Search:

Type: Posts; User: crags

Page 1 of 65 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.10 seconds.

  1. Replies
    0
    Views
    73

    new bathroom sink counter needed

    I need a new integrated bathroom sink and counter. Not a counter with a separate sink, either under mount or over mount. The width is standard 36 inches. However the front to back depth needs to...
  2. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,593

    If your needs are always fixed in the same...

    If your needs are always fixed in the same location then a ceiling track is an option. But if you need it in multiple places, such as getting lowered into a tub or on the toilet then probably less...
  3. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,593

    My Surehands was installed in 2012 and I have...

    My Surehands was installed in 2012 and I have never had a down day. I also don't mess around and pay for an annual service call. Some would consider that a waste of money but for something as...
  4. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,593

    For the average person to hang in either the...

    For the average person to hang in either the sling or the body support and raise up vertically to the max so the feet clear the bed just isn't going to happen. Especially in a standard 7 foot...
  5. Replies
    10
    Views
    801

    The nylon covers for my lateral supports for my...

    The nylon covers for my lateral supports for my old Invacare rigid back rest wore out and were no longer available. Cordura is extremely abrasion resistant and I bought mine from the website listed...
  6. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,593

    using the sling also allows you to relax in it...

    using the sling also allows you to relax in it for a few minutes before being transferred in case BP tanks

    the body support is too painful to hang in
  7. Replies
    4
    Views
    230

    always wear soft booties for skin protection when...

    always wear soft booties for skin protection when transferring, sitting on the commode chair, moving/being moved in the chair
  8. Thread: Sudden Urination

    by crags
    Replies
    17
    Views
    1,037

    I thought I had developed what is known as a...

    I thought I had developed what is known as a false channel when the catheter creates its own offramp so to speak off the main urethra, but the urologist said I didn't have one.
  9. Replies
    4
    Views
    230

    In my opinion, I would say stop the compression...

    In my opinion, I would say stop the compression socks for a good long while until you have substantial coverage over the area. I would think any type of downward pressure from the sock would inhibit...
  10. Thread: Sudden Urination

    by crags
    Replies
    17
    Views
    1,037

    An enlarged prostate can give one the feeling of...

    An enlarged prostate can give one the feeling of running up against a hard blockage when inserting a catheter, especially if the blockages encountered about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way in. You may want to...
  11. Replies
    16
    Views
    652

    I use Duke medical supply for catheters paid for...

    I use Duke medical supply for catheters paid for by Medicare. I have never had a problem with them, English speakers, always answer the phone, prompt delivery, though they seriously mark up the...
  12. Replies
    28
    Views
    2,265

    I just had a culture come back for Klebsiella...

    I just had a culture come back for Klebsiella with a colony count over 100,000. I have heard from physicians, as well as the SCI nurse that even this colony count in the absence of symptoms does not...
  13. Replies
    11
    Views
    397

    I have an umbilical stoma to access my augmented...

    I have an umbilical stoma to access my augmented bladder. Occasionally, I will have difficulty getting the catheter to access the channel once the catheter tip is inside the stoma. It is possible,...
  14. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,593

    In my opinion if you're a quad, there is very...

    In my opinion if you're a quad, there is very little chance you will be using a lift alone, even with the body support, which supposedly allows independence of use. You will still need to set...
  15. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,326

    Hatch gloves are fingerless and you do not have...

    Hatch gloves are fingerless and you do not have to slip inside like a regular glove. It opens up completely. I have my local tailor sew on two loops of half inch webbing on the top and bottom tabs...
  16. Thread: passing out

    by crags
    Replies
    19
    Views
    2,462

    I started 2.5 mg of midodrine one week ago, taken...

    I started 2.5 mg of midodrine one week ago, taken either 30 or 60 minutes before getting out of bed in the morning. It wasn't elevating my pressure significantly and I still was crashing quite...
  17. Thread: leakage issues

    by crags
    Replies
    10
    Views
    721

    After years of living with a neurogenic bladder,...

    After years of living with a neurogenic bladder, the lining of the bladder can become thickened and less flexible, with the negative results that the bladder cannot expand as well without triggering...
  18. Thread: passing out

    by crags
    Replies
    19
    Views
    2,462

    I got a prescription for 2.5 mg today, which I...

    I got a prescription for 2.5 mg today, which I will start tomorrow, once per day before getting out of bed. If I was in the hospital and confined to bed, I would discontinue the midodrine. The...
  19. Thread: passing out

    by crags
    Replies
    19
    Views
    2,462

    How long does it take to kick in, 30 mins, 1 hr,...

    How long does it take to kick in, 30 mins, 1 hr, etc?
  20. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,260

    I believe rigid backs are the way to go for...

    I believe rigid backs are the way to go for preserving postural health. Sling backs, even good ones, do not do as good a job as a rigid back. That being said, there are several on the market. I...
  21. Thread: passing out

    by crags
    Replies
    19
    Views
    2,462

    It appears that Proamatine is perhaps the brand...

    It appears that Proamatine is perhaps the brand name for midodrine, is this correct? For those that take either, what dosage and frequency do you use?

    I am going to speak to my physician about...
  22. Thread: passing out

    by crags
    Replies
    19
    Views
    2,462

    Yes, I am fused at several levels in my cervical...

    Yes, I am fused at several levels in my cervical region. I eat either no carb or complex carb breakfasts, even diluting my OJ about three times the volume of water to lower the sugar, drinking about...
  23. Thread: passing out

    by crags
    Replies
    19
    Views
    2,462

    passing out

    C7 quadriplegic for 31 years. I get frequent orthostatic hypotension, exclusively in the morning when I get in the shower chair. I will rest in bed after breakfast (eaten in bed), head elevated, a...
  24. Replies
    5
    Views
    616

    The foot rests of my power chair hit a dresser...

    The foot rests of my power chair hit a dresser several years ago though I was unsure as to whether it affected my lower extremities from the mid-tibia on down. I had shoes on but apparently my foot...
  25. Replies
    6
    Views
    833

    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...
Results 1 to 25 of 1609
Page 1 of 65 1 2 3 4