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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread InfraspinatusTendon tear in Care
    Are either of your parents receiving SS benefits (either SSDI, SSI, or SS retirement)? If so, you may be able to qualify for Medicare under their...
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    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Good will hunting in Life
    American remake of "The Intouchables" (2011 French film). I hope it is good; I loved the French film (which is based on a true story). I am a bit...
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    12-16-2018, 11:29 PM
    I am so sad. Exchanged many PMs with her over the years, and always got a lot out of her posts. Will miss her terribly. (KLD)
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    12-16-2018, 04:08 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread quad in Care
    Is there anyone else you can call that you could talk through doing a one-time irrigation? It is not difficult, but does take some manual dexterity....
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    12-16-2018, 12:03 PM
    Her sister is posting any news on Lynnifer's FB wall. According to the sister, Lynnifer is still in the ICU on a ventilator. Unclear if she is...
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    12-16-2018, 12:01 PM
    Get back with your surgeon. This is not something we can resolve through our forums. (KLD)
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    12-16-2018, 11:58 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Bladder stones zapped in Care
    How long after eating do you have this problem? Have you been checked for gall bladder stones or inflammation? (KLD)
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    12-16-2018, 11:56 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread InfraspinatusTendon tear in Care
    Do you mean Medi-Cal (Medicaid in California)? Since your profile doesn't indicate where in the USA you live, nor your age or time since injury, it...
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    12-16-2018, 01:48 AM
    Suggest you get back with the enterostomal therapy nurse (ET or CWOCN) who you worked with (hopefully) prior to and immediately after your surgery to...
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    12-16-2018, 01:44 AM
    Medicare has pretty strict guidelines for when they will pay for touchless type catheterization kits, regardless of whether you do your own caths or...
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    12-16-2018, 01:31 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread low nightime 0xygen in Care
    Did you have a full sleep study, or just measurement of your 02 saturation at night? If the latter, then you should probably have a full sleep study...
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    12-16-2018, 01:22 AM
    Not directly related. The bladder pressure can only be measured during a urodynamics study. It is the pressure of the urine against the walls of...
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    12-15-2018, 11:35 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread InfraspinatusTendon tear in Care
    I would consider seeing a different orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder surgery, and who will take the time to take your needs into...
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    12-15-2018, 02:29 AM
    Welcome back, Dave! You were missed. Are you working with a urologist on your bladder management issues? Have you considered using a mobility...
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    12-14-2018, 10:37 PM
    You need to see a physician. My best guess is that you have gastritis or an ulcer, most likely associated with over-use of your NSAID. Do antacids...
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    12-14-2018, 08:48 PM
    Botox is an option for those with indwelling catheters that cannot take or cannot tolerate the side effects of the anticholenergic meds (like...
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    12-14-2018, 01:01 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread InfraspinatusTendon tear in Care
    If you have a complete tear is it unlikely to heal without surgery. In my clinical experience, most people have a good outcome with this surgery,...
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    12-14-2018, 12:09 PM
    Have you seen a physician about this? What problems do you have other than loose bowel movements? Cramping? Nausea? Have you been evaluated for a...
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    12-14-2018, 03:41 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread 4X4 China e-bike in Equipment
    This is foot pedal powered...if you are very incomplete, you might be able to do it, but would not work for most people with SCI/D. (KLD)
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    12-14-2018, 03:38 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread InfraspinatusTendon tear in Care
    More than 2-3 injections can cause this problem, regardless of the amount of time between each injection. (KLD)
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    12-13-2018, 10:05 PM
    I have seen ceiling lifts installed in modified motor homes, but the roof has to be specially reinforced to take the load. Can you not set up your...
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    12-13-2018, 10:03 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread InfraspinatusTendon tear in Care
    Repeated cortisone shots can weaken the tendons and make more tears more likely. (KLD)
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    12-13-2018, 07:06 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Recent TBI/SCI in New SCI
    SCIWORA is rare in adults; it nearly always occurs in children or infants. Certainly we cannot make a diagnosis over the internet. I suggest you go...
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    12-13-2018, 07:02 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread is calcium my enemy now?? in Care
    How much calcium are you taking? Are you taking it with vitamin D? There is little evidence that calcium supplementation helps with osteoporosis...
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    12-13-2018, 02:31 PM
    I agree. Consider writing more; perhaps approach New Mobility to do an article for them about your life experiences after SCI/D. That would be a way...
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    12-13-2018, 02:24 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread InfraspinatusTendon tear in Care
    It is likely that you will NOT be allowed to move your shoulder, nor bear any weight through your arm for some weeks after any type of rotator cuff...
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    12-13-2018, 01:08 AM
    Because, as above, getting to it surgically is difficult due to the other organs, nerves, and blood vessels in that area. Also, urine being such an...
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