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    Today, 12:29 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Robot "support" dog in Equipment
    But it doesn't do bowel or bladder care, suctioning, quad coughing, or other personal care. Call me back when they come up with a real support robot!...
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    Today, 09:53 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Manuka honey? in Care
    I echo the comments above. ckf
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    Today, 09:52 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread What's up with Microcyn? in Care
    I vaguely remember the same technique but not 100% sure of what type of catheter they used, although the above makes sense. ckf
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    Today, 09:50 AM
    This drug was used many years ago and had very mixed reviews. It will not hurt you and if you are having problems, it may help. In my opinion, you...
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    Today, 09:44 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread CHange in bowel habits in Care
    Besides your diet and fluid intake, what else do you do for your bowel program? Also, even though you are having these problems, you are still doing...
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    Today, 09:43 AM
    Bladder spasms can cause leakage so for this reason some people go on medication to prevent it, if it becomes a problem. Nothing is 100% foolproof,...
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    Today, 08:01 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Abilities Expo in Equipment
    Here is information about the upcoming Expos. What time of year are you planing to visit, and where? Note that the one in Chicago is a year from...
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    Today, 03:19 AM
    Dubious stem cell clinical trials marketed on NIH websiteSan Diego Union-Tribune, July 19, 2017 by Bradley J. Fikes Potentially dangerous stem...
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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    Won't your health insurance cover a new one? Also, have you tried to get it repaired? They are not difficult to service, and the company may even...
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    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Manuka honey? in Care
    Medihoney is the brand that I am most familiar with, but there are others out there. We have had good results most times with it. Hope that it...
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    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Summer Exhaustion and Food in Care
    Let us know what you discover with the pulse ox. ckf
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    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    Given the time of year, my first thought would be that maybe you are a little dehydrated? Are you drinking enough? Have you made any dietary...
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    Yesterday, 01:46 AM
    Actually, if you are denied care or an exam by a medical clinic due to your disability or inaccessibility of their facilities, this is a violation of...
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    07-18-2017, 08:24 AM
    Keep us posted on how you are doing. ckf
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    07-18-2017, 08:22 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread hips in Care
    I would strongly encourage you to see someone in a seating clinic. They can take a look at your pressure mapping, cushion, chair and posture. 10-11...
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    07-18-2017, 03:42 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Northern states - snow in Life
    You might want to look at coastal Washington and Oregon. Little snow, but cooler summers, and rain is much easier to handle in the winters than snow...
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    07-17-2017, 05:52 PM
    Baby Boomers turn to stem cells for help with painful jointsSan Diego Union-Tribune, July 17, 2017 by Bradley J Fikes For pain doctor Mark...
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    07-17-2017, 10:11 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Northern states - snow in Life
    I think you will find a lot of people here who already live in snowy areas who are trying to find a way to move to areas with little or no snow, not...
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    07-17-2017, 09:54 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Can't take it anymore! in Pain
    That is my experience as well. In addition, this procedure (cordotomy or cordectomy) can cause a whole lot of other problems. (KLD)
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    07-17-2017, 09:26 AM
    I would definitely echo KLD in that you need to be seen by someone who has knowledge in this area. Infectious disease or dermatology are good...
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    07-17-2017, 09:24 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread hips in Care
    A your muscles atrophy from lack of use, it is not uncommon to get musculoskeletal problems. You need then to help keep the joints in place. I...
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    07-17-2017, 09:21 AM
    Absolutely. Baclofen is one of those medications that you need to wean from, not just stop. I would talk to your prescriber immediately and see...
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    07-17-2017, 09:19 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread A card for AD in Care
    All good advice. Please keep a card with you at all times. It could be what saves your life. ckf
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    07-17-2017, 09:17 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread crazy bowel program in Care
    My suggestion is to take a critical look at your program. You know what you are eating, drinking, and what medications you are taking. You also...
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    07-17-2017, 09:12 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread What's up with Microcyn? in Care
    I am not going to comment on kld's decision, since I am not sure all of her thought process. I would like to add that as a moderator, we do our best...
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    07-16-2017, 05:23 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread What's up with Microcyn? in Care
    Multiple threads about where to buy this really are not a good use of this forum. Suggest you most those questions over to the Equipment & Services...
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    07-16-2017, 05:14 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread crazy bowel program in Care
    Not sure how you can say this, especially if unfamiliar with this member's history of problems with their bowels. (KLD)
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    07-16-2017, 12:38 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread crazy bowel program in Care
    While doing daily bowel care works for many, from previous posts by the OP, it has not worked for him. There is not one solution to bowel programs...
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    07-16-2017, 12:36 PM
    I would sit very cautiously. Any break in the skin integrity makes underlying tissue more vulnerable to pressure. Sit for 1-2 hours and inspect...
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    07-16-2017, 11:15 AM
    Just be very cautious with pyramid schemes like this. A good way to loose your initial investment, and drive away all your friends who hate getting...
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    07-16-2017, 10:11 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread crazy bowel program in Care
    If you were my client, I would seriously recommend a colostomy. The improvement in quality of life experienced by others who have gone this route,...
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    07-16-2017, 10:08 AM
    Here is some information about the latest treatments for herpes simplex. You may need to consult with an infectious disease physician. ...
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    07-15-2017, 05:55 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Bladder stones in Care
    Bladder stones (or kidney or ureter stones) can definitely cause AD, and are often associated with the use of indwelling catheters. Sediment is often...
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