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  1. Medicare rules on purchasing new power Wchair?

    I have been told that I have to have tilt or recline Wheelchair for medicare to pay for the kind of Wchair I currently use.. I don't want or need one with these options.A so called group 3 chair. I...
  2. Thread: Bed Question

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    Bed Question

    Does ayone know where I can purchase an electric bed that will go up to 90 degrees? Most go up to 60 degree angle and stop. My old bed went to 90degrees and the one I got two years ago doesn't. As a...
  3. My local YMCA purchased a uppertone at my...

    My local YMCA purchased a uppertone at my persistance, I've used it 3 times about once a week.My point is that if you exercise on an uppertone(my shouders hurt so bad after using) is that pulling...
  4. I also just hook my wrists around my padded...

    I also just hook my wrists around my padded trapeze bar, and use it similar to what Jim uses it for.
  5. This comes from invacares site; notice what the...

    This comes from invacares site; notice what the nurses notes says.

    Invacare Fixed Offset Trapeze Bar
    Helps patients change positions in bed and transfer from bed to chair with minimal assistance....
  6. I forgot to add that I use a manual chair around...

    I forgot to add that I use a manual chair around the house(quad knobs) and it much more difficult than the little things I use the trapeze bar for.
  7. question for SCI -nurse? do you think it's...

    question for SCI -nurse? do you think it's better to lie like a beached whale on your back and not move any at all, or raise up by the trapeze bar and get pressure off your back, and also lean to...
  8. I'm complete c4-5 and couldn't function without...

    I'm complete c4-5 and couldn't function without my trapeze bar...without it I'm like a beached whale. I use it to help with my turns in bed, without me helping it's allot more difficult.I turn my...
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    I'm c4-5 quad who uses a hoyer to get in w.chair...

    I'm c4-5 quad who uses a hoyer to get in w.chair and bed. I usally reajust once a night(side to back). I haven't had any pressure breakdowns in 28 yrs.
    I currently use 2 half-inch egg crates on top...
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    Tempurpedic or the cheaper bragada?

    I'm looking to purchase a good bed, probably a tempurpedic, but I come across this bed that says there similar.
    Bragada beds advertise as being made from the same material as the tempurpedic, at a...
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    Where to buy latex tubing?

    The medical comp. I use no longer can find the latex surgical tubing that I use to connect on my leg bags and to my catheter. Any suggestions?
  12. Thread: Uppertone ?

    by bobcat23
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    Uppertone ?

    Does anyone know what happened to the uppertone website? Also, is there any exercise equipment similar to uppertone that high level quads can use by them selves?
    My local YMCA has all but agreed on...
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    Just got foley out this morning...

    Just got the foley cath out this morning after four days. As of right now I'm back peeing on my own. 500 mg. of cipro twice a day has seemingly knocked down my UTI from urodynamics test. As far as...
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    Thanks for all your replys and comments.

    Thanks for all your replys and comments.
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    My worst fears on urodynamics are happening to me

    I thought all was well when getting home and peeing some, but when I got up from a little bed rest no urine, none of my usual feeling of urinating.Went back to bed at 8:00 p.m. and finally went again...
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    My worst fears on urodynamics are happening to me

    I thought all was well when getting home and peeing some, but when I got up from a little bed rest no urine, none of my usual feeling of urinating.Went back to bed at 8:00 p.m. and finally went again...
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    Just had urodynamics

    My first urodynamics test since injury 28yrs. ago in July 78. Dr. said everything looked great on the pressures and seemed surprised at results.I want never have another unless I develop UTI's or...
  18. Thanks for all replies. I'm taking notes on all...

    Thanks for all replies. I'm taking notes on all suggestions from post and will ask Dr's opinion on these on next visit. Right now I guess Iwill have the test one time and see what happens. It's not...
  19. I have been blessed with a lot of family support....

    I have been blessed with a lot of family support. I've been called a candy -ass in
    a friendly way by another quad for depending to much on them.
    Like I said I've been real fortunate in not having...
  20. 28yrs post SCI C 4-5 Should I have Urodynamics?

    I'm 3 months shy of 28yrs as Complete C 4-5 quad.I have had maybe 2 UTIs since my stint in rehab, my paralyzed friends can't believe this.Rehab told me to cath several times a day as they were doing...
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