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  1. Thread: Arthritis

    by Quad Kings
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    Arthritis

    56 year-old w/ C 4-5 incomplete injury 33 years ago. Recently fairly sudden onset of AD sweating on my head when getting into my chair, and pretty violent, lurching spasms when up. Turns out (after...
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    Resolved: Catheter Clogging

    It took a while, but I finally figured out the cause of gunky, particulate super-clogs that never occurred before. Background: 32-years post C4-5 injury. Used to go up to six (6) months without...
  3. The probiotics "cure" above didn't last long....

    The probiotics "cure" above didn't last long. This is my latest post: It took a while, but I finally figured out the cause of gunky, particulate super-clogs that never occurred before. Background:...
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    Clogging Catheter

    I'm a C 4-5 incomplete, post-injury 32 years. Healthy, busy with two careers, zero anti-spasm meds, zero weight-shifts, zero skin trouble, rarely take antibiotics and though signs of colonization...
  5. Catheter Clogging Resolved with Probiotics

    For many years (more than 20) I had almost zero catheter clogging issues. Then, within the last year or so, I began getting more UTIs and then more catheter clogging. It got really bad for a while ?...
  6. My issue may be related to "sticky" catheters....

    My issue may be related to "sticky" catheters. Used to be able to buy "super-slick" catheters years ago. Can't find them anymore. I think "super-slick" (or "superslick") probably referred to the...
  7. What to eat or drink to reduce sediment and catheter clogs

    30 years post C4-5 injury. Just in the past year started seeing increased sediment in urine bag & experiencing catheter clogs (used to be able to go six months between catheter changes). Diet hasn't...
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    APK2 Cushion

    Would be curious to hear of experiences with the new APK2 cushion from Aquila. They apparently do not make the AirPulse PK any longer), and are offering this foam based product instead. I'm very...
  9. Compromised Tissue After Pressure Ulcer Closed

    Had a Stage IV pressure ulcer that's getting close to healing. But getting up for just two hours causes dark purpleish/blackish bruising right near the wound (even on an active air cushion).

    How...
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    Flap Alternatives

    From what I read here, and what my doctor tells me, flap surgeries have only about a 30-40% success rate. What are the other alternatives? Already tried wound VAC and had significant progress from...
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    "Powder in, powder out" makes the most sense to...

    "Powder in, powder out" makes the most sense to me. I've been taking lots of BCAA to help heal a tissue wound.

    It seems crazy to me that we need a doctor's order/prescription to get sterile saline...
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    I seem to be having a similar problem all of a...

    I seem to be having a similar problem all of a sudden, without history of stones (so far ... that I know of). I have indwelling silicone 5 cc balloon catheters. But am seeing a lot of gunky/powdery...
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    Slick Catheters

    Does anyone know where to get "super-slick" Foley catheters?

    26 years ago, when I was newly injured, I got recurring clogs in my catheters. Then I started buying what (I think) were called super...
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    What's the Best King-Size Bed Option?

    I'm a C 4-5 Quad for 26 years. Never had any skin issues, and never did any weight shifts (I know, don't hate me). But then … WHAMMO, a stage IV decubitus (probably from dieting too much and losing...
  15. Thank you for your input. As a follow-up, are...

    Thank you for your input.

    As a follow-up, are there any known side effects or detrimental results from taking 2500 mg of BCAA (branched chain amino acids), and a packet Of Juven per day, while...
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    Still for sale?

    Still for sale?
  17. Do standing chairs or standing frames aid in healing pressure sores?

    It makes sense, intuitively, that standing would: (a) keep more pressure off a wound than even the best air mattresses, and (b) aid in circulation to the buttocks. I read claims of these two things,...
  18. Bladder spasms when prone (urethral draining)

    Kind of a double whammy. For 26 years post injury I maintained good size in my legs and butt, and had absolutely no pressure sore issues. I could be up for 20 hours and have no problems (with no...
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    No Alcohol = Clogged Catheter???

    Hello,

    Looking for direction re: calcium phosphate, not medical advice. I am a white male, 48, have C 4-5 incomplete quadriplegia from a diving accident 25 years ago, and am otherwise very...
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    My thoughts are on my website; here:...

    My thoughts are on my website; here: http://www.wheelchairlife.net/Spirituality.html
    and here:
    http://www.wheelchairlife.net/Positive_Attitude_Most_Important_For_LIFE_In_Wheelchair.html
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    Do yourself a favor, read about ending UTIs...

    Do yourself a favor, read about ending UTIs forever. You can read how to at my site, by going here: ...
  22. Probably because we've already got the ADA.

    Probably because we've already got the ADA.
  23. Surprising, But ...

    It sounds counter-intuitive but you can do your BP while in bed on your left side. That will take care of your prolapse problem.
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    He needs an advocate. $5 million should produce a...

    He needs an advocate. $5 million should produce a lot more than $2,000 a month. He can get better care. The slide transfer, however, probably didn't cause his decubitus. Sounds like several people...
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    Don't "settle." Yes, the numbers game gets a...

    Don't "settle." Yes, the numbers game gets a little harder because not many women are looking for a good quad. But there are some good women (hot too) that are just fine with the whole wheelchair...
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