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    NPWT has not been suggested. The wound center &...

    NPWT has not been suggested. The wound center & wound nurse actually space my appointments out to 4 weeks apart instead of 2. Surgeon is one who mentioned skin graft when I sent her the latest pics....
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    Wound stopped healing

    16 weeks ago I had my bladder removed and gained an urostomy. All went well for a week oR so until staples were removed. Within 24 hours of staples being removed, the pouch leaked and all the steri...
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    Am I able to contact Max Mobility myself? I can't...

    Am I able to contact Max Mobility myself? I can't get my wheelchair vendor to even consider that it's the mount. Every time they just send the whole SmartDrive back.

    I I agree the wheel itself...
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    Crags- tried to send you a PM but your settings...

    Crags- tried to send you a PM but your settings won't let it go through. Between travel for sled hockey, rugby and work I'd be really interested in learning more about this shower bench. At home I...
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    "My complaint now is the rough and noisy ride at...

    "My complaint now is the rough and noisy ride at the drive wheel AND the unpredictability and difficulty in the the motor engaging. That's been a problem since my first days with a SmartDrive. I...
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    Are you still looking for a charger? I have 2...

    Are you still looking for a charger? I have 2 for some reason and could part with one of them.
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    Could you transfer to a driver seat in van and...

    Could you transfer to a driver seat in van and leave chair assembled? That's what I do with my chair that has power assist wheels. The driver seat is a "transfer seat" so I can slide it back & rotate...
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    Wound center said my wound is healing fast. Now...

    Wound center said my wound is healing fast. Now using collegen dressing on wound. The dressing is much flatter and covered with tegrederm so wound care suggested dressing wound first and then...
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    I was at a handcycle event in CT with bike-on...

    I was at a handcycle event in CT with bike-on guys and Gaylord and was shown a quad brake add on that had been put on the Force 2 that Gaylord owned and was quoted it costing around $500 to do the...
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    ISO v-cranks for Force 2 handcycle

    I have a Force 2 handcycle with standard (narrow) handcranks. I'm looking to buy the V-crank style that let your arms be wider out when pedaling as turn the cranks won't hit my chest when biking and...
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    Last few times I've flown my 18x18" roho hasn't...

    Last few times I've flown my 18x18" roho hasn't fit in the seats. Seams that more airlines are going with 17" seats in newer planes. I have a 16x16" I use for flights longer than an hour. After...
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    Ostomy nurse had a 2-piece bag system she left me...

    Ostomy nurse had a 2-piece bag system she left me to try. I can actually apply it even with my quad hands and it makes the stoma stick out more...my stoma tries to roll up & back so the holes for...
  13. Can I see pics of the 18x18? Karen.lohr@gmail.com...

    Can I see pics of the 18x18? Karen.lohr@gmail.com
    What is your asking price for it?
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    For the most part bowels are working again. Have...

    For the most part bowels are working again. Have had to take Miralax a couple times but typically on days where I need the pain meds (narcotics). I believe the hydronephrosis of kidney resolved...
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    Yes majority of bladder removed. Due to hand...

    Yes majority of bladder removed. Due to hand dexterity issues I wasn't candidate for mitro. My bladder had shrunk to walnut size anyways.
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    Update

    In hospital for 8 days after operation. Had "tap blocks" & pain pump for pain control. Took bowels a while to wake up so had to stay longer in hospital. Upon discharge I was out on 'low fiber' diet...
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    Bladder diversion & urostomy surgery today

    The day has finally arrived...my bladder removal/diversion surgery is today at 8:30am EST. I'll have an urostomy when it's done. Strangely I'm excited but not really nervous. Hoping for a quicker...
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    I a C5/6 incomplete quad and over the past year...

    I a C5/6 incomplete quad and over the past year have been seen in ER multiple times for chest pain. Every time my heart rate would be 130-145+, yet EKGs were normal. So far every time I've been...
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    The Reeve Foundation has a peer mentor program....

    The Reeve Foundation has a peer mentor program. They also do peer mentoring for family members/caregivers. Even if sh dosent want a peer mentor you could have one...someone who is a caregiver in...
  20. Thread: van insurance

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    I have Geico. I have all my modifications (ramp,...

    I have Geico. I have all my modifications (ramp, kneeling system, hand controls and driver transfer seat) listed as mobility modifications. They told me the modifications are only covered if listed...
  21. Thread: Pants Up Easy

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    Looks interesting...but no prices on their...

    Looks interesting...but no prices on their website. Their website mentions they were at the LA abilities expo too.
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    Sore swollen neck

    I played several sled hockey games over the weekend. While wearing my hockey helmet my neck always seems to hurt; I'm assuming from the weight of the helmet. I have a small fusion; just C5/6. Now...
  23. Thanks for the advice and resources. ...

    Thanks for the advice and resources.

    Originally had wanted a mitronoff but urologist won't do it, and now I agree. I don't have the dexterity to push catheter through and have insomnia so rely on...
  24. Thread: Buying pants

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    Walmart just started carrying a brand of men's...

    Walmart just started carrying a brand of men's wheelchair jeans; online only. I think price was $30-$40...cheap for wheelchair specific pants
  25. Fit my TiLite AeroZ with E-Motion power assist...

    Fit my TiLite AeroZ with E-Motion power assist wheels still attached to frame (18x18 seat size) in back of a friend's Prius. We couldn't get the wheels to release so flipped down back and turned...
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