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    Mauor open surery

    It was accidently found, a large benign tumor, about the size of a grapefruit when I had a CT scan because they thought I had appendicitis, (it turned out to be a BAD UTI). I had not idea about the...
  2. I have some great news! I got a call from the...

    I have some great news! I got a call from the supervisor as the VNA and they straightened it out finally. It was Medline who was refusing to send the right ones that they put in for. I called my...
  3. Visiting Nurse's supp;oer will not send the correct urological supplies

    I have had a Foley catheter for years and have found what works for me. the visiting nurse agency recently was merged with another company, and they changed their supplier. After many years with a...
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    I just stack rubber tires, and you can make your...

    I just stack rubber tires, and you can make your raised gardens as high as you want by stacking more tires. Also, if you grow potatoes, you can "hill" the potatoes by adding another tire. Then when...
  5. It is blocked and you need to use a...

    It is blocked and you need to use a password.....how do you set one up to see it??
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    Use rubber tires, they are free!

    I use used rubber tires. stacked so that the hole in the middle is where you put the soil and plant. There are tons of used tires people are trying to get rid of. So they are free. All you have to do...
  7. Thread: Belly Bags

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    I use Belly Bags and there is some real...

    I use Belly Bags and there is some real misinfomation that distributers have been spreading. They are NOT being taken off the market at all. The PACKAGING is what is being taken off the market. I was...
  8. Thread: Belly Bags

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    Belly Bags

    I want to give everyone a heads up who uses the Belly Bag from Rusch. I got a call from the Visiting Nure telling me the company no longer is manufacturing the Belly Bag. I was so upset I called the...
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    That was fantastic! I loved the music to, it...

    That was fantastic! I loved the music to, it pulled me right into it! I agree with KLD the locations would have made it even better
  10. Has anyone on Medicare had their "Health and Welness Check"

    This is really crazy. The concept is good, but i couldn't believe it! They as you the crazyiest questions that are already in your record, then do the "mini-cog" on you. I couldn't beleive it. I...
  11. I have been using a foley for close to 8-10 years...

    I have been using a foley for close to 8-10 years now, and do quite well. I would look into a "Belly Bag" made by Rusch. It straps around you like a fanny pack. There are no extension tubes, is close...
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    I thought it was considered an "invasive...

    I thought it was considered an "invasive procedure" and only an RN, LPN, or MD could do it. At least that is what we have here in Massachusetts.
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    I really appreciate your kindness, practicality...

    I really appreciate your kindness, practicality as well as common sense. You help make our lives livable without making our lives "medicalized", while taking care of our medical issues. You are also...
  14. Thread: cath odor

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    I rinse, then wash with bleach every day, shaking...

    I rinse, then wash with bleach every day, shaking the bag well to be sure all the residue is washed out, after I have removed it from my foley. I will temperarily use an elastic to pinch off my...
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    You might find the "belly bag", by Rusch your...

    You might find the "belly bag", by Rusch your best bet. It is an abdominal bag that straps around your waist, and even in shorts it is not seen, and is out of the way. Also, it is much more convient...
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    What I do besides using a silicone catheter is...

    What I do besides using a silicone catheter is every morning and every night I "milk" the catheter. I, starting closest to my body, roll the catheter between my thumb and index finger, moving up...
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    I had galbladder sugery as I had loads of...

    I had galbladder sugery as I had loads of problems and loads of stones. I HATE surgery and all that goes with it...but the surgery is sooooooooooo worth it it isn't even funny. One of these days, if...
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    We each, individually, must find coping metheds...

    We each, individually, must find coping metheds for the twists and turns in the road of life. Often the talk of death, dispair, and suicide is someone seeking help from the otheers here. They are...
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    As a child I used to love to go to Boston and...

    As a child I used to love to go to Boston and visit my Auntie Connie and Aunte Jocie... we children used to call her Auntie Jucey, and later my Auntie Mae and go to ride the swan boats. It was so...
  20. Lately I have been having real problems with my...

    Lately I have been having real problems with my religious beleifs because of crapo like this. I do not want to blame God, though, its religious nuts and religious psyco nuts that pump out this...
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    I have a hospital bed with rails, a trapese, and...

    I have a hospital bed with rails, a trapese, and alternating pressure matress. I move myself around in bed by using the rails and trapese. Also a sheet of fake lambskin on top of the pressure matress...
  22. I want to thank you all and give the update and...

    I want to thank you all and give the update and final descision on the chair I am getting. It is going to be an Arrow rear wheel drive with true track and a seating system that has tilt, recline and...
  23. I have to thank you for all your comments and...

    I have to thank you for all your comments and opinions. It has been a huge help. I will keep my eye on this thread if anybody else has any helpful ideas. THANK YOU!!!
  24. Getting new power chair, I have some questions

    This week I went to a seating clinic apointment as I'm getting a new power chair. I have been presented with three choices, mdiwheel, front wheel, and rear wheel. While I have liked the...
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    That will solve 2 problems, disposal of chicken...

    That will solve 2 problems, disposal of chicken feathers after slaughter of chickens for food, and the plastic shopping bag problem. That is fantastic. Now we have to determine if the "plastic" that...
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