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  1. Thread: kidney stone

    by SCI-Nurse
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    When a physician says a kidney stone will pass,...

    When a physician says a kidney stone will pass, they mean they think it will pass from the kidney down the ureter into your bladder. This can be an extremely painful process, and can cause blockage...
  2. It is definitely not healthy to have a bowel...

    It is definitely not healthy to have a bowel movement only once a month! Liver disease can have symptoms in the urine, as high levels of liver enzymes can be passed from the blood stream into the...
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    Xrays of what? MRIs of what? CAT scans of what? ...

    Xrays of what? MRIs of what? CAT scans of what? I agree that an exam by a urologist may be indicated as well. Do you know what your CRP (blood test) level is? A hidden infection someplace will...
  4. The North American SCI Consortium (NASCIC)

    Received this information in an ASIA members' newsletter:




    (KLD)
  5. I hope you mean urethra, not ureter. Squirting...

    I hope you mean urethra, not ureter. Squirting anything up the ureter is nearly impossible, and potentially dangerous.

    (KLD)
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    I think you are mistaking the insurance company...

    I think you are mistaking the insurance company paying for the modifications with covering (insuring) the modifications.

    There are organizations that have purchased modified vans for disabled...
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    Maybe you should consider moving to a different...

    Maybe you should consider moving to a different state with a better DOR!!! Suggest you look at the fund raising option.

    (KLD)
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    Did you read the bill? ...

    Did you read the bill? https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1318/text



    This would prohibit practices such as those where a well-known disability activist was denied a...
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    Please note that this bill will NOT require that...

    Please note that this bill will NOT require that airlines set up systems to allow people to ride in planes in their wheelchairs...it will only require that a feasibility study be done about this. It...
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    Some people have raised money for a van with a...

    Some people have raised money for a van with a GoFundMe type account. You might consider doing this, but be careful to avoid setting it up in such a way that it may be considered income for you. You...
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    Actually, volume IS important, and not just in...

    Actually, volume IS important, and not just in high pressure bladders. This has been shown in several research studies, which is why it is included in the clinical practice guideline about bladder...
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    Suggest you speak to your VR counselor's...

    Suggest you speak to your VR counselor's supervisor. How do you get to school now? It is very common to get VR to pay for a vehicle or at least vehicle modifications in order for you to get to school...
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    You have used that brand and found them...

    You have used that brand and found them unsatisfactory?

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    It is really difficult to respond to questions...

    It is really difficult to respond to questions like this when there is no indication what country, province or state you live in (please add to your profile) and what insurance you have. Level of...
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    I like the Dale 3 panel abdominal binder: ...

    I like the Dale 3 panel abdominal binder: https://www.amazon.com/Dale-Medical-410-Abdominal-Stretches/dp/B00W9JJ722/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1503367624&sr=8-2&keywords=dale%2Babdominal%2Bbinder&th=1
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  16. Thread: Eclipse

    by SCI-Nurse
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    Actually, that is not the case. There will be...

    Actually, that is not the case. There will be another in 2024. https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/future/

    (KLD)
  17. Thread: Eclipse

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    Wow, in Olympia you should have had about a 95%...

    Wow, in Olympia you should have had about a 95% eclipse at about 10:25 AM. Are you sure it was only 50% (perhaps you were looking too early)? My sister from Anacortes is camping in Idaho in an area...
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    You need urodynamics done again. Likely the Botox...

    You need urodynamics done again. Likely the Botox is no longer working, and you have a high pressure bladder. Prostatitis is diagnosed by lab work (elevated PSA) and a rectal prostate exam, and is...
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    To help avoid problems with orthostatic...

    To help avoid problems with orthostatic hypotension in the morning when getting up into your chair, a combination of the following is best:



    Drink at least 8 oz. of fluid at least 30 minutes...
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    Actually, frequent UTIs are rarely related to...

    Actually, frequent UTIs are rarely related to technique or supplies used for catheterization for those who do self intermittent catheterization. Much more common are problems with 1) high bladder...
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    You can ask your physician to write a letter...

    You can ask your physician to write a letter medically justifying the need for catheters. It may help for them to pay for it. It is certainly worth a try.

    In my opinion, you need to have a...
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    You could have a stone up in the upper tract. ...

    You could have a stone up in the upper tract. Have you had a flat plate or renal scan? That would show up on these. I would ask my primary care doctor to work me up with this in mind. Just a shot...
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    Come on guys/ A little patience with each other....

    Come on guys/ A little patience with each other.

    ckf
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    I don't know if you have a bed that you can...

    I don't know if you have a bed that you can elevate your head a little at a time when you wake up. I would also check your oxygen level and your BP - although it sounds as though you are have had an...
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    Thanks, gj Appreciate your advice. ckf

    Thanks, gj
    Appreciate your advice.
    ckf
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