurourologist. Couldn't get one to write the RX for gentamicin. They...
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    10-06-2019, 01:59 PM
    3 to 4 infections a year needing antibiotic, while not great, my urologist(s) said is nothing to be overly alarmed that considering our situation. ...
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    10-04-2019, 06:15 PM
    ER visits can be incredibly frightening. The gurneys do not afford sufficient skin protection and one can be on it anywhere from hours to most of...
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    10-03-2019, 12:08 PM
    I don't know what your mother's injury level is (if it is SCI) but I am a C6/C7 and take baclofen 20 mg four times a day and tizanidine 4 mg three...
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    10-02-2019, 06:16 PM
    crags replied to a thread Am I a medical mystery? in Care
    Sepsis seems like a "garbage can" diagnosis where when they choose one out what it is, that's what they call it. When I had three hospitalizations...
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    09-25-2019, 03:15 PM
    A C4/5 should probably not be pushing a manual chair, except perhaps for a very limited time inside one's home. The downsides vastly outweigh any...
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    09-21-2019, 03:53 PM
    At the very least, every month you should bleed out a bucketful of water out of the water heater or until it runs clear to drain out the minerals...
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    09-21-2019, 03:44 PM
    crags replied to a thread stool softener and dig stim in Care
    My caregiver coats the inside of my rectum with lidocaine first to lessen the AD. We wait about five minutes then pop in the suppository. On a good...
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    09-21-2019, 03:40 PM
    crags replied to a thread Pseudomonas in Care
    Perhaps, but I wouldn't count on it. I've had pseudomonas as a frequent flyer in my bladder is well over the years. As much as I hate seeing...
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    09-21-2019, 11:11 AM
    Be sure to let your plumbing contractor know you will need some way to drain the outlet of a water heater drain pan. This way you will never have to...
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    09-21-2019, 11:04 AM
    crags replied to a thread stones in Care
    I took hipprex probably about 25 to 30 years ago and stopped, but recently started again (31 years post). I've been taking oral antibiotic about 3...
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    09-20-2019, 12:23 PM
    crags replied to a thread Fistulotomy in Care
    I had one decades ago and it worked out fine.
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    09-20-2019, 12:22 PM
    crags replied to a thread stones in Care
    I had an augmentation about 16 years ago and ever since I was doing 24 hour urines I was consistently low in the optimal level of citrate, which is...
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    09-15-2019, 02:29 PM
    Will you be accessing the basement? If so, how? A cab style elevator which is expensive, or a less expensive stair glide or platform lift that you...
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    Hello Crags,
    I suffer from what I would call severe retraction as well. I am new to the whole condom catheter and what do you mean by the foam strap and velcro? The ones I have are from coloplast/coveen and they are pre-sticky? I have several samples and they keep falling!!!!
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    Hi Crags,
    I read your post about using the intermittent compression sleeves on your legs. I have recently posted questions about this but got a negative response from KLD. I still want to know about the possibilities of this product. I do have edema in right knee (just found out from MRI) but also interested to know if this equipment does what it says it does: warms up muscles, helps circulation, etc. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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