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    If a doctor is going to trust the patient in self...

    If a doctor is going to trust the patient in self diagnosing UTI and starting antibiotic, the patient should drop off a specimen before taking the first dose and continue taking the full course if it...
  2. I've developed extremely painful hands,...

    I've developed extremely painful hands, predominately in the wrist area. I cannot take any pressure on them and where Hatch gloves almost continuously. They have excellent padding in the wrist area...
  3. surehands hygiene sling, their basic, just...

    surehands hygiene sling, their basic, just involves leaning forward for the part behind the back and lifting up each thigh and pulling the flap underneath. It's not at all difficult. I got rid of...
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    I'm a C7 quad for 31 years. Just got my second...

    I'm a C7 quad for 31 years. Just got my second power chair, an F3. My previous C300 had absolutely terrible lateral support. On my new chair I got the Invacare deep matrix elite. Definitely...
  5. Interesting. I see it is part hypochlorous acid,...

    Interesting. I see it is part hypochlorous acid, which is the basic chemistry of hydrocleanse from oculus technologies, though the information points out that their formulation is much improved. I...
  6. Thread: 2nd/3rd opinions

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    I agree that it's important not to be negative...

    I agree that it's important not to be negative about past physicians seen. However, just the fact that you have seen one or more in the past for the problem you are now in front of them for often...
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    Do you mean wrists or fingers? You can wear...

    Do you mean wrists or fingers?

    You can wear night braces to passively stretch out finger tendons and can stretch them out yourself against your chest or have others do it for you, though some...
  8. Thread: 2nd/3rd opinions

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    What if you have had imaging or other significant...

    What if you have had imaging or other significant tests done that the second opinion should see that would confirm you saw someone previously?
  9. Thread: 2nd/3rd opinions

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    2nd/3rd opinions

    How does one deal with second or third opinions? The reason why I ask is this. We all know that many providers, even when not dealing with an SCI patient, give short shrift to a decent physical...
  10. Thread: hemorroid ?

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    My colorectal surgeon, who's been treating my...

    My colorectal surgeon, who's been treating my hemorrhoids for long time, won't band them. I believe if one is doing digital stim banding may not be practical as it is likely to be dislodged through...
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    I don't know your history with other PCAs, but if...

    I don't know your history with other PCAs, but if you have had others like this, and we all have, then one needs to also look at your end of the relationship, from initial screening to reference...
  12. I had a Mumford procedure, which is removing part...

    I had a Mumford procedure, which is removing part of the end of the clavicle which impinge against the rotator cuff, a biceps tendon resection, as well as some moderate rotator cuff repair. It was...
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    My augment is about 18 years old and there are...

    My augment is about 18 years old and there are times I just cannot seem to get it in or encounter some sort of obstruction on the path down. I've developed a life altering problems with my wrist and...
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    My Medicare part D had it on their formulary and...

    My Medicare part D had it on their formulary and I could get 75 vials for three month supply and the co-pay wasn't bad. All of the other supplies are not covered. This would leave you out of pocket...
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    I use the adopted shifter mentioned above. While...

    I use the adopted shifter mentioned above. While in theory it does work, it is difficult as a quad, and can exacerbate or lead to shoulder or hand problems. The force required is not exactly...
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    If one accesses the research papers on the...

    If one accesses the research papers on the subject, I remember one of them saying that the gentamicin absorption through the bladder wall mucosa is low, thus minimizing the systemic exposure to the...
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    My aide does my fingers and the podiatrist does...

    My aide does my fingers and the podiatrist does my feet.
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    I don't like to doctor shop, but I saw 3 MD's at the same practice, one a neurourologist. Couldn't get one to write the RX for gentamicin. They wanted to try hipprex first. I conceded and will try...
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    3 to 4 infections a year needing antibiotic, while not great, my urologist(s) said is nothing to be overly alarmed that considering our situation. You say you are a (spontaneous?) voider using a...
  20. ER visits can be incredibly frightening. The...

    ER visits can be incredibly frightening. The gurneys do not afford sufficient skin protection and one can be on it anywhere from hours to most of the day. By the time one makes it to a room, if...
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    I don't know what your mother's injury level is...

    I don't know what your mother's injury level is (if it is SCI) but I am a C6/C7 and take baclofen 20 mg four times a day and tizanidine 4 mg three times a day for spasticity, as well as CBD oil at...
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    Sepsis seems like a "garbage can" diagnosis where...

    Sepsis seems like a "garbage can" diagnosis where when they choose one out what it is, that's what they call it. When I had three hospitalizations for cellulitis within six months without any...
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    A C4/5 should probably not be pushing a manual...

    A C4/5 should probably not be pushing a manual chair, except perhaps for a very limited time inside one's home. The downsides vastly outweigh any upside.

    If one gets projection (high or low) hand...
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    At the very least, every month you should bleed...

    At the very least, every month you should bleed out a bucketful of water out of the water heater or until it runs clear to drain out the minerals that accumulate in the bottom of the tank. One...
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    My caregiver coats the inside of my rectum with...

    My caregiver coats the inside of my rectum with lidocaine first to lessen the AD. We wait about five minutes then pop in the suppository. On a good day my caregiver will only have to go up there...
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