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    I also have a count over 100,000, luckily I was...

    I also have a count over 100,000, luckily I was able to schedule an appointment with my usual urologist tomorrow who has far more experienced with spinal cord injuries and he told me to never go...
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    A urologist, however he doesn't have much...

    A urologist, however he doesn't have much experience with spinal cord injuries in my opinion. He was the doctor they came to visit when I was an inpatient.
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    Yes, The antibiotics was only prescribed from a...

    Yes, The antibiotics was only prescribed from a urine sample. And I did ask if I could try treati this UTI without antibiotics and this was his response ...

    For klebsiella, even if it is...
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    Klebsiella oxytoca UTI

    I was prescribed Keflex for a Klebsiella oxytoca UTI, and I know that I shouldn't take any antibiotic if I am asymptomatic, however everything I read about this bacteria is pretty scary. So should I...
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    I can totally see how stress and infections are...

    I can totally see how stress and infections are correlated!
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    thanks Hawk, I finally received the referral for...

    thanks Hawk, I finally received the referral for an infectious disease doctor myself, I'll keep you posted as well. Thanks for sharing all your info.
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    When I was hospitalized none of these tests they...

    When I was hospitalized none of these tests they did on HAWK we're done on me, should I request to have the CRP levels checked?
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    Hey Hawk, I just noticed your post and I was...

    Hey Hawk, I just noticed your post and I was Recently hospitalized with sepsis but they only kept me in the hospital for 5 days. I also didn't have a UTI , however it sounds like my Hospital didn't...
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    Actually, I’m not sure what kind of doctor was...

    Actually, I’m not sure what kind of doctor was treating me while I was hospitalized. They were mainly concerned with my blood cultures specifically my lactic acids and white blood cell counts were...
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    Sepsis without a UTI??

    I recently was hospitalized for severe sepsis, thankfully I caught it in time and was pumped full of antibiotics for 5 days, but none of the doctors could explain to me how I contracted the the...
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    gosh, I wish there was a way we could hire...

    gosh, I wish there was a way we could hire caregivers from foreign countries but I don't think it's possible. They have to be highly educated to qualify for H1B visas, and those nurses are registered...
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    It's really interesting you say you had a hard...

    It's really interesting you say you had a hard time finding caregivers, because I had a friend who went there to visit Salt Lake and they put a post on craigslist and received a lot of responses. The...
  13. sorry for the late response, but I have I decent...

    sorry for the late response, but I have I decent amount of teno in my left wrist and I had tendon transfer surgery on that same hand which gives me a decent amount of pinch tension with my thumb and...
  14. I just wanted to thanks those for the suggestions...

    I just wanted to thanks those for the suggestions to switch to Enemeez, through some trial and error I cut down on my stool softener to 100 mg twice a day and started doing my program in bed again...
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    Article on "A Shortage of caregivers"

    I'm down to only two caregivers and my mother, who is getting old, and I am always stressed out about losing one of my caregivers or worse losing my mother. Unfortunately, according to this article...
  16. I would highly recommend this leg bag opener....

    I would highly recommend this leg bag opener. I've had mine for well over a decade and it has been nothing but super reliable. A little pricey but it is in Canadian dollars, but the freedom that it...
  17. Thank you for your input, I certainly will take...

    Thank you for your input, I certainly will take any advice from anyone 36 years post! I also tried using Enemeez way back in the days, but it got a little too expensive, and to be honest I can't...
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    Unfortunately, in my area where it is so hard to...

    Unfortunately, in my area where it is so hard to find caregivers, the tables have turned and they know that they are in a position of power because they are in such high demand. I have a friend who...
  19. the magic bullets ripping were ripping your G.I....

    the magic bullets ripping were ripping your G.I. tract? Do you mind if I ask how and why?

    And I know we all had accidents once in a while, but did you notice ANY difference between Enemeeze and...
  20. Thank you ginl for your response, I've heard many...

    Thank you ginl for your response, I've heard many others suggest probiotics and prunes, so I will certainly add those to my diet.



    KLD, I think you might be right...when everyone talked about...
  21. Number 2 accidents always on bowel days.....WHY???

    Can somebody please help me figure this out. I do my bowel program every other day, last year I only had four accidents, but this year so far I have been having one or two every week. Nothing has...
  22. Thread: Just one day...

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    I echo that wish RJC, I'd love to have just a 1...

    I echo that wish RJC, I'd love to have just a 1 day of freedom from SCI life! JUST ONE DAY!
  23. Hi random, do you mind if I ask how long ago you...

    Hi random, do you mind if I ask how long ago you had the surgery? Also, what sort of protective instrumentation would you have asked for?
  24. the neck collar is a great idea, I will certainly...

    the neck collar is a great idea, I will certainly pick one up ASAP. And I will certainly let you know by hear of any other alternatives.



    Thank you for your input SCI nurse, the only surgery...
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    Hi Lynnifer, although I don't post often, you've...

    Hi Lynnifer, although I don't post often, you've helped me a few times when I really needed it and just wanted to thank you! I'm also certain there are thousands of CC members like myself you've...
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