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    Does the MB leave less residual than the generic...

    Does the MB leave less residual than the generic suppositories? It's always a "crapshoot" if the suppository stays in too long, with "too long" an arbitrary time period.
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    Anti-cholesterol drug experience

    In an earlier post I mentioned that the nutritionist at my SCI ctr. explained how, exclusive of other factors, people with SCI are at risk for elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. At the time my...
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    The only thing I would add to the advice is to...

    The only thing I would add to the advice is to take precautions as to where you go or what you are doing a day or so after the procedure. I found that the "golightly" stuff stays in your system for...
  4. Thread: Voc Rehab????

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    Each state determines through their State Plan...

    Each state determines through their State Plan how VR money will be spent. Most states opt not to purchase vehicles, only those modifications to assist someone in completing their vocational plan. ...
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    I just got the approval for a massage therapy...

    I just got the approval for a massage therapy consult. Crags, what is myofascial tpt.? I have arthritis in my back and hips and severe contractures in my R. hip and knee. I'd also like to get some...
  6. I didn't intend to turn this into a VR thread and...

    I didn't intend to turn this into a VR thread and I'm not going to defend VR. I can't argue with any of your points. However, the entire relationship depends on two individuals, the consumer and...
  7. Lindsay and others. There is no question many...

    Lindsay and others. There is no question many people have had unsatisfactory experiences with VR. However, if you read my advice carefully, I said go there prepared with a plan. The plan should...
  8. As a retired VR counselor, my advice is for you...

    As a retired VR counselor, my advice is for you to contact your nearest VR office. Go there with some vocational plan in mind. Research shows that people with SCI do better vocationally with higher...
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    For anyone who's interested, we're holding the...

    For anyone who's interested, we're holding the 10th annual(I think) Beachwheels Day on Sept. 13th in Beach Haven, LBI, NJ. The original purpose of BW's Day was to raise money for the Beachwheels...
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    Thanks, guys. Sounds like good advice. Since...

    Thanks, guys. Sounds like good advice. Since I'm w/c, I usually don't have too much trouble with getting things approved. As a low incomplete para, I should be OK regarding clots. The myofascial...
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    Therapeutic massage

    I know this has been discussed before, but my SCI doc is going to give me a scrip for it. I requested tm to address contractures in my hip and knee. Because my injury is incomplete, I experience...
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    It's been 8 days with Zocor and no problems as...

    It's been 8 days with Zocor and no problems as caused by Lipitor. Once in a while my stomach feels unsettled, but it's tolerable. Like you, Curtis, I'm working on my diet. The key is don't have...
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    I met with the dietician

    I posted earlier about elevated cholesterol/triglycerides. To my surprise the dietician did not chastise me for my diet. She had information and recommendations that may be of general interest, so...
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    Thanks, SN. Three days, still no problems. I...

    Thanks, SN. Three days, still no problems. I visit the SCI ctr. today, but I don't know if the dietician will be available. I'll keep you guys posted on my progress, unless you tell me to shut up.
  15. Thread: ADJUSTMENT

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    This is not intended as an oversimplification...

    This is not intended as an oversimplification but, it is our environment that increases or decreases our dependency. Most of us set up our homes to accommodate our specific limitations. Once we...
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    Two days with Zocor and no problems yet. I think...

    Two days with Zocor and no problems yet. I think the longest I took Lipitor with no problems was three days. I have been reducing the fat in my diet and will continue to do so. My concern stems...
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    After using Lipitor for two weeks I've had the...

    After using Lipitor for two weeks I've had the runs three times. I'm supposed to start with Zocor today. Does anyone with SCI have experience with these anti chol./tri. drugs. Since elevated...
  18. Emi, since I'm unfamiliar with Canada's laws, I...

    Emi, since I'm unfamiliar with Canada's laws, I can only advise as to what can work in the US. Insurance decisions are based on the basis of an arbitrary determination of "medical necessity". ...
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    Thanks again for responding, KLD. By saturated...

    Thanks again for responding, KLD. By saturated fats are you referring to animal fats? How much should I be concerned about carbohydrates, simple vs. complex? We're big pasta eaters, and we try to...
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    SN, is there a difference in diets for lowering...

    SN, is there a difference in diets for lowering trigycerides as opposed to lowering cholestrol? The Lipitor instructions advise that it lowers both. As a cheeseaholic, is there any (besides cottage...
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    Yes, I did have a complete blood work-up. I...

    Yes, I did have a complete blood work-up. I think the dietician idea is good. Our family enjoys good food and my wife is a great cook. Do the SCI centers refer to dietician or have them on staff? ...
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    Cholesterol/Trigyceride ? for SC Nurse

    My family doc wants to start me on Lipitor because of cholesterol (234, not sure of the breakdown) and triglycerides (402). I just wanted input from the SC nurse or anyone taking Lipitor as to any...
  23. Thread: Blood Pressure

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    For what it's worth, my EKG was normal. I played...

    For what it's worth, my EKG was normal. I played basketball for two hours last night. Is that level of exercise equivalent to a stress test? BTW, how does someone with SCI get a stress test? No...
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    Oh, I forgot my level. T11-L1, incomplete.

    Oh, I forgot my level. T11-L1, incomplete.
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    I'm 52, 32 yrs. post. I have been very active...

    I'm 52, 32 yrs. post. I have been very active until a year ago (work,w/c sports), but had to retire and discontinue basketball because of CTS and severe arthritis in my hands. As I recall, as...
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