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    MRSA - Questions for Wise and SCI Nurses

    Well hello again everyone... it's been months since I've been here to visit. Sure is great to see familiar names and faces here. A "coming home" of sorts :)

    Life has been busy - in the time...
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    Workman's Comp - What does it cover?

    Hiyas all,

    My dad is a vented C-1 Inc Quad, 11 months post. My parents and little brother have been living with me and my children for months now; we're starting the process of looking for a...
  3. Wise, SCI Nurses, anyone - Blood Transfusion Questions

    My dad is C1 inc quad 10 months post - ever since his injury, he has had to have blood transfusions.... sometimes every couple of weeks, recently almost once a week. They can't figure out why his...
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    Heeheehee I never had Barbies when I was growing...

    Heeheehee I never had Barbies when I was growing up either, Jadis - I had a whole bunch of Strawberry Shortcake dolls, and an age-appropriate doll set (I think they were Sunshine Family dolls?) with...
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    Bob, thank you so much for that post. What an...

    Bob, thank you so much for that post. What an inspiration, and a reminder of the truly important things..... very, VERY well said.

    ~ Moe
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    Barbie doesn't possess the equipment to bear the...

    Barbie doesn't possess the equipment to bear the child, either.... her belly/bump is a little magnetic tummy that comes on and off. Maybe they should have called her "C-section-From-Hell-Barbie"
    My...
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    Suzy, that's a lot of progress in a year, you...

    Suzy, that's a lot of progress in a year, you should be VERY proud of your progress. It gives me a lot of appreciation for what my dad is going through.... he has fought so hard and been so sick at...
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    My dad has one - think it was about $10,000,...

    My dad has one - think it was about $10,000, maybe more like $8,000. I'll get the spec sheet and give you the info.... he's very happy with it. He's a vented quad too, Suzy.
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    I'm glad you found something you like! I just...

    I'm glad you found something you like! I just bought the Canon A620 and absolutely love it - I had a Canon A80 previously that was stolen from my dad's rehab hospital... (insert rude comment here) -...
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    We also learned a trick - if we put really nice...

    We also learned a trick - if we put really nice lotion in the room when my dad was in ICU, the nurses would come in and use it on my dad (and in the process, have it on their hands, too) After...
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    Just wanted to say hi and welcome..... glad ya...

    Just wanted to say hi and welcome..... glad ya made it here, Diane. Hope the SCI nurses or Dr. Wise can give you some info.

    I've been watching my dad go through all the ups and downs of his...
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    I went to Bath & Body works and picked up Sweet...

    I went to Bath & Body works and picked up Sweet Almond Oil for my dad's hands and feet. It's a massage oil, and they suggest that you add scents, etc to it.... I'd rather have it mild so I just use...
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    Thanks Tana! Just requested the CD-Rom and I'm...

    Thanks Tana! Just requested the CD-Rom and I'm very interested in whether or not this would work for my dad. Sounds like it would be extremely useful and help support his overall health, too!
  14. I'd like pictures too - maurierose@yahoo.com ...

    I'd like pictures too - maurierose@yahoo.com

    thanks,

    ~ Moe
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    Funny movies are awesome - anything to bring a...

    Funny movies are awesome - anything to bring a little cheer. Other ideas? Big, blown up pictures of family/friends (maybe one of you guys together?) to post on the wall..... a cool-looking light...
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    What about some sort of fiberglass.... kinda like...

    What about some sort of fiberglass.... kinda like a pool is made out of? That you can wet, shape, lay on, and leave to dry.... use a few layers, and it should be pretty durable over your rebar form?...
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    Thanks Duge :) Happy valentine's day to you,...

    Thanks Duge :) Happy valentine's day to you, too!!
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    A Love-Filled Morning

    Hiyas all - I wrote an email to our family & friends this morning.... thought I would share it here, too..... in the interest of understanding the "who's" - Jeff is my love/boyfriend/significant...
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    KLD - What is a Cough-assist machine? Is it...

    KLD - What is a Cough-assist machine? Is it recommended and useful for all vent users, or only SCI's with certain characteristics? I've never heard of it.... would be interested in whether my dad...
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    Jeanne, My dad went through the same thing...

    Jeanne,

    My dad went through the same thing over the christmas holidays - he, too is vented and his injury is C-1 inc. What kind of bed is he on? It's really important that he get percussion and...
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    Thanks KLD - yes, I was talking about the Loma...

    Thanks KLD - yes, I was talking about the Loma Linda University Hospital; I wasn't aware of the outpatient SCI VA clinic in Loma Linda. I appreciate the info, and hadn't thought about waiting lists...
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    Loma Linda? Long Beach VA?

    I would be very interested to hear "references" (both good and/or bad) on both Loma Linda and Long Beach VA spinal injury centers and clinics, doctors, etc. Anything pertaining to a high level quad...
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    Awww, thanks Rose :) very sweet of you, and...

    Awww, thanks Rose :) very sweet of you, and thanks for the note you sent, too!

    :hug:
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    I do :) It needs a LOT of work and updating...

    I do :) It needs a LOT of work and updating though, I never have time to "fix" or "maintain" it.

    Edit: Hmm, I suppose I could list mine, though some of the formatting and colors may give ya a...
  25. Thread: Rooibos tea

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    My favorite place to get tea (freshly made,...

    My favorite place to get tea (freshly made, loose, or tea bags) is from The Coffee Bean. They're all over Southern California (not sure where else?) but are also online.... you can order or check...
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