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    I do have PAs coming in at various throughout the...

    I do have PAs coming in at various throughout the day that can help me turn, but being in bed is so uncomfortable with all the twitching, larger spasms, sweats and basically being a bit crap arm wise...
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    My biggest issue with bedrest are the other...

    My biggest issue with bedrest are the other problems I am having, reported here. Seems like everything is going wrong. :(
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    I am making plans for the event... i've found a...

    I am making plans for the event... i've found a company I can hire a profiling bed from which I can put in the front room where the tv, stereo, etc. is, plus it's on wheels so I can spin the bed...
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    I know you're correct, but it's the first time...

    I know you're correct, but it's the first time i've ever had a skin problem in 17 years, so never needed bed rest.... and the thought of it when i live alone scares me...


    A.
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    How does the wound look to you, CKF? I'm...

    How does the wound look to you, CKF? I'm guessing your advice would be "GET OFF IT" also!

    I have tegaderm, but thought that may roll/wrinkle up when sliding on the board.

    Also, should I remove...
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    Sheering to a stage 2...

    Hi guys,

    During a trip home I managed to whip the scab off a spot on my bum and due to loosing weight my rather boney butt has developed quite a sheer, no doubt during transferring along a sliding...
  7. Hi Cherry, thanks for the reply. I'm currently...

    Hi Cherry, thanks for the reply.

    I'm currently under Tony Tromans at Salisbury. I just can't understand why he hasn't yet, and wont do a soft tissue scan.


    A.
  8. Hi KLD, I have not had a CT or MRI of the...

    Hi KLD,

    I have not had a CT or MRI of the 'sore' areas, no. Nor have I been checked for a hernia and he claims they are dfficult to repair as it replies on good muscle tone.

    I have only had...
  9. Thanks for the reply, KLD. My consultant is...

    Thanks for the reply, KLD.

    My consultant is the top guy at my SCI clinic and it is apparently one of the best in the country. He hasn't actually stated that I hurt myself, he has said "It appears...
  10. That's exactly it... we need to be looking...

    That's exactly it... we need to be looking outside the area of SCI related causes of increased spasm...


    A.
  11. Update: "Concerned since 'incident' caused severe spasms"

    Hi Guys,

    About 18 months ago I made this post regarding getting a whack in the groin causing severe spasm. To save flicking between posts I've quoted the post below...


    Well things are no...
  12. Interesting... This report...

    Interesting... This report on their website reads differently, with the 21yr old women having motor and sensory levels between T8-T10. Hmmm.

    Results: At present two patients have been treated....
  13. Thanks for the replies, Wise & Mike. Wise,...

    Thanks for the replies, Wise & Mike.

    Wise, wouldn't a dislocated hip look unusual when laying flat on the bed?

    Mike, that's definately a possibility, however 3 weeks down the line I would...
  14. Concerned since 'incident' caused severe spasms

    Hi Guys,

    Well this is embarrassing to write, but about 3 weeks ago I was fooling around with a ladyfriend. Now, for me to occasionally ejaculate I need very vigorous stimulation to my penis. So...
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    Hmm, a shot that empties the bowels in 10...

    Hmm, a shot that empties the bowels in 10 minutes, with no supps or dig stim? Hell, sign me up now!

    My bowels are hell these days, my stomach is constantly sore, bloated and uncomfortable. My...
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    "Designer" Jeans

    Hi Guys,

    I was wondering if anyone knows where you can buy jeans with a modern look, yet cut for wheelchair users.

    What I'm after are the 'designer' styles, such as deep indigo blue, faded...
  17. I'm C5/6 and sit in my chair for 16 hours or more...

    I'm C5/6 and sit in my chair for 16 hours or more a day. To relieve pressure I sometimes lean forward over my legs and push up on the back of the wheels. This usually clears my whole butt of the...
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    I'm quite tempted by the newer wavefront laser...

    I'm quite tempted by the newer wavefront laser treatments. They are meant to be more accurate and have less chance of complication due to the machine fully mapping the surface of the eye and...
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    I use golden linseeds, which I think is the same...

    I use golden linseeds, which I think is the same thing.

    For over 10 years I used to take 25ml of senna granules each night before my BP, which obviously isn't good for the bowel. My SCI centre...
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    Bah, that should read "Curved Yellow HERB"! ...

    Bah, that should read "Curved Yellow HERB"!

    Surely everybody knows a banana is a herb and not a fruit?! http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif


    Andy.

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    Oops, that'll teach me to wander around the house...

    Oops, that'll teach me to wander around the house naked. *blush*

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    C5/6 Tetraplegic, injured since 1990.
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    Hi PP... Just thought I'd say ello from down...

    Hi PP...

    Just thought I'd say ello from down the road in Farnborough. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif *wave*


    Andy....
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    There's always a good old 'breakfast wrap'. ...

    There's always a good old 'breakfast wrap'.

    Basically scrambled eggs, tomato, onion, bacon and/or sausage in a wrap of your choice (I prefer whole wheat)....
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    Hi RAB and thanks for your reply. It's...

    Hi RAB and thanks for your reply.

    It's interesting you mention sorbitol and mannitol. These are both sugar alcohols which are used as a sweetener in sugar-free candy and foods. They basically...
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    Ooops - hit the wrong button!

    Ooops - hit the wrong button!
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