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    Brad09, you are very kind to be concerned for the...

    Brad09, you are very kind to be concerned for the welfare of the young man. I am a complete para, so can only empathise with what your friend goes through on a daily basis.

    By regularly...
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    Thankyou for those tips mrb. You are very...

    Thankyou for those tips mrb.

    You are very good at monitoring your food intake, and perhaps this is what I need to do. I try to eat a healthy diet, but can't resist a biscuit or cake with my cup...
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    mrb, well done on your transformation. You must...

    mrb, well done on your transformation. You must be very proud of your efforts.

    I am having a real battle with my tummy flab and am at a loss how to lose it, as I don't want to lose any fat off my...
  4. Thread: Hurting in SC

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    Stephen, thanks for translating as the thread now...

    Stephen, thanks for translating as the thread now makes sense.

    SCIfor55+years, I'm sorry to hear you are bed bound due to an ulcer. Having spent 3 months in hospital myself a few years ago, due...
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    Thanks for that information gjnl, and I'm glad...

    Thanks for that information gjnl, and I'm glad it's worked well for you.

    If I do decide on getting one in the future, I now have more of an understanding how it all works.
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    Thanks for the explanation gjnl, and that seems...

    Thanks for the explanation gjnl, and that seems to have answered my questions.

    I'll be interested to learn what the nurse says about the risks involved with a supra pubic too.

    Do you have...
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    Thank you ckf for your comments. What are some...

    Thank you ckf for your comments. What are some of the risks you speak of? Not that I'm considering having it done at the moment, but I like to be informed if I ever went down that path.

    I...
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    No, I hadn't seriously considered a supra pubic...

    No, I hadn't seriously considered a supra pubic catheter, as the indwelling one has worked well for me. I'm also not that keen on having invasive procedures done on me, unless it's absolutely...
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    Thanks gjnl, I will look into it. This is...

    Thanks gjnl, I will look into it.

    This is probably a silly question, but how exactly do you use the rinse? I have an indwelling catheter, so have no idea how you would put the rinse into the...
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    gjnl, thank you for explaining the C&S test, as I...

    gjnl, thank you for explaining the C&S test, as I hadn't heard my doctor mention that terminology, when getting me to give a urine sample.

    I really appreciate you giving me so much information on...
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    I agree that things always go haywire on the...

    I agree that things always go haywire on the weekend.

    Can you tell me what C & S stands for, as I'm not familiar with that term. I'm guessing Collection & Sample?

    KLD, I don't often get a true...
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    KLD, would you still recommend to change the...

    KLD, would you still recommend to change the catheter 2 days after starting antibiotics? I've been told by my doctor this is best practice to have a clean catheter to ensure the antibiotics are...
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    I always change my catheter 2 days after starting...

    I always change my catheter 2 days after starting antibiotics. This gives the antibiotics a chance to kick in, before inserting a clean catheter. It works well for me.
  14. A few years ago, when I was in hospital battling...

    A few years ago, when I was in hospital battling a stage 4 pressure wound, I would often joke with the nurses that if I had a bottom like Kim Kardashian, I wouldn't be in the situation I was in.
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    I am a 64 year old complete paraplegic, and have...

    I am a 64 year old complete paraplegic, and have had similar problems in recent times, along with a bit of gastric reflux. I put it down to the fact that I'm sitting all the time, so food and drink...
  16. NW-Will this is something I have dealt with for...

    NW-Will this is something I have dealt with for years, so can empathise with you. For the past year I have been having regular leg massages, every 2 - 3 weeks, with an Occupational Therapist, and...
  17. webfoot, the compression bandages in the photo...

    webfoot, the compression bandages in the photo are usually used to control swelling of the feet and legs. From personal experience, they would do nothing to help a pressure area on the heel.

    When...
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    Yes please Scott, could you order me one of those...

    Yes please Scott, could you order me one of those bottoms, with extra muscle and fat. :)

    If it weren't for bladder, bowel and bottom problems, I think I could cope with life in a wheelchair, but...
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    Scott, that just gave me a good laugh. I never...

    Scott, that just gave me a good laugh. I never thought of the added complications that could come with having a Kardashian bottom. With all those fillers and implants, we could end up with more...
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    Scott, I am so sorry to hear of your continuing...

    Scott, I am so sorry to hear of your continuing battle with pressure wounds, and as a complete paraplegic I empathise with you. For the past couple of years I have also been dealing with an ischium...
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    oldschool, I forgot to mention that I always...

    oldschool, I forgot to mention that I always moisturise my feet after having a shower, where I rub the cream under my feet and on top. My nurse recommended this to keep the skin supple, and so far...
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    I have also suffered from pressure problems on...

    I have also suffered from pressure problems on both my heels, where the skin went black. It freaked me out as it seemed to happen without me even noticing that I had a problem. I was lucky that I...
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    If what they show on that video is true, then...

    If what they show on that video is true, then this could be an amazing advance in medicine.

    To me it looks like it could help with pressure areas, but then I have no medical training.

    Fingers...
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    Thankyou KLD. I am a paraplegic, so lift...

    Thankyou KLD.

    I am a paraplegic, so lift myself up off my cushion when doing a pressure lift., by pushing on the wheelchair tyres.

    I have been dealing with a stage 4 pressure wound for over a...
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    Thankyou CWO. I often forget to do enough...

    Thankyou CWO.

    I often forget to do enough lifts off the seat, so must make an effort to do them more often.

    Just to clarify on your meaning ........... weight shifts are just moving about in my...
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