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  1. Where can I find these gel discs for leg positioning in wheelchair?

    I'm looking for these gel discs that mount on wheel chair leg rests to help keep the legs together. Does anyone know where I can buy these? I had some given to me at one time. For one reason or...
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    I tried eating more, but could not stomach it. ...

    I tried eating more, but could not stomach it. My stomach was to full. I went to bed and tried to force water only to awaken at 12 a.m. with a lot of gas in my stomach. I tried taking 2 Gas-X's...
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    My problems: UTI, food/H20, other...

    Okay, here's the deal. I started out with a UTI that is the first given. I know drinking plenty of fluid is the key, but here is where I royally screwed up. Last Saturday I went to a party, (which...
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    new photos of our daughter

    I originally posted "I'm going to be a dad" and here are some new pictures. I'm not real excited with the bulletin board changes here, but here is a new web site with more pictures of her.
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    my wife and I just adopted a little girl from...

    my wife and I just adopted a little girl from China. See the post “I'm going to be a dad". She is super smart! We went with an adoption agency that was very reasonable and has a good relationship...
  6. numb - U2 (although they are my favorite group)...

    numb - U2 (although they are my favorite group)
    try walking these shoes - Depeche Mode
    in my secret life - Leonard Cohen
    hurt - Nine Inch Nails
    closer - Nine Inch Nails

    Actually I like every...
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    For anyone out there debating whether or not to...

    For anyone out there debating whether or not to have children post SCI, do not let any physical limitation hold you back. It is so cool! Our daughter, (along with my wife and mother-in-law), safely...
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    Last Wednesday night I was at a meeting and my...

    Last Wednesday night I was at a meeting and my blood pressure shot up abruptly and I knew the reason why. Luckily my wife was with me and we had everything on us to change my catheter. Sure enough...
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    Thank you all for the kind words. Today my wife...

    Thank you all for the kind words. Today my wife received her Chinese visa and will most likely be leaving sometime in June to get Alexandra. I will definitely post more when we know more and pictures...
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    I'm going to be a Dad!

    My wife and I are adopting a 15-month-old little girl from China and we finally got our referral with pictures! My wife and mother-in-law should be going to China to get her sometime in June. I...
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    How to overcome anxiety from nervousness?

    I recently posted about a problem I am having with my suprapubic catheter clogging up quite often which doesn't help with this other issue I have been having for some time now, but haven't really...
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    Thank you very much for your quick responses. I...

    Thank you very much for your quick responses. I will try to get a little more protein in my diet and cut back on carbs some to see what that does for me.

    It has been a year since my last...
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    I'm clogging SP catheters like crazy!

    I don't know what's going on but lately I have had to change my .22 fr suprapubic catheter on a weekly basis due to it becoming clogged with sediment. I do not have a UTI and my urine looks fine but...
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    U2... It's all good, in my opinion.

    U2... It's all good, in my opinion.
  15. Building a house with generator considerations...

    I am building a house in Florida and am thinking about being able to hook up a generator for emergency power in case of hurricane, etc. Has anyone else done this sort of thing? I'm finding that it...
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    Bathroom pictures?

    I'm thinking about how to design a wheelchair accessible bathroom from scratch. Does anyone have any pictures or design layout ideas? Particularly the placement of the toilet and the roll in...
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    for what it's worth, I switched over to...

    for what it's worth, I switched over to DitropanXL taken once a day of the same dosage as Oxybutin taken three times a day. For me it lessened the side effects such as dry mouth and constipation. ...
  18. I saw the urologist on Monday and am doing much...

    I saw the urologist on Monday and am doing much better now! I must have a nasty little bladder infection because I was getting dysreflexic a lot. Every time my body was repositioned, my blood...
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    Less constipating pain medications?

    I don't have quite an active life as I used to. I lived in New Mexico and my doctor there prescribed OxyContin for pain and my life was much more manageable because my pain was significantly less...
  20. I've tried irrigating the catheter but there was...

    I've tried irrigating the catheter but there was no way I could flush it with saline. When the catheter gets clogged my abdomen feels super-distended, my blood pressure shoots up, and sometimes get...
  21. Major catheter clogging... any thoughts or similar experiences, (help)?

    Over the last couple of months I have been having a lot of problems with sediment, although nothing has been as bad as around December 10, 2003. It doesn't seem to matter how much I drink my 22 fr. ...
  22. Poll: Nifedipine capsules sometimes get old and rubbery...

    Nifedipine capsules sometimes get old and rubbery which can make it harder to bite and administer the drug.
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    If at all possible, try getting some circulation...

    If at all possible, try getting some circulation going. I too pile on the clothing. I have a couple airline blankets that somehow came into my possession that I wrap around my head like an Arab. I...
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    I have been irragating morning and night for the...

    I have been irragating morning and night for the last few days and my catheter was clogged again yesterday. We tried putting in water and some did come out, but when trying to irrigate again we met...
  25. Thread: mitrofanoff

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    I now have a suprapubic catheter and have a...

    I now have a suprapubic catheter and have a consul to speak to a urologist regarding a mitrofanoff procedure. I was wondering how a C5-6 quadriplegic can independently self cath themselves.
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