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  1. Yes, we just cut them off. They are attached to...

    Yes, we just cut them off. They are attached to prevent the wedges from getting lost. Sorry you don't want recommendations. Won't make any more for you.

    (KLD)
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    The bulking procedure is not permanent - but does...

    The bulking procedure is not permanent - but does last 8-12 months, generally. Some people have it last shorter, others a little longer. The only way to know if it will work on you is to have it...
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    AMEN to that one. Those toe nails can lead to...

    AMEN to that one. Those toe nails can lead to open areas, dysreflexia and infection.

    ckf
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    In my opinion, you should get it checked out. ...

    In my opinion, you should get it checked out. While you may not be using it for standing or walking, if something is broken and it doesn't heal in alignment, you can have other functional problems -...
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    Many people use this one for travel (and regular...

    Many people use this one for travel (and regular use at home). It is padded, and fits most (but not all) toilets. You remove the "spray" skirt and discard that to allow easy access for bowel care.
    ...
  6. Sorry. It was a little over a year ago. I bet...

    Sorry. It was a little over a year ago. I bet that has cut back on their customers, as it is a hot walk all the way to the Strip from there.

    I found this information:...
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    Just a thought - but an unlikely one. Have you...

    Just a thought - but an unlikely one. Have you changed detergents? It could be a reaction to that, although not likely. My husband gets a rash around his neck if I use certain detergents.
    ckf
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    You need to talk to your prescriber. While many...

    You need to talk to your prescriber. While many health care providers do not know much about SCI, they do know about prescription medications. This is NOT something that you should do without their...
  9. Please keep us posted on your progress in this...

    Please keep us posted on your progress in this decision.
    ckf
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    I encourage you to write a list of questions for...

    I encourage you to write a list of questions for the ostomy nurse. And keep in mind, that everyone is a little different. Not bad - just different. It does take some time to get the routine down -...
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    We have had slings done for women with SCI. You...

    We have had slings done for women with SCI. You should only consider one that uses your own body tissue for the sling, not artificial material like Dacron mesh. Also, yes, you need to avoid straining...
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    Non-sterile tubing is fine if you are using an...

    Non-sterile tubing is fine if you are using an external condom catheter, but if you are using an indwelling catheter, the tubing should be sterile. Hardware store tubing is not sterile.

    You might...
  13. Can't speak for other "off the Strip" hotels, but...

    Can't speak for other "off the Strip" hotels, but the Rio has a shuttle bus service that goes from their hotel to the MGM Grand (and back) that runs 24/7, and as above, is wheelchair accessible.
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  14. We still use an indwelling catheter, as you...

    We still use an indwelling catheter, as you should not have any impediment to the flow of urine from you kidneys, down your ureters into the bladder, and out of your body, or it can give you false...
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    No, there are no health care professionals...

    No, there are no health care professionals moderating that site, and some people on this site are not comfortable with the guy who owns that site and his past legal history. They heavily recruited...
  16. It may not be as severe as diversion proctitis....

    It may not be as severe as diversion proctitis. It is common for the residual lower bowel (rectum and sigmoid colon) to continue to produce mucous after a colostomy above this. The amount of mucous...
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    https://www.insideradiology.com.au/nuclear-medicine-renal-scan/

    An indwelling catheter is needed for the study, and you also drink a large amount of water right before the start of the...
  18. A renal scan could show any difference in...

    A renal scan could show any difference in function between your kidneys.

    Just because you had no reflux with your (urodynamics?) study in 2012 does not mean you don't have reflux now. Discuss...
  19. Any difference in your ureters (on ultrasound or...

    Any difference in your ureters (on ultrasound or CT)??? Either stenosis, reflux, or hydronephrosis on one side vs. the other could make a difference.

    (KLD)
  20. Did you have flexion/extension films done when...

    Did you have flexion/extension films done when you were cleared to remove your collar? Have you reported these problems to the neurosurgeon? While it is not uncommon to have some neuropathic pain in...
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    There is a good chance that if you had a...

    There is a good chance that if you had a sphincterotomy in the past that you would leak urine through your urethra in spite of having a SP catheter placed. That might be able to be remedied by having...
  22. Thread: Uti

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    Have you been tested for urinary stones?...

    Have you been tested for urinary stones? Klebsiella is often associated with infected struvite stones, and the stones protect the bacteria from the antibiotics. It can also be associated with chronic...
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    Here is some good information on medicinal or...

    Here is some good information on medicinal or activated charcoal:

    https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-269/activated-charcoal

    In my experience, it does not cause nausea, although I...
  24. The wedges can be detached. I would recommend...

    The wedges can be detached. I would recommend getting the ones with the wedges though, as they are superior in keeping your feet in a neutral position (vs. externally rotated) when you are flat on...
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    Probiotics are not going to harm you, and in...

    Probiotics are not going to harm you, and in spite of what your GI physician says, many people here have found them very helpful in restoring normal gut flora and in reducing gas and constipation.
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