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  1. i am a t6 incomplete and only used the board in...

    i am a t6 incomplete and only used the board in rehab, and after my shoulder surgery about 6 years ago for a few months till my shoulder was recovered.
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    i am still here also 10 years and counting. this...

    i am still here also 10 years and counting. this place has taught me so much in this new life.
  3. Thread: GJ has passed

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    so sorry NL my condolences to you and your family.

    so sorry NL my condolences to you and your family.
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    unfortunately we all get it. you solve 1 thing...

    unfortunately we all get it. you solve 1 thing and another comes up it is the nature of SCI and it sucks!!! i struggle on the daily to stay out of the hospital, if it isn't 1 thing it's the other...
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    1st step id debriding the wound and removing the...

    1st step id debriding the wound and removing the infected bone and culturing the wound to see what antibiotics will work on it. next step is IV antibiotics for a few months then closure either by...
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    i am another for ABC medical have never had any...

    i am another for ABC medical have never had any issues.
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    you need to be completely off of it i was off of...

    you need to be completely off of it i was off of mine for the better part of 6 months with 1 failed flap and 1 flap which took but it was months of recovery. i had a month or more in the hospital 1...
  8. also along with the above suggestions doing your...

    also along with the above suggestions doing your bp every day instead of every other day may help also.
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    completely agree about the politics forum which...

    completely agree about the politics forum which is why i extremely rarely even read anything there. don't like it don't read it.
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    welcome and good luck shaun i have been lax the...

    welcome and good luck shaun i have been lax the last few weeks last week i lost 1.4 this week i was up 1.8 and i am sure i will be up again next week as i haven't been watching like i should be....
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    if it has no support then it could cause a...

    if it has no support then it could cause a pressure sore eventually definately try to find a to find a surgeon with SCI experience.
  12. Thread: Sleep apnoea

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    i have it as well i am supposed to be using a...

    i have it as well i am supposed to be using a biped machine however Medicare is fighting it for some reason. i am currently using O2,not a perfect solution but it is i think working for the time...
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    why are you having surgery on it is it causing...

    why are you having surgery on it is it causing issues with pain or spasms? issues with pressure sores? etc. do you stand? i had my ankle reconstructed 2 times because the first 1 as i walk with...
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    went and weighed in today instead of last night...

    went and weighed in today instead of last night and i am down 4.6 pounds from 2 weeks ago.
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    have another ultrasound to check for stones i...

    have another ultrasound to check for stones i would irrigate everyday to hopefully avoid having to change it every 2 weeks. this may help keep it in check.
  16. Thread: Interstim?

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    i had it and as KLD has said had it removed....

    i had it and as KLD has said had it removed. didn't work at all.
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    good for you john! didn't weigh in this week as...

    good for you john! didn't weigh in this week as we had a bad snow storm again. last week i stayed the same so i take that as a win.
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    well was 2.8 pounds up last week no weigh in this...

    well was 2.8 pounds up last week no weigh in this week as it was a blizzard here tonight. but i have been back on track for the most part, although weekends are tough and with Super Bowl weekend...
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    as i said if they do the anterior approach it is...

    as i said if they do the anterior approach it is basically day surgery if you have help, however he didn't even need help or a walker or crutches afterward. i was home and he was restricted to...
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    they are doing anterior replacements now a days...

    they are doing anterior replacements now a days which is supposed to be much easier. if your still having issues i suggest you ask about doing this type of surgery. it generally is day surgery or it...
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    well weighed in this past week and surprisingly...

    well weighed in this past week and surprisingly only gained 1.8 pounds. guess i was keeping to it for the most part!!
  22. Thread: Clear Urine

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    you need to get a culture and sensitivity done to...

    you need to get a culture and sensitivity done to maybe determine the cause of the mucous if that shows no answers you need to be tested for both bladder and kidney stones
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    i eat everything meat and all mainly chicken,...

    i eat everything meat and all mainly chicken, fish and beef but will also eat lamb rabbit and such when i can get it out. absolutely love duck.
  24. Thread: wheelchair

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    as i said before my last chair was 6 years old...

    as i said before my last chair was 6 years old with i don't know how many bearings and such replaced last straw was it needed a new back, my new chair is still using my old spynergy wheels with new...
  25. Thread: wheelchair

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    i too needed a new back 6 years after i got my...

    i too needed a new back 6 years after i got my chair the DME said medicare wouldn't pay for 1 because the chair was too old. i just got a new chair worked out great for me. as this new chair fits me...
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