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    That's absolutely true.

    That's absolutely true.
  2. Thread: Warfarin???

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    I was on Warfarin for about a year after a DVT,...

    I was on Warfarin for about a year after a DVT, leg. I didn't like it because of all the bleeding not to mention the hassle of tests. I lost a lot of blood in a bowel program incident on it, had to...
  3. That sounds really interesting. My concern here...

    That sounds really interesting. My concern here would be validating the software to make sure it is bug-free. A bug in tablet software controlling the seat could be dangerous. I use a tablet all the...
  4. I agree with that but for those of us used to RWD...

    I agree with that but for those of us used to RWD it's tough to use Permobil since they discontinued the Street and their RWD chair hasn't been updated in many years, if they still sell it. I've been...
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    liminal illnesses

    I'm a para living alone. When I'm healthy, I have no problems with independence. I can do all transfers and manage things easily.

    When I'm very sick, I'm in a hospital. Not much I can do about...
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    Nothing is as good as good tomatoes in season....

    Nothing is as good as good tomatoes in season. I'm sad the season is just about ending now. In the peak of summer I had such a great meal with fresh tomatoes and pasta. Those tomatoes and that sauce...
  7. Thread: UTI with cough?

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    By Sunday evening my temp was up to 103 degrees,...

    By Sunday evening my temp was up to 103 degrees, I was too weak to transfer, and I had to call EMS.

    The hospital was the usual frustrating experience. By the end of just two days I was frazzled,...
  8. Thread: UTI with cough?

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    Sigh, all the symptoms are getting worse, temp at...

    Sigh, all the symptoms are getting worse, temp at 101.5, messy leakage, cough too worse. Last time temp got this high it kept rising and I did have to be hospitalized, six years ago. If I call the...
  9. Thread: UTI with cough?

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    UTI with cough?

    Sadly, my four year antibiotic-free lifestyle might be coming to an end.

    I have typical UTI symptoms: cloudiness, discharge, incontinence, elevated temperature usually in the mid 99s. It's been...
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    For me Levaquin worked. I had a very long course...

    For me Levaquin worked. I had a very long course of it, I don't remember exactly but it was very long, might have been a six week course. (I'd been fighting klebsiella for months). But I agree with...
  11. I personally use something called flex shoes,...

    I personally use something called flex shoes, http://www.comfortclothing.com/edemaflexshoes.html . These are made for diabetics and are mostly for people with edema problems. They are just a soft...
  12. Thread: check toenails

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    check toenails

    This is just a note to check your toenails. I just found out that one of my toenails had curled around and grown into my toe. It could have caused all kinds of problems had I not caught it. It would...
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    KLD - Can you say more about medicinal charcoal...

    KLD -
    Can you say more about medicinal charcoal tablets? Can they be used for bowel gas that is not severe (like in the OP) but more moderate? I thought charcoal caused nausea by the way.
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    I find my seat elevator useful. I don't use it...

    I find my seat elevator useful. I don't use it much, but it gives me more flexibility when I do. I use it for sitting at high tables in restaurants or bars, and also sometimes for reaching for...
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    For me it was like this: - I had a lot of...

    For me it was like this:

    - I had a lot of nausea one evening and threw up a large amount of undigested food from lunch. I assumed it was either a UTI, or food poisoning, or just some random upset...
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    small bowel obstruction recovery diet

    I'm home after being in the hospital briefly for a partial small bowel obstruction. It was resolved with an NG tube for a day.

    The hospitalist seemed to think this was most likely caused by...
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    The tube is out finally. At the end it hurt less...

    The tube is out finally. At the end it hurt less because it was taped so much more securely.
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    IV morphine immediately removed all the pain, and...

    IV morphine immediately removed all the pain, and I was able to get some sleep. As long as I can sleep at night, I think I can put up with pain during the day. The nurse also taped the tube more...
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    Dealing with nasal gastric tube

    I wound up in the hospital with a small bowel obstruction. I was throwing up all night before I came in.

    The hospital has me on an NG tube hoping the obstruction will resolve on its own. I find it...
  20. Bob Clark used a dilute bleach like substance...

    Bob Clark used a dilute bleach like substance whose formula I cannot remember, which he introduced using a short tube. He later used one of the microcyn variants. I use povidone-iodine without a...
  21. Thread: Using Uber?

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    Uber has a couple of dedicated options in...

    Uber has a couple of dedicated options in addition to its normal options: uberAssist and uberWAV. uberASSIST supposedly can be used for people with manual chairs who might need a bit of extra space...
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    The main thing I care about in a mattress is...

    The main thing I care about in a mattress is avoiding pressure sores. I’d be interested in this information.

    When I sleep I stay in one position for hours, sometimes on side, so I need to be sure...
  23. My UTI protocol for intermittent catheterization, update

    About four years ago I posted a description of my UTI avoidance protocol, http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?93494-Recipes-for-avoiding-UTI-s&p=1740498&viewfull=1#post1740498 . This protocol...
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    I have the iPhone 8, which I like, but not a...

    I have the iPhone 8, which I like, but not a quad. That said, Apple has huge sets of menus under accessibility and seems to care about the issue. I would consider contacting Apple directly explaining...
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    Video on the demise of WheelchairJunkie.com

    Mark Smith just posted a video explaining why he took down WheelchairJunkie.com, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OTCyqW3m9U . I miss that site actually and although there are other powerchair sites,...
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