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    Want to donate colostomy supplies

    My precious husband passed away 11/7/11. There are lots of unopened colostomy and foley supplies. I tried several agencies to see if they wanted them but no one does. They were very expensive and...
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    Thanks gac3rd. The doc said it's a partial but...

    Thanks gac3rd. The doc said it's a partial but large tear. It hurts but I actually have better ROM because of the PT so that makes me a believer in physical therapy. I looked at the link you sent...
  3. Thread: Magic spray

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    Wonder if I could take a bath in it?:lol:

    Wonder if I could take a bath in it?:lol:
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    I am so relieved to see others are having the...

    I am so relieved to see others are having the same doubts as I about shoulder surgery. I tore my rotator cuff transferring my husband (dumb me) and just today I finished my session with the physical...
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    Because I was stupid in transferring my husband,...

    Because I was stupid in transferring my husband, I now have a torn rotator cuff. It hurts like the devil. When the ortho doc told me I should have surgery I told him that wasn't an option because I...
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    It was hard crusty. The other night he said he...

    It was hard crusty. The other night he said he had terrible pressure around his penis so I flushed the cath and that relieved it but before I flushed I saw sediment in the tube. He sees his urology...
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    Gunk on cath balloon

    Hubby has been in the hospital 2 times in the past 2 weeks because of infections. They were a lung infection and a uti. When I changed his catheter today he actually yelled because he said it hurt...
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    All we know right now is that the x-ray showed a...

    All we know right now is that the x-ray showed a port still in his upper chest. We have an appointment with the vascular surgeon next week and that should give us more information. Four years ago...
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    Stupid hospital

    Hubby has been having his hands and forearms swell to a point where the skin on the hands look as if it is going to split. Went to the rheumy and he ordered venous doppler and chest x-ray. The x-ray...
  10. Thread: Brown stuff?

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    Will do. Thanks.

    Will do. Thanks.
  11. Thread: Brown stuff?

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    Brown stuff?

    Hubby has an indwelling foley and lately has been getting brown gunk on the tube coming out of the penis. He can't clean himself it so I've been using soap and water and it comes off but I'm not...
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    My husband also is on Medicare and had to have a...

    My husband also is on Medicare and had to have a saturation test for the oxygen to be supplied. He too does ok at times on room air but becomes very short of breath when he moves around. SCI-Nurse...
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    Thanks for the info Patton 57. He has had...

    Thanks for the info Patton 57. He has had problems with his colostomy ever since he got it. It was originally done Sept 05 and a year and half later his bowel perforated again and he had to have...
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    Hemorrhoids with a colostomy?

    Hubby has had burning in his butt for months now. Doctors are of no help at all. He's had a colostomy for 6 years except his rectum is not sewn shut and there has been some pain and burning in...
  15. Thread: swollen stoma

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    Hubby has the same thing going with his stoma. ...

    Hubby has the same thing going with his stoma. It changes size a lot. The colostomy equipment supplier offers a pre-cut wafer. That would never do for hubby because his changes so often. He's had...
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    :laughabv::laughabv::laughabv: Here I thought...

    :laughabv::laughabv::laughabv:

    Here I thought I was being lazy for tossing hubby's "code brown" underwear. Thanks for making me feel good about it.
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    Patton57 is right, diet does play in important...

    Patton57 is right, diet does play in important part in your stoma's "activities". My husband has had a colostomy for almost 7 years and believe me it will settle down. You just had a very difficult...
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    Question about using Vetericyn

    This may be a dumb question but hubby has constant itching and burning on his butt. There is one dark red place but the skin isn't broken. He went to the wound care center but all they said was it...
  19. Hey Cavemuscle, I just read your post. OK how do...

    Hey Cavemuscle, I just read your post. OK how do we do it? Day by day and sometimes when it's bad, minute by minute. I guess I do it and most of the time I don't think of it. My hubby also has...
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    Sticky: This is a very helpful thread. Hubby saw the...

    This is a very helpful thread. Hubby saw the wound doctor friday but all he said was to use Balmex which is a diaper rash ointment. That was Friday and today is Sunday and now there is the...
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    Hubby uses the Hollister flip valve but I found a...

    Hubby uses the Hollister flip valve but I found a Rusch Latex Free Easy Tap which works just as well and it's cheaper. It's Rusch #452919 but it's not vented. The twist valves are way to hard to...
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    I have had terrific pain in both shoulders due to...

    I have had terrific pain in both shoulders due to shifting my husband around. Both shoulders have torn rotator cuffs and cortisone didn't help at all. I've used PT for the first shoulder and it...
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    The supplier is NationsHealth and they are...

    The supplier is NationsHealth and they are horrible. We just had to switch to them and have nothing but problems. The most amazing thing is that they have no catalog. The order clerk said I have...
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    There is a lot of info online about wound vacs. ...

    There is a lot of info online about wound vacs. Youtube has the procedure too. Good luck with it. Husband has a stage 2 and today they delivered a mattress with air that moves through various...
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    Number of drainage bags allowed by Medicare

    Although husband has been using colostomy supplies for years, we are new to ordering urology supplies. Does anyone know how many bags a month are paid for by Medicare? We have the weirdest...
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