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  1. A few resources for finding a different resort: ...

    A few resources for finding a different resort:

    https://www.disabledholidays.com/search/caribbean-l422/jamaica-l529/
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  2. I agree. Speak to the manager, but if he can't...

    I agree. Speak to the manager, but if he can't guarantee you the accessible room, tell him you are going to a different resort and cancel your reservations. Even better, find one that will do so, so...
  3. Please write now to your Senators and urge them...

    Please write now to your Senators and urge them to defeat this bill if introduced into the Senate!!

    (KLD)
  4. Keep in mind that Medicare regulations only cover...

    Keep in mind that Medicare regulations only cover a wheelchair that is required for use in your home. Requesting a chair in order to improve community mobility or getting around your yard, hiking...
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    I would encourage you to stop the bleach soaks....

    I would encourage you to stop the bleach soaks. There is evidence that even if you rinse the catheters well after soaking in bleach, that residual remains on the catheter, and can cause problems such...
  6. Antibiotics are not appropriate for the flu. If...

    Antibiotics are not appropriate for the flu. If you have a bacterial suprainfection of your lungs or pneumonia on top of the flu, then antibiotics might be appropriate.

    If you are developing a...
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    You are not on Medicare, Mike?? (KLD)

    You are not on Medicare, Mike??

    (KLD)
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    Your urologist should have also done a prostate...

    Your urologist should have also done a prostate exam (through your rectum) to determine if your prostate is indeed enlarged. A Coude tipped catheter may then be considered if it is found to be...
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    Reuse of hydrophilic catheters is not...

    Reuse of hydrophilic catheters is not recommended. The lubricant coating can harbor bacteria, and cannot be cleaned to remove it.

    (KLD)
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ZK...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ZKcYirDge1g

    (KLD)
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    So sorry, Ami. Don't let yourself go down the...

    So sorry, Ami. Don't let yourself go down the road of alcohol or drugs to numb your pain. It can become a permanent crutch. Please ask your religious minister or physician for a referral to a grief...
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    Hydrophilic (lubricious) catheters cannot be...

    Hydrophilic (lubricious) catheters cannot be cleaned and reused.

    PVC/plastic or silicone catheters can be cleaned, but boiling is not the best method for doing this, nor is microwaving, as they...
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    Best to get them up, as mucous retained in your...

    Best to get them up, as mucous retained in your respiratory tract can both interfere with oxygen exchange and serve as a media for bacterial infection on top of any viral infection that you may...
  14. Taking a big risk in buying from a "member" who...

    Taking a big risk in buying from a "member" who has only been here for about a year, has no profile, and has only posted on the Exchange (for sale) forum!!!!

    (KLD)
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    I don't believe that these restrictions on...

    I don't believe that these restrictions on Peristeen use are in place in Canada as they are in the USA. The OP is in Canada.

    (KLD)
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    No, Peristeen is not the same as a regular large...

    No, Peristeen is not the same as a regular large volume enema (such as soap suds). A Fleets type enema is not going to clean out much beyond the sigmoid colon. If she is really impacted, she may need...
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    Impossible to say but it is possible that your...

    Impossible to say but it is possible that your mother has an obstructive megacolon. This can be the result of long term constipation and over-use of bowel stimulants and strong laxatives such as PEG...
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    You have both knee flexors and knee extensor...

    You have both knee flexors and knee extensor muscles, and both extensors and flexors in the elbow as well. Spasticity can occur in either or both. Spasticity can evolve and change over time. Quick...
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    Spasticity? (KLD)

    Spasticity?

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    ck, have you been retested for possible MS? New,...

    ck, have you been retested for possible MS? New, repeated "attacks" of TM are extremely rare.

    (KLD)
  21. Use the "Go Advanced" function (lower right below...

    Use the "Go Advanced" function (lower right below Quick Reply).
    Select the paperclip icon above.
    Select photos from your computer. Photos cannot be too large (maximum 700 pixels width is...
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    As a "medical device" a wheelchair in the USA...

    As a "medical device" a wheelchair in the USA must be FDA approved. Many manufacturers from outside the USA don't want to have to go through the often costly FDA approval process, especially with a...
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    Doing bowel care within 30 minutes after having a...

    Doing bowel care within 30 minutes after having a hot beverage or meal will speed up emptying as it stimulates the gastrocolic reflex, which increases the rate of peristalsis of the colon by about...
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    You may have a fairly rare condition called...

    You may have a fairly rare condition called diversion colitis:

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212097113701389
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  25. Thread: Colstomy

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    This is called diversion colitis: ...

    This is called diversion colitis:

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212097113701389

    http://cursoenarm.net/UPTODATE/contents/mobipreview.htm?26/51/27454?source=HISTORY

    A...
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