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    Where to find the experts?

    Where to find the experts?
    We have been fortunate that we have found some experts who have really helped us out. An extraordinary exercise physiologist, a great orthopedic surgeon who performed...
  2. Pressing need for input re: bladder mgmt.

    Indwelling foley since injury 18 months ago. Male, age 60, C5/C6 incomplete really wants to change bladder management to external cath. Urologist has done urodynamic testing and has okayed change...
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    Rancho, etc

    Rancho los Amigos is a haul for us. About 40 miles one way - in traffic - about 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive. We do have a Urologist from Rancho working with him currently; Dr. Ginsberg is at USC on some...
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    Thanks for the replies

    I'm pretty sure this is not a case of too much focus on therapy and not a balanced life. His life is pretty full of other stuff besides therapy and dealing with his SCI. Also, we are very aware of...
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    Looking for input - 18 months post

    C5/C6 incomplete; from July 29, 2006. 3 mos. Craig Hosp. Now outpatient - 2 to 3 days a week - at Northridge in SoCal. Afraid some OT's and PT's at Northridge make condition worse. He feels worse...
  6. Catheter issues and question about meds like Flomax

    The Urologist - who as I said before is the consulting Urologist at Rancho los Amigos and VERY experienced with SCI - did do the urodynamic testing but the results were inconclusive. He says that it...
  7. Thank you Sledboy

    ...for that input. The doctor told us we won't really know for sure until the indwelling is removed for a period of time how well his involuntary/voluntary urinary function is going to work.
  8. Add to request for input re: condom caths

    ALSO, subject does pool therapy twice a week so condom catheter needs to be VERY reliable and not fall off. THANKS for any input!!!!!!
  9. Switching from indwelling foley to condom catheter

    Have been given the go-ahead by urologist to try condom catheter after having indwelling for whole time since accident - 17 months. C5/C6 incomplete. However, urologist - who is the consulting doc at...
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    Replying to Dave

    Los Angeles - Cost of living very high. C5/C6 incomplete, not on vent anymore. Hoyer lift, bowel program, indwelling cath, feeding, grooming, transfers, shower chair, standing machine, tons of ROM,...
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    Christmas Bonus Input

    Hi - This is our first Christmas since coming home from rehab so we don't quite know what to do about bonuses. We have three caregivers - One is M-F 7 to 7 (days) (19/hr); one is M-F 7 to 7(nights)...
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    Things are complicated. Of course, everyone on...

    Things are complicated. Of course, everyone on this site has special complications. I can't/won't leave this job for so many reasons. I honestly think it would be bad for his recovery if I left. He...
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    Rage and abuse

    I'm feeling trapped and abused. I do everything I can to make Paul (not his real name) happy and comfortable. He is a year and 3 months out from accident; incomplete quad needing 24/7 care. I worked...
  14. Thread: Cymbalta

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    If Cymbalta isn't the answer for some, what do...

    If Cymbalta isn't the answer for some, what do you try next? Is there something that doesn't have the initial crummy side effects? Who needs additional pain/discomfort when you already have enough...
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    Los Angeles caregiving

    We are in Studio City. We have interviewed at least 100 people (no kidding) since our guy got home from Craig Hosp in Dec. of 2006 (15 months now post accident - C5/C6 incomplete). We have four...
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    Pain and Serotonin uptake meds

    Question for Dr. Young: What would you say, if you were to say anything, would be the BEST Serotonin uptake blocker (anti-depressant) on the market for SCI and am I correct in thinking that it may...
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