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    Today, 04:14 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Intercourse w sp in Mobile Women
    I would make sure your bladder is empty and you could pull the catheter out during intercourse. It also depends on whether bladder spasms are a...
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    Today, 04:11 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Those with augment & mitro? in Care
    Vinegar is acetic acid and water. You can get diluted acetic acid as a preparation to use as a flush/cleanse. You should never use full strength...
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    Today, 12:57 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Gall bladder in Care
    Gallbladder issues are exacerbated by fatty food intake. Have you had an abdominal CT scan done to look at your gallbladder? Do you have gall stones?...
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    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Those with augment & mitro? in Care
    If the Botox worked, then it shouldn't cause spasms- just the opposite, it should relax the bladder and no spasms. Seems like it didn't work. We are...
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    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Post surgery AD in Care
    That is too high and you can stroke in that time. The incision pain is causing it. It only lasts that long because you take a pain pill or what? ...
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    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    The wound clinic knows what it is doing... the damage is from the bone out. what you are seeing is mot likely the top of it. That is why prevention...
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    Yesterday, 12:41 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Having stomach/back issues in Care
    Inguinal hernia should show up if they went low enough on CT scan and they usually do pelvic area unless MD specifically indicated abdominal only...
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    04-22-2017, 05:12 PM
    They will not lift you into the aisle chair. You would have to have someone do that who is traveling with you if you can't transfer yourself. Best to...
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    04-21-2017, 05:38 PM
    Are you motor incomplete? Your abdominal muscles are innervated from T7-T12, so doing voluntary muscle contraction to strengthen these may not be...
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    04-21-2017, 12:10 PM
    This is a resource for more information about wheelchair accessible tiny homes that those interested may find helpful: ...
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    04-21-2017, 09:37 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Having stomach/back issues in Care
    A lot of people have abdominal spasms- as well as spasms everywhere. Do you take an antispasmodic medication? See a spasticity specialist who could...
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    04-20-2017, 06:05 PM
    That can happen if the sling is too large for you. Size should be based not just on weight, but on "butt size" as well. I would be looking at a...
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    04-20-2017, 05:40 PM
    Patient becomes first in San Diego to get device, which allows walking, from VA By Jeanette Steele One minute, Lt....
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    04-20-2017, 05:30 PM
    No, that photo shows the wrong way to apply a sling like this. You should not have your arms on the outside of it. Cross your arms over your chest...
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    04-20-2017, 01:45 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Mystery Abdominal pain in Care
    I would just add to CWO's response. Right upper quadrant abdominal pain, especially associated with a meal high in fats is common in gall bladder...
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    04-20-2017, 01:17 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Mystery Abdominal pain in Care
    Gallstones in gallbladder. Good results from daily Bowel program? CWO
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    04-19-2017, 11:37 PM
    I am not aware of any, but you might want to contact the DBA (Disabled Businesspersons' Association) to see if they can help you out with resources:...
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    04-19-2017, 11:05 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread hibiclens in Care
    The manufacturer of Hibiclens (brand of chlorhexidine gluconate solution 4.0%) says it should not be used on mucosa (ie, the vulva, orally, or inside...
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    04-19-2017, 10:51 PM
    Joerns still makes the TurnCair, although it is currently restricted primarily to sales to the VA. You can contact them and arrange to talk to a...
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    04-19-2017, 09:30 PM
    See if you can find a realtor who does rentals, and ideally one who also has some type of mobility disability themselves. They can scope out places...
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