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  1. Thread: Leaky Bladder

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    Leaky Bladder

    I am a T6-7 para. I use a catheter 5x a day to drain my bladder. I have noticed that I am starting to leak quite a bit. What would be the best solution to this? I could use a condom catheter to...
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    Anterior Pelvic Tilt

    I seem to have an extreme case of Anterior Pelvic Tilt (Lordosis). I am T6 complete for the last 7 years. I use a power chair and Roho Quad cushion. I am looking for suggestions to help reduce,...
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    @~Lin, where can i find this CTD support group? ...

    @~Lin, where can i find this CTD support group? yes, i would like to know any support forums too. thanks!
    @SCI-Nurse, pelvic tilt sounds like a possibility. i wish my feb. 5 appointment with my...
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    Hi. I am not 100% sure what is causing my spine...

    Hi. I am not 100% sure what is causing my spine to be so bent. It is like it is in a permanent sitting position. With it like that, lying face down on my bed is very uncomfortable and standing in a...
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    Deformed Lumbar Spine

    I have been wheelchair bound for 7 years after getting an SCI T6. Over the years my lower (lumbar) spine has become deformed. It is bent like I am in the sitting position even if I try to lie flat...
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    Do you ever pass anything since the procedure? ...

    Do you ever pass anything since the procedure?

    Since I do not have a colon, I wonder if that matters. If you don't pass anything, the mucus and dead cells that slew off the walls accumulate and...
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    SCI, Ileostomy and Cleansing Enema

    Hi. I am a T6/7 para for the past 5 years and an ostomate (ileostomy) since October of 2012. During my ostomy procedure, my colon was removed and I still have just a small section of my sigmoid...
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    Single Ladies In The Seattle Area

    Just checking if there are any single, divorced or widowed disabled ladies in the Seattle metro area that might want to meet for a coffee. I live on Mercer Island and would like to meet someone for...
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    Sit Bone Pressure Sores

    Has anyone had pressure sores or deep tissue injuries over one or both sit bones? I believe that is what I have. The skin is light red on a 2 inch diameter area over each bone. There are a few...
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    Best Type of Laxative for Long Term Use

    I have been told by my doctor that I should not plan to use senna tablets for my long term bowel program. I have been using them since the start, about 2 years ago. I take 2 tablets each evening...
  11. Thank you arndog for your responses. I certainly...

    Thank you arndog for your responses. I certainly will post anything that helps me through this. Thank you to all for your support! :)
  12. What I am getting out of all of this is basically...

    What I am getting out of all of this is basically the following:

    1) work with my pain doctors to find the right medicine combination to
    alleviate the pain the best they can.

    2) once it has...
  13. Burning, Pins and Needles even with using Neurontin, Oxycodone, Methadone

    Hi. I am a paraplegic T6/7 since Nov of 2007 with no movement or sensation below the waist.

    I currently use the following pain medicines at these times:

    Neurontin at 8am (800mg), 12pm (800mg)...
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    Hypersensitive Rectum

    Hi. I am a T6/7 complete. I use one 250mg colace in the morning and one senokot in the evening to keep things running smoothly. I have to do manual evacuation whenever I go. As far as sensation,...
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    Thanks

    Thanks for all your responses. I will take a look at the Ride Designs site. Has anyone tried electric stimulation of the damaged spinal cord area to help alleviate the pain?
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    Part Time was on option

    I was doing somewhat OK with part time work (4/hr day) from home with just 2400mg of Neurontin but there was still some pain so that I had to lie down once or twice during that 4 hours. Usually...
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    Thanks for your responses. I just hope that my...

    Thanks for your responses. I just hope that my doctors will find the cocktail of drugs that works or that the pain just reduces by itself. I can't imagine trying to go to the office for 8 hours...
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    Bowel Program

    SCI-Nurse, I only really started having to take the Oxycodone daily the past week or so. So, the constipation is just been a problem the past couple of days.

    The usual bowel routine for me since...
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    Constipation Relief when using Narcotic Pain Meds

    Hi. What are people using or doing when they have constipation due to using narcotic pain medications every day for nerve pain? I am using Oxycontin and Oxycodone each day in addition to Neurontin...
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    Working Full Time with Pain?

    Who out there is trying to work a full 8 hour day either at the office or from home who has horrible nerve pain to deal with? How do you do it? Since all medications I have tried do not help much...
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    Anyone Using Lamictal or Keppra?

    I am ramping up on Lamictal 25mg (2 at breakfast, 3 at dinner) while using 800mg of Neurontin 3 times a day. Not doing a thing for my pain. My pain doctor said if the Lamictal doesn't work after...
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    Thanks for all the posts. I do pressure relief...

    Thanks for all the posts. I do pressure relief by mainly side to side every 30 minutes. It really doesn't do much for the pain. How do you all stand the constant pain from the time you get up in...
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    Both Jay 2 and Roho Quadtro are 4", high profile,...

    Both Jay 2 and Roho Quadtro are 4", high profile, cushions.
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    Help with cushions when sitting on two bones

    I have lost alot of muscle mass from my waist down. I am sitting on the 2 "sit" bones and nothing much else. I have a Jay 2 cushion with extra gel inserts. I have a Roho Quadro Select adjusted to...
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    Thank you

    Thank you everyone for the responses. I have put my hand under a sit bone with palm down and it feels like there is about a half inch. Maybe I will deflate it a bit more. I also am keeping the...
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