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    zero effort brakes lock up at 70

    Our brakes are locking up like the e brake suddenly comes on. Does anyone know anything about this? We are out of town so we have no access to a mechanic. We disconnected the e brake but it still...
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    My husband eats raisin bran everyday. He hates...

    My husband eats raisin bran everyday. He hates it and is sick of it but it works. Off topic I know and different things work for everyone.
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    baclofen and sweats

    Hi again, my spouse just started baclofen for his spasms. He's been taking baclofen for two weeks and he's up to 30mg a day. Is this enough to cause 24/7 drenching sweats? He thinks it's a side...
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    Thank you and I will.

    Thank you and I will.
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    SCI nurse, the meds are working better and he is...

    SCI nurse, the meds are working better and he is staying out of the chair today. The spasms caused some swelling and bruising in his back inspite of the extra padding. He told me me today when we...
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    You are right, I meant c4 over 5 :) the neuro...

    You are right, I meant c4 over 5 :) the neuro didn't push one way or the other. He said he'd have complications both ways with no garantee that it would make any significant change. No significant...
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    2drwhofans and NoDecafPlz, nice to meet you...

    2drwhofans and NoDecafPlz,

    nice to meet you too. How do you like the new dr?

    Kub, x-ray, ct w and w/o contrast. He has an annual eval at the SCI clinic VA. Another ultrasound as soon as they...
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    new nonstop spasms 43 yrs post

    My spouse is experiencing nonstop spasms, 30sec spasm, 13 sec relax average flexor. He has good rom. He's been to the dr. Had tests, meds but they can't find a reason. Started 4 years ago. Would...
  9. Thread: wife care giver

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    Could you add me to the fb group? My email is...

    Could you add me to the fb group? My email is mistressmom@hotmail.com. I've been the primary for my husband for 38 years.
    I'd really like to have the support and be a positive support to othrrs as...
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    Did this resolve? When my spouse eats he...

    Did this resolve? When my spouse eats he immediately starts spasming. He is eating small meals.
  11. Thread: key west

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    We went in 2010. Definitely go to the dry...

    We went in 2010. Definitely go to the dry tortugas. Beaches in Key West have these great mats so one can go on the beach. We found the whole place very accessible. Sunset on the pier was nice. We...
  12. gjnl---it's weird but it seems wrong to say...

    gjnl---it's weird but it seems wrong to say caregiver :)
  13. Nicely said and so true. We've been married 36...

    Nicely said and so true. We've been married 36 years. I love to hear his heart beat:-) His break is c5-6. Can't say what I do so I say I do "nothing".
  14. Thread: stroke

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    Thank you GJ, no cardiologist but a follow up...

    Thank you GJ, no cardiologist but a follow up with neurology Monday. His bp has settled down but is significantly higher than normal. But I'm assuming most high level injuries have historically low...
  15. Thread: stroke

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    No meds and that was meant to read *after 15...

    No meds and that was meant to read *after 15 mins* they wouldn't turn him.
  16. Thread: stroke

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    The only thing that seems to apply (to us), in...

    The only thing that seems to apply (to us), in the disgharge papers is supine hypertension....210/140 very low pulse so I'm going to do a search on the care site and see what applies. He hates the...
  17. Thread: stroke

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    I think no but I was taken aback and focused on...

    I think no but I was taken aback and focused on getting a response so I couldn't say. Eyes rolled up to right, droop on right, clenched teeth, vision black , no nausea, no headache, right arm...
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    oh... no swelling of his limbs etc.

    oh... no swelling of his limbs etc.
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    I think they are going with a dx of orthostatic...

    I think they are going with a dx of orthostatic hypotension. His bp has always been so stable and the same that we have never taken it at home. He has been in the VA SCI since monday and had some...
  20. Thread: stroke

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    It was clear to those of us who saw his...

    It was clear to those of us who saw his face/response etc. EMTs checked him out and things looked ok by then but he decided to save his brain instead of his behind. We are calling his NP at the VA...
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    He knows he had a Tia so he is going to get up...

    He knows he had a Tia so he is going to get up more and go to the dr on Monday.
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    stroke

    If you are on bedrest (prone) for a pressure sore are you more likely to have a stroke? And can a faint look like a stroke? I think my husband had a TIA and he thinks he should get up more in order...
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    I feel like we don't know where He begins and i...

    I feel like we don't know where He begins and i end.
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    Thanks all, good perspectives. I appreciate it.

    Thanks all, good perspectives. I appreciate it.
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    He makes a compelling arguement. I looked up...

    He makes a compelling arguement.
    I looked up the shoes. I'll show those to Ken and let you know. Thanks.
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