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  1. Thread: Spasticty

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    my spacsticy increased about 2 years after...

    my spacsticy increased about 2 years after injury. I find I can't cope with the amount I get and am having a baclofen pump. But lying on my stomach helps and wearing splints on my feet called RFOs,...
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    Could someone explain what a FES bike is and how...

    Could someone explain what a FES bike is and how it works? From what i've read here i may be interested...
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    KLD...

    Would it be an idea to open a board soley for bladder and bowel posts?
    Seen as this, for most, is the worst aspect of sci. That way people could access info on other post more easily.
    Just a...
  4. Thread: Ignorance

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    jpw...

    Hi I would like to talk about university and how you coped. I'm about to take my mock exams so its drawing ever closer to making the break from home to university.
    If you could drop me an email I'd...
  5. Thread: God

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    Poll: I have no faith, but would like to have. As a...

    I have no faith, but would like to have.
    As a young girl I was raised as a catholic, but as I became more aware of science I began to question the things the church preached.
    I would love to...
  6. Thread: oseoperosis

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    oseoperosis

    Is it reversable or curable when a cure comes about? I know standing will help, but seneca's post about his x-ray of his foot kind of scared me!
  7. Thread: Ignorance

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    'I was at eye level with some passer-by who...

    'I was at eye level with some passer-by who immediately exclaimed "what happenned to you?" I looked at my date and replied "rough sex!" lol!!!'

    Priceless!
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  8. Thread: Ignorance

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    I know what you mean...

    gvinton - I was in a car crash and was injuryed at C6/7 but another guy who was in it too is a C5/6 walking quad.
    My mum's husband once said to me 'I saw Alan walking into a pub last night, he's...
  9. Thread: Ignorance

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    Tara, I hate being watched too. Yes old people...

    Tara, I hate being watched too. Yes old people are the worst!
    Another thing I find absolutely obnoxious is when you struggle to do something, people watch with pained expressions on their faces,...
  10. Thread: Ignorance

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    Ignorance

    I am sick to death of people saying things to me that are just plain ignorant!
    I don't go out to pubs any more because I can't stand it when people, who are obviously trying to be kind, say stupid...
  11. Thread: Dreams

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    Dreams

    How are you in your dreams?
    I can walk in my dreams but my chair is sometimes close behind me. Or I have a limp and know that I'm not really meant to be walking.
    The toilet is another reoccuring...
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    Quads vs Paras re size of stomach?

    I have a question. Why do complete paras above t10 not get a stomach like a quad belly?
  13. Thread: WIND!

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    WIND!

    Since changing my bowel routine I find I pass alot of wind. It's sooo embarrassing! Anyone have any tips, like Jeff said on his 'The joy of cooking' post if you cook beans with baking soda it gets...
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    Bowel accidents, how frequent if ever?

    Again I post with the delightful problem that effects those of us with SCI.
    I have NEVER had a routine that I have been comfortable with during the 2 and a half years I've been injuryed, and want...
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    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse: A...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by SCI-Nurse:


    A sub-fascial placement will decrease the amount the pump protrudes

    Where abouts on the body is this?
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    Hi i'm C7 and getting a pump next month. I'm...

    Hi i'm C7 and getting a pump next month. I'm quite petit and like to wear tight tops which sometimes don't cover my stomach. Will it be highly visible?
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    An honest question not wanting to provoke an arguement...

    I've read Brian's initial post and the rest of this threat and others on Dr. Kiao's work but don't understand fully what he does. I know he drains cysts, but what does he put onto the spinal cord...
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    They may be embarassing but if they don't...

    They may be embarassing but if they don't interfer in your daily life, they will give your muscles some degree of tone which will help to prevent them wasting.
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    i had a small area of dry skin that i (stupidly)...

    i had a small area of dry skin that i (stupidly) picked of. It left an area of pink skin which i didn't protect and ended up with a pressure sore. Be careful when this dry skin comes away to pad this...
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    Brian, we all want a cure and I take offense at...

    Brian, we all want a cure and I take offense at you writing to TownKen that its ok for us getting used to life as a 'cripple' but you are not going to just sit there and accept it, as if we can't be...
  21. Thread: help

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    I get a cracking noise...

    when I bend down my hips crack and when I rotate my trunk my spine cracks. I think its just airlocks the bone joints - My physio ays its nothing to worry about ...
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    I think its disgraceful that anyone should try to...

    I think its disgraceful that anyone should try to bully you into changing your bladder regime, especially a doctor!
    But I do have some advice for you. You can test your bladder to see how much it...
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    Document small achievements

    I'm C7 and in the early days its tough and you often can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you make note of all the small achievements your partner makes, when he feels he is not moving...
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    Baclofen Pump

    I'm really thin and going to have a baclofen pump fitted. My friend had one done and said that his is highly visable and is in between his rib-cage and belly-button. I thought that it is more in your...
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    Pins and needles

    An explaination I was given was that messages are still being sent up and down the spinal cord but don't reach the brain. Where the cord is injuryed the messages fizzle out, and because the nerves'...
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