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    Tolerating Pain, sometimes.......

    I too deal with the same pain in which you all describe. My pain regimimate hasn't changed in 6 yrs. I still take Methadone (15mg 2x daily) and hydromorphone (or dilaudid) 8mg every 4hrs as needed as...
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    Suprapubic Tube-surgery this week

    Hi,I'm a C- 6, 7 incomplete quadriplegic who has been using a Foley catheter for the last five years and living from UTI to UTI and I've had enough! My urologist referred me to a specialist in my...
  3. Thread: D-mannose

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    I think I will try this D-Mannose (if I can find...

    I think I will try this D-Mannose (if I can find it). This past year I've had 6 uti's. I'm sick of being on antibiotics all the time. Still use an indwelling that my urologist bumped up to 18fr....
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    Wow, I'm a C6-7 incompl. At the time of my injury...

    Wow, I'm a C6-7 incompl. At the time of my injury I was 5'10" and 175 pounds. I'm two years post and last month I was weighed at Spaulding, 255 pounds! HELP!!!:agog:
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    I don't sound out very often but this one struck...

    I don't sound out very often but this one struck a chord with me. I've been an oil burner technician for the same oil company for 20 years. I've installed new heating systems and repaired them as...
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    I'm with you Peter "a normal gate in walking,...

    I'm with you Peter "a normal gate in walking, bladder function, all the good stuff"

    I'm with you Keith
  7. Poll: I really hate being this way. I'm C6-7 and...

    I really hate being this way. I'm C6-7 and fortunately/unfortunately I can feel almost everything from the chest down. The pain can be unbearable. The spasms are so strong at times they almost...
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    Just want to stay dry

    A couple of weeks ago I was facing a lot of dental work. I was going to have to be in the chair for three to four hours nonstop. I decided to use a Foley catheter for that week. I had never used one...
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    The pain for me it's always greatest in the...

    The pain for me it's always greatest in the morning or after a nap. Sometimes I wake up and the first conscious thing I notice is the ceiling and next thing is the shooting pains that come from both...
  10. Thread: swimming

    by Oilman
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    I'm a c-6.7 as well. My dad and my brothers have...

    I'm a c-6.7 as well. My dad and my brothers have been pushing me to get into my families pool. It's 76°. I'd love to, but what about autonomic dysreflexia?
  11. Thread: Heat & Water

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    Marie, I've been asking myself the same question...

    Marie, I've been asking myself the same question too. I spent three hours yesterday in the sun with my daughter and did my best to keep up with the fluids. I felt dry all day. I was chilled most...
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    Bowel program way too long.

    Hi everyone, I've been online and reading for quite a while. I am one year post injury. And I thought it time to finally ask a question. What the Hell's Wrong with My Bowels?
    Just when I think I've...
  13. Jason, I had the same problem, but I've found if...

    Jason, I had the same problem, but I've found if I leave constant light pressure on the catheter once it stops, after about 15 seconds it seems to slide through easily. Now I'm only one year post...
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