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  1. Thread: Bowel question

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    Nurse - I used a laxative last week and had...

    Nurse - I used a laxative last week and had diarrhea for a few days after. Does a suppository not cause diarrhea?
  2. Thread: Sudden Urination

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    I don't use foleys so don't have one to use. ...

    I don't use foleys so don't have one to use. However, I do think it would help to not insert caths for a few days. Seems like I've irritated something.
  3. Thread: Sudden Urination

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    I worry about a false passage also. I was having...

    I worry about a false passage also. I was having a very hard time cathing last Sept/Oct and the urologist said I don't have one either. He dilated the opening but it seems to be closing again. Do...
  4. Thread: Sudden Urination

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    Thanks for the post crags. I’ve been using coude...

    Thanks for the post crags. I’ve been using coude caths and finasteride since my accident. I had blood on my cath a few weeks ago. I hope the constipation doesn’t come back. Don’t want to take...
  5. Thread: Sudden Urination

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    Thanks, I don't think I have a hip fracture - I...

    Thanks, I don't think I have a hip fracture - I haven't fallen or anyway hurt my hip. I just had a bowel accident. I didn't think that the laxative would keep working after the initial clean out. ...
  6. Thread: Sudden Urination

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    Thanks again. Sometimes when I cath I feel like...

    Thanks again. Sometimes when I cath I feel like the catheter is pushing against something. It’s a hard feeling to describe but its like something inside is being pushed aside not like I’m pushing...
  7. Thread: Sudden Urination

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    Thanks for answering KLD. My primary care doctor...

    Thanks for answering KLD. My primary care doctor did the exam and digitally checked my prostate. A PSA wasn't done. Can prostate problems cause urination? The laxative I took finally worked and I...
  8. Thread: Sudden Urination

    by MikeC
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    Sudden Urination

    First a little background. I intermittent cath 6 times a day. About a month ago I started having groin pain. Went to the doctor this week (Monday) and he checked for hernia and UTI - both...
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    I started using prunes about a year ago and they...

    I started using prunes about a year ago and they make a big (good) difference for me. I eat 5 prunes a day and instead of small hard stools they are better formed and softer. I also take Fibercon...
  10. Thread: alexa

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    ALexa works with Fios so I use it to change...

    ALexa works with Fios so I use it to change channels and pause/fast forward through recorded programs. I also use it to play music.
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    Thanks for the input. I'm not handy at all so...

    Thanks for the input. I'm not handy at all so will stick with a major rental car company (like Hertz) and hope they are installed well. The only ones I've used are the push/pull so hopefully I can...
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    Hand Controls for Rental Cars

    I just started using hand controls a few months ago and may fly for vacation around Christmas. Most rental companies offer hand controls. I was wondering what type most provide and if they are...
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    Thanks again to everyone for their input. I went...

    Thanks again to everyone for their input. I went through a driver's evaluation and decided to get the Viegel 4220 Compact hand controls - got them installed yesterday. I'm still accelerating with...
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    Thanks everyone for the input. slow_runner- I've...

    Thanks everyone for the input. slow_runner- I've been driving 14 years using my right leg but lately have been missing the brake pedal sometimes. I'm trying to figure out if I should use hand...
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    Thanks, I'll look into MPD and Monarch. Do you...

    Thanks, I'll look into MPD and Monarch. Do you use either one and like it?
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    Hand Controls for Car

    I searched for hand controls and saw some recommendations but didn't see where anyone had asked specifically for pros/cons of different systems. I'm looking for hand controls (been having problems...
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    This looked like a major breakthrough on the news...

    This looked like a major breakthrough on the news last night. Instead of using a nerve to reroute the signal from the brain, equipment did it. Granted, it's still in it's infancy but it is a novel...
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    I buy my walkers and really like the staff at...

    I buy my walkers and really like the staff at http://www.healthaidcompany.com/ . They have rentals on their web site so it might be worth calling and asking. They are near the airport - not sure...
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    KLD - thanks so much for the help you provide all...

    KLD - thanks so much for the help you provide all of us. Happy Birthday.
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    Welcome Dorainne, when you follow up with your...

    Welcome Dorainne, when you follow up with your surgeon be sure to ask about spinal swelling. Most of us experienced significant changes within the first 6 months after surgery. Hopefully your pain...
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    Interesting question. Hopefully the nurse will...

    Interesting question. Hopefully the nurse will answer. Besides a bone density scan I can't think of any test. Mike
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    Happy birthday- thanks for all of your help and...

    Happy birthday- thanks for all of your help and great advice. Mike
  23. At first I thought this was like the peripheral...

    At first I thought this was like the peripheral nerve rerouting without losing the nerve that works. But it actually uses an external sleeve to reconnect the muscle/nerve. Interesting. Mike
  24. Thread: T12-L1 injuries

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    George, there was a thread similar to this a few...

    George, there was a thread similar to this a few years ago but it's always good to have new interest. You're right, I've met some T12's (I'm a T12) in the VA who are in wheelchairs and others who...
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    Thanks for the updates. Glad that Brian is back...

    Thanks for the updates. Glad that Brian is back on track. Mike
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