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  1. Thread: Bowel regime

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    No more than one change per week. Why do you...

    No more than one change per week.

    Why do you think Metamucil will cause accidents?

    It takes15-30 min. for the gastrocolic reflex to kick in after drinking a hot liquid or eating food.

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    Bard flip-flow or Hollister vinyl bag (as above)....

    Bard flip-flow or Hollister vinyl bag (as above).

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    Are you using the standard twist valve on your...

    Are you using the standard twist valve on your Urocare bag or the add-on flip valve?

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    You would have to pay for this unless you have...

    You would have to pay for this unless you have long-term care insurance or a private insurance that covers respite care, and few facilities would consider this for a stay of less than 1-2 weeks....
  5. Thread: Bowel regime

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    No, obstructive megacolon is not diagnosed with a...

    No, obstructive megacolon is not diagnosed with a colonoscopy.

    You should have better bowel care results doing it 30 after a meal that includes some fat or hot liquid.

    A GI specialist is best...
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    If you use a straight catheter with a funnel end,...

    If you use a straight catheter with a funnel end, you can attach any drainage bag to it easily. You don't need a prescription to buy a drainage bag. Try Amazon.

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    Do you use a power chair? If so, have you...

    Do you use a power chair? If so, have you considered an electric leg bag drainage valve?

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  8. Thread: Bowel regime

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    Actually, there is little evidence that long-term...

    Actually, there is little evidence that long-term use of bisacodyl suppositories causes any problems. Chronic long-term use of strong stimulants, such as senna, or laxatives, is associated with...
  9. Thread: My Health ?

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    Prolonged bed rest can be very debilitating,...

    Prolonged bed rest can be very debilitating, resulting in easy fatigue and muscle weakness and atrophy. You need an intensive rehab and exercise program to come back to your previous level of...
  10. Excellent article on rotator cuff repair recovery

    From current issue of New Mobility, by Bob Vogel:
    http://www.newmobility.com/2019/10/rehab-after-shoulder-surgery/

    (KLD)
  11. You should be seeing a good urologist for this....

    You should be seeing a good urologist for this. Prostatitis does not usually cause swelling or redness of the penis or scrotum. You could also have an infection of your foreskin and/or testicles.
    ...
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    Sticky: Bump. (KLD)

    Bump.

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    Sepsis is a specific syndrome associated with...

    Sepsis is a specific syndrome associated with blood stream infection that can come from many different infection loci in your body. While the source often is a UTI, it can start with colonization in...
  14. Suddenly increased spasticity, like AD, can be a...

    Suddenly increased spasticity, like AD, can be a non-specific sign of pain someplace in your body. Stones, pressure injuries, fractures, etc can be causes, as can an enlarging syrinx.

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    Depends on your brand, model, and seat of your...

    Depends on your brand, model, and seat of your commode and clearance between the seat and toilet bowl. Sitting on the floor on a towel next to you is easier on your PCA's knees than squatting.
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    Dig stim is primarily for gettIng the anal...

    Dig stim is primarily for gettIng the anal sphincter to relax and let stool in the rectal vault to pass, so is usually done after the suppository, which primarily increases colon peristalsis and...
  17. Your complaint would be against the facility,...

    Your complaint would be against the facility, although you can name names if you know them. More important to detail dates and times or shifts if possible. You & your dad should be keeping a detailed...
  18. Can you move her to a different facility? Is...

    Can you move her to a different facility?
    Is there a state-run ombudsmen program in WA state as there is in SNFs in CA?
    Who is paying for her care?
    Have you met with the administrator & director...
  19. It also provides some hip range of motion and...

    It also provides some hip range of motion and cardiovascular exercise vs passive standing.

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  20. My mother had a Damaco for her Quickie 2 for a...

    My mother had a Damaco for her Quickie 2 for a few years. You had to steer and use the controls with a tiller like a scooter, and it weighed a ton. As her MS progressed she couldn't operate it any...
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    There are turning mattresses, both LAL and foam...

    There are turning mattresses, both LAL and foam over air chamber. None are cheap though. Not turning at all at night can catch up with you as you age, both skin and lung-wise.

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    Confused. Are you going to be using an indwelling...

    Confused. Are you going to be using an indwelling urethral catheter or an external condom catheter?

    If the former, you can get a sterile insertion tray with catheter, but it will only include a...
  23. Not an overlay. This is a full mattress. (KLD)

    Not an overlay. This is a full mattress.

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  24. Air travel is not covered under the ADA. It is...

    Air travel is not covered under the ADA. It is separate legislation, cited above, usually called the Air Access Act. And yes, again, see the regulations above, assistance in transferred is required...
  25. I would add to this the following for...

    I would add to this the following for disembarkation:
    At least 30 minutes before landing, alert the cabin attendant that you will need the following upon landing:

    Your wheelchair brought up from...
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