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    Today, 02:25 AM
    The RGO looks good. You want a sling with the buttocks open, as this is the easiest to get in place when laying down and easily remove when you are...
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    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    Here is one TBI severity scale that is commonly used: SourceMild, Moderate, and Severe TBI Traumatic Brain Injury severity is commonly described as...
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    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    Interesting because uti's usually cause a ton of spasms in the bladder and urethra. CKF
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    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Had another flap in Care
    I agree that you need to get the wound healed before sitting. You have had enough surgery on your skin to last a lifetime (or maybe two). Tell the...
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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Joint cartilage!? in Care
    Osteoporosis tends to effect the long bones first. Over time, it can effect the joint, but that is not usually where it starts. The cracking can be...
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    Yesterday, 11:13 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Foley Tube Vapor Lock in Care
    Thanks for posting this. CKF
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    Yesterday, 03:09 AM
    No. Two different women. "The Other Side of the Mountain" was written about Jill Kinmont Boothe, an Olympics-bound skier who was injured in a ski...
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    01-28-2015, 10:53 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread blood in urine in Care
    Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids and also that you tape or use a belt to hold the foley in place. The constant pulling can cause irritation...
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    01-28-2015, 10:52 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Joint cartilage!? in Care
    Damage to cartilage is not done by being in a wheelcahir, but more likely the improper use of joints. It is important to balance independence and...
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    01-28-2015, 10:50 AM
    Glad to have you back, GJ. I think that one take home point is that sometimes when we try to do the right thing for a problem, we end up...
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    01-28-2015, 10:41 AM
    Good advice. Unfrotunately, once you have a spinal cord injury, you ned to rely on joints that were not made for the work that they now have to do. ...
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    01-28-2015, 10:31 AM
    I would also suggest the microcyn procedure that is described in many posts here. It will not hurt anything and can only help. Also, make sure that...
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    01-28-2015, 10:26 AM
    It has to do with the sensory impulses that are sent through the nerves. Even though you can not feel them, they run to the spinal cord and cause...
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    01-28-2015, 10:25 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Had another flap in Care
    Hang in there. It seems as though you are doing everything that you should be at this point. It can be a difficult haul, because you are...
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    01-28-2015, 02:05 AM
    I believe the rule with medical expenses is that you can only deduct those that are over 10% of your adjusted gross income, and of course not those...
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    01-27-2015, 02:03 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Trouble With Balls in Life
    Boy, am I tired of hearing about over and under inflated balls (or is it egos??) on the radio and TV!!!! Hope this all goes away after the...
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    01-27-2015, 01:48 PM
    I would encourage you to work with the therapy staff who do seating and mobility equipment ordering at your VA SCI Center. They should have...
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    01-26-2015, 11:26 AM
    Sometimes the allergy is not to the medication, but to the fillers that the pharmaceutical companies use to hold the medication together. I would...
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    01-26-2015, 11:21 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Foley Tube Vapor Lock in Care
    Let us know if you find out anything. CKF
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    01-26-2015, 11:19 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Supra pubic cathater 101 in Care
    Totally agree with last post. If you are concerned about the immediate post op care, it is a fairly straight forward procedure. You should go...
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    01-26-2015, 01:50 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Supra pubic cathater 101 in Care
    There is nothing special about how SP catheter surgery is done for someone with SCI compared to when it is done for an AB person. Not all urologists...
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    01-25-2015, 04:05 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Evangelical helpers in Life
    The Holocaust also can account for 5-6 million or so... (KLD)
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    01-25-2015, 03:47 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Foley Tube Vapor Lock in Care
    You need to be sure there is no dependent loop (any tubing lower than the top of the bag) firstly. If you have excessive tubing, it should be coiled...
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