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    10-19-2017, 11:00 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    Letting my body expel the bulk, and then gentle, short, dig stim is exactly what I do. One complication is that my hips are fused. If I could lean...
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    10-19-2017, 06:07 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    I do something quite similar. Having only done this 22 times I am still learning, but the last little blob seems to come out about 45 minutes after...
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    10-18-2017, 03:20 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    With either set up the routine is to empty the rectum, press the stoma cone into my rectum, put in 1 liter of water, and hold for two minutes. Upon...
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    10-18-2017, 03:20 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    And the second with a Coloplast Colon Irrigation kit sold to folks with colostomies. This is analogous to the Irypump S. Mine came from Allegro...
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    10-18-2017, 03:18 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    The Coloplast Assura Stoma Cone has worked well for me: https://www.coloplast.us/assura-colotip-en-us.aspx. Shop around. Prehaps you can even get a...
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    09-30-2017, 11:58 PM
    Try looking here http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?259791-Are-there-directions-for-attaching-photos
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    09-29-2017, 10:52 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    Not sure what I am even looking at in the photo below...not sure I want to know. The black thing is a marine transfer fuel pump, a squeeze bulb...
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    09-29-2017, 10:28 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    This picture did not post. Here is my next try
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    09-29-2017, 10:25 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    I hold the cath like this (with a glove of course): I press on my anus / hemorrhoid to keep the water in. It usually goes 200 ~ 300 mL before...
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    09-29-2017, 02:58 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    Here is my DIY solution. The point was to see if colon irrigation had any future for me without breaking the bank. So far, it has been the best...
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    09-29-2017, 01:02 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    I am trying a DIY solution - cost so far about $20 - and it is working great for me. Should have done it years ago.
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    09-29-2017, 12:58 PM
    I was told a couple of weeks ago by the SCI nurse at Sharp San Diego that Peristeen is not covered by Medicare.
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    09-28-2017, 11:17 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    emanshiu See above by paraparajumper --- GoldPharma.com
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    09-28-2017, 11:14 PM
    I am an old paraplegic, 51 years in the chair, but new colon irrigator. There is information on the IryPump S on my DIY Pulse Irrigation post from a...
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    09-27-2017, 11:18 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    I have cathed myself to drain urine about 45,000 times. So I have some idea what I am doing. Have done the colon irrigation 4 times, and each day is...
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    09-25-2017, 01:30 PM
    gac3rd replied to a thread DIY Pulse Irrigation for $20 in Care
    Thanks for responding papaparajumper. Read your stage 4 post and you have my heart. I have not been there - but, after 51 years in a chair, I can see...
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    09-25-2017, 12:07 AM
    Decided to try a homebrew Pulse Irrigation Machine. It consists of: A Marine Transfer Fuel Pump with 6 mm end fittings (two pumps for about...
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Date of injury (NA if not spinal-injured)?:
27 March 1966
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San Diego, CA, USA
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Retired Electrical Engineering Professor

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T4 complete, 150 ft fall, 1966. Completely fused hips, partially fused knees and spine, heterotopic ossification. Unsuccessful DREZ surgery about 1990. Successful bladder augmentation using small intestine about 1992. Normal SCI IC UTI problems culminating in a hospital stay in 2001. No antibiotics or doctor visits for UTI since 2001: d-mannose. Your mileage may vary.

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