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  1. what kind of hormone replacement therapy for a quad?

    I?m a C5/6, 17 years out, who has been going through menopause for about 4 years now. I think I now may need to be on some hormones, but I remember my ob/gyn mentioning something about blood clots...
  2. sounds a bit too involved for home use, but does...

    sounds a bit too involved for home use, but does anyone know of a doctor's office that has the equipment to do either of these procedures in the Indianapolis, IN area?
  3. thanks! I'll check it out :)

    thanks! I'll check it out :)
  4. looking for info about a "PIE" machine - SCI nurse help!

    looking for info about a "PIE" machine that I read about on this forum several years ago. this device removes stool from the colon and can be used on SCI patients. the P in the acronym stands for...
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    confused about bladder control drugs!

    I?m confused! I thought there were 2 types of bladder control meds-

    Anticholinergic (like oxybutlin and Detrol, w/potentially scary side effects like cognitive difficulty)

    and
    ...
  6. so, you think it would take too long to inject...

    so, you think it would take too long to inject this much liquid into the sample port. I've read that the CDC isn't in favor of irrigations-is this because of the research about breaking the...
  7. just out of curiosity-what is a "night drain...

    just out of curiosity-what is a "night drain bottle"? also, where do you buy these products?

    I'm so grateful for your counsel and suggestions on this forum-I'm sure that you help many by sharing...
  8. does the technique used for bladder irrigations make a difference?

    I've read on this forum some cautions against bladder irrigations and wonder if the reason for them is because of breaking the connection between the catheter and the drainage bag. I understand the...
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    I'm going to be REtested for a bladder infection....

    I'm going to be REtested for a bladder infection. I think the spasms are probably caused by the infection and hope that it will go away so the spasms will too. hopefully my bladder then will not be...
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    ok, so I've been trying the Duette for a month...

    ok, so I've been trying the Duette for a month now, hoping that it will end what I think are bladder spasms causing leakage (I'm actually on my 3rd one). at first the leakage slowed but then...
  11. so, leakage is one of the main symptoms of a...

    so, leakage is one of the main symptoms of a bladder infection? I have occasional AD as well and can feel contractions sometimes while it is going on...but they may be caused by too aggressive of a...
  12. is it possible to have a bladder infection without a temperature?

    is it possible to have a bladder infection (or any other kind of infection) w/out a temperature?
  13. help lab says my urine is ?contaminated?

    We took a sample from my SP to the hospital lab we always use. My husband (as always) wore gloves, cleaned the sample port w/alcohol, used a new needle/syringe and put it in a sterile collection...
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    didn't know that you can get rid of a UTI by just...

    didn't know that you can get rid of a UTI by just changing the bag. thought you had to kill the bacteria w/meds.
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    installation took approximately 1 minute longer...

    installation took approximately 1 minute longer than the foleys I used before due to the extra balloon. everything went great-no leakage around the stoma (and I was a 20 before) and the duette is...
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    I think I misunderstood your question before-my...

    I think I misunderstood your question before-my spasms in my hands/legs I can feel, w/no pain, and sometimes I feel a kind of (painless) twinge or contraction in my lower abdominal area followed by...
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    gabapentin, baclofen, nortryptline, zoloft,...

    gabapentin, baclofen, nortryptline, zoloft, pericolasce.

    here's the looong story about me and anticholinergic medications...

    at one point, years ago, I was on 3 anticholinergic drugs at the...
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    this was my first time to take this drug, so I...

    this was my first time to take this drug, so I started w/a month supply. My dr. told me to double my dose if I didn?t see a change after about a week. My response was puzzling-after several days the...
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    I'm on 20 mg. of baclofen, 3x a day. when I...

    I'm on 20 mg. of baclofen, 3x a day.
    when I have spasms that I'm aware of there's no pain.
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    so, there are three different possible causes of...

    so, there are three different possible causes of pain/discomfort...if I can remove all 3 then maybe I wouldn't need medication to prevent the spasms!

    I finished yesterday a 25 day course of...
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    good idea, and thanks for mentioning this product...

    good idea, and thanks for mentioning this product to me! will report back...
  22. anyone out there w/experience with the stoma...

    anyone out there w/experience with the stoma plugs mentioned above in the comments of Poiesis Medical?? are they used only when changing a catheter or do they remain in the stoma?
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    I've asked for a sample! hopefully it will help. ...

    I've asked for a sample! hopefully it will help. what a great idea for an improved catheter.

    a concern I have that I'd like to address before I use it:
    in the past my catheter would create a...
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    so, it's possible that the dysreflexia could be...

    so, it's possible that the dysreflexia could be caused by-
    the catheter itself, or the bladder spasms, or the tissue around the urethra that is irritated because of the leakage?

    and, do you think...
  25. who is "they?" the duette maker or a different...

    who is "they?" the duette maker or a different company?
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