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    Bonnette how long has an episode lasted? I've had...

    Bonnette how long has an episode lasted? I've had this for almost 3 weeks (my worst one yet) and at times I couldn't even sit up without help it was so bad. This past year I have had neck problems...
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    Slipped Disc Treatment

    Sometimes yea just feel like you can never catch a break! This is definitely one of those times.
    Anyone experience this and if so what kind of treatment did you do? The pain SUCKS!

    I am an...
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    Have you tried miralax? Thats the first...

    Have you tried miralax? Thats the first suggestion the docs always give.
    I also suffer from constipation with my colostomy, but my bowels are very slow. The only thing that helps me actually have a...
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    Going from Colostomy to Ileostomy

    Hello,
    Ive had a colostomy for about 2yrs now (T12 para, 15yrs post injury) and while its so so so much easier to take care than my old bowel program, I have again run into severe constipation...
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    I left a message for her today. I had very watery...

    I left a message for her today. I had very watery stool today(pro too much stool softener), I'm a bit all over the place with consistency this week. I feel good, no pain meds, I'm still pretty weak...
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    Just did a prep a few weeks ago. I didn't start...

    Just did a prep a few weeks ago. I didn't start going until 4 hours after my first glass. I then spent another 6+ hours off and on a commode. Its pretty dang messy, have a lot of pads around (under...
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    3 weeks post colostomy/Bowel Meds

    Hello All! So I am 3 weeks post colostomy surgery, so far so good. My pain level is down, I can eat and I've been changing the bags with no problems. The first few times are awkward and I was freaked...
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    Im doing my best to stay off it completely. I did...

    Im doing my best to stay off it completely. I did see my pm&r today at the sci rehab center. She said it looks superficial, but does have a few deep spots at a stage 2. She agreed to stay off it...
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    My nurse gave me some duoderm pads but I see...

    My nurse gave me some duoderm pads but I see better healing with the Vaseline gauze. Are the duoderms a good preventative for future use?
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    I don't use a slide board, just lift myself over...

    I don't use a slide board, just lift myself over things. I keep somehow ripping that layer of skin off right on my ischium. This particular one happened while on vacation at Disneyland. I can't feel...
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    Are you saying the cut out cushions are ok? These...

    Are you saying the cut out cushions are ok? These wounds I get are friction, and I'm concerned it comes from the around the cut out foam. Or maybe I need to not sit in anything but my chair? I...
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    It's on my left sit bone. They ordered me a full...

    It's on my left sit bone. They ordered me a full Roho cushion, I've been using the roho that is part foam, and the air part is in the center where you sit. It's always a friction problem that...
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    how many days for a ischium wound to heal?

    What am I looking at here? Days or weeks? Is there an average time frame? I have AGAIN a dang friction wound. It is open, so it's a stage 2ish, my nurses medical term. ;) its wide, with some parts...
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    I went to the motility clinic at UCSF last week....

    I went to the motility clinic at UCSF last week. After all my tests, she recommended I try a every other day enema of warm water mixed with enemeez. According to the balloon reading, the amount of...
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    My current GI symptoms are not daily. They...

    My current GI symptoms are not daily. They suspect that as the colon fills & stretches with stool, thats when I start getting all the upper GI symptoms. I dont feel like this daily, it happens for a...
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    I have soft stool currently (MoM, Fiber is 25g...

    I have soft stool currently (MoM, Fiber is 25g daily, enemeez) so adding back in Senna or something stronger will get me by for now? Proximal meaning closer to the small intestine's? Where you have...
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    transit study & colonic inertia

    I just did a sitzmark transit study while on laxatives (Daily use of enemeez and nightly dose of MoM). This was what my doc emailed me with:

    "So we have demonstrated very slow transit thru the...
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    blood clot vs infection

    I have an ultrasound today at 4 to check for blood clots. My lower left leg is swollen but also hot to touch. The Dr over the phone said those are two different symptoms. Is that indeed the case?...
  19. Thread: heel ulcer

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    I think I did it. =)

    I think I did it. =)
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    Is there a trick to posting a picture? lol

    Is there a trick to posting a picture? lol
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    I have had shoes off this whole week and...

    I have had shoes off this whole week and definitely have avoided the braces. So it can go into the bone without visibly seeing the bone through the sore? Ill post a picture, I took one this morning
  22. Thread: heel ulcer

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    heel ulcer

    I developed a sore on my heel =/ Last month I had it checked since the skin seemed so dry around the area, and a blood blister started to peeled off. Well, last week I nicked my heel on my chair...
  23. difference between mineral oil & saline enemas.

    Anyone know the difference between fleets mineral oil enema & fleets saline enema? Does one work better than the other? Both say retain for 30 mins but previous carecure posts say an hour. Just want...
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    friction wound vs. pressure sore

    Are they the same thing? I just emailed my wound nurse b/c I think its time for a new cushion. =/
    This is my second "shearing" incident since April. Both happened during vacation when I used my...
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    You are NOT the only one going through the "SHIT...

    You are NOT the only one going through the "SHIT STORM!" ( shit puns are always intended!) I as well am lacking the drive to continue trying to find the right bowel program, as I have never been able...
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