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    Not to be a downer, but it is a good chance that...

    Not to be a downer, but it is a good chance that the previous owner of the chair died, and that is why the chair was "abandoned".

    (KLD)
  2. Don't know what that means either. Did you ask...

    Don't know what that means either. Did you ask him? While moving around on your own too much during the first few weeks after a flap can be a problem (as it often leads to hematoma formation and can...
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    These are pretty new, so I don't think anyone has...

    These are pretty new, so I don't think anyone has yet done any research about the best cleaning methods. The manufacturer is going to tell you that you should maintain a closed system and not clean...
  4. You don't say where you live in your profile, but...

    You don't say where you live in your profile, but I will assume it is in the USA. Yes, hospitals are required to screen you (and all patients) for abuse or neglect upon admission. You should expect...
  5. So sorry about your experiences with pressure...

    So sorry about your experiences with pressure injuries! Did you have tests such as MRI, CRP, sed rate, bone biopsy for culture, etc. prior to your June 1 flap to be sure that all previous...
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    Some degree of scoliosis is common in people who...

    Some degree of scoliosis is common in people who have SCI above the upper thoracic level due to paralysis of the muscles that normally support the spine in good alignment. Years ago, when people...
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    Darty, I hope this is successful for you. When I...

    Darty, I hope this is successful for you. When I was working, we did the complete cystecomy (bladder removal) surgery on a number of our SCI Veterans who were older than you, with good outcomes. Of...
  8. Thread: Bowel change

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    Actually, a relatively uncommon side effect of...

    Actually, a relatively uncommon side effect of Valium use is diarrhea, not constipation, which is a rare side effect. It does not slow bowel motility like an opioid might.

    I think it may just be...
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    Darty, just wondering why removal of your bladder...

    Darty, just wondering why removal of your bladder is not an option? This is the most common procedure done for this type of bladder cancer. Your bladder removal could be combined with the creation...
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    Carlsbad CA or Carlsbad NM?? Suspect you are...

    Carlsbad CA or Carlsbad NM?? Suspect you are talking about the latter. There are a number of hotels in the White City or town of Carlsbad area (about 20-30 miles from the park) that feature...
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    Many people here have had surgery for rotator...

    Many people here have had surgery for rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder impingement problems, but rarely is a shoulder replacement indicated for the type of long term shoulder problems that...
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    Not every urinary problem is going to be resolved...

    Not every urinary problem is going to be resolved by using the catheter you recommend, nor use of irrigant solutions you recommend to everyone either.

    Bleeding enough to pass clots is very...
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    You cannot detect bladder cancer with an...

    You cannot detect bladder cancer with an ultrasound until it is very advanced. Everyone should be screened annually with urine cytology tests who has used an indwelling catheter for 5 years or more,...
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    Vitamin E actually can weaken your skin. Stop...

    Vitamin E actually can weaken your skin. Stop taking it. How much vitamin C are you taking? There is no way to "strengthen" the skin for pressure ulcer prevention. Pressure ulcers start deep inside...
  15. Welcome to CareCure. Looks like you have been...

    Welcome to CareCure. Looks like you have been "lurking" for a while since you registered in April, but this is your first post. I move your post from the CA forum to this one, as the location forums...
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    Blood could also be coming from above the bladder...

    Blood could also be coming from above the bladder (ie, the kidney). This can be a sign of kidney cancer. You need to insist that your urologist work you up for urinary tract cancer and at the very...
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    If your prostate is enlarged, you may need to use...

    If your prostate is enlarged, you may need to use a Coude catheter, and consider a lubricious (hydrophilic) catheter as well.

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    What type of bladder scan? Was the cystoscopy...

    What type of bladder scan? Was the cystoscopy done while you were bleeding? Have you had a urine cytology done (for cancer)? Cystoscopy may not reveal bladder cancer of the squamous cell or...
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    Previous posts: ...

    Previous posts:

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?209125-Hunters-Ground-Blind-Question&highlight=hunting+blinds
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    Sometimes motor return follows sensory return,...

    Sometimes motor return follows sensory return, but not always. Repeating your ASIA/ISNCSCI exam would clarify what is happening with your return.

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  21. Thread: Jury Duty

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    Actually, excluding you because you are disabled...

    Actually, excluding you because you are disabled or a wheelchair user is illegal. Courts are under a lot of pressure (and rightly so) to make courtrooms fully accessible...including the bench (for...
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    Did you tell them what activities and job...

    Did you tell them what activities and job functions that your disability would prevent you from doing in the job interview?? Just saying "I'm disabled" is not much information. Were you asked about...
  23. Thread: Jury Duty

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    My mother got a permanent exemption, as did my...

    My mother got a permanent exemption, as did my father for being her primary caregiver. How this is handled varies by state and county.

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    Not all insurances cover catheters. (KLD)

    Not all insurances cover catheters.

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  25. Thread: skin fissure

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    I know that many people use a hair dryer on low...

    I know that many people use a hair dryer on low to dry the groin. I would HIGHLY recommend against it. I have seen too many people get burned, even with it on LOW. I rarely go against others...
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