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  1. Dr Young, Excellent post. Thanks for the...

    Dr Young,
    Excellent post. Thanks for the detailed response.

    I spent some time at a few hospitals in Taiwan, early, post-injury. The test with the needle recordings you referred to sounds very...
  2. Dr. Young, I was on Baclofen for only two weeks...

    Dr. Young,
    I was on Baclofen for only two weeks but it was for neuropathic pain. It was not effective and I eventually just learned to deal with it.

    I haven't had a single spasm since the...
  3. stress incontinence; laughing, coughing, lifting...

    stress incontinence; laughing, coughing, lifting heavy things, bending over

    I find not having a full tummy and keeping the beer belly small helps
  4. Sticky: scipilot, 32 years is impressive. You don't...

    scipilot,
    32 years is impressive. You don't make it 32 years as an sci getting stressed about cures.

    I'm only 4+ years post and my legs are so atrophied I just can't imagine science coming up...
  5. Can someone explain what parts of the nervous...

    Can someone explain what parts of the nervous systen have to be in tact for electrostimulation to work on the muscles?

    I'm a t8-t10 and have never been able to get those machines to work on my...
  6. Well this wound VAC does require patience. I was...

    Well this wound VAC does require patience. I was starting to doubt this machine, but after a week or so, the nurse noticed that the tunnels had filled in quite a bit. Furthermore, granulation tissue...
  7. Effectiveness of Incontinence Drugs

    Is their a relationship between level of injury and the effectives of Incontinence drugs?

    I tried Ditropan XL and some other drug a few years after injury and they didn't do a thing. I'm a...
  8. I'm a T8 post injury 4 years. My wife is able...

    I'm a T8 post injury 4 years. My wife is able bodied. We had twins, boy and a girl last April. I assume your questions are regarding caring for a child as an SCI.

    I think it all depends on level...
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    Thanks for the input. I'm sure everyone here...

    Thanks for the input. I'm sure everyone here knows not to take these posts as absolute truth. It's information that should be processed under our own discretion.

    The bridge on my dressing avoids...
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    I'm the same way. First drag post injury, I felt...

    I'm the same way. First drag post injury, I felt like my legs had 1000 gigawatts running though them.

    I haven't smoked since then.
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    waters, it's funny. I'm pretty sure NONE of my...

    waters, it's funny. I'm pretty sure NONE of my blood cultures came back with ANY bug at all. It was only through wound cultures.

    From what I hear, the X-ray is the first test for bone infection,...
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    Try something called Butt Paste. The wound care...

    Try something called Butt Paste. The wound care nurses I talk with swear by it.
    I had some dry skin from tape and it cleared it right up. It works great on our kids' butts too.
    ...
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    I agree with topspin. The enema could be causing...

    I agree with topspin. The enema could be causing the accidents. However, the diet will help produce good, solid stool.

    I check twice a day with actual BMs every 1-2 days (it depends on how much I...
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    Did you start experiencing other symptoms during...

    Did you start experiencing other symptoms during this time? I've never heard of sweating just in the legs and feet.

    I have been experiencing general cold sweats on the body when I sleep. It's so...
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    I have the new compact KCI VAC. The drainage...

    I have the new compact KCI VAC. The drainage amounts are about the same. It's just the difference in the drainage color. We usually change the cannister at every dressing change; every 48 hours. It...
  16. I 'm using the black sponge. I have heard of the...

    I 'm using the black sponge. I have heard of the white sponge and the silver sponge but am not sure why they didnt' suggest it. The wound itself looks very healthy and the last wound culture produced...
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    This is a stage 4 wound at the right ischium....

    This is a stage 4 wound at the right ischium. There is evidence of mild osteomyelitis from an MRI (Candida yeast). We're using a bridge so the actual suction disc does not sit directly over the...
  18. Pressure Sore and Disability from Work

    I noticed many people who have had flap surgery or have been able to stay in bed for weeks or months to heal an ulcer don't mention how it affected their jobs or careers.

    I have a stage IV and...
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    Over Packing on Wound VAC?

    I noticed that whenever I go to wound care for a dressing change, the drainage is bright red. This is obviously blood and I wonder if the nurse is overpacking. The red eventually clears up but this...
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    So I have read a lot about how a VAC is not very...

    So I have read a lot about how a VAC is not very effective with an infection or osteomyelitis. After antibiotics, how do we know if the infection or osteomyelitis is gone. I have a early stage of...
  21. I try to keep the VAC running non-stop. The hose...

    I try to keep the VAC running non-stop. The hose is so long I actually figured out I could leave it on in the shower.

    I have constant pressure on. It runs at 125 mmHg but my nurse is thinking...
  22. Stage IV (4) Pressure Sore/Ulcer and KCI Wound Vac

    I've had been battling a stage I pressure sore for over a year. I had been using a high profile Roho in my chair and a low profile in my car the whole time. I dressed it with a simple bandage and...
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    what "program is requiring you to logon"? Do you...

    what "program is requiring you to logon"?
    Do you mean when you first start windows?
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    Wise, Thank you very much for the post. We have...

    Wise,
    Thank you very much for the post. We have done quite a bit of research, but there were still some statistics in your post we were unaware of.

    Thankfully, my wife and I both have great...
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    bro...lock the doors
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