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    No, but mineral oil and castor oil do. (KLD)

    No, but mineral oil and castor oil do.

    (KLD)
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    You can do a "poor man's" transit study yourself....

    You can do a "poor man's" transit study yourself. Eat a small can of canned corn, and then watch to see when the undigested hulls come out in your stool. With a megacolon your bowel would not only...
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    Mucous leakage after bowel (not bowl) care is...

    Mucous leakage after bowel (not bowl) care is common if the bowel is overly stimulated during the bowel care regimen. This can be using too strong a laxative (bisacodyl tablets), or suppository...
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    Bulk products such as Metamucil, Benefiber, etc....

    Bulk products such as Metamucil, Benefiber, etc. do not increase stool lubrication. They work by stimulating increased peristalsis (muscle movement of the large intestine) which then moves stool more...
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    Click on the list the OP posted. Asking $29,000....

    Click on the list the OP posted. Asking $29,000.

    (KLD)
  6. Thread: colony count

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    Another issue to rule out would be chronic...

    Another issue to rule out would be chronic prostatitis. This could cause you to continue to shed bacteria into your urine, of the same strain. Ask your urologist to work you up. A enlarged prostate,...
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    Roho toilet seat cushions work well, although the...

    Roho toilet seat cushions work well, although the straps that attach them to the toilet seat can be a weak point and rip off if you drag during your transfer.

    An over-toilet frame like the...
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    For the OP, it would be a big help if you would...

    For the OP, it would be a big help if you would complete your profile. Including what country or state/province in which you live makes it much easier to determine resources to share with you.


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  9. Sticky: Flu Season 2017-2018: Time for your immunization!

    Flu Season 2017-2018: Time for your immunization! ...
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    Going to see a sneak preview of Breathe ...

    Going to see a sneak preview of Breathe tomorrow...will post a brief review of it here (polio, not traumatic SCI).

    (KLD)
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    Try Mucinex. CWO

    Try Mucinex.
    CWO
  12. This would be an elbow extension splint. Best fit...

    This would be an elbow extension splint. Best fit to you by an orthtist or OT, but you can also find them off the shelf.

    There are soft splints to help with this, but they may not be enough if you...
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    I would replace it but if continues then it may...

    I would replace it but if continues then it may be that you aren't used ot indwelling and more spasms. Might need to take Oxybutynin or some other anticholinergic while in.
    CWO
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    What is the consistency of your stool? Firm but...

    What is the consistency of your stool? Firm but no lumps? Do you use a stool softener? suppository? Enemeez

    CWO
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    Regular use of oral oils such as mineral oil or...

    Regular use of oral oils such as mineral oil or castor oil are not advisable, as they can interfere with your bowel's ability to absorb fat soluable vitamins (A, D, E, K) from your foods. Occasional...
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    Thank you all. It's a big one for me... (KLD)

    Thank you all. It's a big one for me...

    (KLD)
  17. He does weight shifts every 15 minutes and weight...

    He does weight shifts every 15 minutes and weight releases ( if possible) every hour?
    CWO
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    I would think your low blood pressure is due to...

    I would think your low blood pressure is due to your spinal cord injury and most likely has nothing to do with intake or not of salt.
    And don't recommend salt tablets for low sodium. It can have...
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    What is your blood pressure during the sweating? ...

    What is your blood pressure during the sweating?
    AD? Does area look like a pressure ulcer or blister? I would stay off of it until it goes away or you see a doctor.
    CWO
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    I am going by memory about the times (flight was...

    I am going by memory about the times (flight was in 2015), but I was on a Norwegian 787, had great service, comfortable seats, a nice entertainment system at your seat, and although I did buy meals...
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    Doubt it is that long of a flight from the East...

    Doubt it is that long of a flight from the East Coast (Boston or NYC). It took me 13 hours to fly to Oslo non-stop from LAX. Check out cheap fares on either Icelandic Air, WOW or Norwegian Air. ...
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    Yes, I used this term in all the SCI rehab and...

    Yes, I used this term in all the SCI rehab and hospital facilities in which I worked for 42 some years, and the rest of the staff and clients did as well. If you can't do it yourself after...
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    Side-to-side is best. If you are flying with a...

    Side-to-side is best. If you are flying with a companion you should be in the aisle seat with a swing up arm (only a few on each plane). You companion should be in the middle seat. They can climb...
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    Accessible public transportation (bus and light...

    Accessible public transportation (bus and light rail "Trolley") pretty good in San Diego, depending upon where you want to go. Trolley does not go to beaches or Balboa Park or the Zoo though, and bus...
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    What is the consistency of your stool? It should...

    What is the consistency of your stool? It should be firm but no lumps or hardness.
    Bisacodyl suppositories is what you need. Is your abdomen distended? How many days since last good BM?
    You may...
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