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  1. Poll: I know this. Im asking to see how many people...

    I know this. Im asking to see how many people have stuck to the routine. For me it isnt easy to do the pressure reliefs every hour. Ive burned a lot of food on the stove because i had to take 3-4...
  2. Poll: I use digital stimulation and removal. I take a...

    I use digital stimulation and removal. I take a lot of fiber, 4 metamucil caps in the am and 4 in the pm. Maybe im just lucky, but its never taken me very long. Most of that 30 minutes is the set up...
  3. Poll: Im sorry! I have never done a poll before and it...

    Im sorry! I have never done a poll before and it never crossed my mind that only one could be selected. Duh!
  4. Poll: Post Flap Surgery Are You Still Doing Skin Checks & Pressure Reliefs?

    I just realized that it was 2 years and 2 weeks ago that I had flap surgery on a stage IV ischial wound. Luckily there was no bone infection, though at one time it had been infected with MRSA, but...
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    Thanks for the ideas. I never thought of putting...

    Thanks for the ideas. I never thought of putting it behind my leg. It’s already kind of to the inside but I’ll try repositioning it. Trimming nails only helps for a couple of weeks, plus I’ve never...
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    Playful kitten puts holes in my leg bag!

    I?m not sure if this would be the correct forum but I need suggestions. I have a new very young kitten who uses my legs as tree trunks to climb up into my lap. Believe me we are working on training...
  7. 1) I live alone. No relatives or friends close...

    1) I live alone. No relatives or friends close enough to me to ask them change it for me

    2) It is a general nurse clinic where you would go for dressing changes. They said they change urethral...
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    I just went through this last year. I don't envy...

    I just went through this last year. I don't envy you one bit. I had my surgery done at a regional rehab hospital. I stayed in the Clinton bed for 5 weeks. I got lucky as they could not find a SNIF...
  9. No More Home Nurse Visits for SP Cath Changes

    Kaiser nurse is telling me that because I am not "home bound" I can no longer use their services for SP cath changes. I contacted my urogists office and they say I should go to the "nurse clinic". I...
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    Since this discussion I've been wearing a leg bag...

    Since this discussion I've been wearing a leg bag all of the time, attaching the night bag to the leg bag at night. No problems, except Ive noticed the leg bag is smelling really bad after about a...
  11. I just got confirmation that the joint is bone on...

    I just got confirmation that the joint is bone on bone, and the doctor is recommending joint replacement. Anyone ever had this done, or something similar? It sounds like a nightmare. I'm really...
  12. Anyone here been diagnosed with "severe" arthritis in your shoulder(s)? What did you?

    I'm a T2 para and I use a manual chair and drive a car. I just had a conversation with my doctor today and she told me that I have severe arthritis. I had been doing PT, but she told me that PT can...
  13. I did bladder aug back in 2001. It was not easy....

    I did bladder aug back in 2001. It was not easy. As an active para at that time (in my mid 30's) I found it challenging. You will wake up with a tube in your nose that will drain the fluid from your...
  14. I don't think my bedside bags have any metal. The...

    I don't think my bedside bags have any metal. The hanger and the drain tube clip are plastic. My leg bag is the normal 16oz size. I think it fill so fast because of how/where I wear it. I wear it...
  15. Having MRI on Thursday. What to do with leg bag?

    I just realized this may present a problem when I'm having an MRI on both shoulders tomorrow. I normally fill up my leg bag about every 45 minutes or so and the MRI will probably take about 1-1/2...
  16. This used to happen to me when I first had my...

    This used to happen to me when I first had my catheter put in. I don't really notice it anymore, but it could be because I had a SP catheter put in, now, instead of wearing the legbag on the side of...
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    It's only one or two pimples. Not all the time,...

    It's only one or two pimples. Not all the time, but every couple of weeks or so. I get them on the back of my thigh too. It's not like I have "acne", it's just that the pressure sore I had stemmed...
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    I just had my SP catheter put in, in November....

    I just had my SP catheter put in, in November. For the most part I am happier with it than a urethral catheter. It is less bothersome (as a female), gets clogged less (not sure why, I had...
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    Should I be concerned about pimples?

    Hello all;

    Having had a nasty stage IV ulcer and flap surgery in April of last year, I am understandably paranoid about further skin issues. I have taken steps to avoid making a lot of transfers,...
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    I have a dyson upright. When I vacuum I run the...

    I have a dyson upright. When I vacuum I run the cord under a leg/thigh strap that I use to keep my legs together, then up over the back of my chair. This keeps the cord from getting tangled up. I can...
  21. Question about what supplies insurance pays for

    Since I now have the SP catheter, and also do my BP in bed (using my commode chair was ruining the flap surgery I had in April), will insurance (I have private insurance but they often follow...
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    I don't think so, because once I squeeze the...

    I don't think so, because once I squeeze the urine out of the leg bag, the rest of the night it drains just fine and doesn't fill. The bedside bag looks like the first photo. There isn't enough...
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    So I've been wearing the leg bag at night, and...

    So I've been wearing the leg bag at night, and attaching the larger bag to it at night. But now there is a problem, and I can't figure out why it's happening. The leg bag is getting clogged or...
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    I'm new to having a Foley, so I'm learning as I...

    I'm new to having a Foley, so I'm learning as I go. It has happened a couple of times while getting dressed, so now I tape the lever down. I will have to remember to do the same when I vacuum. And I...
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    You know that thing when...

    You are vacuuming and the cord gets caught on the lever of your leg bag and it opens without you knowing and you make a trail of pee through your just cleaned house? Yeah, that just happened to me....
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