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    But you didn't mention your symptoms. What are...

    But you didn't mention your symptoms. What are you feeling that makes you think that you have a UTI?

    Many of us who cath ALWAYS have white blood cells and even blood in a dip. Are you feeling...
  2. Agree with the RN KLD. You should see your...

    Agree with the RN KLD. You should see your doctor and have an examination to see what is causing your problem. Physiatrist or neurologist - not primary care doctor.
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    Do you mean constant symptomatic, culture...

    Do you mean constant symptomatic, culture positive UTIs that require antibiotics? No, those methods are not considered the best way of getting rid of them. These days more urologists who are...
  4. I agree with KLD that you should see an...

    I agree with KLD that you should see an experienced OT.

    My Dad is a 75 year old para and his hands starting going numb while walking on his crutches. He would also wake up with numb hands.
    ...
  5. This sounds like a really unfortunate .......

    This sounds like a really unfortunate .... accident.

    Since you stated that you usually have the computer closed and zipped and ready to move..... or completely open..... it is unfortunate that...
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    This is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry to hear of...

    This is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry to hear of your great loss.

    Thank you for everything you did for your son. He was so lucky to have you there for him, and I'm sure he was grateful.

    Wishing...
  7. This is good positional advice. Honestly, this...

    This is good positional advice. Honestly, this is similar to how my Dad now sleeps for a lot of the night. He calls it his "soft turn" to the side.
  8. My Dad is also a side sleeper. He only wants to...

    My Dad is also a side sleeper. He only wants to sleep on his left side all night. He tolerated it by adding a memory foam layer on his bed, for years. But those bottom out fast. He eventually had...
  9. Thread: CBD

    by hlh
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    Any new thoughts on using CBD for pain? Anyone...

    Any new thoughts on using CBD for pain?

    Anyone still trying to use CBD from hemp? If so, what type of product/doses are you using?

    If you are using CBD dominant medical cannibis, what type of...
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    Appreciate the rec. He hasn't used one of that...

    Appreciate the rec. He hasn't used one of that brand for years. The enclosed kits are a little harder for him to manage, but we'll take a look.

    Tried the coloplast speedicath, and while they...
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    You got that right......

    You got that right......
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    Yes, in theory the hydrophilic caths were...

    Yes, in theory the hydrophilic caths were supposed to be associated with fewer UTIs. Surprisingly,when my Dad had a bad year of UTIs 3 years ago he used hydrophilics, so actually went back to regular...
  13. My Dad places a foley at night, and caths 2-3x...

    My Dad places a foley at night, and caths 2-3x per day. It varies depending on when he takes the foley out or puts it in.
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    Thanks for this info. Still waiting on a Vapro...

    Thanks for this info. Still waiting on a Vapro sample to try with the coude. He's not a fan of the enclosed kits in general, but I'll look into that.

    Got some interesting info from the expert at...
  15. Thread: Bladder Botox

    by hlh
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    Do those of you who use botox use medications as...

    Do those of you who use botox use medications as well? Or use those medications just to "bridge" until the botox kicks in?
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    I wanted to try these, but was surprised they are...

    I wanted to try these, but was surprised they are only coude tip. He may still try them. Not sure if insurance will cover, but appreciate the rec.
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    When is your next appointment? The best thing is...

    When is your next appointment? The best thing is reviewing the results in person.
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    Thanks this is really helpful. He keeps the...

    Thanks this is really helpful.

    He keeps the catheter in a lot longer than that, so I really appreciate you sharing that info.
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    Anyone else have a period of difficulty pulling...

    Anyone else have a period of difficulty pulling their hydrophilic intermittent catheters out after using hydrophilic for a long time, without problems?

    My Dad tried a few hydrophilic samples...
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    Wow - really? That's good aim! He wont be...

    Wow - really? That's good aim!

    He wont be able to aim like that - he has a hand tremor. He needs to hold the catheter closer to where he inserts it. But he will still try one because he's...
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    He is having trouble removing hydrophilic...

    He is having trouble removing hydrophilic intermittent catheters that he uses during the day (no balloons). He places a foley at night and those come out without a problem the next day. He always...
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    Thanks for this. Today I spent some time...

    Thanks for this.

    Today I spent some time requesting samples of some other hydrophilic catheters. I also found some Coloplast Speedicath samples he got years ago (they say expired in 2013....). ...
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    Problem removing catheter when doing CIC

    My Dad is a 75 year old incomplete para who does CIC during the day with CURE hydrophilic 14F catheters. At night, he puts in a foley.

    Over the past month, he has been having increasing...
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    I hear you. It's all relative, I guess. My Dad...

    I hear you. It's all relative, I guess. My Dad wishes it only took him 45 minutes!

    Honestly, it takes him a couple hours at least. He's 75, para with a lot of medical problems. Everything takes...
  25. Thread: Testosterone

    by hlh
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    Low testosterone can also cause osteoporosis. ...

    Low testosterone can also cause osteoporosis.

    Very relevant to folks here.
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