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    My husband knows of a SCI guy at the VA Hospital...

    My husband knows of a SCI guy at the VA Hospital that went to China and has been back 3-4 months and does not see much improvement. The Dr's at hospital are monitoring very closely. My husband is...
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    Sticky: Hope this is right place for this? Has anyone...

    Hope this is right place for this? Has anyone heard of stem cell surgery in China for spinal cord injury? Heard of a man a VAHospital in Long Beach, CA that went to China and says it helped him. I...
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    More on Pins & Needles

    I am talking about my husband who has incomplete spinal cord injury. I thank you for the information concerning surgery and other drugs to treat pins & needles. My husband is not touchy about being...
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    Pins & Needles

    Is there any other medication other then Gabapentin for pins and needles? Gabapentin gives my SCI angina. Doctors don't seem to know anything about this.

    Numbness getting worse again and the...
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    Pins & Needles

    Is there any other medication other then Gabapentin for pins and needles? Gabapentin gives my SCI angina. Doctors don't seem to know anything about this.

    Numbness getting worse again and the...
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    Bladder & Pain Medication

    He has no trouble with bladder at all other then incontinence. He has stopped the pain medication as that just makes the numbness worse.
    He goes to Kineso and Occupational Therapy 3 times a week at...
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    Thanks for reply Dr. Wise

    We have seen the Neuro Dr. at the VA and he has had an xray and has an appointment for MRI. The problem is, that he has a plate in his neck with screws and he will need a catscan with the dye. I am...
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    Numbness In Leg/Arms

    My husband is steadly getting worse again. After being able to walk with walker a week ago he walked 12 steps without help or using any appliance. Last week his left leg started getting numb - can...
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    Tahiti Cruise in Power Chair

    My husband and I just went on Pacific Princess Cruise to Tahiti. We boarded Tahiti Air at LAX. They were pretty good, but I had to tell them how to take the batteries out of chair. Actually they...
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    Tahiti

    Flying to Tahiti with power chair and boarding Princess Cruise for 7 day cruise. Flying from LA. Has anyone flew on Air Tahiti Nui? It's a 7 hour flight from here. Flew once before on United. ...
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    Poll: Bowel Care

    What my husband uses and works great is this; laxative(3) (Senna) plus 4 stool softners the night before and then supportories. We have tried everything and this seems to work the best and that is...
  12. Thread: Care Givers

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    Poll: Caregiver Stats

    I have been put in touch with our Orange County Caregiver Resource Center located in Fullerton, CA. They have support meeting all over the county. They have informed me that 66% of main caregivers,...
  13. Thread: Care Givers

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    Poll: No PCA now - she is having baby anyday

    Will try to do without Caregiver for a few weeks if don't run myself ragged. Husband will need to change his condom with setup and do bowel care with some help. He can dress himself, if I lay his...
  14. Thread: Care Givers

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    Poll: Caregivers

    I read an article about how spouses can get Caregiver Pay. It's about Workers Compensation according to this article in the LA times 6/22/03. It's titled "Pay for Family Caregivers a Workers' Comp...
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    Sticky: Journals

    Marmalady moving to Charleston, SC. Where did you live before that? I hope it is not snowing where you live. I live in sunny California and would not live in the snow for anything again. When we...
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    Gabapentin should or should not?

    Dr. started husband on Gabapentin for pins and needles about a month a go and at first only very low doses. Now he is on 100mg 4 times a day. He thinks it is making him worse. He is complaining...
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    Neuro problems-"Winter Sports Clinic"

    Sci nurse thanks for info in VA. Get right on it as he is categorie 5. Now they say they have nurse shortage on respite care, but say that in May may be able to have respite care. This is Long...
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    Gabapentin & Baclofen

    My husband is having many neuro problems. Pins and needles in hands and sometimes legs. Numbness of left leg, if sitting or in same position, even if he does move around. He finds this miserable...
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    Funding for Accessable Van

    Does anyone know how my husband could get funding for a accessable van. We are poor Senior adults and could never afford a van for him to drive. I have heard that some people are able to get...
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    Anything Specific in Therapy

    To answer your question:

    He first goes to Kinesio Therapy for 1 hour. Range of motion. Mostly for strength. Put weights on legs and raise up and down. Made him first walk in wheelchair and at...
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    Husband's Recovery

    To answer one question " have I been able to resume some of my activities when our boarder takes him to the VA". I am trying to get back to the piano again and try to conquer Chopin again. My brain...
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    How Do You Stand it?

    Dear Trauma,

    You must be a saint to put up with all of that nasty stuff. My recommendation to you is, take a vacation someplace. Take a cruise to Tahiti or the Carribean and kick back and think,...
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    Doggie Stuff

    You forgot fire hyrants and licking faces. Dogs and cats are always happy to see you. None judgemental.
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    Excellent Progress

    Hi everyone, been so darn busy have not had time to get on this site. Good news on my husband. He is now walking with a tall walker and has walked 240ft at the VA with the therapist. I feel the...
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    SCI Nurse

    The brand of External Cath is Mentor and I use a All Care wipe to get rid of adhesive and then a alcohol wipe and then Mentor Shield Skin before apply the Mentor Cath. Even the nurses at SCI can't...
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