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    You definitely want to remove the mucus. I used...

    You definitely want to remove the mucus. I used to irrigate with just a small amount. Now I put in about 100 mL (1.5 syringes) to fully expand the larger bladder and loosen up any mucus. Your...
  2. Just FYI, the Pacifica L and LX cannot be used...

    Just FYI, the Pacifica L and LX cannot be used for Braun conversion. The least expensive Pacifica they can be converted by Braun is the Touring Plus and naturally anything more expensive.

    The LX...
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    How can one tell if the mucous one is producing...

    How can one tell if the mucous one is producing is from the lining of the bowel and which is normal, or if it is inflammatory debris resulting from an infection or chronic colonization, as they both...
  4. The Pacifica L is the least expensive model and...

    The Pacifica L is the least expensive model and can be converted to the braun XT conversion. I was going to buy a touring plus which is several thousand dollars more. For me, I just need to get...
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    "You may also need to take medications to control...

    "You may also need to take medications to control metabolic acidosis that can result from large bowel absorbing acids from the urine in the augmented bladder. This also may only be needed...
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    Inside elbow pain is possibly what is known as...

    Inside elbow pain is possibly what is known as cubital tunnel syndrome, where the all our nerve runs to a confined space and can suffer compression. It is very common and can be treated through what...
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    17 years post bladder augmentation. I'm C6/C7...

    17 years post bladder augmentation. I'm C6/C7 complete and it has been no picnic managing my bladder. I don't know what level you are but you need to make very sure, if you are a quadriplegic, that...
  8. I have a nine-year-old Braun Honda Odyssey with...

    I have a nine-year-old Braun Honda Odyssey with only 18,000 miles on it and immaculately maintained. However, I feel I have had an inordinate amount of problems, some of which thankfully have...
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    I use the body point dome as I was having trouble...

    I use the body point dome as I was having trouble with the conventional joystick which rested in between the thumb and index finger. That was putting too much pressure on the proximal thumb joint,...
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    I have extreme right elbow pain that is...

    I have extreme right elbow pain that is unbearable at night and prevents me from doing anything without pain, from driving, using a computer, using my power chair or even doing other mundane tasks...
  11. Thread: Matrx elite

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    I've been using an Invacare matrix elite (deep)...

    I've been using an Invacare matrix elite (deep) for two years and am pretty gentle on my chairs. I use it for tilt and recline as well. I did have some issues with the mounting pins initially, but...
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    I don't how wise it is to mix up a whole liter at...

    I don't how wise it is to mix up a whole liter at a time which I would prefer as the instructions posted above says it is only stable for 24 hours once mixed with .9% saline.
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    Several of the research studies/journal articles...

    Several of the research studies/journal articles available seem to point to the 480 mg/1 liter saline as the typical titration. However, it wasn't so clear as to the frequency of treatment, whether...
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    What is your vial size and mg/vial? My plan...

    What is your vial size and mg/vial? My plan provides 2ml vial containing 40 mg gent.

    Are there recommendations for concentration in the literature?
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    Just did some calculations according to what I...

    Just did some calculations according to what I can get and came up with the following:

    each 2ml vial contains 40mg gent (my pharmacy only offers this size)

    I can get 75 vials or 150ml or 3000...
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    I'm on Social Security disability and regular...

    I'm on Social Security disability and regular Medicare with a Medigap policy. I have a separate part D drug plan through AARP. I just checked and they cover gentamicin sulfate 2 ml (40 mg gent)...
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    Is it kept in the refrigerator after mixing, and...

    Is it kept in the refrigerator after mixing, and if so does instilling a cold solution cause significant bladder spasm?
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    What kind of medical insurance coverage do you...

    What kind of medical insurance coverage do you have and how much is it running cost wise on the schedule you describe (60 mil every other day)?
  19. Thread: Leg angle?

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    Unfortunately, my experience with two Permobil...

    Unfortunately, my experience with two Permobil chairs (with tilt/recline/elevating foot rests) thus far, is that it is impossible to achieve a 90? bend at the knee. It is impossible to get the feet...
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    I would recommend taking a 4 foot carpenter's...

    I would recommend taking a 4 foot carpenter's level and sitting in the chair you will be driving from, put the level on top of your head extend it out to the side keeping a level and drop the tape...
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    This shows the new shower. There is a product...

    This shows the new shower. There is a product which is quite handy and goes across the entrance of the shower. It is a collapsible piece of triangular foam which you can easily rollover and yet...
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    I posted a few pictures in this and the next post...

    I posted a few pictures in this and the next post of my shower issue and repair. The first shows the old shower floor. The problem was that the right front corner. I also posted what was going on...
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    Next question is, how many JPG can one attach to...

    Next question is, how many JPG can one attach to a thread? Seems like five was the limit.
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    Thanks, additionally for the info regarding...

    Thanks, additionally for the info regarding resizing the JPG's. I was getting that error message that the file was too big and the link provided fixed that. I'm not sure if my Windows 10 PC comes...
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    Posting attachments

    I wanted to post some attachments (JPG) to a reply that I could not see how to do it. I did have permissions so I do not think that was the problem.

    Can someone briefed me on how to do it? I did...
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