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  1. Thread: dragon meltdown

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    dragon meltdown

    I've been using Dragon version 12 for several years and noticed that recently it has completely deteriorated in terms of speech recognition other issues, such as creating periods, inserting commas,...
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    I really like the span America pressure guard...

    I really like the span America pressure guard CFT. It's combination air chamber (8) and variety of foam viscosities. Depending upon your preference you can modify the pressure in the chambers.
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    The Invacare matryx elite series of backs offers...

    The Invacare matryx elite series of backs offers a variety of contours and depths. If you try the Jay series of backs be careful that your DME rep brings you models to demo that are appropriate, as...
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    I would say stay out of it. Extended exposure to...

    I would say stay out of it. Extended exposure to the water is not good. The high temperature is not good for us. The risk of skin injury is not good. The potential for bacteria getting into an...
  5. Thread: Magic Bullet

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    30 minutes isn't bad. If you get good...

    30 minutes isn't bad. If you get good contractions at that time that's not bad, especially if that gets the train moving and you can wrap it up in the next 20 minutes. I generally allow an hour to...
  6. Thread: Colonoscopy Prep

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    Go to the home improvement store and get a roll...

    Go to the home improvement store and get a roll of plastic sheeting, say 36 inches wide. Cut lengths to cover your path in the room where such action will be taking place. In my case, that would be...
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    Looks in excellent condition. I wish I was able...

    Looks in excellent condition. I wish I was able to keep my old Ford van with the swing away for backup or alternate use. I would've bought this just for the spare parts.
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    I used Hydrocleanse, but it is definitely pricey....

    I used Hydrocleanse, but it is definitely pricey. I would be interested in knowing whether the vinegar/water solution would be just as effective.

    But from the brief review of information, it...
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    Organic sugar is like sea salt, the body doesn't...

    Organic sugar is like sea salt, the body doesn't know the difference as the molecular structure is all the same. One must be careful of consuming too much sugar in the form of fruit sugar. Lentils...
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    I intermittent cath, but definitely over cath...

    I intermittent cath, but definitely over cath because my bladder retains very strong contractility once I hit 400 mL. I do Botox once a year, typically that only gets me through six months or so. ...
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    colonization vs infection

    Would antibiotic be warranted for a specimen with a colony count of 10 to 50,000 and a culture that isolated Enterobacter Cloacae?

    I don't have fever, but my urine has turned quite demonstrably...
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    My Yamaha batteries for my quickie xtender power...

    My Yamaha batteries for my quickie xtender power assist system are running, get this, $1,400 for one. Several years ago I got 2 for $1,500.

    Perhaps I can get a battery rebuilder to do mine.
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    I wasn't aware one can irrigate with sterile...

    I wasn't aware one can irrigate with sterile water/vinegar solution. Given that the vinegar is not sterile, will this be a problem, or is the nature of vinegar itself sufficiently antibacterial?
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  14. I'm a quad and use the push down gear shifter...

    I'm a quad and use the push down gear shifter adaptation, which eliminates the need to squeeze the button. However, it does require a very large amount of force to be pressed down on the knob. It's...
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    Good luck finding a non-specialist mechanic to do...

    Good luck finding a non-specialist mechanic to do the work, unless it is done personally at your home or in their personal shop. Even then they would need to know how this stuff all gets together...
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    This is important to know as I plan on using...

    This is important to know as I plan on using these catheters next time I need a Foley. If one checks how much fluid is in the balloon and it is insufficient does one use additional prefilled...
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    Does anyone use a hanging scale with a sure hands...

    Does anyone use a hanging scale with a sure hands lift? You would only have to be lifted the bare minimum a few inches until you are clear and hanging on the scale, but the webbing from the sure...
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    "I also still 40 to 50 mL of hydrocarbons once a...

    "I also still 40 to 50 mL of hydrocarbons once a day, leave it in for 4 minutes, and then withdraw it using the syringe rather than letting it passively run out the catheter. "

    I instill...
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    I've had my augment 15 years ago and have had my...

    I've had my augment 15 years ago and have had my fair share UTIs. I would say you would be lucky if you can get it down to 2 to 3 (or less, but unlikely) symptomatic episodes requiring antibiotic...
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    It all depends upon the width of your hips as...

    It all depends upon the width of your hips as measured correctly by the therapist. If you can get the base which matches that so be it, but you would not want to go smaller as the base won't be...
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    I don't think those with SCI can take any of the...

    I don't think those with SCI can take any of the anti-osteoporotic medications that are typically given for able-bodied persons because it is my belief that weight-bearing exercises, such as walking,...
  22. Thread: home intercoms

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    this is an interesting and looks like it could...

    this is an interesting and looks like it could work.

    I need something I can reach in the dark and just whack to call someone.

    As an added tip, which has proven invaluable, I take the little...
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    The span America pressure guard CFT has a firm...

    The span America pressure guard CFT has a firm border on both sides of the mattress facilitate safe sitting at the edge of the mattress and transferring. It's a nice feature, as some mattresses...
  24. Thread: home intercoms

    by crags
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    home intercoms

    Does anybody have any recommendations for intercoms that you can use to beep someone in another room from the bedside? I was using the RadioShack system for years and it worked well, but the units...
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    If your skin is good and you don't require a...

    If your skin is good and you don't require a powered mattress, you may wish to consider the span America pressure guard CFT mattress, which comes full-size. It's probably the highest end nonpowered...
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