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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    everything takes time good you left a message for the surgeon Also good to talk to the surgeon's nurse He/She sees a lot of these type of...
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    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Many Kaiser insurance plans have no DME coverage at all, so I am actually not really surprised. It sounds like the PT and physician messed up on not...
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    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Big weather trouble in Life
    Yes, it is best for everyone to have a stash of drinking water for use in emergencies. I keep 4 gallon containers of drinking water stashed in my...
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    10-04-2015, 01:52 PM
    Do you have any DME coverage with your insurance? Why are you only purchasing out of your own pocket? (KLD)
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    10-04-2015, 10:30 AM
    Did you buy this new? It should have come with instructions about battery maintenance and charging. Some are designed to be kept plugged in between...
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    10-03-2015, 05:24 PM
    ??? Can you explain better where the sores are? What were you wearing on your feet before? Do you wear boots at night? If you are talking about...
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    10-03-2015, 10:23 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread L2 fracture in New SCI
    Were you not given a follow-up outpatient appointment with a spinal orthopedist or neurosurgeon? The hospital should have also given you discharge...
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    10-03-2015, 10:16 AM
    SCI-Nurse posted a visitor message on kaufen's profile
    What is your level and AIS class of spinal cord injury? Where do you live? Your incomplete profile makes your posts suspicious as not a legitimate...
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    10-02-2015, 09:33 AM
    lynnifer- I am so sorry that you have reached that tipping point. I have been in a similar situation and know that it is an awful feeling. It...
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    10-02-2015, 09:26 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread suprapubic? in Care
    Talk to your doctor about what to take. He is clearly more knowledgeable about what medications you are on and have been on. Double check your diet...
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    10-02-2015, 09:22 AM
    You need to be seen. Although classically, one of the signs is calf pain, everyone is different. If you can notice the difference in size, then GO TO...
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    10-02-2015, 09:18 AM
    Hope that you are still doing ok! CKF
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    10-02-2015, 09:18 AM
    That is the way that it should be done. It does take time and there is no way around it. As far as the color of the skin- if you have scar tissue,...
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    10-02-2015, 08:48 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread nontoxic mega colon in Care
    Its colostomy, not colonostomy. Have you seen your ostomy nurse to discuss issues about odor? There are chemicals you can put into your bag that can...
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    10-01-2015, 12:32 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Proctitis? in Care
    The proctitis could be an effect of your bowel program. It is an inflammation in the colon. How are they recommending that you treat it? Did they...
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    10-01-2015, 12:27 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread suprapubic? in Care
    Do you have any signs of an infection? Increased temp, increased spasticity, increased fatigue? That could lead to your bladder spasming and urine...
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    10-01-2015, 12:23 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread nontoxic mega colon in Care
    If you need laxatives, you should use them. But use them judiciously. Keep the amount to a minimum and see what you can accomplish with diet, fluids...
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    10-01-2015, 12:20 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread blindsided by lung cancer in Care
    So glad to hear that you are doing better. The way you tolerated all of this is amazing. It will take time to get your strength back, but over time...
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    10-01-2015, 12:17 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Torn bicep in Care
    Please let us know how you are doing. Good luck! CKF
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    09-30-2015, 10:35 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Inflatable bed bath in Equipment
    They work pretty well, although the water will only be about 4-6" deep, and it cools off pretty quick. You do need to have the right bedroom set up,...
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    09-30-2015, 10:30 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Play On Words in Life
    Not Cathy Terr, but I had a patient who used to always tease me saying "cath(y) done" when we finished his catheterization. I also worked with a...
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