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  1. Recommendations for SCI doctors in Medford, OR.

    I'm moving to the Medford/Grants Pass area in southern Oregon, and I'm looking for doctor recommendations (GP, neurologist, urologist). I've got a C6/C7 spinal cord injury, and I'm 10 years...
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    Thanks for following up. I'll speak with the...

    Thanks for following up. I'll speak with the gastroenterologist about the Miralax and try to make sure to drink plenty of water with the psyllium.
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    Thanks for the info. Is there any way to know...

    Thanks for the info. Is there any way to know whether either of these conditions is developing if you don't have sensation? I'm a C6/C7 quad with no sensation below the armpits.
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    I've always had problems with constipation, too,...

    I've always had problems with constipation, too, even before my accident. After my accident, I developed a small mass in the lower left quadrant of my abdomen. I assumed was scar tissue from a...
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    How do you manage at the salon?

    I'm a quad in desperate need of a dye job for my gray hair. Until now, my mom (a retired hairdresser) has been coming to my house to do it. It's great, because she can just dye my hair while I'm...
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    I was told to never allow anyone to put a foley...

    I was told to never allow anyone to put a foley catheter in my mitrofanoff stoma--that if I need a foley, it should go through the urethra. The reason I was given is that the sphincter muscle at the...
  7. Thread: e-motion

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    refurbished M12 e.motions at a discount

    I just got this message about a discount on the old e-motion model:

    Dear Valued Customer,

    Frank Mobility Systems has made available refurbished models of the M12 e.motions. These units have...
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    Thanks for the replies. BTW, I love the...

    Thanks for the replies. BTW, I love the expression "squicked out"--that pretty well described how I feel.

    KLD, thanks for the info on whether it's necessary to sterilize. It never even occurred...
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    Cleaning Suppository Inserter/Dig Stimulator

    Does anyone have any advice on how to clean a Suppository Inserter or Digital Stimulator? I don't really like the idea of washing these in my sink. Has anyone come up with an approach that works...
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    Glad to hear it's working so well, medic1. Has...

    Glad to hear it's working so well, medic1.

    Has anyone heard whether any progress is being made towards bringing this into the mainstream so that insurance will pay?
  11. I'm in the same boat. I'm also a c6/c7 quad, a...

    I'm in the same boat. I'm also a c6/c7 quad, a little more than 2 years post. I take florinef and midodrine, wear knee-high 20-30 mmHg compression socks, and keep my feet up on a footstool most of...
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    Thanks so much for the advice. I'm not sure when...

    Thanks so much for the advice. I'm not sure when I'll actually make the switch, since as SCI-Nurse points out, it's difficult to find a time when a bowel accident wouldn't be a big problem. Thanks...
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    Switching BP from morning to night

    I do my bowel program every day, and I'm considering switching it from morning to night time. I was hoping to get some advice on how to accomplish this as smoothly as possible.

    Right now, I take...
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    Thanks for the replies, even though they weren't...

    Thanks for the replies, even though they weren't the magic solution I was hoping for.

    Jill
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    How do you pay for your home health aid?

    I've been trying to figure out how to get insurance to pay for my home health aid. I've got a Blue Shield PPO, and my current home health aid does not work for one of their preferred agencies. To get...
  16. Thread: Quad Archery

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Sorry I didn't...

    Thanks for the suggestions. Sorry I didn't respond sooner--I've been sick on and off recently (damn UTIs :zombie:).

    Sounds like I need to keep investigating the types of releases available to see...
  17. Thread: Quad Archery

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    Quad Archery

    Before my injury (C6/C7), I was a recurve and longbow shooter, and I'd like to get back to it. Unfortunately, my quad hands have no strength in the fingers and very little movement. I've seen...
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    Thanks Fuentejps, Leif, and sjean423 for the...

    Thanks Fuentejps, Leif, and sjean423 for the tips. Right now, I'm still a passenger--haven't gotten back to driving yet. I'm debating the car vs. van question. Of course, if I can't manage to pull...
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    Getting the chair in & out of the car

    Fuentejps,

    Great videos. Looking at them raises some questions for me, though.

    I can transfer myself in and out of the car, but I can't figure out how to pull the chair in and out. Once I'm in...
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    I'm a c6/c7 quad, and I can't cough properly. I...

    I'm a c6/c7 quad, and I can't cough properly. I had pneumonia right after my injury. What I found helped was to lie with the bed tilted so my head was lower than my feet. Gravity helped get the mucus...
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    SCI-Nurse, Thanks for the recommendation.

    SCI-Nurse,

    Thanks for the recommendation.
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    After my injury in April 2007, the hospital...

    After my injury in April 2007, the hospital advised me to take Konsyl, 500mg colace, and 2 senna each day and do my bp with a suppository every morning. I've been doing that ever since, but based on...
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    Economist article on this topic

    Here's the article that appeared in the Economist:

    http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12592264
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    Thanks so much for the responses. It makes me...

    Thanks so much for the responses. It makes me feel a lot better to know that it's probably not anything to worry about at this point.

    Jill
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    Can spasms be a pain response?

    I had surgery last week (mitrofanoff), and I seem to be getting spasms whenever I move around. For example, I'll get spasms in my stomach or back muscles if I try to do wheelchair push-ups or lean...
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