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    You should still use some of bridging your...

    You should still use some of bridging your heels.(KLD)
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    Sheepskin doesn't do much for pressure reduction,...

    Sheepskin doesn't do much for pressure reduction, it helps more with friction. You can certainly fold it into a pad to bridge (float) heels though.For those with significant plantarflexion...
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    There must have been a reason to suggest to...

    There must have been a reason to suggest to miralax? Maybe the provider was trying to limit the amount of products you are using daily to have a bowel movement?

    Senokot works differently on...
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    You can see localized inflammation on an xray....

    You can see localized inflammation on an xray. X-rays are primarily looking at anatomy on the inside. Most surgeons like a plain film xray prior to getting a MRI or CT scan. If something is irregular...
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    The people I know who drive from a manual chair...

    The people I know who drive from a manual chair and use a ZX1 use the ZX1 to enter their van on the ramp, and then undock from the ZX1 and then either transfer to a seat, or drive from their...
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    Everything in moderation is not just a phrase it...

    Everything in moderation is not just a phrase it is a recommendation
    pbr
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    Search under "heel elevating pillows". (KLD)

    Search under "heel elevating pillows".

    (KLD)
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    Lots of these available, although they don't work...

    Lots of these available, although they don't work well for any position except laying flat on your back, and if you have a lot of spasms, your legs may not stay in place.

    Here is one from Amazon:...
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    Is this the first time you’ve discovered this...

    Is this the first time you’ve discovered this phenomenon?
    alcohol is a depressant with respect to muscles and central nervous system
    pbr
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    Yes, this is a common problem in women with...

    Yes, this is a common problem in women with tetraplegia, especially if you have no or decreased nipple sensation. It appears that the reflex that stimulates the hormones maintaining milk production...
  11. What are your specific symptoms that you are...

    What are your specific symptoms that you are having associated with menopause?
    The treatment that your GYN would recommend is to address the specific symptoms you are experiencing?

    Yes blood...
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    Additionally some antidepressants are effective...

    Additionally some antidepressants are effective with neuropathic pain e.g. citalopram.
    you don’t have to be depressed to take the medication

    pbr
  13. It is worth seeking medical care to get this...

    It is worth seeking medical care to get this checked out. Long term bleeding is not normal.

    i know how hard it is to go back to anyone who has tainted your trust. But you need to let the surgeon...
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    Here is the one at the Wynn Encore: ...

    Here is the one at the Wynn Encore:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBbI1LEMcNg

    (KLD)
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    Yes, there are ceiling track lifts in some of the...

    Yes, there are ceiling track lifts in some of the accessible rooms at several Las Vegas hotels, including Treasure Island, Mirage, Bellagio, the Wynn, Aria, and the Encore.

    Here is an example at...
  16. This exam is no longer called the ASIA (American...

    This exam is no longer called the ASIA (American Spinal Injury Association). It is now called the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI). What you...
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    Tegretol may be an option, but you have to be...

    Tegretol may be an option, but you have to be monitored closely for side effects with blood testing, and stop if your labs indicate elevate liver function studies (LFT) or electrolyte imbalances. It...
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    Have you considered wearing a skirt instead of...

    Have you considered wearing a skirt instead of slacks? This would make it much easier to use a female urinal. Here are a couple of examples.

    I have never seen this one before, but it is on...
  19. Good information above. I can not think of too...

    Good information above. I can not think of too many people who are still using the PIE. I do know of a few who are using the Peristeen, and they have mixed feelings about it. Given that everyone...
  20. Thanks for the pointers gjnl. With the snowstorm...

    Thanks for the pointers gjnl. With the snowstorm on the east coast, had some trouble getting on yesterday.

    I would concur with everything that has been said. It is not uncommon to experience...
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    Still practiced today. I would start with less...

    Still practiced today. I would start with less weight and gradually build up to 10 lbs. Fatiguing the diaphragm is not going to help it get stronger and may mak matters worse.
    ckf
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    While it is not ideal to have to have surgery to...

    While it is not ideal to have to have surgery to repair the fissure a second time, to me this seems like a reasonable approach. Given that the fistula opened up in less than a year, it obviously...
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    Not sure what the PA said, but the fusion that is...

    Not sure what the PA said, but the fusion that is occurring below the level of injury is probably due to the surgery that you had for the disc problem. That could be irritating that area, but you...
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    That may work for the height issue, but it does...

    That may work for the height issue, but it does not resolve the inability to use a mechanical lift for transfers because you cannot get under a platform bed or a mattress/box spring on the floor.
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    Most of the weight should be supported through...

    Most of the weight should be supported through the thigh hooks, partially through the trunk support. It should not ride up into your armpits if properly adjusted for you. Excessive pressure in your...
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