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    If they are measuring gastric emptying speed,...

    If they are measuring gastric emptying speed, there is a nuclear medicine test where you eat terrible tasting food laced with a radioactive isotope and then photos are taken of the food to see how...
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    If you suspect MS, you can contact the Multiple...

    If you suspect MS, you can contact the Multiple Sclerosis Association of American to see about getting assistance in paying for an MRI.
    I know it can be frustrating. I have had so many doctors...
  3. I have been told that some people develop...

    I have been told that some people develop shoulder strains in pushing manualk chairs. You did not mention your diagnosis. Some organizations, such as the NMSS, have second hand power chairs to...
  4. It is also believed that there are different...

    It is also believed that there are different types of MS. The vascular surgery might help with one type, and not another.
  5. Sorry, I made a goof - I meant to say the...

    Sorry, I made a goof - I meant to say the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. When I am tired, which is most of the time, my brain just doesn't work well - smiles.
  6. If you have any more MRI's to rule out MS, or to...

    If you have any more MRI's to rule out MS, or to confirm, the MUltiple Sclerosis Center of America might be able to help pay the cost. You can locate them on the web.
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    Thanks. I take the baclofen for the muscle...

    Thanks. I take the baclofen for the muscle spacticity in my thigh. I was concerned of the side effect of the baclofen, and whether it decreases colon motility. I am learning many meds do decrease...
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    nurses-baclofen and intestinal motility

    Does baclofen (oral) decrease GI motility? I have MS, diabetes, thyroid disease, and gastroparesis - so I am on multiple meds. I have torn muscles in my thigh, due to being hit and run over by an...
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    Get a bone scan!

    Skippy, my friend, speaking from experience when a truck ran over my legs and feet in '83, if you have a hairline fracture, they are more serious than a sharp brake. Hairline fractures cannot be...
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    congrats. Hope you are having a good summer.

    congrats. Hope you are having a good summer.
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    spiromitry test results

    Could the sci nurses, or someone else, tell me what the normal results for FVC, FEV, and FEV1 on a spiromity test are for a 58 year old 5 foot 4 inches, 243 pounds caucasion woman are? It is...
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    Thanks ever so much...able data has nothing...

    Thanks ever so much...able data has nothing listed.
  13. You might try taking a favorite recipe, plopping...

    You might try taking a favorite recipe, plopping everything unto a large piece of parchment or foil, and then folding ends to make kind of a circle, and then stick in the toaster oven. Don't need...
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    lidoderm pain patches & MS

    Has anyone used lidoderm pain patches with MS? If yes, what are your results?
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    home-made soy ice cream recipe?

    Does anyone have a recipe for home made soy ice cream that they have tried and had a positive experience with? I have tried a few ont he Internet, and they never freeze up for me. Thanks:popcorn:
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    There are 2 types of whole wheat flour - pastry,...

    There are 2 types of whole wheat flour - pastry, and normal. Pastry usually gives alighter loaf.
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    personal hygeine products

    Does anyone, or the SCI nurses, know of a perosnal hygiene product for wiping one's butt that is adjustable for one's body proportion? I am thinking of one that would have an adjustable angle and...
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    Thank you for the correction. I misread who...

    Thank you for the correction. I misread who began the thread. I am embarrassed, but life goes on. Thanks again.
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    Skippy - I think this page might be somewhere to...

    Skippy - I think this page might be somewhere to start in regards to the legality of all this. Doesn't help with the stress, although.

    http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/dd/licensing/licensing.shtml
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    Skippy - how stressful! She should have her...

    Skippy - how stressful! She should have her licensing posted in clear site. I suggest you request from SDS front desk a list of all liscensed group homes in our area. Don't need to give your...
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    Skippy - Dr. Marie Flesereau (not sure of...

    Skippy - Dr. Marie Flesereau (not sure of spelling) at OHSU pituitary unit is a specialist on this. I'd try to get a referral from the vets to go see her. She is Romanian, incidentally, so I guess...
  22. My cat's name is Pembe, which in turkish means...

    My cat's name is Pembe, which in turkish means pink. It is short for pink nose, which I first named him because of his adorable pink nose.
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    Canine Partners for LIfe (info@k94life.org) has...

    Canine Partners for LIfe (info@k94life.org) has info, and the MUltiple Sclerosis Foundation has a fact sheet on training service dogs for people with MS.
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    a couple suggestions. First, I agree to not...

    a couple suggestions. First, I agree to not give up. We are always here for you - nearly 24/7. Try going to a website, disabilitykey to get hints on applying for ssdi. The other thing you must...
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    I am not familiar with swelling in MS patients,...

    I am not familiar with swelling in MS patients, but my first thought is to have your sodium levels checked by yoru PCP. YOu might simply be retaining too much water. Often when we are dx with...
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