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    MRI & contrast??

    I believe that if a MRI is done To view the cervical spine to check for any pathilogy ( post fusion) that contrast should be used. Am I right??? SCI nurse please advise..... Thanks...
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    PS momoftwo

    I think every major city has SCI organizations with support groups. Go on the internet and check it out, also the social workers from the local hospital should beable to help you find one.... Today...
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    resentful, jealous,angry....me too

    I figured out last week that if I didn't get counselling fast I'd plain go nuts. So I called and have an appt. in Oct.I have good days and bad days. Today was a bad day. Every little thing is a BIG...
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    Re: handicapped spaces

    tigger, I know how you feel. Time after time we see perfectly healthy individuals take a handicapped spot then bounce out of their cars. It is infuriating!! I think the local police dept should have...
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    What to get your wife

    Have you considered booking a cruise? Most cruise lines are handicap friendly? http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif
  6. Re never trading husband in

    Kate, I understand your willingness to trade in pairs of skis for a return to some "bodily functions". I have 2 golf bags loaded with golf clubs and every kind of accesories associated with golf that...
  7. Thread: Service Dogs

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    Service Dogs

    I wonder how many of our members with sci have a service dog? I have contacted paws For Cause and was sent an app. My husband doesn't think it would help him.I disagree. Hope this is the right forum...
  8. Thread: Service Dogs

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    Service Dogs

    I wonder how many of our members with sci have a service dog? I have contacted paws For Cause and was sent an app. My husband doesn't think it would help him.I disagree. Hope this is the right forum...
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    re: trading places

    I check this topic every day because I posted it. I am so glad that my feelings are considered normal. I wear so many hats I can't do justice to any of them. It would be great if we could all meet at...
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    Yes Thank You

    So many thanks for the fine SCI nurses. You surpass the norm!!!!Fran http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
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    Thank you to all of you

    Thanks to all of you!! Care givers as well as spouses of caregivers.The support is tremendous. I have good days and bad days but I do chose to be be a care giver. I also choose to be his patient...
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    Thank You Dr Wise

    Thank you so much for responding to my question re: EMG and diagnosis. Technical terms are mostly familiar to me. I'm a retired LPN. I am so greateful for the support & education from this web...
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    For Dr Wise Young A Quick ?

    Dr. Young refresh my memory.If a cervical MRI is ordered on a patient who has had a cervical fusion in the past. Should that be done with contrast??? I think I read or heard that to view a surgical...
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    EMG for SCI Nurtse

    You say the EMG will note if the nerve pathway is intact or not. Since my husband already has upper body weakness due to spinal cord injury won't this test be inconclusive? In other words aren't the...
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    EMG To Diagnose?

    My husband is incomplete SCI. He recently had a "minor stroke".We are somewhat suspicious that his neck may have been the culprit.The brain MRI was not very specific. He was told that an EMG could...
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    For TD and all the rest of you who kindly responded

    My husband's injury is from C3-7. He had hernaited disc at 3-4 but had such a large amount of osteophytes all along the cervical spine impinging the cord he was fused from 3 to 7. The outcome was...
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    Am I being selfish?

    As a caregiver I feel at times resentment towards my husband. Not most of the time but sometimes. I know he didn't create our situation but he was NEVER there for me when I needed him most. Most of...
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    Dr Young. Hope after 3 years?

    My husband is post C3-7 fusion and resulting "failed back surgery" which fits him into the category of incomplete quad. Recently he had a "minor stroke?" We feel that his neck was the problem. And we...
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    Cramps & vaso vagal reaction with SCI?

    Is there a correlation between cramping associated with Diarhea and vaso vagal reaction in SCI? My husband is incomplete SCI and has had 2 episodes of painful cramping with diarhea since his injury...
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    Cramps & vaso vagal reaction with SCI?

    Is there a correlation between cramping associated with Diarhea and vaso vagal reaction in SCI? My husband is incomplete SCI and has had 2 episodes of painful cramping with diarhea since his injury...
  21. Thread: bed cane

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    bed cane

    My husband is an incomplete SCI. Recently had a "minor stroke"??? Or maybe a nerve root compression... In any case he has great difficulty pulling himself up to the side of the bed. We live in a...
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    Demanding medical care

    I have learned in the last year to do exactly that! You must demand good care and the best way to do that is to be well informed. Go to your appointment with armed with information. It really...
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    Zanaflex & Paxil?? contraindicated?

    Is there anyone out there taking Zanaflex and an anti-anxiety? My husband is on Paxil and was told he should wean off the anti-anxiety drug before trying zanaflex? Any comments...
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    Docs at Barrows Institute for ( TD)

    TD, if you have a physician in mind at Barrows I'd be happy to hear from you. Dr. Wise mentioned a Dr. Sontagg. Fran http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif
  25. For TD re:" where in AZ. are you?" I can't find your e-mail address

    We are in Sun City West, we have considered Barrows. Our original neurosurgeon is now at Barrows. We saw him a year ago and he wasn't pleased to see us. He really does not want to touch him again....
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