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    It doesn?t work. I had a flap surgery on my...

    It doesn?t work. I had a flap surgery on my ischial last year. Surgeon used the flap with the biggest chunk of fat he could find on the back of my thigh. I had a nice padding for 4-5 months maybe....
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    Does the red area near the blister blanch? I...

    Does the red area near the blister blanch? I think friction caused this pressure sore, maybe you wear too tight shoes or something.
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    I used to have a suprapubic catheter as well. The...

    I used to have a suprapubic catheter as well. The opening closed on itself within hours... Don't worry.
  4. I think you over analyze. It's just neuropathic...

    I think you over analyze. It's just neuropathic pain. I had an ischial flap surgery performed in April and the area is painful from time to time. The longer I sit, the more painful it is. To be...
  5. Regarding that "5 years" lie - someone at last...

    Regarding that "5 years" lie - someone at last will guess. I believe so. I would even give up walking for regaining sexual function and being able to piss and shit on my own instead of inserting...
  6. Thread: Red heel

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    How do you know it can take several months if you...

    How do you know it can take several months if you did not even see the wound?
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    I'm almost 9 months post flap, finally I can live...

    I'm almost 9 months post flap, finally I can live normal life. Trying to heal IV stage pressure sores with dressings or wound vac is a waste of time, money, energy and worthless suffering. Once the...
  8. Thread: cranberries

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    There is no evidence cranberry juice prevents...

    There is no evidence cranberry juice prevents UTIs. Anyway in people with SCI.
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    Tell your friend to go for flap surgery. Better...

    Tell your friend to go for flap surgery. Better outcome, faster healing and less chance for the recurrence. One thing came to my mind. No wonder medical care in the USA is so expensive. I spent 4...
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    Is there any evidence that this FES bike thing...

    Is there any evidence that this FES bike thing stimulates circulation? Regular physical activity does. Do you perform any physical activity? Standing in a standing frame or KAFOs? Swimming? Your skin...
  11. Isn't it some pressure on your butt issue? Do you...

    Isn't it some pressure on your butt issue? Do you perform any pressure reliefs while sitting? Sitting for 10 hours straight is a lot.
  12. The best way to solve pressure sores problem is...

    The best way to solve pressure sores problem is proper prevention program.
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    Going off anticholinergics

    I intermittent cath. I've been taking Vesicare for almost 4 years for bladder spasms. I used to take a 10 mg pill once a day but because of good urodynamics outcome, which was done about 6 months...
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    Why don't you check (or have someone for you to...

    Why don't you check (or have someone for you to check) your skin daily? Such sores are easy to prevent by checking the skin at least once a day. Check all your cushions, mattresses etc. for possible...
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    If you keep putting pressure on that spot, it is...

    If you keep putting pressure on that spot, it is going to deteriorate for sure. You'd better stay off of it completely. You don't want it to become stage IV pressure sore and require flap surgery,...
  16. Thread: osteomylitious?

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    I had osteomyelitis in one of my ischial...

    I had osteomyelitis in one of my ischial tuberosities. I had the bone biopsy done and was treated with iv antibiotics for 5 weeks. The infected bone was removed during the flap surgery. I was said...
  17. Thread: Bruised scar

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    I concluded it may be from leaning forward for...

    I concluded it may be from leaning forward for too long. Whenever I sit at my desk I lean forward (up to 20,30 minutes till my elbows start hurting) which causes too much pressure on the thighs. Now...
  18. Thread: Bruised scar

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    It’s changed the colour a bit. The size is the...

    It’s changed the colour a bit. The size is the same but it looks brownish or yellowish. I wear sport pants, they tend to wrinkle up over my thighs. Can it be pressure related? The flap and...
  19. Thread: Bruised scar

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    Bruised scar

    I am about 10 weeks now after flap surgery on my ischiums. I can sit in my wheelchair up to 3 hours twice a day now but I noticed today after sitting (I always Check skin prior to sitting and after...
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    The areas always blanch. The scar itself also turns white when pressed with a finger although it does not fade and stays pink all the time but that's normal for a scar.

    I think getting red...
  21. Are pink spots really something to worry about?

    I am almost 2 months post flap surgery on my ischiums and have been into my sitting program for 6 days now and I can sit up for 1 hour twice daily. After every episode of sitting the scar and skin...
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    Post flap issues

    5 weeks ago I had an ischial flap surgery and a few days ago I was discharged home from the hospital. I urinated through Foley catheter during my stay in hospital. I am now on 2 weeks of bed rest...
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    Red spot on trochanter

    I am constantly getting a red spot on my right greater trochanter from lying on the side. It's weird because I can lie on the left side for hours and there are no red spots from pressure. It requires...
  24. I tried that Microcyn stuff and it didn't work at...

    I tried that Microcyn stuff and it didn't work at all. I changed my cath technique and now I'm free of infections (I get some mild one once per 3 years). If someone self-caths and gets a few UTIs per...
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    I was said there is no need of bone biopsy as the...

    I was said there is no need of bone biopsy as the tissue covering ITs isn't thick so it's sufficient to scrape the tissue just over ITs as the bone seeds bacteria to the tissue in the near area. I...
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