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    Today, 04:10 PM
    About 7 years ago I purchased an Invavare electric hospital bed ( model 5410IVC) . I don?t like using a hospital bed but it has served as a good way...
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    11-18-2019, 01:38 PM
    pfcs49 replied to a thread Stairs/Lift combo in Equipment
    very great! I wonder what the lift chair costs?
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    11-17-2019, 09:58 PM
    I think it varies by state. I can remember being in NJ visiting family years ago and they wanted an RX for catheters (may have changed since then). I...
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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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