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    explaining to kids

    I have a 5 and 8 year old nephews who live with my mom and I. They have asked on more than one occasion how I pee and poop. I cath through my belly so I don't mind telling them that or explaining it...
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    Therapies to help nerve pain

    Hi my level of injury is around t4 and have been paralyzed for 6 years now. I deal with nerve pain from my level of injury down and have hypertension in my right side from armpit to thoracic front...
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    Wondering if any of you have felt this way?

    Hello all it's been a long time since I've been on here. It has now been 6 years since my t4 paralysis. I'm now 29 still in school and wondering if I'll ever find that special someone. All my friends...
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    when i was using gloves for cathing they would...

    when i was using gloves for cathing they would pay for 2 boxes a month. do you think i could have my doctor write that on the script even though that's not what they're going to be used for?
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    rubber gloves not covered by insurance??

    I just recently hired a pca to help me in the mornings. I found out my insurance will not cover rubber gloves for them. They said the only way they will cover is if they're for bladder incontinent....
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    my mom and i love the blueberry protein bars by...

    my mom and i love the blueberry protein bars by cliff
  7. giving a mad 3 year old a timeout while in a...

    giving a mad 3 year old a timeout while in a power chair. where do you put them so they don't grab the joy stick and send both of us flying? just need some answers how to get control of my 3 year...
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    My life is very busy but sometimes there is just...

    My life is very busy but sometimes there is just no way around feeling the way I do. I am taking a college class, I'm on 2 committees, volunteer 3 days a week at a rehab doing office work, and I...
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    anxiety question

    Hi everyone, I haven't written in a while but since my sci i have been dealing with different levels of anxiety. When I had my last surgery for bowel and bladder rerouting they started me on 30 mg...
  10. yes with the special k program they do have...

    yes with the special k program they do have protein shakes and protein meal replacement bars of all kinds. you also take one of the main meals a day and eat a healthy whatever you want.
  11. the special k challenge for losing a little weight

    just wondering if anyone tried this and how well it worked for you? i was thinking of doing it twice a month for a few months till i get down to what i need to be which is losing 5 or 10lb. thanks...
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    tejas i'm a t3 para and have this same problem. ...

    tejas i'm a t3 para and have this same problem. for me i usually sweat more on the left side of my face and neck and on the right leg. i'm not sure what it's all about either.
  13. Becky, when I had my shots in my hip (before...

    Becky, when I had my shots in my hip (before paralysis) all the times I had them a radiologist did them under x-ray to make sure he got in the joint. I don't recall having extreme pay after each...
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    dewie it's been 2 years for me and i'm t4. i...

    dewie it's been 2 years for me and i'm t4. i spend the whole day in my chair and always have ever since i got it. yes sometimes i get tired depending what i'm doing but that's it.
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    Ace finally working!! Woohoo!!!

    Well after several months of trying different amounts of saline and other bowel meds through my ACE I think I have found the right formula and amounts!! My doctors nurse has been a great help over...
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    Good way of looking at it! I am trying...

    Good way of looking at it!




    I am trying to figure out what changes I need to make. I am doing it to stay healthy and because it's fun. Not doing it because I HAVE to win.....I know that...
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    Oh yes even though I came in dead last LOL. Had...

    Oh yes even though I came in dead last LOL. Had a wonderful time despite the hot sun.
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    I ran my FIRST ever 3k yesterday morning right...

    I ran my FIRST ever 3k yesterday morning right before the parade!!! used a manual sports chair!!
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    I'm t3-4 and have TDX-SP by invicare and really...

    I'm t3-4 and have TDX-SP by invicare and really like it. Haven't had too much trouble with it.
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    I just got this cushion about a month and a half...

    I just got this cushion about a month and a half ago and I feel like it's helped with making feel a little bit more stable. I like it so far, the one thing I'm not sure about is in the middle it...
  21. The Mitrofanoff part of my surgery was by far the...

    The Mitrofanoff part of my surgery was by far the best thing I've done since my sci!! What I did with my Golytely was put crystal light to flavor it which made it go down a little easier. Also take...
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    Ryanswife I think that is a great idea to!! I...

    Ryanswife I think that is a great idea to!! I didn't end up doing anything special for mine this year. My PT and I went out pushing the next day and then took me out for ice cream after.
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    It's ok, I also was thinking why bother trying to...

    It's ok, I also was thinking why bother trying to convince someone we should be "celebrating" our anniversaries or however you want to put it when they are not going to agree? it's hopeless he/she...
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    Well I hate to be the party pooper here with you...

    Well I hate to be the party pooper here with you guys going back and forth with mv740 but I created this thread in remembrance of my sci and asking what other people did for theirs.
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    Thanks everyone for your encouragements!! I...

    Thanks everyone for your encouragements!! I think I do agree with those of you who say it's good to acknowledge everything you've overcome since your injury. Don't get me wrong I am very great full...
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