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    You can check urine cultures for sensitivity to...

    You can check urine cultures for sensitivity to Fosfomycin.

    It is just a very old antibiotic that is rarely used these days, so most hospitals don't routinely check for sensitivity to this...
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    Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Good...

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Good luck with your wound healing. Keep us posted how things are going, and if the cushion continues to work for you.
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    They produced a TV series based on the book on...

    They produced a TV series based on the book on Hulu, that we just watched.
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    Interesting! Thanks for posting this. How...

    Interesting! Thanks for posting this.

    How long can you get out of a charge?

    Did you find this yourself, or did a PT/doc recommend it to you?

    Were you having pain or sores prior to using...
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    This is really helpful. Thanks. Do you keep...

    This is really helpful. Thanks.

    Do you keep the same leg bag for 6 weeks too?

    Do you only use the extension tubing if you are wearing long pants? Or do you somehow fold it up/tuck it away...
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    Thanks for this. So, you must feel really...

    Thanks for this. So, you must feel really confident with the connection of your tubing! My Dad would be wary to try what you are doing because of the chance of leaks. Obviously it isn't a problem...
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    Thanks! So you buy your tubing separately for...

    Thanks! So you buy your tubing separately for the Hollister bags? That is probably cheaper. I'll look for that.

    Do you use any of the other manufacturer's leg bags, that have the smaller drain...
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    KLD's picture is great and is what my Dad does. ...

    KLD's picture is great and is what my Dad does.

    We also use the leg bag that KLD recommended in the past - Hollister (order number 9349 for the kit that contains the extension tubing and...
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    I agree that a physiatrist is the right choice. ...

    I agree that a physiatrist is the right choice.

    My Dad is a 77 year old para, and I recommend she keeps working with her primary card doctor as well as a physiatrist. Fewer things will fall...
  10. Thread: sp tube?

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    To the nurse, what antibacterial soap do you guys...

    To the nurse, what antibacterial soap do you guys like to use? Just a simple over the counter liquid soap, or something like hibiclens?
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    Is there anyway you, and then your siblings,...

    Is there anyway you, and then your siblings, could take FMLA leave for weeks/months to assist your parents with this transition, whatever it may be?

    It is a huge amount of time/work/learning to...
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    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing! Too bad...

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    Too bad it is an anti-cholinergic that has additional side effects (fatigue, possibly long term cognitive effects) that many on this board would like to...
  13. Thread: GJ has passed

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    I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. It is...

    I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. It is such a shock.

    GJ's expert contributions here are invaluable, and will continue to be as long as the search engine works.

    NL, your devotion to...
  14. My father is in the same boat. 76 year old L3...

    My father is in the same boat. 76 year old L3 incomplete para - uses forearm crutches and wheelchair. About 12 years out.

    He has just had his second steroid injection, which worked great for...
  15. Thread: Leg bag questions

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    Yes, I am familiar with these. Just a little...

    Yes, I am familiar with these. Just a little pricey since they aren't reuseable, and as I recall, hard to get off? He will only use the foley for the day, then take it out. But maybe it is the...
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    Thanks Rusty - that is the exactly the one my Dad...

    Thanks Rusty - that is the exactly the one my Dad used! So just using the straps that come with the bag, you were able to secure it sufficiently on your thigh? No stat-lock or or velcro holder for...
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    Thanks - do you also use the large leg bag? ...

    Thanks - do you also use the large leg bag? Which bag do you use? How do you secure it? Does it also pull sometimes as it fills or when you walk/transfer?
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    Leg bag questions

    My Dad is an incomplete para who walks with AFOs and forearm crutches. He normally does CIC during the day, and puts in a foley every night. He wants to have the option of sometimes keeping the...
  19. My Dad had two of the waterfall cushions, and...

    My Dad had two of the waterfall cushions, and they cracked in mere months. It may also depend on your size/weight etc. my Dad was 6' 2" and about 215 lbs at the time. Who knows.
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    This is really great to hear Patrick. Thanks for...

    This is really great to hear Patrick. Thanks for sharing.

    Can you tell us a little bit how you chose your surgeon, and why the recovery time was so short?
  21. We also switched to the ComfortTuff cushions. So...

    We also switched to the ComfortTuff cushions. So far so good. My Dad uses a Comfortuff for his elevated toilet seat, and it is in perfect condition after 1 year. The vinyl cushions split so...
  22. Thread: Warfarin???

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    You should see a hematologist to discuss it. You...

    You should see a hematologist to discuss it. You probably should still be on it, but you should discuss your options with a knowledgeable doctor. Your primary care doctor is not knowledgeable...
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    There are few things as wonderful to have as an...

    There are few things as wonderful to have as an escape from the burden of SCI ..... as music. How wonderful you have that talent. We need to keep those fingers going. I hope your surgeon knows you...
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    I hear you. Aging with SCI is not for the...

    I hear you. Aging with SCI is not for the weak....

    Good luck with the surgery. Come back and let us know how it goes.
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    The carpal tunnel release surgery is only for the...

    The carpal tunnel release surgery is only for the median nerve - not the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is the nerve that controls the pinky and ring finger. So this surgery would not help that...
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