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    Pumice stone! Used it many times.

    Pumice stone! Used it many times.
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    I use to get terrible golfers elbow from...

    I use to get terrible golfers elbow from handcycling. It hurt so bad I couldn't lift my legs to transfer or pick things up. Finally I figured out if I grabbed the bottom half of the pedal below the...
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    30 years. Needing a new chair every 5 years must...

    30 years. Needing a new chair every 5 years must be a joke.
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    I have very little spasticity in my body ever.

    I have very little spasticity in my body ever.
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    Bladder incontinence from certain foods

    I have been in a chair for 35 years T4 intermintent cath.
    The past year I have noticed that my bladder is much more sensitive from certain foods that I eat. Seems like once the incontinence...
  6. Thread: Income Taxes

    by Mike_Stan
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    Exactly right. Most people have their...

    Exactly right. Most people have their withholding messed up. They act like they are getting a gift from the government at the end of the year. Not good to withhold to much.
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    I take my jeans to a seamstress in town and she...

    I take my jeans to a seamstress in town and she removes the old zipper down to the seam and puts in a longer zipper. You should be able to find someone who sews in town. Usually costs me about $15...
  8. Sitting in different wheelchair with skin issues

    I got a new TiLite TR wheelchair several years ago and have had issues with the skin on my butt. About every other month I get a little skin burn rub and it starts to bleed when sitting in the TR...
  9. Thread: Live Tv

    by Mike_Stan
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    I dropped my cable and only use only over air...

    I dropped my cable and only use only over air reception with my antenna for local stations. I have about 25 channels.
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    Had the same issue with my carpeting. The...

    Had the same issue with my carpeting. The constant turning with my manual wheelchair on the carpeting caused wrinkles/higher piles and needed to get it re-stretched. When I replaced the carpeting...
  11. I drink approx 1100-1300cc fluid on average per...

    I drink approx 1100-1300cc fluid on average per day. I cath 7 times a day.
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    Medicare Health Savings Account

    I just filed for disability and will not qualify for Medicare until July 2020. I currently have a Health Savings Account from my previous job. I am 55 years old.

    I read that a person who is 65...
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    My last 2 chairs from TiLite have had the 5" x...

    My last 2 chairs from TiLite have had the 5" x 1.5" Aluminum wheels w/soft roll tire.
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    When nothing else works that is what they turn...

    When nothing else works that is what they turn to. They need to try something if you are constantly having UTI's.
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    My doctor has prescribed Macrobid 100mg once a...

    My doctor has prescribed Macrobid 100mg once a day for me also. I will also try the betadine.
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    New sterile catheters are most likely the main...

    New sterile catheters are most likely the main reason you don't have infections.
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    Are you using new sterile catheters each time?

    Are you using new sterile catheters each time?
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    Antibiotics Taken Daily to Prevent UTI

    Does anyone take an antibiotic daily to prevent UTI? What antibiotic do you take? How successful has it been?

    I have taken one Bactrim 250mg tablet once a day for 30 years with good results. I...
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    Are you able to order a TiLite wheelchair that is...

    Are you able to order a TiLite wheelchair that is not painted? Wondering what that would look like.
  20. Thread: Bactrim

    by Mike_Stan
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    Bactrim

    I was put on on Bactrim 30 years ago taking 1 tablet a day to keep away from UTI's. I asked different doctors over the years if I should stay on and they all told me I should. I began to wonder if...
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    I sampled a number of catheters this week. I...

    I sampled a number of catheters this week. I used the speedicath flex coude, Cure hydrophollic and Cure regular catheter using Surgilube for lubricant. They all inserted better than the Red rubber...
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    I have had this happen. The axle gets dirt and...

    I have had this happen. The axle gets dirt and damp and won't come out. Took me forever to beat it out with a hammer and screw driver using oil to lubricate the axle but it finally came out. I...
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    I keep thinking the more rigid the catheter the...

    I keep thinking the more rigid the catheter the more trauma you will eventually cause to the urethra. Maybe I am wrong.
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    Does this catheter have the no touch strip so you...

    Does this catheter have the no touch strip so you don't touch the catheter while inserting?
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    Is that a speedicath you are using? I tried the...

    Is that a speedicath you are using? I tried the speedicath flex coude and was able to insert that better.
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