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    It seems Rohos are like tires. They all leak...

    It seems Rohos are like tires. They all leak slowly.
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    When putting the cushion underwater, are you...

    When putting the cushion underwater, are you adding at least 100 lbs weight on top of the cushion to simulate your body weight?
  3. I'm not so sure we are talking about single use...

    I'm not so sure we are talking about single use catheters. But even if we were, there is the time between when you insert the catheter and urine starts to flow. In that time, there is only stale...
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    I felt the same way for a long time. But there...

    I felt the same way for a long time. But there really weren't any reliable alternatives for me. When I finally got the pump, I said to myself I should have done it sooner.
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    I prefer hydrophilic catheters because they...

    I prefer hydrophilic catheters because they create less microtrauma, pass easier, and are less messy. Hydrophilics are 1-time use only.
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    That's what I do too. What model vehicle is that?

    That's what I do too. What model vehicle is that?
  7. This is what I don't like about the medical...

    This is what I don't like about the medical professional. You require a degree or a formal study. But at the same time you fail to use common sense.

    Why reuse a contaminated item when it's so...
  8. The procedure is supposed to be sterile or at...

    The procedure is supposed to be sterile or at least clean. That's pretty much common knowledge. What you're recommending is the equivalent of sticking a dirty catheter inside one's body. No degree...
  9. I understand there is debate whether or not an IC...

    I understand there is debate whether or not an IC procedure needs to be sterile. Some say it only needs to be clean. But what you are recommending doesn't even meet the clean standard. It is...
  10. I'm glad you got away with it. But it isn't clean...

    I'm glad you got away with it. But it isn't clean and is an easy way to colonize yourself. Because the tube that connects to the catheter is contaminated. There is a good reason why Medicare pays for...
  11. Of course it is. A bottle doesn't come in contact...

    Of course it is. A bottle doesn't come in contact with your internal body.
  12. Problem is that unless you clean the leg back...

    Problem is that unless you clean the leg back between uses, the urine may grow bacteria and you may infect yourself the next time you cath. Keeping it in a plastic bag does not mitigate that risk. It...
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    I wondered about ground clearance myself and so I...

    I wondered about ground clearance myself and so I have made some (limited) observations. But I can't comment on ADA technicalities. Perhaps a conversion dealer would be able to answer such questions.
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    I don't own one. But my test drive indicated no...

    I don't own one. But my test drive indicated no problem with ground clearance. The fact that people post varying experiences may be attributed to the fact that some are older, some are newer, some...
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    They aren't lower when driving. They lower only...

    They aren't lower when driving. They lower only for entry/exit. There are two versions, hydraulic and air. The hydraulic version is it's own system. The air version is part of the driving suspension....
  16. As an attorney, wouldn't you rather carry a...

    As an attorney, wouldn't you rather carry a briefcase than a backpack? You can do so with a luggage rack attachment on the front of the wheelchair. Because they are on the front, they don't shift...
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    Try kefir. I bet you'll be moved.

    Try kefir. I bet you'll be moved.
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    I make milk kefir with raw milk (unpasteurized). ...

    I make milk kefir with raw milk (unpasteurized). In theory, both raw milk and pasteurized milk are equal for the sake of making probiotics because both types of milk contain lactose, the food source...
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    There are two variations available, keifr powder...

    There are two variations available, keifr powder and kefir grains. The powder is simpler but the grains are better (taste and contains more probiotics).

    The powder can be bought at a health food...
  20. My pain was secondary to spasms. Pain meds did...

    My pain was secondary to spasms. Pain meds did little to no good. The baclofen pump works well. The spasms were practically gone by the time I woke up from the pump implant operation. Once the spasms...
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    If you have kidney stones, the best procedure may...

    If you have kidney stones, the best procedure may not correct the root cause. The stones not only provide a location for bacteria to live, but also protect the bacteria from antibiotics.
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    Flomax can cause serious skin reactions including...

    Flomax can cause serious skin reactions including sweating.
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    I tried probiotic pills. They were expensive and...

    I tried probiotic pills. They were expensive and didn't work well. I now make my own kefir (milk and water) with great results. It's easy to make, far less expensive, and more nutritional. Best part...
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    Check your meds. Morphine is one drug that can...

    Check your meds. Morphine is one drug that can alter your body's thermal regulation. My lower back was getting soaked when I took morphine. The sweating stopped as soon as the morphine stopped. Other...
  25. Is that an opinion or speculation?

    Is that an opinion or speculation?
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