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  1. Thread: Carowinds?

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    Carowinds?

    Anyone been recently? I called today b/c I don't want to drive 2 hrs and pay too much money if the insane husband can't ride whatever he wants. The "guide for persons with disabilities" is only...
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    Buying a fishing pole for the husband at Kmart...

    Buying a fishing pole for the husband at Kmart and the cashier says "Wow, he gets around good". I politely smile and try to pay for the damn thing. Then "I used to take care of someone LIKE THAT". ...
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    policy change

    SUCKS!!!! Probably from the constant abuse of lazy a**holes who run to fetch the chairs so they could skip line. SAD :(
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    shameless plug? www.mythirtyone.com/gingermartin...

    shameless plug? www.mythirtyone.com/gingermartin but won't be back in time for Chrimstmas. Really awesome gift ideas, though. Nurses love the mini organizer and Everyone needs an organizing utility...
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    See. here's the deal. insurance (w/c) will pay...

    See. here's the deal. insurance (w/c) will pay for the vehicle to be modified and the winters where we live are horrible. So we can buy a regular vehicle or we can buy a regular vehicle and have...
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    Great point... a little worried about his...

    Great point... a little worried about his shoulders- taking the chair apart and putting it back together. He IS a very young and capable guy... ugh. this is so hard...
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    Honda Element thoughts?

    So, my husband is super tired of his van. And it's about to kick the bucket needing a new transmission and the ramp door is broken. I found an element with less than 20K miles for $35K that has...
  8. No symptoms of infection. No clots. Left a...

    No symptoms of infection. No clots. Left a message for the nurse. ... man, this weirdo spinal cord injury stuff never ceases to confuse me... thanks
  9. Blood in Urine for the first time- 4 yrs after injury

    Husband is T7 T8 Complete and for the first time ever his pee "looks like cherry juice". Zero trace of blood ever before but this morning- his first cath after sleeping hours- and it looks like...
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    We have. He's a great urologist but not easy to...

    We have. He's a great urologist but not easy to get in touch with. He has accidents an hour and half to two after cathing. When he caths it's usually 300cc to 400 cc and he goes every 3-4 hrs. :( ...
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    Pissing Accidents

    So... As a paraplegic, if you had ONE accident per day would that make you feel 1. Happy- like yay it's only one or 2. WTH- something must be wrong?

    Trying to gain some perspective. Before botox...
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    Bones, Do you drive a lot? My husband had one on...

    Bones,
    Do you drive a lot? My husband had one on his tailbone that he finally had a flap surgery done on. The only thing we can figure was he sat directly on the seat with no cushion and with the...
  13. Update

    Thanks for the kind words.
    It's been 5 weeks and once the staples and drain came out, the wound has started to heal very well. Now there is tunneling of 3-4 cm and only as big around as a q-tip. ...
  14. So Incredibly Discouraged- messed up muscle flap

    My husband is in bed from a muscle flap on his tailbone area done 2 weeks ago. Already, I can see mush under the scab. Some of the scabs have come off and I can see the internal stitches. Does he...
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    SCI Nurse, thanks. Yes he is home laying on a...

    SCI Nurse, thanks.
    Yes he is home laying on a special mattress. He has not sat up one time since the flap. Not even lying on his back any but I have had to do his bowel care which I feel is messing...
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    Just to add, there's no sign of infection. And...

    Just to add, there's no sign of infection. And they didn't do a temp colostomy so I am doing his bowel program which is very close to the wound. :( Anyone?
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    post Muscle flap question for nurse

    My husband had muscle flap 2 weeks ago on sacral wound. Over all it looks good except where the wound was, its so moist and the tissue is getting macerated. A couple of the stAples didn't hold and I...
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    Counseling was very helpful for me. I fought it...

    Counseling was very helpful for me. I fought it for months but it was so beneficial to talk with someone I could be completely honest with. Best of luck to you. If you're in it for the long haul,...
  19. Oh, and my husband- T7 T8, three years. super...

    Oh, and my husband- T7 T8, three years. super active- waterskiis, snow skiis, fourwheeling, cooks me dinner and makes me coffee every day (Oh, I'm already missing that) so the emotional stuff is...
  20. f-in Osteomyelitis and ten diff opinions on how to treat the wound

    Took husband to er last wk. He was admitted and now is home w/ 6 wks of antibiotics through picc line. Every freakin nurse we had packed his wound differently. The plastic surgeon was an a**...
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    Freaking tunneling wound!

    So, a few weeks ago, I noticed an odd center in the middle of husbands wound. (He has a shearing wound in the very center of his butt crack that has healed and come back for the past three years)....
  22. Anyone tried "the contour" stomach workout thing?

    My husband, para t7-t8 wants one (too much time watching infomercials). If anyone has any input (from experience, especially) PLEASE advise...
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    When my husband got hurt, I swore I wouldn't even...

    When my husband got hurt, I swore I wouldn't even remember the date... whatever. We celebrated the first year by going to Disney World! (It was so awesome!) and the next couple of anniversaries came...
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    Recently my husband was given Kivanaise (I hope...

    Recently my husband was given Kivanaise (I hope that's the correct spelling) by his dr. It's all natural (to which I originally rolled by eyes) but it truly has been helping him sleep. It's worth a...
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    Again, thank you! He did have a voc rehab...

    Again, thank you! He did have a voc rehab counselor and was just getting excited about the chance of doing something with his new life when w/c stopped paying for the counselor. They said b/c he...
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