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    Thanks so kindly for the replies. Was hoping for...

    Thanks so kindly for the replies. Was hoping for local so will tell my surgeon
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    Cataract Surgery Question

    Having cervical injury and dealing with AD is it possible to have local anesthesia? To my understanding AD episodes occur below injury site. My eye would be above cervical injury. Am I correct? My...
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    Thanks GJ I guess I won't be getting a flu shot...

    Thanks GJ I guess I won't be getting a flu shot this year.
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    Flu Vaccine

    I am wondering if SCI people should get the flu shot. I am post 3 yrs with my injury and have been given the flu shot every year with no serious effect.

    I had a two nerve study done and was told...
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    I forgot to add I also have...

    I forgot to add I also have diverticula/diverticulosis disease also. Just wondering if it is safe to use the enema.
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    Enemas

    I have gastroparesis due to my C4-5 injury so I have a low fiber low fat diet I have to live with. Oh how I miss the pizzas burgers and fruits.

    In past few weeks I have been having trouble...
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    Thanks everyone and to the SCI nurse as well....

    Thanks everyone and to the SCI nurse as well. Appreciate the replies. It puts my mind at better ease.
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    AD During Surgery

    I hope someone will give me answers about the AD occurring doing major surgery. Maybe the SCI nurse can tell me.

    I have been doing research and found epidural or spinal anesthesia help control AD...
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    Sorry Stephen I did not see your quote. I am just...

    Sorry Stephen I did not see your quote. I am just upset tonight and worried.

    I have gastroparesis also as I am a cervical injury so do have to watch my fiber intake so any fiber supplement will...
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    Taking stool softeners can raise magesium levels...

    Taking stool softeners can raise magesium levels in some people and unfortunately it must have raised mine according to my lab work. Now I don't know what to take to help move my bowels.
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    High Magnesium LI evels

    I am a C4-5 injury and I have been taking 300 mg stool softeners stimulate free every night for 3 years now and recently had a blood testing done and it shows my Anion Gap is low. I always get a copy...
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    Gastroparesis

    I am a C4-5 injury and wonder if I could possibly have gastroparesis instead of just slow stomach emptying. I do have polyneuropathy so wondering if that could be a reason of having gastroparesis.
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    Hope you have a speedy recovery.

    Hope you have a speedy recovery.
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    IMac AD is autonomic dysreflexiaand common in SCI...

    IMac AD is autonomic dysreflexiaand common in SCI above S-5. It causes rising in BP from different reasons ..... sunburn,UTI,insect bites,ingrown toenail or any pain below injury. It is scarey but...
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    Vinegar for constipaion

    Someone told me to try apple cider vinegar for constipatio but am scared to drink it. Has anyone tried it and does it work and is it safe to drink everyday?
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    Read this small poem of Caylee's voice to her so...

    Read this small poem of Caylee's voice to her so called mom

    Dear Mommie

    I see you smile down there below...are those tears of joy you show? I'm glad your happy, although you lied...I'd love...
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    I do volunteer work 2 or 3 days a week so got my...

    I do volunteer work 2 or 3 days a week so got my workout today. I do enjoy time away from home as I live alone. It gives me time to be with people and interact with them. Only sad thing is sometimes...
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    So sorry to hear and my sympathies are with you...

    So sorry to hear and my sympathies are with you and his family.
  19. Sorry to hear Norm. AD is bad to experience so...

    Sorry to hear Norm. AD is bad to experience so hope you will find some relief.
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    My injury level is C4-5

    My injury level is C4-5
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    Slow Motility

    Could someone with SCI have gastroparesis? I have done research and gastroparesis is can be caused by a lot of different reasons.....slow motility from nerve damage. I use to eat a lot of fiber and...
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    Glad everthing went well. Take care of yourself.

    Glad everthing went well. Take care of yourself.
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    Last movie I watched was a few weeks ago .......

    Last movie I watched was a few weeks ago .... Shawshank Redemption. Loved that movie but today I watched Tarazan (how many remember that one??) I really enjoyed it.
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    I get what I would call high fever when it is hot...

    I get what I would call high fever when it is hot and just sitting around sweating. I do sweat more than I would like. I have taken my temp and it has been as high as 99 my normal temp is 97.9. It...
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    Virginia and West Virginia is warmer than...

    Virginia and West Virginia is warmer than northern states. We do have cold winters but summers are usually very warm and humid. Florida would be an excellent state for you to relocate to. It usually...
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