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  1. Thread: Somebody help!

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    Kate, Don't know if this will help at all, but...

    Kate,

    Don't know if this will help at all, but cellulities is one of those things that is and isn't a big deal. Hubby is 30 years post injury c5/6, in the last 6 years he has had cellulitis 3...
  2. Thread: Prostate Cancer

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    I have discovered through experience with my Dad...

    I have discovered through experience with my Dad that prostrate cancer is very sneeky. Dad had been getting PSA test ever since they came out, all the tests were in the normal range. Unfortunately...
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    Hi all, Thanks for all the suggestion, have...

    Hi all,

    Thanks for all the suggestion, have already sent in the sample for cdif, doc does not expect to see anything come back. The good news is that there haven't been any 'embarassing moments'...
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    Bowel issues after antibiotics

    SCI Nurse,

    After another bout of cellulitis I need some ideas. Hubby did 10 days of Levoquin & Clindamiacin(sp), we added acidophilis for the antibiotic issues but now he's been of the meds for...
  5. Thread: Roho Quadtro

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    Hubby has taken delivery of one of the new QS,...

    Hubby has taken delivery of one of the new QS, has been on it 30 days. In the last 30 years he has always been 'on air'. The last 2 cushions were a standard roho and a 3 valve custom roho. This was...
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    If this is the same one I remember from a few...

    If this is the same one I remember from a few years back. They are in Minnesota, can't remember where right now. Hubby and I have received several solicitation letters over the years. Haven't...
  7. Thread: Service Dog

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    Alisa, Hubby's first dog was certified by the...

    Alisa,

    Hubby's first dog was certified by the organization he got his 2nd dog through. They however did stop certifying privately owned & trained dogs. This was due to a law suit a number of...
  8. Thread: Service Dog

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    Hubby's first dog was self trained with a lot of...

    Hubby's first dog was self trained with a lot of advise from a professional service dog trainer. I have since completed a lot of training and am working for a nonprofit organization that rescues...
  9. Thread: Service Dog

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    As both a service dog trainer and the wife of a...

    As both a service dog trainer and the wife of a c5/6 quad who has had 2 service dogs - we could not survive with out them. Tag whose name I use here passed away a year and 4 months after he retired....
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    I have a question and part of an sort of answer. ...

    I have a question and part of an sort of answer. Since the rehab days are so far behind us - how long is an average hospital (acute care and rehab) stay these days. Most of the folks I've talked to...
  11. Thread: Any Pilots?

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    Dad ran a FBO in Minnesota until his retirment in...

    Dad ran a FBO in Minnesota until his retirment in 1985. We had a couple of people with SCI who learned to fly. The highest level was a c7, Dad & the rest of the instructors taught him in a Cherokee...
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    We looked at Pergo when we were trying to decide...

    We looked at Pergo when we were trying to decide about wood or carpet in the dining room. Were able to get a 4'x4' sample and 'live with it'. Dog toenails scratched it an a rock that hubby had in...
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    What I did when hubby ran into something and...

    What I did when hubby ran into something and ripped his very full leg bag was...blotted up as much as possible with towels, immediately sprayed it with a vinegar/water mixture and blotted more. Then...
  14. Thread: TAG

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    Martha, Finally have things in some kiknd of...

    Martha,

    Finally have things in some kiknd of routine. Got Mom's apartment cleaned out and stuff moved to storage til we can go through it better. Looks like a giant summer garage sale is in the...
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    My soap box of the month

    Will leave a note here since I will be out of pocket for a few days. Dad passed away this week. Will be headed for Nebraska for funeral services on Wed. so will be out of touch for awhile.

    My...
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    Sticky: On line journal

    Since my 'real' job is at a dog training center - I agree, get a crate, put the little buggers on a schedule and they will soon figure things out. I have 4 foster dogs here right now - they all came...
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    Everyone OK

    Jools,

    If you have resources available please take advantage of them, we all need to remember that we can't take care of someone else unless we take care of ourselves first.

    Pain is an awful...
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    Cath Still a Problem

    I presume you are talking about the condom cath, they are a bugger to get to stay on. Which I suppose is why most of the people I know who had them have switched to indwelling or superpubics.

    I...
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    Cath Still a Problem

    I presume you are talking about the condom cath, they are a bugger to get to stay on. Which I suppose is why most of the people I know who had them have switched to indwelling or superpubics.

    I...
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    Everyone OK

    Marmalady,

    It's good to be busy. Thanks for asking about Dad. We got him home a week ago. Now Mom's dealing with the fact she spoiled him, but after 50+ years of marriage I guess they have it...
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    can't feel my fingers

    As with any change in normal medical condition I usually monitor 12-24 hours, if no improvement is seen proceed with professional medical care.
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    It's been quiet - everyone OK?

    Has been pretty quiet lately. Just checkin to make sure everyone is OK, and life is going along alright.
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    life insurance

    What we've discovered is if you have a disability you can't get reasonably priced insurance period. Life or anything else. However, if you work for a company with a group plan that offers health,...
  24. Thread: Giving Blood

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    giving blood

    We checked on this a while back, hubby is the same type as
    one of his cousins who was having heart surg. They wanted type
    specific blood. Hubby could donate but had to wait until they reviewed...
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    staying warm in the winter

    Hubby has a C5 injury and did his college years in SW Minnesota, his solution was:

    1. One of the infared heat lamps (available at any hardware store) Clipped it
    to the top of his book...
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