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    A plastic surgeon.

    A plastic surgeon.
  2. Thread: smartdrive ?

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    I like mine. It's of no use in the...

    I like mine. It's of no use in the house......which is good.
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    Suck it out with an anoscope.

    Suck it out with an anoscope.
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    I just had 2 advancement flaps done. One in July...

    I just had 2 advancement flaps done. One in July 2018 and the other in June 2017. I am 6' 1" and about 180lbs. I was injured in 1977 so my butt is now pretty flat or the tissue there is pretty...
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    Looks like a burn to me. Hot water from your...

    Looks like a burn to me. Hot water from your shower?
  6. Thread: catheter change

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    Well if you've had an indwelling urethral...

    Well if you've had an indwelling urethral catheter for 41 years I guess it works for you. My understanding is a urethral indwelling catheter is not a good way to manage your bladder. I was told it...
  7. Thanks Steverino, As you so brilliantly...

    Thanks Steverino, As you so brilliantly suggested, I think my best bet is to find the bill's sponsor in FL, contact them and find out what drove them to enact the law. It must have been a rather...
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    Thanks Mize. But no Krogers in my area. I will...

    Thanks Mize. But no Krogers in my area. I will check with other large chain stores (BJ's, Costco, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, etc.) Do you know where the drug is manufactured?
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/OTC-OMEPRAZOLE-20-mg-120-...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/OTC-OMEPRAZOLE-20-mg-120-Capsules-Acid-Reducer-Exp-MAR-2020/143104169011?hash=item2151ac5433:g:WsgAAOSwAzxcDFft

    This is the omeprazole ad from eBay. The seller gave me my...
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    WARNING on OTC Omeprazole!!

    My insurance recently stopped covering omeprazole because it is now available over the counter (OTC). So I looked around the internet and found a good deal on eBay, 120 capsules for only $13.99. ...
  11. Real estate taxes exemption in Florida for quadriplegics, but why?

    I am a Massachusetts resident. My father had a condominium in Florida and I came to realize if the property was in my name and I lived there full-time I would not have to pay real estate taxes.
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  12. Smart Drive Configure settings on push track her wrist band by app

    A physical therapist told me the other day I can download an app from Max Mobility to configure the settings on the PushTracker wristband instead of trying to push those damn little buttons on the...
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    I tried the Hollister Advance Plus Pocket...

    I tried the Hollister Advance Plus Pocket Intermittent Catheter that uses a gel instead of a hydrophyllic solution. Same deal....I just can't get the catheter beyond my prostate or sphincter or the...
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    Cutting Fingernails?

    How do you guys and gals cut your fingernails? I am a C6-7 quad and I really can't use a fingernail clipper on myself. I have been just chewing down my nails my whole life until last week I chipped...
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    I have an ileostomy that was done after I...

    I have an ileostomy that was done after I contracted c. Diff. in the hospital and went septic. Almost "shuffled off my mortal coil" and woke up a couple days later with the ileostomy. Spews 24/7...
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    The older you get, the less vitamin D your body...

    The older you get, the less vitamin D your body makes from the sun. The range your vitamin D should be in is 33-100. I take 1000 IU a day.
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    My vote is for a warm climate.

    My vote is for a warm climate.
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    Any suggestions anybody? I have a pretty good...

    Any suggestions anybody? I have a pretty good grip between my index finger and thumb but I still cannot grab the slippery catheter strongly enough to insert the last 2" into my bladder. It's such a...
  19. Medicare will cover touches or "all in one"...

    Medicare will cover touches or "all in one" catheter systems only if you've had 2 documented UTI's in the past 12 months.
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    Gee Fu, I am still unable to advance the...

    Gee Fu, I am still unable to advance the catheter the last one or 2 inches past the sphincter so the catheter will drain my bladder. The catheter and the plastic sheathing are simply too slippery...
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    Fu, yesterday I tried to use a VaPro Plus...

    Fu, yesterday I tried to use a VaPro Plus catheter..... not the pocket type but the straight catheter. I had great difficulty trying to push the catheter beyond my sphincter and into my bladder. I...
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    Couple more questions regarding the VaPro Plus...

    Couple more questions regarding the VaPro Plus catheters; Do you swab the head of your dick and meatus with betadine at all? Do you still wash your hands before catheterizing? I opened 2 VaPro...
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    Is there any difference between the VaPro Plus...

    Is there any difference between the VaPro Plus Pocket catheter and the VaPro Plus catheter?
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    Do you guys find the VaPro Plus catheters are too...

    Do you guys find the VaPro Plus catheters are too wobbly or not rigid enough to advance past the sphincter easily? I hav used some soft latex catheters that give me trouble passing through the...
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    VaPro Catheters by Hollister?

    Anyone here use the VaPro intermittent catheter made by Hollister? It looks like a very cool all in one catheter. The only downside is they are very expensive. Thank you!
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