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    I had a sigmoid loop colostomy via laparoscope...

    I had a sigmoid loop colostomy via laparoscope about 3 years ago. I was in the hospital for 5 days I believe but there was a weekend in there and I had to wait for a bowel movement and the surgeon’s...
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    could you elaborate on this one, I'm not sure...

    could you elaborate on this one, I'm not sure what hospital protocols might mean and what we should do instead. thanks
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    Thanks for the response. You are right I need to...

    Thanks for the response. You are right I need to push myself and get back out there. The longer it goes on the harder to push past the pain and fear - need courage I guess

    The cause of the pain...
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    c.difficile and Anxiety

    A little over a year ago I came down with c.difficile that recurred a number of times. Ever since I?ve had abdominal pain that won?t go away and is sometimes quite severe. I?ve been diagnosed...
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    Here's a link (thanks to annev308) to University...

    Here's a link (thanks to annev308) to University of Michigan urology dept instructions for instillation in indwelling catheters...
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    This urologist references a study. She says you...

    This urologist references a study. She says you don’t have to worry
    https://www.urotoday.com/video-lectures/bladder-health/video/1301-embedded-media2019-05-08-17-09-07.html
    excerpt:
    this is the...
  7. did you find the gentamicin installation worked...

    did you find the gentamicin installation worked better than microcyn/hydrocleanse for you?
  8. UTI risks indwelling urethral catheters vs suprapubic

    I?d thought UTI risks were similar for indwelling urethral catheters and suprapubic catheters. However according to the Canadian Urological Association it is much higher for urethral catheters. ...
  9. Yes that would be ideal, unfortunately SCI...

    Yes that would be ideal, unfortunately SCI knowledgeable specialists seem to be in short supply especially in smaller centres like mine. Thanks for posting the articles, hopefully they will be...
  10. Thats great. I had a recurring ecoli UTI that...

    Thats great. I had a recurring ecoli UTI that Keflex was one of the few antibiotics the bug was sensitive to. The doctor eventually put me on Keflex daily as well. Worked great for a year no UTIs,...
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    Recurrent UTIs and fecal transplants

    Has anyone had any luck in ending a recurrent UTI with a fecal transplant?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/09/woman-recurring-utis-for-48-years/597199/
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    I recall a thread a few years ago where the...

    I recall a thread a few years ago where the poster had a colitis in the stub portion, following antibiotics, that produced diarrhea like symptoms.
    C.diff and UTIs can create a vicous cycle. I've...
  13. Thread: Gas crisis

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    I'm also a c6/7 quad and manage quite easily...

    I'm also a c6/7 quad and manage quite easily (unless lots of diairrhea) with a one piece disposable ostomy pouch.
  14. Thread: Hurting in SC

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    yes sorry to hear this. you've done amazingly...

    yes sorry to hear this. you've done amazingly well. I'm on the downward slide too and not looking forward to it. you are a good role model. thank you
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    Sounds like you got specialized attention. That’s...

    Sounds like you got specialized attention. That’s great it eventually ended for you after all that time, gives me hope.



    Yes c.diff is a beast. Other than my initial injury time this has been...
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    thanks, what is PCR? Have you had to take...

    thanks, what is PCR? Have you had to take antibiotics since the 18 months on vanco. The pain and anxiety are getting to me, keeping me pretty much housebound.
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    Recurrent C.difficile

    A year ago I came down with c.difficile and it keeps recurring with all its horrors including abdominal pain that won?t go away ? a really rough year. One Infectious disease doctor essentially said...
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    Thanks for the tips. I called convatec customer...

    Thanks for the tips.
    I called convatec customer care and they recommend using the two piece setup and attach to an irrigation sleeve. She is sending me samples.
    Sounds similar to what Deadeye...
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    Managing Colonoscopy Prep with Colostomy

    Next week I?m scheduled for my first prep (with pico salex) since my colostomy. An ostomy nurse advised just to use a drainable pouch. I?m thinking about attached some type of hose to the end to...
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    Not since my colostomy, they were too irritating...

    Not since my colostomy, they were too irritating before. maybe via the stoma will be more tolerable.
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    a dulcolax suppository.

    a dulcolax suppository.
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    I've inserted a suppository in my stoma but it...

    I've inserted a suppository in my stoma but it was expelled before melting. An ostomy nurse suggested using a baby soother to hold it in, but I've been reluctant to try that.
  23. Thread: Measles?!

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    I came down with measles about 4 years after my...

    I came down with measles about 4 years after my injury some 40 years ago and ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. I was really sick. Probably would be even worse now. I got the shingles...
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    I had rotator cuff surgery December 4th with 2...

    I had rotator cuff surgery December 4th with 2 tendons repaired. First 4 weeks in a sling and then next 8 weeks with only passive stretching and range of motion. After 12 weeks everything seemed to...
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    Colony count question

    Hi I had a culture test positive for serratia marcescans and e-coli.
    Serratia bacteria count was 10 x 7 CFU/L and
    E-coli 10 x 8 CFU/L.

    The U/A showed negative nitrites and leukocyte...
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