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    Same at Trader Joe's. The employees there will...

    Same at Trader Joe's. The employees there will help carry things to my car, which I need when I have more than one basketful of things, and there's never an expectation of a tip. I'd like to think...
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    Emmett, My injury level is lower than yours --...

    Emmett,
    My injury level is lower than yours -- T4 complete -- I'm able to use the Peristeen independently. The Peristeen's "magic" is coupled with much digital stimulation and pressure applied to my...
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    I didn't say I've been using it the longest, just...

    I didn't say I've been using it the longest, just the most. As Bill Maher says, "I can't prove it, I just know that it's true."
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    I'll take that bet. I've been using the Peristeen...

    I'll take that bet. I've been using the Peristeen since 2011 having first purchased it from a supplier in Australia, which is pre-FDA approval. And I use it everyday.
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    Some insurance covers it. Mine doesn't but I find...

    Some insurance covers it. Mine doesn't but I find them on eBay for not too much. The manufacturer, Coloplast, won't allow distributors to sell them directly. They insist that users receive training...
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    The Peristeen is essentially an enema. Its...

    The Peristeen is essentially an enema. Its utility is that the rectal catheter has an inflatable cuff that allows you to retain the water as you fill the bowel rather than have it leak out. Other...
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    Not to talk you out of/into anything, and...

    Not to talk you out of/into anything, and recognizing that our injuries even when similar on paper all behave differently, I have been using the Peristeen with fantastic success for a lot of years....
  8. They said 500 years, you heard 5 years. So the...

    They said 500 years, you heard 5 years. So the solution is we just have to live a whole lot longer.
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    Many of the CareCure old guard dropped off...

    Many of the CareCure old guard dropped off because:


    the site's platform, though it still has useful features, has become antiquated. (Avatars in 2019? User handles?) Facebook changed all that. ...
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    Good luck with your surgery! Cause of my SCI...

    Good luck with your surgery!

    Cause of my SCI was non-traumatic. I had a ruptured vascular malformation which required a laminectomy (T3-T6) to remove it, but I don't have any hardware in my back....
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    "Chonic" means that it's indolent -- progresses...

    "Chonic" means that it's indolent -- progresses slowly; not acute. It's an extremely heterogeneous disease (comes in many different flavors), about 25% of people with CLL never require treatment....
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    I think I was on Spinewire before becoming a...

    I think I was on Spinewire before becoming a charter CareCure member. Next month will mark my 36 year anniverSCIry. Added a chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to my health-illness portfolio in 2014...
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    Just discovered this article about a...

    Just discovered this article about a new-to-the-market medical device offering more precise dose administration of Botox. While not mentioned in the article, the motivation behind the creation of the...
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    Interesting question. I think my urologist...

    Interesting question. I think my urologist administers more than 30 injections (300 units per the dose I first received when participating in the original clinical trials). Ask your doctor for the...
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    What else do you need? I believe they carry...

    What else do you need? I believe they carry things other than caths. Only a phone call will answer that question.
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    At the time that I bought my used RT in 2015, the...

    At the time that I bought my used RT in 2015, the price for the Home User Service Establishment Plan was $4675 + 250 shipping. I had previously tried to purchase a new RT300 but my insurance denied...
  17. Snow is for the young. Happy to never see another...

    Snow is for the young. Happy to never see another flake of it for as long as I live.
  18. Good luck with the interviews! I've never been to...

    Good luck with the interviews! I've never been to Denver but being in the same city as Craig Hospital I can only imagine that there's a pretty good representation of folks with SCIs there. As for the...
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    Buyers of used RT equipment, as I was, need to be...

    Buyers of used RT equipment, as I was, need to be made aware in advance of their purchase that Restorative Therapies will NOT offer support for the equipment if the new buyer doesn't purchase a Home...
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    In addition to everything else you're doing, are...

    In addition to everything else you're doing, are you wearing a binder or something similar?
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    Absolutely call UTI Medical! I've been using...

    Absolutely call UTI Medical!

    I've been using them for years. They're great.
    Reach out to Judy: help@utimedical.com, 877-786-7884
    Or call and ask to speak with the owner, Phil Dye: 330-836-8145...
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    "Treating" quad- para-belly is an "outside job."...

    "Treating" quad- para-belly is an "outside job." Sure, some will have put in some pounds but even if on the perfect diet and a total gym rat, if your core muscles are paralyzed they will, eventually,...
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    Obviously a few typos. I'm sure he meant wound...

    Obviously a few typos. I'm sure he meant wound not "sound" and maybe backside got mis-voice-dictated as "machine." Regardless, I hope you recover quickly SCIfor55+years!
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    The best part!!

    The best part!!
  25. Why are you seeking a neurosurgeon? If it's to...

    Why are you seeking a neurosurgeon? If it's to have a specific surgery you might consider doing a Google Scholar search for that surgery and see who's prominent. Reach out to those individuals and...
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