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  1. Poll: Hi, I'm in the US and have medicare as my...

    Hi, I'm in the US and have medicare as my primary. I receive three catheters per month and change bi-monthly.

    Miss September, I have similar issues and am contemplating making the same change. ...
  2. Thread: New catheter.

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    Yeah, I guessed that they are but since the nurse...

    Yeah, I guessed that they are but since the nurse had never used or even heard of them she was a little resistant.
  3. Thread: New catheter.

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    Oh, that's good to know. I plan on trying them...

    Oh, that's good to know. I plan on trying them the next time the catheter is changed so I'll keep that in mind.
  4. Thread: New catheter.

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    Hi, I recently contacted the company and they...

    Hi,

    I recently contacted the company and they were happy to send a few samples. Unfortunately my nurses are unfamiliar with them and are reluctant to use them as they've "never been trained." ...
  5. Thread: Belly bag issue

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    GJ has great advice on cleaning the bags and it's...

    GJ has great advice on cleaning the bags and it's pretty much on par with the what I do. Also, I wanted to mention that I've noticed that the Teleflex bags do not have an odor whereas the Bard need...
  6. Thread: Belly bag issue

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    Are you wearing it continuously for several days...

    Are you wearing it continuously for several days or changing to a bed bag at night? If you are changing at night what are you using to clean the belly bag?
  7. Thread: Home Health

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    Hello, Mine is changed every two weeks by The...

    Hello,

    Mine is changed every two weeks by The Visiting Nurse Services of New York. I have had them since my initial surgery in 2002.
  8. Wow, I can't believe that I almost got rid of my...

    Wow, I can't believe that I almost got rid of my copy just last week. When was this book banned?
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    I'm in a power chair and transfer to shower chair...

    I'm in a power chair and transfer to shower chair using two person lift. Once finished I remain in my chair for the rest of time -- cut, blow dry, or roll and set.
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    Thanks, Sue, for the advice on what to do in case...

    Thanks, Sue, for the advice on what to do in case of mouth issues -- dry mouth was also one that I was warned about. I have Biotene on hand and will look into L-Lysine. On Tuesday (1/15) my port...
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    Hello, KLD, the radiation treatments will be...

    Hello,

    KLD, the radiation treatments will be localized and should therefore, with proper preventative care (lead shields) in place, perhaps this will not cause a problem. For common side effects...
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    Thank you so so much, everyone for your...

    Thank you so so much, everyone for your thoughtful replies.

    Colleen, if I may ask, did you have breast cancer or another form? I was told that my side effects would somewhat be in cycles --...
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    Breast Cancer

    Hi Liz,

    I know that your post was made last year, but I thought that my recent developments might still be of interest. In October, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a lumpectomy to...
  14. Thread: Shoes????

    by Mikki
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    I always have on some type of foot covering in...

    I always have on some type of foot covering in order to protect my feet. When indoors, I wear regular slippers or ballerina slippers and when outdoors, I always wear shoes. Living in a large city...
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    I have a similar issue. I am currently using a...

    I have a similar issue. I am currently using a hospital bed but would like to upgrade to something larger and less institutional. I have considered the regular automatic beds but as a c5/c6 quad, I...
  16. Thread: My New Apartment

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    Wow I love it and the terrace is key! Congrats,...

    Wow I love it and the terrace is key! Congrats, you will be sooo happy living on your own.
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    Love Love Love!!!

    Love Love Love!!!
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    Tiff, I have always found that Tylenol works...

    Tiff, I have always found that Tylenol works better for me when bringing down temps. That and...frozen food packets on my neck and wrists (no laughing). In the summer, I have terrible battles with...
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    Ha Ha Ha! I used to knock myself in the head all...

    Ha Ha Ha! I used to knock myself in the head all the time, forgetting that I was wearing the splints... too funny! You can also roll up small hand towels to whatever size works best with your...
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    Hi Keps! I have this problem occasionally with...

    Hi Keps!

    I have this problem occasionally with my toes. And once I had a really bad fungus that would not go away and they actually did pull my toenail off and it grew back! I wonder there's...
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    Hi Guys I had...HAD an appointment with Dr....

    Hi Guys

    I had...HAD an appointment with Dr. Mark Odrich on E. 71st and then I got the starting of a pressure sore and had to cancel. I will try again for next week or the following.

    I was...
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    ALL THE TIME!!! I was hospitalized again in...

    ALL THE TIME!!! I was hospitalized again in October for a few months and met a new friend while there who is still there. Whenever I go and visit her (last week) it always hits me like if you visit...
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    Wow! Thank You soooo much for the head's up! ...

    Wow! Thank You soooo much for the head's up!
    I have been looking into this for the past few years but the costs
    are steep, I sent my name in and will keep you posted.

    Mikki
  24. Thread: Gmail

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    I'm not understanding the the whole gmail thing. ...

    I'm not understanding the the whole gmail thing. It seems as if everyone is getting one now and I see them listed on a lot of the blogs. What is the difference or the benefit compared to a regular...
  25. Thread: atrophy ?

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    I am a quad w/atrophy in legs. My left arm had...

    I am a quad w/atrophy in legs. My left arm had atrophy until I had my tendon transfer and then it bulked up again...I think do to more usage.
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