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    Hi Mike, I'm not really sure what to...

    Hi Mike,
    I'm not really sure what to say to you because you don't seem to want to hear anything positive, but I can tell you that I understand your pain. I too am T/12 but incomplete and...
  2. I am T/12- L/1 and have never taken any...

    I am T/12- L/1 and have never taken any medication of any kind in 19 years.
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    Retusn, My sore wasn't on the back of the...

    Retusn,
    My sore wasn't on the back of the heel. It was the bottom of the heel, the part that you would normally stand on. In 17 years I'd never had a problem with my feet, so I'm still not...
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    Pops, how do you remove the plastic bag if the...

    Pops, how do you remove the plastic bag if the stockings are over them?
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    It's been about a month since I last posted about...

    It's been about a month since I last posted about the sore on my heal. At that time it was really bad and I was kind of scared. But I'm happy to report that it's nearly healed. I saw the bone surgeon...
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    My injury was at level T/12 & L/1. The bones were...

    My injury was at level T/12 & L/1. The bones were shattered and had to be removed. They fused a piece of my hip bone and 4 days later went in again and fused a piece of my rib. At this time they...
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    lynnifer, I am being careful about...

    lynnifer,
    I am being careful about wrapping my legs. I didn't mention it before but I also have sores on the other foot as well. They are on the top of the foot and were caused from...
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    lynnifer, I'm pretty sure that the sore...

    lynnifer,
    I'm pretty sure that the sore was caused from new shoes. I've never had any problems with the bottom of my feet and never even gave any thought to the shoes not having enough...
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    O.K. now I'm worried. But I had a really bad...

    O.K. now I'm worried.

    But I had a really bad pressure sore on my tailbone right after my accident, 17 years ago. This sore also went down to the bone and was very badly infected. That sore was...
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    You've had it for 2 years? Does it ever go away?...

    You've had it for 2 years? Does it ever go away?

    Can a wound that has gone down to the bone heal on it's own or is surgery necessary?

    If the wound heals, wouldn't the osteomyelitis be gone too?...
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    What exactly is Osteomyelitis?

    My doctor told me today that I have it, and that it's an infection in the bone, but he didn't put me on any antibiotics or anything. Should I be?

    Everyone keeps telling me how clean the wound is....
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    Thanks kimmyprettyface. It sounds like we are...

    Thanks kimmyprettyface. It sounds like we are experiencing similar problems. I think the first thing I need to do is get myself to a different doctor. The one I have just doesn't seem very...
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    He doesn't want to see me for another 2 weeks. Is...

    He doesn't want to see me for another 2 weeks. Is that normal? It seems like a long time. Even though I'm doing my best to take care of it and keep it clean, I worry about it getting worse without my...
  14. I have used Roho cushions for 12 years and have...

    I have used Roho cushions for 12 years and have never had a problem. I won't sit on anything else.
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    I was led to believe that he was a specialist....

    I was led to believe that he was a specialist. But everytime I've seen him, he's made a comment that leaves me with a bad feeling. Last week he said that if it needed surgery, he would turn me over...
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    I wasn't sure how to start another topic, so I...

    I wasn't sure how to start another topic, so I hope it's o.k. that I add to this one.
    I recently developed a pressure sore on the bottom of my heel,(I think it was caused from a new pair of...
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    I'm sure that I should get more sleep than I do....

    I'm sure that I should get more sleep than I do. I don't usually go to bed until midnight or later and I'm up at 5:00 a.m. to get ready for work.
    I love being in bed and I could sleep the day away...
  18. Hi Andy, I was injured in May of 1987. I'm...

    Hi Andy,
    I was injured in May of 1987. I'm a T/12-L/1 incomplete para. I had 2 surgeries within 2 weeks time and after 1 month recovery, I was sent to rehab. But I left the hospital with a...
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    I was clued in to this wonderful product last...

    I was clued in to this wonderful product last year and I think it's the best thing on the market. I haven't had a cold for over a year. Both my son and husband have had colds this winter and so far,...
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    I had no problem with this for the first 8 years...

    I had no problem with this for the first 8 years after my accident. I could always tell when my bladder was near full, but never waited that long. But then I got pregnant and everything changed. I...
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    I'm T12/ L/1 incomplete, and would be happy to...

    I'm T12/ L/1 incomplete, and would be happy to share or discuss experiences.
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    I am also T/12 L/1 and I have never had any...

    I am also T/12 L/1 and I have never had any outpatint PT. It's been 15 years for me. I was an inpatient for about 2 months, then they sent me on my merry way and I never went back. I use to think...
  23. Thread: shoes

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    I've always wondered this too. Shoes have always...

    I've always wondered this too. Shoes have always been a big problem for me. I've been wearing the same sneakers for the past 5 years at least. I've tried buying new ones, but nothing ever fits right...
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    Tibor, I'm not sure that I understood anything...

    Tibor, I'm not sure that I understood anything you just said, but I haven't had any problem with diarrhea. Since I've been on the Atkins diet, it's been the exact opposite for me. In 3 weeks, I've...
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    I'm so confused. I've been on a low carb diet for...

    I'm so confused. I've been on a low carb diet for 3 weeks now, the Atkins diet to be exact. I haven't lost a large amount of weight, only 8 pounds so far, but I've been feeling great. It doesn't feel...
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