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    New Peristeen User

    Hi all! I recently switched from using enemeez plus and a ton of painful digital stimulation to using the peristeen system. I was doing my BP every other day, but did peristeen every day for two...
  2. Thread: Hemorrhoids

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    Hemorrhoids

    I started developing a hemorrhoid a year ago, and it has gotten worse recently. I then noticed a second one a few weeks ago. They are both external. I have occasional bleeding but they're both...
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    Thanks for the helpful reply. She claims that...

    Thanks for the helpful reply. She claims that nothing comes out if she doesn't pull it out...but I'm going to try to talk to her about it. If persisteen eliminates the need for dig stim then maybe I...
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    One other question... does peristeen stop the...

    One other question... does peristeen stop the need for digital stimulation?
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    Quad independent bowel program

    Hi there,

    I'm a C6/7 quad and I'm feeling very discouraged about being able to do my bowel program independently. I purchased a dig stim stick which I can use, and I'm able to use my thumb as...
  6. Best abdominal binders/Independent bowel program

    There are some older threads on this topic, but many of the links to abdominal binders no longer work. I'm a quad who needs support very low down in my belly, and I need it to be easy to take on and...
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    What other backs can be used? Any examples of...

    What other backs can be used? Any examples of permobils with other backs?
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    They brought the cushion forward, away from the...

    They brought the cushion forward, away from the backrest, which is weird because there's a huge space between the end of my cushion and the backrest, but it does stop some of my anterior pelvic tilt....
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    Whenever we try to adjust the backrest, my...

    Whenever we try to adjust the backrest, my ischials are no longer offloaded. My backrest is a standard leather permobil backrest, and I keep asking for a ride designs custom back, but my seating...
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    Posture in chair

    I currently use a Ride Designs Custom Cushion, but I am so incredibly uncomfortable in it. My posture is really bad: I have to arch my back and I get a lot of shoulder/neck pain. Throughout the day I...
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    I know this is a 10 year old thread, but I have...

    I know this is a 10 year old thread, but I have this same issue. Severe tightness in my abs and back that goes down my left leg and into my shoulders and briefly subsides when I fold over in my chair...
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    Thanks! I searched for this but couldn't find it....

    Thanks! I searched for this but couldn't find it. I wonder if it's still recommended that women with SCI get annual pelvic/pap exams as this is no longer the recommendation for able-bodied women?
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    Preventive screenings

    I know there are preventive screenings for everyone, but what are some SCI-specific ones? These are the ones I know of:

    Renal ultrasound yearly
    Dexa scan every 2 years if normal, every year if...
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    The only pain I have is above my level of injury...

    The only pain I have is above my level of injury in my shoulders/neck from the brachial neuritis, so pain isn't as big of an issue for me as this ever increasing tone.
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    My doc has told me that as well, although my...

    My doc has told me that as well, although my catheter placement is at L1/2 because I don't have spasms in the upper extremities. I only get right finger spasms when my legs spasm.
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    As a side note that may not be relevant - For the...

    As a side note that may not be relevant - For the past year and a half I have also had issues with nausea, lack of appetite, and dry heaving, and I was diagnosed with bilateral brachial neuritis,...
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    So I went to another physiatrist who agreed that...

    So I went to another physiatrist who agreed that a dye study would be pointless because they say my pump is clearly working because my legs are flaccid when they move them around. The tone/tightness...
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    Possibly - my catheter is at L1, but most of the...

    Possibly - my catheter is at L1, but most of the tone is in my hips and legs, and it bleeds into my stomach. It's getting so bad. I think my hip flexors are straightening me out, and the left side is...
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    Baclofen pump doesn't seem effective?

    I've had a baclofen pump since September 2010 (2.5 years ago). It worked well for a while at controlling my spasticity. For the past year or so (after my mitrofanoff surgery) I've had...
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    Ride cushion on plane?

    I am taking a 3 hour flight next week. I have a custom ride cushion because I was getting red spots from my Roho. Has anyone sat on their ride cushion on the plane? I feel like the cushion would be...
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    Hey hey he's not fat!! He's just a big kitty! :)...

    Hey hey he's not fat!! He's just a big kitty! :)

    I have a TiLite Aero Z. Not sure what kind of footplate I have - it's flat?
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    Feet don't touch footplate

    Ever since getting the Ride Designs cushion, my legs are more elevated and as a result, only the sole of my foot touches the foot plate and the rest is just floating, and as a result they pigeon-toe....
  23. it's not SO bad that I need to go to the ER....

    it's not SO bad that I need to go to the ER. Turning on the ac helped. I left the windows open last night, so maybe the ac cleared allergens out?
  24. ohsnap! that's wonderful news! i have medicare...

    ohsnap! that's wonderful news! i have medicare and private insurance.
  25. I had the Botox injections once, and it worked...

    I had the Botox injections once, and it worked well for three months. The problem I have with it is that my doctor said that insurance does not cover it and I had to pay $500 out-of-pocket! That's a...
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