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    I got some bad bruising w/o swelling bc of...

    I got some bad bruising w/o swelling bc of ruptured tendons in my toes - doesn’t show up on xray and toes were basically floppy as heck beyond (below? distal to?) rupture point. Was able to avoid...
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    Hemp derived CBD will not have THC (by definition...

    Hemp derived CBD will not have THC (by definition hemp has <0.03% THC) and so will not register.

    CBD derived from weed will have some level of THC (depends on the strain - some have very low...
  3. I’m so sorry, Lynnifer. Best wishes.

    I’m so sorry, Lynnifer. Best wishes.
  4. An API defines how applications talk to each...

    An API defines how applications talk to each other - technically it’s an Application Programming Interface. You need an API for the tablet/Alexa/Google Home to tell the chair/stander what you...
  5. Thread: Warfarin???

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    Whoops! Sorry, y’all - I stopped keeping up with...

    Whoops! Sorry, y’all - I stopped keeping up with this longer ago than I realized!
  6. Thread: Warfarin???

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    I’m not sure that any reversal agents have...

    I’m not sure that any reversal agents have cleared clinical trials for xarelto etc. many pcps, especially in rural areas, are not comfortable using non-reversible anticoagulants even though the half...
  7. Thread: Warfarin???

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    What funklab said. Also, based on my own...

    What funklab said.

    Also, based on my own experience as someone with no congenital clotting disorders, getting off anti-coagulants is something that neither a pcp nor a hematologist is likely to...
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    I had Botox in my gastroc and soleus too recently...

    I had Botox in my gastroc and soleus too recently to be eligible for another round in my anterior tib (?) or whatever is plantar flexing with such enthusiasm. It’s maddening.
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    Local spasticity - how to reduce?

    I need some ideas on managing/reducing very localized tone/spasticity. I have an incomplete injury at T3 with a history of syrinx and tethering, and some of sensory weirdness is up around T1.

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  10. If he doesn’t need to be inpatient for care,...

    If he doesn’t need to be inpatient for care, Neuroworx in SLC is really excellent.
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    I would take the whole uti situation to your...

    I would take the whole uti situation to your urologist. If they’re not knowledgeable about the standard of care for SCI UTIs and other neurogenic urology issues and you basically trust them, get a...
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    That’s over double the cost for that brand and...

    That’s over double the cost for that brand and pressure on amazon in the US. Synthetics are all over the map, price wise - you can get a pair of white nylon compression stocks at a superstore or...
  13. Make sure you tell Craig *everything* you want...

    Make sure you tell Craig *everything* you want looked at so that it gets scheduled. They’ll reorganize on the fly based on the medical history etc, but if you know when you schedule that you...
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    If the urologist is SCI or neurogenic bladder...

    If the urologist is SCI or neurogenic bladder naive, it’s extremely possible. In my experience, it’s probable. I do a 160 mile RT to see a knowledgeable urologist on the advice of my PCP who is part...
  15. We had a family friend injured in ‘81 and she...

    We had a family friend injured in ‘81 and she went everywhere - she just went and we all coped with whatever when we were there. There was a whole lot of improvisation and frustration and laughter.
  16. Craig in Denver offers Intensive Outpatient...

    Craig in Denver offers Intensive Outpatient Evaluations - NP, PMR MD, urology, PT, OT, wheelchair clinic all do assessments and offer guidance/suggestions on going forward. I suspect most of the...
  17. Do you sleep on your left side? Prior to my...

    Do you sleep on your left side? Prior to my injury, I formed stones on both sides but mostly on the left and my urologist told me stones tend to form on the side you sleep on (there’s increased...
  18. Medicare has covered repairs/maintenance/cushions...

    Medicare has covered repairs/maintenance/cushions for my original chair which was purchased by private insurance while
    I was in acute rehab immediately post-injury.
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    Traveling in the rural southwest (where I live),...

    Traveling in the rural southwest (where I live), it’s been my experience that smallish, not necessarily chain hotels and motels will find ways to make it work, especially when I am really clear about...
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    I don’t believe hospitals are (legally) allowed...

    I don’t believe hospitals are (legally) allowed to administer or allow/facilitate/collude with the administration of expired meds, whether prescription or OTC, but also they won’t keep them, because...
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    Magic bullet is a brand name. The magic bullet...

    Magic bullet is a brand name. The magic bullet brand is bisacodyl in polypropylene glycol. The packaging is a little white box with a white sticker with orange print on it, and the suppositories...
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    Agency rates $22-$35 for PCAs/CNAs. Private pay...

    Agency rates $22-$35 for PCAs/CNAs. Private pay $12-$25 for PCA/CNA. I don’t know what HCBS pays agencies, but PCAs/CNAs working through agencies on HCBS waivers report being paid minimum wage.
  23. There’s some research out there re: vibration,...

    There’s some research out there re: vibration, but it’s mostly oscillating plates. Shepherd has a clinical trial -...
  24. If you have access to any kind of vibration plate...

    If you have access to any kind of vibration plate - even the not-fancy side to side kind - it helps a lot with improving circulation and reducing swelling. Also, FES of the lower legs - calves and...
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    Up around Fort Collins/Loveland/Greeley you can...

    Up around Fort Collins/Loveland/Greeley you can try GoodHealthWill - they often have lightly used/refurbished/repaired full electric beds for relatively low cost ($75-100). Statewide, some of the...
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