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    Anesthesia question

    Has anyone ever heard about anything related to anesthesia complications and waking up? I have a friend who had major surgery several days ago and still has not awakened from his anesthesia. There...
  2. Yes, that is a side lateral. Not sure if that is...

    Yes, that is a side lateral. Not sure if that is going to prohibit any type of elbows stop. I will have to check out the ARM-ES as I?m not familiar with that.
  3. Here are some pictures of my chair armrest....

    Here are some pictures of my chair armrest. You?ll notice how close the armrest is to the chair back, unfortunately, this can?t be moved.
  4. Will the Stealth pads work with an Invacare chair?

    Will the Stealth pads work with an Invacare chair?
  5. The Permobil style is more in line with what I’m...

    The Permobil style is more in line with what I’m looking for. Do you know what those are called?
  6. Invacare TDXSP

    Invacare TDXSP
  7. There are shallow arm troughs, but they are not...

    There are shallow arm troughs, but they are not doing the job.
  8. Prevent elbows from sliding back on wheelchair armrests

    I am trying to find something that will fill a 2 inch gap between the back of my elbow and the back of the armrest in order to prevent my arms from sliding back on the armrests. Does anyone have any...
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    Don?t take any medication and do use a leg strap...

    Don?t take any medication and do use a leg strap to secure the catheter.
    I?m inclined to believe that there is just some rubbing going on along the bladder wall. Hoping to try The Duette once...
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    Over the past several months. I have had a...

    Over the past several months. I have had a cystoscopy, urine cytology, bloodwork panel, urogram CT scan (with and without contrast) as well as a 10 day course of Bactrim. Fortunately, all of the...
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    Do you still use a catheter?

    Do you still use a catheter?
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    Sorry to hear about your situation. May I ask if...

    Sorry to hear about your situation. May I ask if everything has been rectified and what type of treatment you received? Do you still use a SP catheter, or did you need to make changes?
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    The cystoscopy was not done while bleeding. It...

    The cystoscopy was not done while bleeding. It was done after the clotting had stopped. The blood work was done while clotting was present. The urologist could not think of what was causing all of...
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    Blood Clots in Bladder

    My bladder has been filling up with several large blood clots. I had a cystoscopy and bladder scan and everything checked out okay, however, still keep developing clots. I am wondering if my...
  15. Shower chair recommendations for cervical injury

    I am looking for a shower chair that is not "obtrusive", i.e. will really allow me to really get wet and cleaned up easy. I am a high level complete injury so need something safe as well. Any...
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    Thank you

    Thank you
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    Bone Density Supplement

    My doctor wants to put me on a bone density supplement. I used to take Fosamax, but stop taking it after reading so many negative side effects it could cause. He has now suggested I start on the...
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    Shoes to Wear to Avoid Pressure Sores

    I developed a pressure sore almost a year ago from a pair of shoes that led to a blister.
    The sore is finally healed and I want to get a new pair of tennis shoes.
    Does anyone have any...
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    Wise-both of my rods broke after less than 2...

    Wise-both of my rods broke after less than 2 years. I was fused from the occiput to C6. Is this a common occurrence? If it is, why are there not product liability issues? Unfortunately, the surgery I...
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    Thanks for the repliesI realize they may have...

    Thanks for the repliesI realize they may have broke due to stress or motion, but in less than two years? Plus I really wasn't doing anything besides turning my head – 15° Max. I still have no range...
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    Broken Rods In My Neck

    I had 2 titanium rods installed after I broke my neck in July 2009. They ran from the base of my occiput to the C6 vertebrae. Less than two years later, both of them broke, and I had to have the...
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    Fosamax Risks

    Lately I've been hearing a lot about the risks to people who take Fosamax for osteoporosis. I have been on it for about two years, but frankly, don't know if it's working or not. I have not had a...
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    Dry, Itchy Facial Skin

    I used to have great skin before my injury. Lately though, my face is constantly itchy and flaky. I have gone through a dozen different moisturizers, etc. but cannot seem to find anything to control...
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    The doctors told me that I am fused well enough...

    The doctors told me that I am fused well enough that I don't need the rod for support. He said it has encased itself in muscle tissue and should be okay. He told me to follow up with them in about...
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    Broken rod in neck

    I have two titanium rods in my neck attached at the occiput down to C6. A few days ago, I heard a very loud pop, I got x-rays and discovered that one of the rods had snapped in half. At this point,...
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