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  1. My new box of 100 magic bullets says it expires next month

    I do my bowel program every other night and I just got a new box of suppositories that says expires July 2019. Obviously with 100 suppositories and doing a bowel program every other day they're going...
  2. Are there scales that can be attached to a overhead lift?

    I have a Sure Hands lift. I want to know how much I weigh so I was wondering if there is a scale I can attach to my lift?
  3. Power outage is some thing I'm concerned about....

    Power outage is some thing I'm concerned about. But the problem I'm dealing with right now is faulty hardware. The bed will raise up, but won't go back down. I have a transfer master too. Got a tech...
  4. Are there any adjustable beds that are electric but have a manual option?

    I'm looking around for an adjustable bed that can operate both manual(a crank or something) and also electric.
  5. I got the flu shot last Friday. There's a...

    I got the flu shot last Friday. There's a pneumonia vaccine, right? Should we be getting that too?
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    Is it possible to wear an abdominal binder with a...

    Is it possible to wear an abdominal binder with a colostomy?
  7. How long does the flu shot last? I've heard it's...

    How long does the flu shot last? I've heard it's good not to get it too early.
  8. Can low blood pressure cause dizziness while working out?

    My blood pressure has always run on the low end. I had my yearly urology check up last week, and my blood pressure was 89/55. When I work on my hand bike I sometimes get a little light headed. Can my...
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    What do they do for anal fissures? Are there any...

    What do they do for anal fissures? Are there any topical treatments to help in the mean time?
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    It hard to say exactly how much I'm bleeding, but...

    It hard to say exactly how much I'm bleeding, but I think it definitely more than a tablespoon. And it happens between bowel programs because I still get up in my shower commode to shower. And...
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    Hemorrhoids questions

    I've been bleeding during bowel programs and also bleeding on off nights when I get into the chair to just shower. Is there anything that I can do to stop or prevent the bleeding? Or is it just...
  12. Is this indwelling catheter going in your...

    Is this indwelling catheter going in your urethra? If so, I wonder if maybe a suprapubic might make any difference. ?
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    Got any recommendations on a good ceiling...

    Got any recommendations on a good ceiling lift(vendor)?
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    Ceiling lift question

    What type of ceiling is needed for a ceiling lift? My room is the basement, and we have popcorn ceilings. Plus there is a light right in the middle over my bed. Would a ceiling lift fit around that?
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    That needs to be done for a 1099 employee? Some...

    That needs to be done for a 1099 employee? Some other people I talk to made it sound like if hired them as a independent contractor, I'll I have to do is file a 1099.
    What do you mean by "These...
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    What type of exercises do you do? Are they wrist...

    What type of exercises do you do? Are they wrist weights?
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    Proper technique for building muscle

    I have an Uppertone and I am looking to build muscle. What is the best way to do that? I'm assuming pick a weight that I can do with full range of motion, and gradually increase? How about reps/sets?...
  18. For those that use a hoyer, or any lift, what's your bowel routine?

    I've been getting transferred by a pivot/firemen lift since my accident. It's what all the nurses did, it's what was tought to my parents who are my main caregivers. But I'm trying to find other help...
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    Private paying a PCA?

    To pay privately for PCAs, could I hire them as an independent contractor and then file a 1099? Or would they have to get a W2? And how do I go about doing that?
  20. Anyone know of someplace in Minnesota that does on call emergency home care?

    I kind of put myself in bad situation. Lived with my parents to long, they were my primary caregivers. Now my mom is hurt with a disc issue and in a lot of pain, so I'm scrambling to find help in the...
  21. Could someone write up a good detailed description on how to do a bowel program?

    Including inserting a suppository and doing digital stimulation. I don't think I'm very good at giving instructions, so it would nice to have some a PCA could just read.

    Thanks
  22. Has anyone paid a PCA a little extra, on top of what they get paid by the State?

    And is it legal? It can be kind hard finding PCAs, so I was thinking about paying a PCA a little extra with my own money, so they'll be making a couple extra bucks a month. Anyone ever done this?
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    What size catheter do you use? If you get a...

    What size catheter do you use? If you get a prescription from your doctor can you get more catheters?
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    I eat something and drink something hot, but by...

    I eat something and drink something hot, but by the time I get undressed and do range of motion, it's been more than 30 minutes.
    I do my bowel program on a commode.
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    And how do you do that? Do you have insert the...

    And how do you do that? Do you have insert the liquid in bed? How long do you hold it in for?
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