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    Yes, my problem is at the elbow although symptoms...

    Yes, my problem is at the elbow although symptoms are in the hand. Although I also have slight carpal tunnel symptoms that's not the problem I'm dealing with now.

    My worry is managing elimination...
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    I'm well aware there are going to be big problems...

    I'm well aware there are going to be big problems with recovery but surgeon thinks that with moderate to severe ulnar neuropathy symptoms surgery is necessary. Nerve conduction/EMG confirms...
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    ulnar nerve transposition

    Does anyone have any experience with ulnar transposition surgery as a paraplegic?

    I have had pinky pins and needles, just a nuisance, for a couple of years but have sudden onset of hand weakness...
  4. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    The tool indicates I have a 23% 10 year risk of...

    The tool indicates I have a 23% 10 year risk of major fracture and 6.5% risk of hip fracture. This puts me well into the "treat" section of the graph but what does treat mean?
    I have not had...
  5. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    Osteoporosis

    I am a healthy 54 year old T6 complete para. I recently had a full body dexascan bone mineral density test and my T-score at the hip is -2.6, which is past osteopenia and into osteoporosis. I already...
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    I'm a male para, and I just scoot my hips forward...

    I'm a male para, and I just scoot my hips forward a bit before cathing
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    I also frequently have same symptom. I hope its...

    I also frequently have same symptom. I hope its not serious because I've never done anything about it
  8. Thread: travel

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    The nuprodx chair, although expensive, has made...

    The nuprodx chair, although expensive, has made travel much easier for me (a T6 para). The problem with the cheap shower chairs is they have no seat padding, and also the nuprodx comes with a side...
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    I noticed that. It seems if it doesnt work one is...

    I noticed that. It seems if it doesnt work one is no worse off, unlike with steroid injection where there are real risks.
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    That is interesting. Another Dutch study (the one...

    That is interesting. Another Dutch study (the one doctor showed me) had positive results when compared to steroid injection.
    http://ajs.sagepub.com/content/38/2/255
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    No responses so far. Nurse? Is this really...

    No responses so far. Nurse? Is this really something new? Or is it unknown because it isnt any good?
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    Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

    I have had tennis elbow (epicondylitis) for a long time. Its severity comes and goes but I have sore forearms and pain using hands. Steroid injections used to be used for this, and I had that done...
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    Others have made similar comment, but I get a...

    Others have made similar comment, but I get a mark from the stockings just as described and it has not been a problem in years of wearing them
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    There are a number of old threads on this subject...

    There are a number of old threads on this subject whcih I found helpful before doing prep and colonoscopy last year.
    The key piece of equipment for me was getting a ROHO toilet seat cover which...
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    I have to take it easy on the coffee (much as I...

    I have to take it easy on the coffee (much as I like it) because of bladder but don't have any bowel problem with it.
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    rdf- Of course getting C&S done is better, I'm...

    rdf- Of course getting C&S done is better, I'm talking about when it really isnt practical
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    I'm well aware of the reasons for not taking...

    I'm well aware of the reasons for not taking broad spectrum antibiotics unnecessarily and the need for taking whole course.

    But... as someone who rarely gets UTI's and frequently travels, I worry...
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    Which is better to have around just in...

    Which is better to have around just in case-Keflex or Levaquin?
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    In answer to gjnl, I intermittent cath and have...

    In answer to gjnl, I intermittent cath and have never done anything else
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    I am a pretty healthy paraplegic and don't have a...

    I am a pretty healthy paraplegic and don't have a urologist. My GP has never recommended urodynamics. Is he missing something?
  21. I dealt with it just like AbleChef on a...

    I dealt with it just like AbleChef on a transatlantic flight. When the flight was quiet and the lights turned down I just put a blanket over me and took care of business into the ziploc bag I use for...
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    I sweated terribly at night for well over a year...

    I sweated terribly at night for well over a year after injury then it got better. I would soak the sheets or cotton blanket, it was horrible. But that symptom eventually went away completely on its...
  23. Thread: colonoscopy

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    I'm surprised your instructions were to drink it...

    I'm surprised your instructions were to drink it in halves almost five hours apart. With me, I started drinking the Golytley and results started sometime after two hours. I had been starting to worry...
  24. Thread: colonoscopy

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    Amusing riff on colonoscopy, depending on one's...

    Amusing riff on colonoscopy, depending on one's taste
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBMsPNI6EZE
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    Polyethylene Glycol

    This doesn't matter, but I'm curious-
    I just did colonoscopy prep with the four liters of Golytely and that stuff is nasty. It made me gag and the only way I could get it down was to chase every...
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