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    Today, 04:36 PM
    The flutter valve in a good leg bag prevents back flow. We used this method for years, and only cleaned the bag at the end of the day (with 10%...
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    Today, 04:25 PM
    The stones can cause the bladder spasms. No doubt about that one. Why do you think that you are "just" colonized? Is it the lack of other...
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    Today, 04:21 PM
    You may still be getting some "debris" from the new SP. Flushing your bladder with a tube in it, means that hopefully the solutions (although I am...
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    Today, 04:18 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread fungal infection in Care
    I would be careful spraying athlete's foot "medication" on any area that it is not recommended or. Not all fungus's are alike so the response may be...
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    Today, 04:16 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread pre cath care in Care
    While I am sure that the Vitamin C helps you, North Quad, it does not work for everyone. And the research shows that unless the urine is in your...
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    Today, 04:13 PM
    Have you tried anything other than medications to control the pain (#3)? Acupuncture? TENS? Imagery? These may be worth looking into. They have...
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    Today, 01:09 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Dreams in Life
    Carl Jung was the father of dream analysis. Interesting concept, widely used by classically trained Jungian psychotherapists, but there is a lot of...
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    Today, 12:58 PM
    I was involved once in a case where a middle-aged man drove his motorcycle too wide around a sharp turn on a rural (state) road head on into a truck....
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    Today, 12:51 PM
    Yes, the green funnel end (drain end) will fit onto a leg bag or leg bag extension tubing. Just remove the protective cap at the top input connector...
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    Today, 11:35 AM
    No, you just need to be sure you are using a catheter with a funnel distal end. Connect the catheter to the bag with that end (with the catheter...
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    Today, 11:29 AM
    I agree about the amount being too high. I would not be at all surprised to find that this young woman is being told to try to appear to be more...
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    Today, 09:45 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Dreams in Life
    Not remembering dreams is not the same as not dreaming. Dreaming occurs during REM sleep, and if you don't have any REM sleep at all (something that...
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    Today, 09:40 AM
    Well, in my state, the most you can get for "pain and suffering" is $250,000. There is no limit though on costs related to the disability or loss of...
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    Today, 07:52 AM
    Using a leg bag without straps to drain into (and later discard the urine) instead of a urinal would save you a lot of space needs, and makes easier...
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    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread quads who cath in Care
    I have seen "homemade" penile splints made for this...usually made by an OT. Will see if I can find something on-line. This one was developed at...
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    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread quads who cath in Care
    Will leave this question to those who do it. ckf
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    Yesterday, 09:47 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread pre cath care in Care
    The swabs are pretty much gone. I forgot about those, even. They were messy and many people did react to the iodine. ckf
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    Yesterday, 09:44 AM
    Good explanations. I am not sure there is much more to add. ckf
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    Yesterday, 09:42 AM
    First of all, no such thing as a silly question. How do you handle this by yourself? If at all possible, try to get someone to come by daily and...
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    08-14-2017, 01:58 PM
    I think that we need to move on from this. As a moderator, I have never poopoo'd (not sure that is a word) what someone posts about products,...
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    08-14-2017, 01:41 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread pre cath care in Care
    I would agree that the mechanical part of washing your hands and penis is important. Soap and water work great at home (not in the hospital setting)...
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    08-14-2017, 01:32 PM
    As you know and have guessed, when I said better, I meant that it was looking better, not the same or worse. There is no way that you could totally...
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    08-14-2017, 01:24 PM
    I should have said what you think triggered it.... not what caused it. Usually an activity can be pinpointed if you think about when it occurred......
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    08-13-2017, 09:16 PM
    Very much like the idea of the old Damaco D90 device (discontinued in 1999). You do need to be able to steer with the scooter type steering bar...
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    08-13-2017, 03:11 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Dreams in Life
    Scott, if you really want to have children, you could look into fostering or adoption of an older child (probably not an infant). (KLD)
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    08-13-2017, 02:37 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread pre cath care in Care
    You should probably be using anti-bacterial wipes as a start. Also, although you are not touching anything, washing your hands would not hurt. ...
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    08-13-2017, 02:34 PM
    At T6, you are definitely in the region for autonomic issues. Have you seen a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal issues?...
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    08-13-2017, 02:29 PM
    I would also stay off the toilet. You can do your bowel program in bed, with plenty of chux and lying on your L side for a short period of time. ...
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    08-13-2017, 02:25 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread fungal infection in Care
    While those anti-biiotics are lifesavers, they also can cause some unpleasant sie effects. Glad to hear you are better. \ckf
    15 replies | 2020 view(s)
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