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    This isn't exactly the way I meant it. I'm not...

    This isn't exactly the way I meant it. I'm not forcing her to do anything. I stated that I would talk to her about the IUD before the upcoming appointment. She wants to start taking BC pills again...
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    GJNL - She is 18, and her mother isn't in a...

    GJNL - She is 18, and her mother isn't in a position to care for her at the moment. I explain a little more below.



    The answers to most of these questions is NO. She is only going to...
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    I felt like better explaining would be better,...

    I felt like better explaining would be better, but you are right. I'll be a little less specific in the future so if she ever does come here, it won't be so intimidating. I have recommended she...
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    Thank you all for giving such great advice. ...

    Thank you all for giving such great advice.

    I know I'm building up frustration that I'll need to deal with in order to be a more supportive caregiver that she will need over the next year.
    ...
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    This is a GREAT IDEA!!!! When she moved into her...

    This is a GREAT IDEA!!!! When she moved into her new room, I unpacked her clothes into the dresser, and she had tons of cute underwear. I bet she would love this.

    I also posted about cathing...
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    I have encouraged her to join the forum. As a...

    I have encouraged her to join the forum. As a teenager, I don't think she sees the value of it yet. I have read some things on the forum to her while in rehab. I can answer her questions about...
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    We watched practice for quad rugby with a company...

    We watched practice for quad rugby with a company called Rise Adventures (http://www.riseadventures.org/) if you happen to be in the DFW area). They supply the rugby chairs and let everyone...
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    This reminded me of some funny things that...

    This reminded me of some funny things that happened while we were in rehab.

    My cuz and I have little in common except for a incredibly sarcastic sense of humor. Which she hasn't lost through...
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    The Mirena can be inserted on someone who has not...

    The Mirena can be inserted on someone who has not had children. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists approves the use of IUDs for women who have never been pregnant. There are...
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    It's ok. I'm having a hard time too. I moved 10...

    It's ok. I'm having a hard time too. I moved 10 hours from home to be able to help my aunt and cousin. I'm starting a new job. I have no friends in town. My cuz is having understandable...
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    My family went to see Harry Potter on opening...

    My family went to see Harry Potter on opening night. Worried about seating, we called ahead. When they arrived, they discovered that the manager had roped off two seats in the handicapped area,...
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    This is so funny because I rarely paid any...

    This is so funny because I rarely paid any attention to chairs before having one in my family. I was rewatching an old episode of 'Lost' and rolled my eyes at the chair used in the series. I've...
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    Until she finds the new normal, is it ok to...

    Until she finds the new normal, is it ok to gently push her to do more or should I let her find her own pace?

    I think the notes are a great idea. At least I can look back on changes even if...
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    It isn't for sex / birth control but to stop...

    It isn't for sex / birth control but to stop menstruation.

    When I said it it would be "one less thing we have to deal with in her care," I meant that with the Mirena, it is a possibility that she...
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    Maybe I just don't understand...

    My cousin is an 18yo female (T11 complete on 4/6/11). She had surgery on 4/8/11. She was released from inpatient rehab on 5/30/11. Other than the SCI, she had about three dozen stitches between...
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    Learning to Self Cath

    My cousin swears she can't cath herself.

    She was taught to cath in rehab by using a mirror positioned between her legs in a lying down position. During her last two weeks in rehab and in the...
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    IUD for Birth Control

    Is there anyone here who has an IUD?

    My cousin is 18, smokes, and was injured in April. Her physician stopped her birth control due to the risk of blood clots, and her periods have been too...
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