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  1. Broken tibia/fibula with external fixation need advice

    Hi, I broke my tibia/fibers, had a pilon, fracture about three months ago. It was put in a cast and did not heal. So I needed surgery. Had a choice between external fixator or a rod. I have had...
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    Shark Stem Cells- Do they cure SCI?

    My Mom and I were watching an episode of Bones a few weeks and they had a murder victim on there that had a spinal cord injury, but was able to walk again because he had received a treatment of stem...
  3. Wow, there is a gyn who has a lift and a tilt...

    Wow, there is a gyn who has a lift and a tilt chair! That is amazing!! I live in Baltimore County and I am not sure how far away Cecil County is. Could you give me her name? If it not too far away,...
  4. looking for a good gynecolgist in Maryland

    Hi,

    I am looking for a gynecologist that is good with patients with spinal cord injuries in Maryland. Does anyone have any recommendations? I would feel more comfortable with a female. Also if...
  5. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, surgical drains, hickmann and indwelling foley

    Hi,
    It was suggested that I undergo hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I currently have an indwelling foley, a hickmann line, and two surgical drains that will have to stay in for several months. Will any...
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    problems with Hickman line clogging

    Hi,

    I have had a Hickman for about a two months now and my nurse and I have been having a problem with the line either clogging or we are unable to draw blood out of it. It is a double lumen...
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    Has anyone been to Kennedy Krieger?

    I was wondering if anyone had received physical therapy at Kennedy Krieger. I read about their program and spoke with some of the doctors and it sounds like they have a really good program. So I was...
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    Hey, Thank you so much for posting. I have been...

    Hey, Thank you so much for posting. I have been thinkign for a long time that there must be devices that can make our lives easier. As a female injury, I was only taught to intermittent cath in bed....
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    Hi, I was wondering, how did you get a permit to...

    Hi, I was wondering, how did you get a permit to carry the gun with you? I am going to start going back to the shooting range (I haven't been in a while), but I always wanted to be able to carry one....
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    Thanks, it is from an infectious disease...

    Thanks, it is from an infectious disease specialist, but there was a little bit of disagreement between the two. One thought Zyvox would be better and another thought Bactrum. But i am trying the...
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    Hey, I too have very bad spasms. My baclofen is...

    Hey, I too have very bad spasms. My baclofen is 40mg twice a day and if they are really bad, I will take a third dose. I am also on 2400 mg of neurontin per day and diazepam 10mg at night. My doctor...
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    MRSA infection: Bactrum vs. Zyvox

    Hi,

    I recently had an abscess on my back and the MRI showed that the infection went nowhere near the hardware and was just in a small area in the soft tissue. So they were going to cut it and...
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    Hi, I was on the oral form of the antibiotic...

    Hi, I was on the oral form of the antibiotic several years ago. And it causes severe and constant vomiting that never ended. They tried anti nausea meds such as Zofran and Phenegren...they even tried...
  14. Hi, I'm sorry for everything that you are going...

    Hi,
    I'm sorry for everything that you are going through. I don't know of any surgeons in the Boston area, but I am going through the exact same thing in my thoracic spine. I had a small abscess,...
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    Thank you so much for your advice. I can't...

    Thank you so much for your advice. I can't believe that it took that long to get an MRI which is all he said that he needed. The MRI dept initially said they couldn't schedule me until June 18th or...
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    Thank you. My big question now is how would this...

    Thank you. My big question now is how would this be treated if it were an infection in the hardware. Because I am worried that since it has been six to eight weeks since this started and it is not...
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    Thank you so much. I felt much better after...

    Thank you so much. I felt much better after reading what you wrote. About eight weeks ago, I developed a tiny bump on my back (that was like the size of a large blemish) and it started draining fluid...
  18. I have a similar problem where my legs and hips...

    I have a similar problem where my legs and hips are severely stiff. I have really bad spasms where my legs are kicking. Like you, I take 80mg of Baclofen. My doctor has also prescribed tizanidine...
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    Also, from what I read in the posted link, this...

    Also, from what I read in the posted link, this type of collection of fluid is not indicative of an infection. Am I right? Will they need to do a spinal tap or something to check?
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    Thank you. My last operation was in october 2006....

    Thank you. My last operation was in october 2006. So does the fluid collection need to be removed or will it be reabsorbed? (They did not use any contrast dye on the MRI) This MRI was done in...
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    seroma on MRI

    Hi,
    I had an MRI done two months ago and the MRI reports says that there is a subcutaneous fluid collection in the posterior back, possibly a seroma or old hemtorma. Here is a direct quote from...
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    Yes, I would definitely be interested in karate...

    Yes, I would definitely be interested in karate and judo. Thank you for the link for flying. For boxing, I may just look it up on the internet and see if they will teach me. I just want to learn how...
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    Flying lessons

    Hi,
    I live in Maryland and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could possibly take flying lessons nearby. I am a t8 paparplegic so I could fly with hand controls.
    I am also interested in...
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    Thank you for your response. It is in an area...

    Thank you for your response. It is in an area where I have good feeling. My rods and screws are right in that area. Is it possible that a screw slipped or that I hit it wrong and that it caused a...
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    purple bump on back

    The other day I woke up and part of my back was hurting really bad. There is a purple bump on my back and i have no idea how I got there and it hurts really bad every time I move. Does anyone know...
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