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    Thank you, Dr. Wise. I'm a little bitter that I...

    Thank you, Dr. Wise. I'm a little bitter that I am a complete (never thought I would hate that word so much!), so for some reason, I thought someone mentioned that stem cell surgery would work for...
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    Thanks again to everyone. So this morning, I...

    Thanks again to everyone. So this morning, I took a fiber supplement, and started drinking a big bottle of water. After lunch, I had a big accident. I had to go home and clean up. I've been told...
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    Thanks to everyone for all your advice. I did...

    Thanks to everyone for all your advice. I did some reading today as well, and had decided that I needed to add a fiber supplement and start drinking more water. A question for the nurse- what did...
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    Stem cell surgery for paraplegics

    If stem cell becomes legal in the US, does anyone know if it will work for complete paraplegics?
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    Bowel accidents...still

    I'm a T8 para, about a year and a half from my accident. About 14 mos ago, I started having bowel and bladder accidents. At the time, I was doing my bp (bowel program) on Tues, Thurs and Sundays. ...
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    I don't think that I have the c. diff. bowel...

    I don't think that I have the c. diff. bowel infection because they have only been at most, once or twice a day. And not always necessarily diarrhea, just definitely not hard. I am UMN. Do you...
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    Thank you so much for your quick reply. I have...

    Thank you so much for your quick reply. I have never done urodynamics testing- believe it or not. I live in a small town, where I am the only SCI patient. I work with a doctor about three hours...
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    Bowel and bladder problems...still.

    I need some help. I'm about a year and a half into my accident (T8 complete para). For the last year I have fought bowel and bladder accidents. I finally was put on Enablex to help with the bladder....
  9. traveling on day of bowel program- what to do?

    I am still kind of new to all of this. I will be traveling next week, and sure enough it will be on the day that I am scheduled to do my bowel program. The drive is about a twelve hour drive. Do I...
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    Building handicap accessible house

    We are going to have a house built that will be more comfortable for me. Can anyone make recommendations on what to do and not do to get a really good accessible house? We are so new to all of...
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    Shrinking legs!

    At the risk of sounding vain...
    I'm a complete T8 para. I'm almost a year from my accident, and just noticed that my legs are really starting to shrink. Is there anything that can be done to help...
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    Thank you for your quick response. I do my bp...

    Thank you for your quick response. I do my bp every other day. I did have results the next time that I did my bp, so I guess that means everything is ok? I have never gone more that two sessions...
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    How panicked (?sp) should I be if I do my bp and...

    How panicked (?sp) should I be if I do my bp and don't have any results? What do I do in this situation? Anything?
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    Thank you everyone for your helpful information. ...

    Thank you everyone for your helpful information. I quit having the accidents for about two weeks, so I thought I was out of the woods. And now they have started back up again- almost every day. ...
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    Momo3- Do you do your bp every day? How long...

    Momo3-
    Do you do your bp every day? How long does it take you to get it done? do you think you could switch to every other day, or think it's working so well because you do do it every day? I...
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    I'm wondering, Pepper, why you can't ride again? ...

    I'm wondering, Pepper, why you can't ride again? What was the doctor's reason?

    And William, what is your level? I'm sure you can ride again. I did a therapeutic riding program to work on my...
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    Well, I don't really have much of the info you...

    Well, I don't really have much of the info you are looking for, but I just wanted to chime in to say that my injury (T8 complete) was a horse accident as well! Damn horses! But I'm currently...
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    First of all, thank you to everyone that...

    First of all, thank you to everyone that commented back, helping me to try to resolve this problem. This continues to be a problem. I am really not wanting to have to do my bp (bowel program) every...
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    I am so sorry about the repeat question. This is...

    I am so sorry about the repeat question. This is the very first time I have used this website and I just wasn't sure how to do it. Now I know. Of course I would like to have your response posted...
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    I'm a T8 complete as well. I never thought I...

    I'm a T8 complete as well. I never thought I would hate that word "complete" as much as I do now. I am 7 mos into my injury, and I found myself asking that same question "when am I going to get...
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    I take a stool softener thirty mins before I...

    I take a stool softener thirty mins before I start my bp. I also eat something 30 min to an hour before I begin. Then I use a suppository (I thought it was the magic bullet, but just found out its...
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    bowel/bladder issues

    So frustrated! I'm a T8 para, and have been for 7 mos now. For 5 months, I had my bowel and bladder program working just fine. For about the last two months though, everything has gone awry! I am...
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