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  1. Thread: Quad poop?

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    You get help

    You get help
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    I also would not leave it in full time, and try...

    I also would not leave it in full time, and try to do it when I know I won't be moving around - so it's pretty passive.
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    You can order legbags on Amazon, or do a google...

    You can order legbags on Amazon, or do a google search for legbags. Get 1000cc. Your usual catheters should connect easily. I can send a photo if necessary.

    Do you have a lot of mucous? If yes,...
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    Do you know for sure it's scar tissue? I had...

    Do you know for sure it's scar tissue? I had problems getting in after 20 years of no issues. I would not allow my bladder to get too full. Then I would have to take a very stiff cath (no slight bend...
  5. What about period underwear like Thinx? I've...

    What about period underwear like Thinx? I've never tried them.
  6. The bags I use have a filter that allows them to...

    The bags I use have a filter that allows them to slowly deflate and totally masks odor. I am not a particularly stinky gaseous person in general, so it could be different if I was.
  7. Nothing to see here...

    Nothing to see here...
  8. Colostomies can make life a lot easier, but do...

    Colostomies can make life a lot easier, but do not expect them to cure constipation. You still need to consciously keep your stool soft if that's your biggest issue.
    Unless you get it high in the...
  9. I'm c5/6, no tendon transfer, mitrofanoff lower...

    I'm c5/6, no tendon transfer, mitrofanoff lower right abdomen, colostomy lower left. Manage cathing and bag change easily. I get help with the flange changes as my stoma is oddly shaped. Have spoken...
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    Thanks, I'll pass on the chair, but definitely...

    Thanks, I'll pass on the chair, but definitely want the wheels. How do we go about this transaction?
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    What kind of chair? how old, size? how much?

    What kind of chair? how old, size? how much?
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    Excellent! Thank you. Charger & remote included?...

    Excellent! Thank you. Charger & remote included? Can't wait to see pics & video. (ps Very Interested)
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    What year? Charger included? Any warranty?

    What year? Charger included? Any warranty?
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    Hey NorthQuad, what dosage do you take on the...

    Hey NorthQuad, what dosage do you take on the Senakot?
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    Yes, I have. I've determined that after 28 years...

    Yes, I have. I've determined that after 28 years of routine laxatives to stimulate, my intestines still need them for any sort of regularity.
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    Colostomy + laxatives

    Does anyone know if you can take Senna with a colostomy?

    TIA
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    Nevada, have you tied different lubes? I use...

    Nevada, have you tied different lubes? I use brava by coloplast. They seem to not all be equal.
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    I was having this problem and it was suggested to...

    I was having this problem and it was suggested to me to 1. blow air into a new bag to prevent vacuuming, 2. take a small piece of wet toilet paper and insert into bag to prevent vacuuming, 3. use...
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    Why did your Dr. rule out the Sigmoid colostomy?...

    Why did your Dr. rule out the Sigmoid colostomy? Is something else going on like megacolon or other colon issue? My routine was taking hours with constant stimulation from above & below.

    As for...
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    Haven't tried immodium. Am trying to find a...

    Haven't tried immodium. Am trying to find a miralax/psyllium balance. I really like the psyllium for consistency. Trying Miralax at different intervals (from every day to every 2 and 3). My diet...
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    I got back to a regular diet while in the...

    I got back to a regular diet while in the hospital (a 3 night stay). I thought it took a long time to have real output for what I was putting in. Took a while (and still working on it at 3 months...
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    5 days, that's great. I was good at 5 days....

    5 days, that's great. I was good at 5 days. Things got more intense once I was eating a regular diet for a minute or 3. Gas happens - for me it doesn't just sit and twist me up inside anymore, it...
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    Tim C. - What's your point? Looks like Landrover...

    Tim C. - What's your point? Looks like Landrover hasn't even done it yet???
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    Good luck. Just be prepared for an adjustment...

    Good luck. Just be prepared for an adjustment period. I was a bit naive about the healing process and expected to recover sooner and have it work well quickly. It definitely is a process. Still all...
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    Totally agree with pfcs49. They sent me home from...

    Totally agree with pfcs49. They sent me home from the hospital with a 1 piece. As a functional c6, The 1 piece would never work for me independently. There's a lot of fine motor skill involved with...
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