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    Sadly the hummingbird eggs did not...

    Sadly the hummingbird eggs did not hatch...non-viable eggs. The eggs were about the size of a regular jelly bean (not a Jelly Belly).

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  2. If you have a lot of "sand" (tiny stones) in your...

    If you have a lot of "sand" (tiny stones) in your bladder (which you can distinguish from other sediment by rubbing the material between gloved fingers), and cannot get it cleared with irrigation,...
  3. That is instillation, not irrigation. If you are...

    That is instillation, not irrigation. If you are trying to clear clogs or encrustations, you need to do an irrigation, which involves pushing fluid in and then sucking it out with the syringe,...
  4. Petition for ADA/Access Board on hotel accessibility

    Please consider signing (and sharing with your friends and family as well) this petition to set Access Board standards for beds in hotel rooms billed as "accessible". Thanks!
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    I do the Set puzzle daily, although recent...

    I do the Set puzzle daily, although recent studies have disproven previous studies showing that such games can improve or maintain mental sharpness with aging.

    https://www.setgame.com/set/puzzle
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    Remembering names can be a big problem for many...

    Remembering names can be a big problem for many of us as we age. Do you later remember them, even hours or days later? That is a good sign. If they are gone forever, you may want to see a neurologist...
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    Have you tried a compounding pharmacy? They could...

    Have you tried a compounding pharmacy? They could mix the solution for you, which is the safest way to make the solution (under sterile conditions). If you are going to mix it yourself, this is the...
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    GasX helps with stomach, but not bowel gas. You...

    GasX helps with stomach, but not bowel gas. You might try Beano, or medicinal charcoal for that. Are you using an appliance with a vent?

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    I would not recommend using packing material...

    I would not recommend using packing material containing iodophor on a pressure injury open wound. If the wound is infected with purulent (pus) drainage and foul odor, Dakin Solution would be the...
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    I found several Permobil armrests (both new and...

    I found several Permobil armrests (both new and used) on eBay just now, you might want to check that out.

    To repair that armrest you have, I would first secure that area with Superglue gel, then...
  11. Many people have a small syrinx (cyst) at the...

    Many people have a small syrinx (cyst) at the level of their most severe spinal cord damage. The issue is if this cyst starts to enlarge in size, and especially if it is ascending the cord, with loss...
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    You should have a consultation with a CWOCN or...

    You should have a consultation with a CWOCN or enterostomy therapy nurse prior to having this surgery, and they should also teach you how to manage it and help you find the right appliances and...
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    Not sure which model of Tetra brand binder you...

    Not sure which model of Tetra brand binder you use, but I like the Dale 3 or 4 panel abdominal binders, which are not only latex free, but also can easily have a hole cut into them to accommodate...
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    Have you considered getting a voice activated...

    Have you considered getting a voice activated device like an Amazon Echo?

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  15. FONAR UPRIGHT MRI:...

    FONAR UPRIGHT MRI: http://www.fonar.com/standup.htm

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    Just curious about why you don't do your bowel...

    Just curious about why you don't do your bowel care upright (on a commode)? In general, this will half the time required for bowel care. At C6/7 you might be able to use a suppository inserter and...
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    Sounds like they gave you too high a dose for...

    Sounds like they gave you too high a dose for your test dose. Sedation should not occur. Itching could indicate a adverse or even allergic reaction to the intrathecal dose. I would be very cautious...
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    Have you tried using a Teflon or Silastic coated...

    Have you tried using a Teflon or Silastic coated or silicone catheter? Much less likely to accumulate encrustations than latex.



    Have you done routine preventive daily irrigations? Have you...
  19. Sorry, can't help you on this one. Don't know...

    Sorry, can't help you on this one. Don't know that much about the different generations of MRI machines.

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    When did you last have a stool? How do you know...

    When did you last have a stool? How do you know you are impacted vs. severely constipated? If you have nausea or vomiting, or have no bowel sounds or not passing gas, you could have an ileus, or...
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    Is your abdomen distended, tight or are you...

    Is your abdomen distended, tight or are you slightly nauseated? The enema will work faster .But the laxative will move every thing down and out. If your stool is hard or lumpy then a stool softener...
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    Sounds like you need a ramped mini-van, not an...

    Sounds like you need a ramped mini-van, not an SUV, but here is a modified Honda Pilot that might meet your needs, although it is not configured for driving from your chair. You would have to...
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    I would encourage him in this. I don't know...

    I would encourage him in this. I don't know anyone in a chair who does this, but he could be the first, and could also serve as an advocate for other wheelchair users in developing and managing...
  24. Quebra Pedra or chanca piedra is not well...

    Quebra Pedra or chanca piedra is not well researched, but a few small studies have found that it may be helpful for calcium oxalate stones. I found no evidence of it being helpful for struvite...
  25. Thread: Interstim?

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    It is used on those that have a bladder...

    It is used on those that have a bladder contraction, usually very incomplete like an AIS D But the input I always got was that yes it helped my bladder some but it really helped my bowels!.

    There...
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