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    I used to try this kind of thing for a while...

    I used to try this kind of thing for a while before it stopped working. But intermittent cathing is a lot easier actually.
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    I've been using MK group 24s for over a decade,...

    I've been using MK group 24s for over a decade, always been very happy with them. The last pair I got does perhaps not hold a charge as long. HOWEVER I have not had these batteries for very long, and...
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    I'm the opposite: when I had difficulty with...

    I'm the opposite: when I had difficulty with insertion I found that increasing the Fr size from 14Fr to 15Fr helped, because the 15Fr was stiffer. But that was with red rubber type, which are...
  4. Thread: hemorrhoids

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    hemorrhoids

    Had these for a while, now they are bleeding a bit for at least a day at a time. Not sure if any realistic options. The surgery options I read about on here, I don't see how they'd work for me. I...
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    Dear KLD, I've profoundly respected your well...

    Dear KLD,

    I've profoundly respected your well thought out and well researched posts here over the years. You've helped me a lot dealing with new injury from your specific suggestions, but also...
  6. Data on risks of hospital stay for SCI patients?

    Is there any data on how risky it is for an SCI patient to be in a hospital for minor surgery as compared to a non-SCI patient?

    I'm concerned about elevated risks of:



    Nosocomial...
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    I'm not going to agree to surgery based on some...

    I'm not going to agree to surgery based on some image when I have no symptoms. I am not sure doctors understand how hard and dangerous it can be to recover from surgery with SCI. That is why I think...
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    scared of PET scan

    My doctor wants me to get a PET scan including of the brain. But I looked online and it involves introducing radioactive things into the body.

    I just feel weird and uncomfortable about having...
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    Taming high gas bills

    Two part question:

    (1) Is it normal to want the indoor temperature to be as high as 74?? I get really cold when the temperature is below 70?.

    (2) Does anyone else have a problem with very...
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    For what it's worth, I've been using Nest for a...

    For what it's worth, I've been using Nest for a number of years. It is extremely helpful. I definitely recommend a remote thermostat if it's hard to get out of bed or if you have difficult regulating...
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    I agree, the Body Point strap is excellent. It's...

    I agree, the Body Point strap is excellent. It's made very well, excellent craftsmanship. (Kind of unusual to see such good craftsmanship these days). I think the one I use is called their...
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    Problem with Reply

    I've been having difficulties using Reply with Quote. I can type characters into the reply box, except for the space character, typing which has no effect.

    Mac/Chrome.
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    Not sure exactly. I'd say it's about a half-inch...

    Not sure exactly. I'd say it's about a half-inch thicker than a standard unpadded seat. So about an inch.
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    I've now tried out that Cloud Soft padded toilet...

    I've now tried out that Cloud Soft padded toilet seat I mentioned above, for about three months. See http://www.cloudsoftseats.com/ .

    It is much better than any other seat I've used. It is...
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    I found this as well, I have been getting better,...

    I found this as well, I have been getting better, if a bit slower, results with Dulcolax as compared to Magic Bullet. Thank you for the suggestion.
  16. I personally gave up years ago on getting...

    I personally gave up years ago on getting Medicare funding for a wheelchair. For one thing, they only want something that can be used indoors, and I like to go outdoors sometimes. I also like a chair...
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    Personally, I immediately get C&S if I feel like...

    Personally, I immediately get C&S if I feel like I might be coming down with a UTI (I look for slight temperature, cloudiness, chills, and nausea personally). The reason for this is that if the...
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    Antibiotic resistance in action: video

    This article and video showing bacteria developing drug resistance is kind of cool: http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/09/stunning-videos-of-evolution-in-action/499136/
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    My experience agrees. I had longstanding chronic...

    My experience agrees. I had longstanding chronic UTIs that were not cured until I saw an infectious disease doctor (even though I have a superb urologist).
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    Personally, I use sani-hands wipes for hands, but...

    Personally, I use sani-hands wipes for hands, but I also use betadyne swabs (3 each time), which I think have more liquid on them than wipes. I am a believer in Bob Clark's analysis, and always try...
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    I have seen a motility specialist but they don't...

    I have seen a motility specialist but they don't have much terribly helpful to suggest. Rather, whatever they do suggest tends to stop working after a while. The specialist did say bowel motility...
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    high miralax doses?

    I've been taking 4 Miralax doses per day, that is 68 g/day. I've been doing this for a week or so. How long is it safe to keep this up?

    Note: it isn't very convenient, and makes it tough to leave...
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    My reading of these threads has not persuaded me...

    My reading of these threads has not persuaded me that this product is efficacious for intermittent cathing. I have had difficulty locating sufficient numbers of successful intermittent cath user...
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    But that is precisely my point: you have not...

    But that is precisely my point: you have not actually cited any "anecdotal reports from intermittent catheter users that bladder instillation with these products has reduced the number and frequency...
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    When I asked for evidence that the product...

    When I asked for evidence that the product benefits intermittent catheterization users, the product's main proponent, gjnl, cited three threads (see this post in response to my request for evidence...
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