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    Thank you for the advice, do you mind me asking...

    Thank you for the advice, do you mind me asking what kind of bag do you use? And how often do you have to change it?
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    why do you think you one piece system is better...

    why do you think you one piece system is better for quad? And what happens when you have a lot of diarrhea? Will the bag ever pop off if it is too full?
  3. Thank you KLD for the recommendations and I am...

    Thank you KLD for the recommendations and I am leaning towards the span America mattresses, and the SpanAmerica PressureGuard Easy Air LR is around $5000 and I noticed that there is this mattress...
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    Many thanks pycs49 for your advice and the...

    Many thanks pycs49 for your advice and the pictures as well, always super helpful to see what it will look like when I was sitting down. quick question, are you able to button your jeans? If so, is...
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    Colostomy bag advice needed

    I finally pulled the trigger and I made my first appointment with my surgeon and he is recommending a laparoscopic colostomy which will produce a thicker and pasty consistency, I think that is a...
  6. Geez, $28 an hour in Utah, and I live in the Bay...

    Geez, $28 an hour in Utah, and I live in the Bay Area, that doesn't bode well for me. And I agree with SCI nurse, it is definitely hard to find somebody for just one hour, but I'm so surprised that...
  7. Thank you KLD for the links. And thank you...

    Thank you KLD for the links.

    And thank you Triumph for your suggestions, I have a friend who works at my local center of independence and there is no one available. I tried two list that were...
  8. Yes KLD, I also am concerned about me not turning...

    Yes KLD, I also am concerned about me not turning at all, however I just don't have the caregivers available to help me turn at night. I currently use one of these mattress overlays called Purap,...
  9. Why shouldn't I use chux?

    Why shouldn't I use chux?
  10. Do you think I can put a foam mattress overlay as...

    Do you think I can put a foam mattress overlay as well, or does that defeat the purpose?
  11. Thank you so much KLD, your sage advice is...

    Thank you so much KLD, your sage advice is greatly appreciated!
  12. Any quadriplegic ever stay at a Sunrise nursing home?

    Unfortunately I can't find any other caregivers and the nursing home is now my only alternative. Thankfully I own my own home(which I'm going to have to sell) so it has allowed me to afford to afford...
  13. What is the proper cleaning techniques for the stoma SP CATHETER SITE

    I recently have lost my one caregiver was able to transfer me to my shower chair manually so for the past month I have been doing only doing bed baths. I'm in the process of getting a new chair so I...
  14. Anyone with experienced with the Pressure/Guard mattres for a transfer master bed

    I have owned a transfer master bed for over 20 years and I would highly recommend it for anyone who can afford it. But it's time for a new bed and I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried the...
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    My rehab doctor and I have discussed taking...

    My rehab doctor and I have discussed taking Fosamax and I was told is other alternatives, however I am very hesitant since I'm only my mid-40s, and I've been told you're only supposed to take this...
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    I also have a count over 100,000, luckily I was...

    I also have a count over 100,000, luckily I was able to schedule an appointment with my usual urologist tomorrow who has far more experienced with spinal cord injuries and he told me to never go...
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    A urologist, however he doesn't have much...

    A urologist, however he doesn't have much experience with spinal cord injuries in my opinion. He was the doctor they came to visit when I was an inpatient.
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    Yes, The antibiotics was only prescribed from a...

    Yes, The antibiotics was only prescribed from a urine sample. And I did ask if I could try treati this UTI without antibiotics and this was his response ...

    For klebsiella, even if it is...
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    Klebsiella oxytoca UTI

    I was prescribed Keflex for a Klebsiella oxytoca UTI, and I know that I shouldn't take any antibiotic if I am asymptomatic, however everything I read about this bacteria is pretty scary. So should I...
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    I can totally see how stress and infections are...

    I can totally see how stress and infections are correlated!
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    thanks Hawk, I finally received the referral for...

    thanks Hawk, I finally received the referral for an infectious disease doctor myself, I'll keep you posted as well. Thanks for sharing all your info.
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    When I was hospitalized none of these tests they...

    When I was hospitalized none of these tests they did on HAWK we're done on me, should I request to have the CRP levels checked?
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    Hey Hawk, I just noticed your post and I was...

    Hey Hawk, I just noticed your post and I was Recently hospitalized with sepsis but they only kept me in the hospital for 5 days. I also didn't have a UTI , however it sounds like my Hospital didn't...
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    Actually, I’m not sure what kind of doctor was...

    Actually, I’m not sure what kind of doctor was treating me while I was hospitalized. They were mainly concerned with my blood cultures specifically my lactic acids and white blood cell counts were...
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    Sepsis without a UTI??

    I recently was hospitalized for severe sepsis, thankfully I caught it in time and was pumped full of antibiotics for 5 days, but none of the doctors could explain to me how I contracted the the...
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