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    Sticky: And therein lies the problem. I do know of the...

    And therein lies the problem. I do know of the ASIA scale. The ASIA scale that puts me and someone who has reflexes and can move muscles below their injury in the same category. That makes a very...
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    Sticky: I?m sure the people running the trial don?t...

    I?m sure the people running the trial don?t consider it ?misleading?...but to a medically illiterate t-5 complete, saying patients in the trial went from ASIA-A to ASIA-C, IS misleading. To me, a...
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    Intermittent cath 6x daily WBC were elevated...

    Intermittent cath 6x daily

    WBC were elevated but not over the top. I don’t remember the number. IV was a recommendation, as was some form of a 5 day shot, but doctor went with the oral med. I’ll...
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    First, thank you. Sincerely As for the fever,...

    First, thank you. Sincerely

    As for the fever, no. For my history with SCI and infections I’ve never ran a fever. I get the chills, sweating, overall body discomfort and pain. Sometimes where I...
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    Nurses, Re Complex Infection

    I asked in my old post, but it wasn?t addressed. I?ve read over and over on here how SCIs usually have complex infections that require a longer run of antibiotics. I just finished a 7 day...
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    Is there a secret code-word to get a nurse...

    Is there a secret code-word to get a nurse response? This is getting a little silly...
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    Ya, that’s why I chimed in for the nurses. It’s...

    Ya, that’s why I chimed in for the nurses. It’s already resistant and far beyond my knowledge. But I do know I would prefer a longer script, so hopefully they can let me know if that’s a good idea
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    Nurses, Is there a good way to convince my Dr...

    Nurses,

    Is there a good way to convince my Dr for a longer prescription? He said the 7 day is to prevent resistance. But if I stop after 7 days and wait for another c&s, I’m afraid it will come...
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    Well he just now answered his messages...

    Well he just now answered his messages haha...lucky me. Resistant E. Coli...yay! I just picked up a combo of doxycycline and keflex. I plead for a 12-14 day prescription but he only gave me 7. So...
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    Definitely, they give you what kills it best....

    Definitely, they give you what kills it best. Luckily I haven’t had any real uti issues in years. I know some people deal with it monthly
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    Ya, it cleared it quickly while I was on it, but...

    Ya, it cleared it quickly while I was on it, but it came back immediately. Luckily today my body feels a bit more settled. Should be on the right one soon, and IVs if necessary. There’s a laundry...
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    Funny you guys say that, cause I already did a 7...

    Funny you guys say that, cause I already did a 7 day round of cipro. I started a week before Christmas. It settled it down completely for a week. Clean color, smell etc...not as many physical...
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    Thx, man. I’ve been messing around with it for a...

    Thx, man. I’ve been messing around with it for a couple weeks
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    When is it ER time for UTI?

    Holidays messed up the schedule, but have all the typical symptoms. Bad looking, smelling urine. Elevated pulse and blood pressure. Temp is normal but just feel ?off?. Sometimes really off, but...
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    I’m in Southern California so the rehab was at...

    I’m in Southern California so the rehab was at Loma Linda. Unfortunately my 15 foot ladder fall resulted in a collapsed lung, pneumonia, ventilator, and a destroyed left arm. I was in a coma for the...
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    My rehab was 17 days. They sent me home with a...

    My rehab was 17 days. They sent me home with a picc line too, so I could self administer my IV antibiotics. As soon as I could transfer to and from the chair, it was time to go haha
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    Na, but I heard he had a lot of piercings.

    Na, but I heard he had a lot of piercings.
  18. Can only wish you the best. CNS damage is...

    Can only wish you the best. CNS damage is horrendous. I know nothing of TBI so I can only relate from a paralyzed perspective. It has taken just about everything I loved. I'd trade 40 years of this...
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    I understand...they were a lot more fun when I...

    I understand...they were a lot more fun when I could move around and my body worked. Beautiful memories before this SCI happened. Now they hold less appeal so I just tapered them down and basically...
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    If you want to stop, the best way is to taper...

    If you want to stop, the best way is to taper down til youre at 5-10mg a day. It will keep withdrawal as bearable as possible. And ya...they're better for "feeling good" than they are for chronic...
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    Yet many people choose death over disability...or...

    Yet many people choose death over disability...or would prefer it, but are unable to attain it. There may be physical or mental boundaries, but the preference remains. Not that it was a very good or...
  22. Megacolon? O.o

    Megacolon? O.o
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    Very fair and precise criticism. Shows just how...

    Very fair and precise criticism. Shows just how fucked and far from a "fix" we really are
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    Sensation seems parallel to the "cure"...as in...

    Sensation seems parallel to the "cure"...as in both need regeneration and proper reconnection to become a reality. Would also seem to cure so many, if not all, CNS diseases. I hope we're closer than...
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    Deserve? Na...but I do feel I have a valid reason...

    Deserve? Na...but I do feel I have a valid reason to
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