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  1. Does Functional Magnetic Stimulation work?

    Thank you for your input. Was wondering if you are familiar with this modality for bladder/bowel recovery. Functional Magnetic Stimulation. Thanks!
  2. one other thing

    His doctor is Dr. Ginsberg (SCI urologist) at USC and is up to date with all the tests associated with bladder issues.
  3. thanks for detailed input

    Hi GJ
    Actually he has been using digi stim for 4 years but because he has gained more control he no longer needs digi stim. Has very thorough bowel program in the morning and then in the evening he...
  4. Bladder and Bowel recovery - can use feedback about new strategies and therapies

    C5/C6 incomplete. 4 1/2 years out from injury.
    1. Have recently weaned off digital stim (what a relief!) and now poop in daily bowel program with help of 1/3 magic bullet. Later in day when he...
  5. It is great that your son is getting all the P/T...

    It is great that your son is getting all the P/T and O/T at the rehab facility. In our case, my employer has a health insurance policy that has unlimited physical therapy which has been a life saver....
  6. A story about determination and hope for incompletes

    4 1/2 years ago my employer (I am his long time personal assistant and advocate) broke his neck boogie boarding. He was 60 years old and in excellent health at the time. But four months later, after...
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    Turning Mattress for Sale - Corrected Ad!

    This is a correction to my earlier ad - "Turning Bed for Sale" (which I was unable to delete or edit). This is the correct ad:

    We have an Acer Continuous Bilateral Rotation System (35X80) we no...
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    Neotonus electromagnetic chair

    Thank you Dr. Wise for your input. Have you heard of this - Neotonus electromagentic chair? Also known in US as a Neocontrol System. Could also be known as EXMI-Technology. This is for getting...
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    Turning Bed for Sale

    We have an Acer Continuous Bilateral Rotation System (35X80) we no longer need. In plain English, it's a bed (with an inflated air mattress) that rotates side to side every few minutes (all electric...
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    Bladder Recovery

    4 1/2 years post injury. C5/C6 incomplete. Walking a bit without walker - this is after much physical therapy. Beginning to pee a little on my own. Any input about devices, exercises, etc. to...
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    Wanted: Portable BladderScan

    Used okay. We are looking for the model that is small - i.e. BladderScan BVI 6300 - We don't need the computer software. Thanks.
  12. Pool exercise and question about life vests, ankle weights

    C5/6 - 4 years out from injury. Walking with walker assisted. No longer using AFO's. Going into own pool with lots of help. Problem staying balanced in pool. Just using a belt that slips up way too...
  13. How can I get my bowel and bladder to recover?

    Almost four years out from injury. C5/C6. Walking a lot now. Getting stronger every day. Have a little control of bladder, not much. Use I/C. (have caregivers do I/C for me cuz hands aren't yet...
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    have you sold it? we want one

    have you sold it? we want one
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    Looking for Proctologist

    Anyone know of a Proctologist who specializes in working with SCI? Doesn't matter where he or she is located.
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    Yes, it works in that I don't have to cath as much; bladder can hold more urine. No leaking
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    Rybeard?

    Thanks for this idea - but I can't find any posts by rybeard.
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    Looking for a used Uppertone

    We are looking to buy a used (in good condition) Uppertone machine. We are in Los Angeles area. Any ideas on where we can find one please let us know. Thanks!
  19. Thread: Uppertone

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    Uppertone

    Hello All,
    Does anyone know where I can get a used and in good condition Uppertone machine? Can't pay the $4000 plus that it costs new. Or if you know of a website where equipment is bought and sold...
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    Update: After massive search via craigslist I do...

    Update: After massive search via craigslist I do believe we have found some caregivers who might fill the need we have at this time. Thank you all for your input. On a different note, Veganman is...
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    Veganman is easy to get along with most of the...

    Veganman is easy to get along with most of the time but he gets really pissed off when a caregiver drops him on the floor, breaks his wheelchair, yanks on his sore arms, etc. He does have three...
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    Oh, I forgot to mention that this is a guy who...

    Oh, I forgot to mention that this is a guy who lives alone and has no family to help him. Perhaps if he had family to help him he would not need so many caregivers. Everybody's situation is...
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    Thank you for all your replies. And I appreciate...

    Thank you for all your replies. And I appreciate the feedback, while mixed. I know that no two SCI's are alike and no two C5/C6 are alike. In this case, he broke neck and drowned while surfing three...
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    C5/6 incomplete with very limited use of arms and...

    C5/6 incomplete with very limited use of arms and hands, therefore requiring 24/7 care, and caregivers who do intermittent cath and bowel program & CPAP and transfers and shower and feeding and...
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    Tired of constant search for caregivers

    I know a lot of money is flowing into SCI research and that is great. However, I think the issue of providing caregivers for SCI is underfunded. People who have SCI go home from rehab and scramble to...
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