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    Osteomyelitis

    The pressure wound has developed osteomyelitis. The treatment is a sort of sanding the bone to slough off the infected bone. What can I expect as far as how awful an effect the procedure will have,...
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    SCI Nurse, Yes, in fact his entire summer was...

    SCI Nurse,

    Yes, in fact his entire summer was spent off of the wound. It healed up pretty well over the summer, but then when school started again and he had to be up again, here came the wound...
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    He's had about 8 flap surgeries in about as many...

    He's had about 8 flap surgeries in about as many years.... there's not much left to flap back there. "Skin and bones" as you'd say, but apparently not much skin either!
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    If there's bone infection, what then? Hospital...

    If there's bone infection, what then? Hospital time? Intravenous antibiotics? Amputation?

    I'm not sure what kind of a rare infection it is... I'm kept in the dark about these things.
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    MRI for pressure wound?

    What conditions would prompt a doctor to recommend an MRI for a pressure wound? What kinds of things would they be looking for?

    fyi- this pressure wound is chronic and lately has had a "rare...
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    CASE WORKER FROM HELL

    I'm at my wit's end on how to contact this guy. My boyfriend is C4-5 quad and in desperate need of an Airpulse PK seat cushion. We've emailed, called, written, several times to his TRC case worker,...
  7. Well dang, it looks like the company that makes...

    Well dang, it looks like the company that makes it only makes products for RICH people with disabilities. Doesn't look like there's an option for anything except private payment.
  8. I'm sure there's a website.... just go to Google...

    I'm sure there's a website.... just go to Google and type in Airpulse PK. As for a seating clinic - how could we get in on one of those? Skin breakdowns are really a problem. PS this is for my...
  9. Anyone ever used an Airpulse PK seat cushion?

    It looks really elaborate: "it has four air pressure settings and ten cycle time settings so you will find the combination that's right for your body size and pressure relief needs"
    Do you think it...
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    <--- *Looks left, looks right, throws off clothing and streaks through the topic*

    WWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
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    High quad, complete, what's yer profession?

    What do you "do"?
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    Well I dunno Julie, but my boyfriend is C4-5 quad...

    Well I dunno Julie, but my boyfriend is C4-5 quad and that man can SLEEP! Sometimes he'll sleep 11-14 hours a day! And I come home and he's like, I wanna take a nap. I don't understand why he's MORE...
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    As far as I know, they didn't do anything to his...

    As far as I know, they didn't do anything to his catheter for the operation. He has a suprapubic cath and it hadn't been changed recently. However, he does have a UTI so maybe that's causing the...
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    blood in urine

    Is this bad? Well I mean I know it's not good, but is it cause for alarm? We were in the ER yesterday and got antibiotics. There's still blood today. The urine isn't as dark as it was, but it's not...
  15. Thread: Why Stay?!!?

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    Oh man.... buddy this is tough. I don't want to...

    Oh man.... buddy this is tough. I don't want to say the wrong thing to you, but I want you to know that I read what you wrote and don't want you to feel that way. Maybe it's going to take awhile for...
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    I protested war today!

    It was freakin cold outside but we marched through the streets waving banners and shouting slogans. We stopped traffic. So many more people were there than I expected. In my small college town of...
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    Better news.... I went to see him at lunch, and...

    Better news.... I went to see him at lunch, and he's about to go home. However, I don't know if it's okay. Like, now I don't think it was a good idea for him to come home right after his surgery....
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    spoke too soon

    I was at work yesterday and got a call that Boyfriend had passed out and was en route to the emergency room. I bicycled as fast as I could. His blood pressure was below 70 and he was going in and...
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    Two Toes Lighter

    The boyfriend's toe-removal surgery went well. All infection was removed, and a course of antibiotics prescribed (oh hooray.) He was even able to come home after surgery, and didn't have to stay in...
  20. The People did NOT vote him into office. He was...

    The People did NOT vote him into office. He was appointed. And furthermore, ridding the world of "terrorists" is the same stupid, abstract notion as ridding the world of "communists." Pretty soon...
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    yup, poor circulation which leads to wounds that...

    yup, poor circulation which leads to wounds that will not heal. Right now the bone is exposed on one of the toes. The other is infected. Both are just in pretty bad shape and causing a lot of...
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    the boyfriend is having toes removed

    surgery to have both big toes removed. Tuesday. Please be thinking of us and send good vibes this way!
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    I find it very interesting. But I can't read it...

    I find it very interesting.
    But I can't read it all
    because it's too big
    to fit on the screen. And
    I'd really like to know
    what Starlight had to say.
    Can we reformat the article
    to fit onto a...
  24. Thread: Mandela

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    When you attack another nation unprovoked...

    [QUOTE]When you attack another nation unprovoked be prepared to pay the price.[QUOTE]

    I think that's what the United States is about to do. I hope we're prepared to pay the price.
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    Wow, great information, guys! I didn't check on...

    Wow, great information, guys! I didn't check on this post yesterday, what with the Internet Worm and all.... but we'll definitely look into all this stuff. Especially thanks to Free, Stephen Edwards,...
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