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    Poll: right?! i was at Craig Hospital in 1980 and it...

    right?! i was at Craig Hospital in 1980 and it felt like it was run like a boot camp. i remember thinking it was a little harsh at the time, but it has served me well over the years. i am...
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    well, i've always been vain to some degree and...

    well, i've always been vain to some degree and i'll admit it. tight clothes like leggings have always been a problem, so here's what i do. you just have to be really careful (in other words, i...
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    HAHAHAHA. sorry. you just reminded me about a...

    HAHAHAHA. sorry. you just reminded me about a time i was waiting in the hospital and saw a dazed woman in a WC with a giant 2000 ml night drainage bag in her lap. it fell in the floor, and an EMT...
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    i blame facebook more than fluoride in tap water....

    i blame facebook more than fluoride in tap water. (<---sarcasm)
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    Poll: telling people what they "should" or "shouldn't"...

    telling people what they "should" or "shouldn't" be able to do is a bad idea, in my opinion. you have to do as much for yourself as you possibly can so that you can feel good about yourself, but if...
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    i'm female so i don't think i can answer all the...

    i'm female so i don't think i can answer all the questions. maybe a nurse can help out with the hand cleaner and lube question. as a man, i'm sure you MUST use lube. is there some reason you can't...
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    there's only one really good way i know to...

    there's only one really good way i know to protect it: don't sit on it. also, since there's so much scar tissue, if you get a slight abrasion, don't use duoderm because it makes it worse. (i know...
  8. i've been seeing someone at the wound care clinic...

    i've been seeing someone at the wound care clinic since 2004 at the FIRST sign of a break-down, and unfortunately, i have so much scar tissue that i have the...
  9. i'm a T-6 complete since 1980 and i get the same...

    i'm a T-6 complete since 1980 and i get the same thing. it almost itches at the end, sort of like if your gums itch . . . BUT THAT'S NOT IT EITHER :). i know what you mean. it's nerve pain, at...
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    hi michael: the sacral area is the bane of my...

    hi michael: the sacral area is the bane of my existence for the last 35 years so i sympathize. the nurse is so right, do not use betadine or hydrogen peroxide on an open wound. if a doctor sees it...
  11. you won't want to hear this but sometimes these...

    you won't want to hear this but sometimes these things require a huge amount of time. i've been dealing with a sacral stage IV for 2 1/2 years and it's frustrating. i had an abscess under an...
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