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    11-12-2019, 07:17 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread winter in Life
    the "D" pads need to be able to rotate from the start position (arms up-angle ~45*) to 180*/straight down lifted position, so ~135* and the axis...
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    11-12-2019, 03:55 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread winter in Life
    Here is my pants up easy set up. I mounted it across the window framing. It protrudes a lot, enough to mount above a toilet, I think. I want to...
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    11-12-2019, 12:04 AM
    went to "Motherless Brooklyn" tonight. Good flick!
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    11-09-2019, 11:44 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    I should add, you will develop an awareness of the thing. My bag is intersected by my blue jeans waist (no belt). I leave the top of the bag...
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    11-09-2019, 10:51 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    My stoma is just above my slightly low beltline. never has been a problem
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    11-09-2019, 10:43 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread winter in Life
    Get one leg amputated. It really speeds things up you wouldn’t believe how easy it is now
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    11-09-2019, 11:12 AM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    I change the flange every four days (when I shower) but have had occasions to leave it five and six days. The bags I change when they get yucky. If...
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    11-05-2019, 10:53 AM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread It has happened again in Life
    I AM 72 years old (24 yrs T12). I am hanging in pretty well. Had my right leg amputated at the knee last week because of wounds that would never...
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    11-04-2019, 10:35 AM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Walkers- Alinker in Equipment
    It looks like an invitation to a header! (If the front brakes work at all)
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    11-02-2019, 02:50 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread winter in Life
    I got a Pant's Up Easy. It's great, allows me to hang from my armpits, off the cushion while pulling pants up and tucking myself in. If you can...
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    11-02-2019, 10:53 AM
    IMO a one way valve is absolutely neccessary and not having one leaves you vulnerable to reflux into your kidneys which is very dangerous! Most bags...
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    10-29-2019, 09:53 PM
    ChesBay replied to a thread effects of amputation in Care
    Wishing you all the best Phil. Glad you are on the “other side of it” and wishing a fast recovery.
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    10-29-2019, 06:20 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread effects of amputation in Care
    I went in Thursday, amputation was through the knee/joint, and I was released today, Wed. Somehow I managed to have a pretty severe constipation...
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    10-25-2019, 02:39 PM
    ChesBay replied to a thread how to adjust brakes in Equipment
    Are the bolts on the brakes all snug? I have found that if there is some play in the brake/levers themselves a little bit of play/loose feeling can...
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    10-24-2019, 10:13 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread just a vent in Life
    I agree absolutely atrocious
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    10-23-2019, 01:03 PM
    ChesBay replied to a thread Discharge with an Ostomy in Care
    Here’s a thread on the topic: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?144577-Anal-Discharge&highlight=Anal+discharge+colostomy
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    10-23-2019, 11:35 AM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Discharge with an Ostomy in Care
    About two years post-colostomy, I started getting brownish effluvia of the butt. The GI docs said it was diversion colitis. Apparently the walls of...
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    10-20-2019, 12:55 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread effects of amputation in Care
    thanks!
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    10-19-2019, 06:30 PM
    Great article, thank you KLD.
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    10-19-2019, 06:24 PM
    ChesBay replied to a thread effects of amputation in Care
    Here's on post from "back when" I recall he had both legs amputated. It's a discussion on amputation but a bit more extensive than you are...
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    10-19-2019, 05:08 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread effects of amputation in Care
    Want to hear from amputees!! A week from now will be a little late to find out how dumb it was to have done this!!!
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    10-19-2019, 01:53 PM
    There is terrible rear quarter visibility out of my GTI, so I made this better mirror out of quarter-inch reflective lucite. This was a great...
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    10-17-2019, 05:30 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Vacation at nursing? in Caregiving
    I looked at your profile. Audiophile? Me too, and I play trumpet as much as possible. Music is transformative. Apple trees? Tell us a little; it...
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    10-17-2019, 03:18 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Vacation at nursing? in Caregiving
    Don't know if it's possible, but you can dream, can't you?! And sorry to hear your life is being compromised by broken persons.
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    10-16-2019, 04:17 PM
    You betcha! Those shiftless Canucks living off their socialistic grandaddy guvement!:) Make my blood boil! NOT! actually it's posts like yours...
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