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    Easy to do with most USA leg bags that have a...

    Easy to do with most USA leg bags that have a hard plastic drain port, like the Bard FlipFlo or Hollister bags.

    When you set up the leg bag with your catheter, just cut off the excess tubing at...
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    Although the Peristeen rectal catheters are sold...

    Although the Peristeen rectal catheters are sold as single use, most users use them over and over until the balloon springs a leak...that could be as long as a month each.

    (KLD)
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    I can not think of anything to contribute. Did...

    I can not think of anything to contribute. Did your medicatioins change? Activity level?
    Have you read the Neurogenic Bowel "pamphlet" posted on this forum?
    grasping at straws.....
    ckf
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    I don't think it is related to the vest, but it...

    I don't think it is related to the vest, but it is worth having it checked out - by your pulmonologist or a respiratory therapist.
    Good suggestion-
    ckf
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    If you want to try TENS - which might help - I...

    If you want to try TENS - which might help - I would suggest getting a PT referral so that they can help you find the best placement of the pads. To try to do it yourself may only end up frustrating...
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    This was a requirement of their FDA approval. It...

    This was a requirement of their FDA approval. It was not a choice of the company, and they don't require it in any other country where they distribute. It has been used in Europe for many, many...
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    Saw "The Report" tonight in a sneak preview. Adam...

    Saw "The Report" tonight in a sneak preview. Adam Driver was excellent, as was Annette Benning.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-n9vz-qXIo

    (KLD)
  8. See your private messages. (KLD)

    See your private messages.

    (KLD)
  9. Where is your mom located (country, state,...

    Where is your mom located (country, state, region)?

    A neurologist would not be a good choice; they are best at making diagnosis but have little or no training in long-term health needs nor...
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    Sticky: Updating the links above: For physiatrists in...

    Updating the links above:

    For physiatrists in the USA: https://members.aapmr.org/AAPMR/AAPMR_FINDER.aspx

    and for those board certified in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine:
    ...
  11. You don't need to have a sling "muscled" under...

    You don't need to have a sling "muscled" under you. If you use either a Surehands Body Support or a so-called "hygiene" sling for other mobile floor lifts, they are easy to apply for your attendants...
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    Saw "Waves" tonight in a sneak. It won't open...

    Saw "Waves" tonight in a sneak. It won't open until early December. Very popular at the Toronto Film Festival in Sept. Gut wrenching story about a father and his two children (son and daughter) and...
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    Here is some information about scoliosis. In...

    Here is some information about scoliosis. In people with SCI it often occurs due to uneven spasticity of the trunk and poor postural support when trunk muscles are paralyzed.

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    I liked this too. It was panned by critics, but I...

    I liked this too. It was panned by critics, but I loved Ed Norton's performance as a 1950s NYC private eye with Tourette's syndrome. Cinematography was also excellent.

    Other films I have seen...
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    I would wager that you purchased a one-time/one...

    I would wager that you purchased a one-time/one computer download license of Dragon for your computer. This does not allow you to legally copy the program over to another computer, and the software...
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    It sounds like your pulmonologist should be able...

    It sounds like your pulmonologist should be able to answer your questions. Let us know what the answer is.
    ckf
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    Thank you for your service!

    Thank you to all our Veteran members of CC. From all the SCI-Nurses
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    Sticky: Bump. (KLD)

    Bump.

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    So do you have a fixed scoliosis? Would bracing...

    So do you have a fixed scoliosis? Would bracing help?

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    This is why you need to see the ostomy nurse to...

    This is why you need to see the ostomy nurse to get your stoma site marked with you sitting in your wheelchair...both naked and with your slacks on.

    (KLD)
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    Have you been evaluated by a physiatrist and/or...

    Have you been evaluated by a physiatrist and/or an orthopedic surgeon for these issues?

    (KLD)
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    Unlikely this is related to your SCI, as...

    Unlikely this is related to your SCI, as hypoinflation is a much more likely result of partial respiratory muscle paralysis. Did you have a history of smoking or exposure to chemicals that could...
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    This is not normal, and is actually a cardinal...

    This is not normal, and is actually a cardinal sign of an ascending syrinx (post-traumatic syringomyelia). You need to see your primary care physician and get referred to a good neurosurgeon who is...
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    Most insurances cover your ostomy supplies, and...

    Most insurances cover your ostomy supplies, and most follow the same guidelines as for Medicare coverage.
    https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/ostomy-supplies

    How many you need, and what they cost,...
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    A lot depends on where the colostomy will be done...

    A lot depends on where the colostomy will be done (descending, transverse, or ascending colon), and if the procedure will be done with traditional surgery or with a laparoscopic procedure. Recovery...
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