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    Bladder exams

    What is the schedule I should be doing the bladder tests? I know ultrasounds should be yearly. Is it the same still with the cystoscopy and cystogram?
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    WOUND is now 2cm, it was 3 just on Friday. I'm...

    WOUND is now 2cm, it was 3 just on Friday. I'm feeling a little better now :)
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    omg so sorry, hope it heals well. both wound...

    omg so sorry, hope it heals well.


    both wound nurse and my surgeon nixed the wound vac saying it's too narrow for one, that it would be overkill.


    thanks everyone for your experiences, this...
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    thanks guys. I see the surgeon tomorrow maybe he...

    thanks guys. I see the surgeon tomorrow maybe he can help. But a wound vac requires it be attached to you all the time?
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    Also kld, one wound nurse said to pack the wound...

    Also kld, one wound nurse said to pack the wound with iodoform strips and the other with plain ones. and one said cover with gauze and tegaderm the other with a foam, like mepilex, bandage. any...
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    I&D and antibiotics. wound is about 3.7...

    I&D and antibiotics. wound is about 3.7 centimeters deep I believe. packing it with iodine gauze strips.
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    Ah, foam taped to backrest. old chair without...

    Ah, foam taped to backrest. old chair without tilt has 15", I think, varilite air back. new chair has the tall ride designs Java back. air better with no tilt?

    I already am limiting my sitting up...
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    thanks Patton. Lyn in the 1st doc's defense...

    thanks Patton.

    Lyn in the 1st doc's defense my temp was just 99 and my white blood cell count wasn't elevated then.
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    wow how big a cell phone?? that would be on top...

    wow how big a cell phone?? that would be on top of the bandage? change to what kind of backrest? yes I do sacral sit, so don't tilt at all?
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    It was a rectal abscess. Just got out of...

    It was a rectal abscess. Just got out of hospital. nurses said it's doing well, not much blood, but am still scared. it's not down to the bone though.

    the wound nurse said I should not tilt all...
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    nope. I haven't been in the new chair since...

    nope. I haven't been in the new chair since Tuesday. but I guess it's possible the edema from my feet, though they aren't real bas as I wear compression hose 30-40hhmg, could've moved to my sacrum....
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    Went to er, normal blood pressure. no not...

    Went to er, normal blood pressure. no not pressure sore, pelvis bone no fractured. fluid retention was the doc's dx, unknown cause. my mom asked if it could be my new chair, my first tilting one....
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    not red or warm. its below coccyx, here I do have...

    not red or warm. its below coccyx, here I do have an old scar from wound but hasn't opened in years. caregiver didn't notice until yesterday. but could've missed it as sweating started Saturday night
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    Swelling on butt

    I am having the cold sweats and my tailbone area is swollen! never happened before, what could it be? I got a new chair that tilts and has a different back which i feel doesnt allow me to get my butt...
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    thanks. it's this one...

    thanks. it's this one http://www.medline.com/product/Medline-A20-Low-Air-Loss-Therapy-Mattress/Z05-PF58542

    I haven't taken it out of the box yet because I don't know that I want to keep it.
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    Medline A20 air mattress?

    Does anyone have this? Stanford ordered it for me and Medline drop shipped me 2 but with a slim manual that says not much about what happens when the electricity goes out, which happens frequently...
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    isn't there something damaging about longterm use...

    isn't there something damaging about longterm use of the glycerin ones?


    thanks random; and lynnifer though I am curious about monthly costs of it so I can compare w/ enemeez
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    oops sorry, what I meant is does the saline leak...

    oops sorry, what I meant is does the saline leak out if you push it in while sitting up?
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    fleet while sitting?

    I use enemeez while sitting on commode and wondering if anyone has used the fleet enema similarly or is it impossible. thanks


    btw does anyone know how much the peristeen system is? my doc said...
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    yeah I know that move but that wasn't the problem...

    yeah I know that move but that wasn't the problem tis time.

    power chair


    Patrick that is scary
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    no it was silent. but it hasn't done it since I...

    no it was silent. but it hasn't done it since I posted this.
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    great advice all thanks! yes I have the...

    great advice all thanks!

    yes I have the release lever, no cable though and I cant reach it.
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    EZ lock dying?

    A handful of times recently I had to flick the switch more than once to unlock my ezlock, one time it took at least 30 times I believe. It is sporadic though. If I remember correctly this is what...
  24. wasn't the battery. the door contacts needed to...

    wasn't the battery. the door contacts needed to be replaced.
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    mattress emergency

    I've lost too much weight and my old tempurpedic mattress is not providing enough pressure relief. I have an Invacare full electric bed. I'm guessing I need an air mattress unless there is something...
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