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    Yup. Getting around on the bed or the floor or...

    Yup. Getting around on the bed or the floor or any surface is so much easier. Every movement you have to make requires repositioning of your legs. Without them, it's so much faster.

    I think I lost...
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    Wish you strength and love in these times. SCI is...

    Wish you strength and love in these times. SCI is a deck no one should be dealt.
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    The whole "legs serve a pivot point for balance"...

    The whole "legs serve a pivot point for balance" and are absolutely necessary for safe and productive transfers argument is so overused and spoken as truth in the SCI community, I find it ridiculous....
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    Listen to your body. I was back lifting weights a...

    Listen to your body. I was back lifting weights a little over a month after I was discharged. It was different but you'll be fine.

    After reading some of these comments I'm kinda interested now.
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    Loved reading it.

    Loved reading it.
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    Here we go again: https://youtu.be/9fHQJNHLw2U ...

    Here we go again: https://youtu.be/9fHQJNHLw2U

    Hope he's enjoying his 15 minutes of inspiration-porn-fame.
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    The problem I have with these stories is: sure,...

    The problem I have with these stories is: sure, they seem soooo inspirational to the average AB, but in the world of SCI, you are damn lucky if you can get acutely injured, rehab, and then carry on...
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    I've been on daily bladder instillation of...

    I've been on daily bladder instillation of Amikacin for almost 3 months now battling the recurrent ESBL I had for a year that landed me septic multiple times. I was doing Fosfomycin megadose for the...
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    Just buy an Irypump, it's better, more conducive...

    Just buy an Irypump, it's better, more conducive to paras and quads, and more cost effective in the long run.
  10. Added the information for you. Wanted to give you...

    Added the information for you. Wanted to give you an update:

    CT scan showed thickened bladder wall with calcification, and an enlarged prostate. My personal etiologic diagnosis is bacterial...
  11. Irrigation. Cut my bowel program over 50% from an...

    Irrigation. Cut my bowel program over 50% from an hour to 25-30 min.
  12. Hi Quickie, I'm just finishing up my second...

    Hi Quickie,

    I'm just finishing up my second flap this year (at the tail end of my seating protocol). You should absolutely make sure they have a Clinitron bed. Those things are gold standard and...
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    Going to be blunt with you, you should change...

    Going to be blunt with you, you should change that mindset immediately because it could kill you. Drinking water and taking vitamins isn't going to take care of a serious bacterial infection. Not...
  14. The ID doctor stopped in. I was respectfully...

    The ID doctor stopped in. I was respectfully livid and he apologized profusely, saying there was a miscommunication and that they had no idea I was symptomatic. I find that really hard to believe....
  15. I am feeling neglected at this hospital now. I...

    I am feeling neglected at this hospital now. I started feeling symptoms 4 days ago and had them run a UA. Infectious diseases hasn't come in to see me, even though they promised, for two days now and...
  16. I'm still in the hospital healing my flap, ID...

    I'm still in the hospital healing my flap, ID should be stopping in today. What exactly should I mention to them, I'll go by your advice. I've only been tested for kidney stones.

    ID knows, they...
  17. Unclearable ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae UTI

    So I'm sure some of you have read the battles I've had with MRSA osteomyelitis and my recent hemipelvectomy, but there is something else I have been battling this year, an ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae...
  18. Yea, I agree. The IV abx were just discontinued...

    Yea, I agree. The IV abx were just discontinued today, I was on them for almost 11 months which I find insane. I also got shape captured this morning for my new custom cushion and they're about to...
  19. I needed daily antibiotics to remain...

    I needed daily antibiotics to remain asymptomatic. The 4 times I came off IV I went septic within 2.5 weeks. A single 2 week course would not have been enough.
  20. I have a dog ear at the part of the flap where...

    I have a dog ear at the part of the flap where the incision meets medially in the inguinal region. It's not very big. I have my first flap scar which runs laterally, and my new flap scar which pretty...
  21. I did not have a bowel/bladder diversion. I know...

    I did not have a bowel/bladder diversion. I know a percentage cannot be reversed, and I wasn't ready for that possibility at my young age. The general surgeon said that's fine, and we have done bowel...
  22. Hi everyone, long time since the last update but...

    Hi everyone, long time since the last update but a lot has happened. My feelings towards my previous surgeon started to change as the months carried on, I felt like my situation was of no importance...
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    I was well through my depression once I got my...

    I was well through my depression once I got my service dog, but he's still the best thing that happened to me since my injury. Quite a bit different than a therapy dog, but nonetheless I can't agree...
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    True, but my thinking is temporary over-filling...

    True, but my thinking is temporary over-filling and dilitation of the colon with water shouldn't cause long term problems. Many parts of our body can distend beyond their normal amount for short...
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    I'm still waiting for any information that links...

    I'm still waiting for any information that links irrigation to megacolon. I asked multiple times for information, but no one has provided anything, even though SCI-Nurse and other people continued to...
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