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    Using the foley catheter sounds like a great...

    Using the foley catheter sounds like a great option. Can you insert it yourself or do you have a health provider insert it for you?
    Also, what do you do once you arrive at your destination? Remove...
  2. Thread: Spinal stroke

    by KimB
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    Hi Madiekai Pleased to hear that your daughter...

    Hi Madiekai
    Pleased to hear that your daughter is recovering well.
    I hope you can share with us the date of her injury and how it occurred? And the extent of the injury?
    It does seem to happen to...
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    My workout today was an hour of pilates in a...

    My workout today was an hour of pilates in a private session with a great instructor.
  4. Another link

    I hope this link works better.

    http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/vic/content/2006/s2631651.htm

    it seems to misdirect to

    http://www.abc.net.au/stateline/vic/content/2006/s2629248.htm
    there is...
  5. This is a link to an interview with a lady in...

    This is a link to an interview with a lady in Melbourne, Australia, who experienced a Fibrocartilaginous Embolism.
    She was an aerobics instructor, and while doing some exercise one day experienced...
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    Two years on from my injury, and there are times...

    Two years on from my injury, and there are times when I think the neuropathic pain (burning, pins & needles, ice like feelings) are better then at others.
    I enjoy swimming and after getting out of...
  7. Hi Wayne I'll PM you, Kim

    Hi Wayne
    I'll PM you, Kim
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    I have just been on the phone to Dr Mal Hooper of...

    I have just been on the phone to Dr Mal Hooper of Hypermed.
    I will be in Melbourne next Friday just 2 blocks from there, so my husband and I are going to take a look. Before then I plan to read...
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    I have neuropathic pain after having a spinal...

    I have neuropathic pain after having a spinal stroke.
    Tried numerous different meds in rehab. nothing worked including
    gabapentin (neurontin) or Lyrica. I did try a toke on a joint once, but it...
  10. This is really interesting, I get this to. It...

    This is really interesting, I get this to.

    It was scary when it first happened in hospital because I did not have a diagnosis at the time and I had been losing movement in my legs progressively, I...
  11. Thread: Spinal stroke

    by KimB
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    I had a similar experience 12 months ago. ...

    I had a similar experience 12 months ago.
    Took a while for it to get to the worst where I could not move either leg. I have placed other posts which say where I am at now.

    The medical...
  12. Thread: Spinal stroke

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    Wow, you have the right name, luckydog! I...

    Wow, you have the right name, luckydog!

    I would love to be able to run again.
    Various muscles in my left leg are paralyzed. I cant move my left foot or ankle and my toes on the left foot are...
  13. Thread: Spinal stroke

    by KimB
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    Hi everyone, I'm not sure if it helps anyone...

    Hi everyone,

    I'm not sure if it helps anyone else but I feel better knowing I am not the only one, although I wouldn't want it to happen to anyone else, at least we have a shared experience to...
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    Found that the book was wonderful, wonderfully...

    Found that the book was wonderful, wonderfully written and easy to read, he had a great sense of humour.
    Looking forward to seeing the movie on DVD.
  15. Fibrocartilaginous embolism, Spinal Stroke, Its rare at least in people!

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    I did 12 months ago.

    It is very rare, thankfully.
    I have had great support from the physiotherapists, but most people know very little about it.


    It...
  16. Thread: Spinal stroke

    by KimB
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    I had a spinal stroke also known as a...

    I had a spinal stroke also known as a Fibrocartilaginous embolism 12 months ago. Although I had intense pain at the time and varying degrees of Neuropathic pain since, the Doctor who diagnosed me...
  17. I had a FCE almost 12 months ago to the day! ...

    I had a FCE almost 12 months ago to the day! Similar circumstances, Shana I have sent you a PM.

    The doctors have said I have a T7 incomplete SCI.

    This is a great thread!
    Thanks to the...
  18. Anyone else out there had FCE?

    I was diagnosed with having had a FCE 12months ago. At the time I was assessed as having a T7 incomplete SCI.

    I am yet to meet anyone else who has experienced the same thing as me, although, the...
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