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  1. Great news. Let us know how the Botox works for...

    Great news. Let us know how the Botox works for you. Good luck.
  2. If your doctor is a board certified pain...

    If your doctor is a board certified pain specialist, then you should be talking with him. I am sure he/she can suggest what to do next. You haven't mentioned why you haven't talked seen him/her to...
  3. Why don't you see your doctor, and make a plan? ...

    Why don't you see your doctor, and make a plan?

    You can always take your scripts somewhere else. They don't want you filling multiple scripts for opioids at multiple pharmacies.

    What kind of...
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    What terrible news. I am so sorry to hear of...

    What terrible news. I am so sorry to hear of your great loss Ami. My goodness.... FTD? Just, a shock.

    We have missed you very much here, and appreciate you coming back to post. Your...
  5. Yup, I've had stuff like this happen all the...

    Yup, I've had stuff like this happen all the time.

    Don't have the procedure using the lesser amount. Talk with the doctor first. Let the doctor push her own staff to be more polite with you and...
  6. Thread: Pneumonia

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    Fortunately, he is recovering at home so far. No...

    Fortunately, he is recovering at home so far. No ER visits, but saw his Primary care doctor right the day after he spiked a fever.
  7. Thread: Pneumonia

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    Pneumonia

    Anyone who has had pneumonia? Wondering what your recovery was like, and if you have any advice.

    My Dad is a 75 year old walking incomplete para. He's had a rough past 6 months with multiple...
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    This is the type of ice pack my Dad uses. ...

    This is the type of ice pack my Dad uses.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FONJ8G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It is soft, so safe to sit on and wont cause a pressure...
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    Are yours swollen all of the time, or they just...

    Are yours swollen all of the time, or they just swell while you are doing your bowel program and then regress?

    My Dad's swell when he does his bowels. So then he uses Preparation - H. Make sure...
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    My Dad has used it on his right butt / hip pain. ...

    My Dad has used it on his right butt / hip pain. One of his PT's was really into it. He used to think it helped his pain. Somehow he got off using it. Now when I suggest using it again he...
  11. Thread: Raised Toilet Seat

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    That was also how we felt. My Dad is a big guy...

    That was also how we felt.

    My Dad is a big guy - almost 6' 2". And a walking para. He plops down on that toilet seat, and it handles it well. We looked at those elevated toilet seats that...
  12. Yup, they denied my Dad's sideguards too. In...

    Yup, they denied my Dad's sideguards too. In theory, they are not there to protect your skin, as a well fit chair means your body doesn't touch the wheels. They are there to keep your clothes...
  13. Thread: Raised Toilet Seat

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    My Dad needs a lot of padding and stability and...

    My Dad needs a lot of padding and stability and has used the Activaid elevated toilet seat since he was injured. You buy the frame, choose the type of seat you want (size, thickness, design). It is...
  14. punctuation is your friend..... I promise you.....

    punctuation is your friend..... I promise you.....
  15. Interesting. Thanks for sharing. I suspect we...

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    I suspect we are all doing it differently, so it is useful to hear your situation.
  16. Monthly? What do you mean by monthly? My Dad...

    Monthly? What do you mean by monthly?

    My Dad has been instilling Gent twice a day for approaching 3 years.
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    My father has benign essential tremor in his...

    My father has benign essential tremor in his dominant (right) hand. He has had traces of it for many years, with a bit more progression over the past few years. He first noticed it when he would be...
  18. Thanks for posting this.

    Thanks for posting this.
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    I agree. Haven't found a link to the one in the...

    I agree. Haven't found a link to the one in the original video, but didn't look very hard. That one looks the simplest in design, and the ease of coupling is very attractive.

    Can anyone tell...
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    A manual wheelchair... becomes a scooter

    Has anyone seen one of these before? New to me...

    https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/7ot52z/attachment_for_wheelchairs/
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    Well said.

    Well said.
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    For occasional constipation, my Dad's SCI doctor...

    For occasional constipation, my Dad's SCI doctor recommends increasing doses of Miralax. If that fails, Milk of Magnesia. If that fails, THEN try Magnesium citrate. He recommends trying something,...
  23. Which product do you have? The Comfortuff or the...

    Which product do you have? The Comfortuff or the older light grey version of the cushion?

    The older cushion didn't even last 3 months, nevermind 3 years, before it started to split. But it was...
  24. I also called the manufacturer multiple times to...

    I also called the manufacturer multiple times to clarify the cushion options, how they are different, which were compatible with our base etc.. I agree that their website was not sufficient. The...
  25. We were also patching our cushion for 10 years...

    We were also patching our cushion for 10 years with duct tape (not pretty). Yes, they have finally made a cushion that serves as a replacement on your current base, as long as your base is the "new"...
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