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    Sepsis without a UTI??

    I recently was hospitalized for severe sepsis, thankfully I caught it in time and was pumped full of antibiotics for 5 days, but none of the doctors could explain to me how I contracted the the...
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    gosh, I wish there was a way we could hire...

    gosh, I wish there was a way we could hire caregivers from foreign countries but I don't think it's possible. They have to be highly educated to qualify for H1B visas, and those nurses are registered...
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    It's really interesting you say you had a hard...

    It's really interesting you say you had a hard time finding caregivers, because I had a friend who went there to visit Salt Lake and they put a post on craigslist and received a lot of responses. The...
  4. sorry for the late response, but I have I decent...

    sorry for the late response, but I have I decent amount of teno in my left wrist and I had tendon transfer surgery on that same hand which gives me a decent amount of pinch tension with my thumb and...
  5. I just wanted to thanks those for the suggestions...

    I just wanted to thanks those for the suggestions to switch to Enemeez, through some trial and error I cut down on my stool softener to 100 mg twice a day and started doing my program in bed again...
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    Article on "A Shortage of caregivers"

    I'm down to only two caregivers and my mother, who is getting old, and I am always stressed out about losing one of my caregivers or worse losing my mother. Unfortunately, according to this article...
  7. I would highly recommend this leg bag opener....

    I would highly recommend this leg bag opener. I've had mine for well over a decade and it has been nothing but super reliable. A little pricey but it is in Canadian dollars, but the freedom that it...
  8. Thank you for your input, I certainly will take...

    Thank you for your input, I certainly will take any advice from anyone 36 years post! I also tried using Enemeez way back in the days, but it got a little too expensive, and to be honest I can't...
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    Unfortunately, in my area where it is so hard to...

    Unfortunately, in my area where it is so hard to find caregivers, the tables have turned and they know that they are in a position of power because they are in such high demand. I have a friend who...
  10. the magic bullets ripping were ripping your G.I....

    the magic bullets ripping were ripping your G.I. tract? Do you mind if I ask how and why?

    And I know we all had accidents once in a while, but did you notice ANY difference between Enemeeze and...
  11. Thank you ginl for your response, I've heard many...

    Thank you ginl for your response, I've heard many others suggest probiotics and prunes, so I will certainly add those to my diet.



    KLD, I think you might be right...when everyone talked about...
  12. Number 2 accidents always on bowel days.....WHY???

    Can somebody please help me figure this out. I do my bowel program every other day, last year I only had four accidents, but this year so far I have been having one or two every week. Nothing has...
  13. Thread: Just one day...

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    I echo that wish RJC, I'd love to have just a 1...

    I echo that wish RJC, I'd love to have just a 1 day of freedom from SCI life! JUST ONE DAY!
  14. Hi random, do you mind if I ask how long ago you...

    Hi random, do you mind if I ask how long ago you had the surgery? Also, what sort of protective instrumentation would you have asked for?
  15. the neck collar is a great idea, I will certainly...

    the neck collar is a great idea, I will certainly pick one up ASAP. And I will certainly let you know by hear of any other alternatives.



    Thank you for your input SCI nurse, the only surgery...
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    Hi Lynnifer, although I don't post often, you've...

    Hi Lynnifer, although I don't post often, you've helped me a few times when I really needed it and just wanted to thank you! I'm also certain there are thousands of CC members like myself you've...
  17. Spinal canal stenosis and severe neural foraminal narrowing. Should I do surgery???

    Within the last six months or so I've been experiencing arm numbness and tingling with a very slight reduction in arm strength and sensation when I turn my head to the left or look up in the sky. So...
  18. I have another LFT in two weeks so hopefully the...

    I have another LFT in two weeks so hopefully the levels are back to normal. Thanks again for the advice PBR
  19. for little over a month now. I don't have any...

    for little over a month now. I don't have any symptoms and my doctor asked if I was looking yellow or if my eyes look yellow, which neither is the case.
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    What made you decide to go to the ER? I'm...

    What made you decide to go to the ER? I'm wondering how you knew it was broken?
  21. Liver function test looks really bad - what should I do, I'm kind of freaking out?

    I just did a liver function test yesterday and my ALT and AST is way beyond the recommended range. I just started taking dantrolene over a month ago and my doctor told me to stop taking it...
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    I'm 15 years post injury and have really bad...

    I'm 15 years post injury and have really bad spasms. IMHO, nothing works better than marijuana for spasms. The CBD strains seem to do nothing to alleviate my spasms and I noticed that THC is the...
  23. Thread: Surgilube

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    I have been purchasing McKesson purchased through...

    I have been purchasing McKesson purchased through Amazon and seems to worked fine for me. I have sensation I can't really tell the difference between McKesson and Surgilube....
  24. I am a C4/5 quadriplegic and the only thing that...

    I am a C4/5 quadriplegic and the only thing that I use is a trackball mouse and Dragon speaking software. I never really use the regular keyboard anymore, and if I do I use the on-screen keyboard. ...
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    Ouch, the femur! I let my nephews sit on my lap...

    Ouch, the femur! I let my nephews sit on my lap all the time, I better rethink that.
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