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    I use saline twice per day and Hydrocleanse once...

    I use saline twice per day and Hydrocleanse once per day, but I too so have persistent problems with infection. I will probably try gentamicin instillation, but I've always wanted to try vinegar...
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    If I had the room I only would've my ford...

    If I had the room I only would've my ford Econoline with the Braun swing away. How I loved that thing. If one can still get partial reimbursement from OVR that is a good reason for getting one...
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    My dad was 53 when he received news that his son...

    My dad was 53 when he received news that his son is now a quadriplegic. When I was 53, at which point I was a quadriplegic already 26 years, I wonder how I would've handled it. It was extremely...
  4. I've been having a recurrent issue with...

    I've been having a recurrent issue with Enterobacter Cloacae. I have an augment produces a lot of mucus, which looks like the perfect medium for growing bacteria. I never was able to get a straight...
  5. Hydrocleanse, depending upon how often you flush...

    Hydrocleanse, depending upon how often you flush and the quantity used is not inexpensive. I am thinking of moving towards instilling gentamicin instead, which, even when considering the...
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    where would we be without fathers who are...

    where would we be without fathers who are devastated by our injuries but always look for ways to help make our lives a little easier
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    long live the braun rotary. smallest side of van...

    long live the braun rotary. smallest side of van clearance required of any lift. in demand for parts for those that have them.

    the mechanics loved them too. old reliable.
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    I don't know where you are in New York, with some...

    I don't know where you are in New York, with some dealers don't even offer you the choice of VMI versus Braun. I don't know what your disability is and how much equipment you require (low effort...
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    This seems like a pain in the ass. As per the...

    This seems like a pain in the ass. As per the research protocol I posted previously, I planned on making several day's batch (10 days max for home-based patients), removing two days at a time and...
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    Getting set up to start this protocol definitely...

    Getting set up to start this protocol definitely requires some forethought. I need to have all my specific information at hand when I see my urologist in 10 days.

    What size needles, syringes and...
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    My Medicare pharmacy provider does not cover...

    My Medicare pharmacy provider does not cover needles. I'll have to check to see if Medicare covers needles/syringes for this purpose/diagnosis.

    Do you get needles and syringes separate or...
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    so does your MD need to give an RX for...

    so does your MD need to give an RX for needles/syringes? new needle every time a batch is mixed?
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    Looks like something you would need if you are...

    Looks like something you would need if you are preparing a bio weapon in your basement, such as ricin or anthrax. I had a feeling this is what they were.

    Do the vials pop open so you can dump in...
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    FYI, I emailed one of the investigators in one of...

    FYI, I emailed one of the investigators in one of the gentamicin instillation research studies available (University of Michigan Medical Center) on the Internet to get their idea about how much they...
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    As a company in New Zealand called kiwi...

    As a company in New Zealand called kiwi sheepskins which makes two nice booties for wearing in the house. A little expensive, but they are top-notch sheepskin and it lasts a long time since we do...
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    You definitely want to remove the mucus. I used...

    You definitely want to remove the mucus. I used to irrigate with just a small amount. Now I put in about 100 mL (1.5 syringes) to fully expand the larger bladder and loosen up any mucus. Your...
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    Just FYI, the Pacifica L and LX cannot be used...

    Just FYI, the Pacifica L and LX cannot be used for Braun conversion. The least expensive Pacifica they can be converted by Braun is the Touring Plus and naturally anything more expensive.

    The LX...
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    How can one tell if the mucous one is producing...

    How can one tell if the mucous one is producing is from the lining of the bowel and which is normal, or if it is inflammatory debris resulting from an infection or chronic colonization, as they both...
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    The Pacifica L is the least expensive model and...

    The Pacifica L is the least expensive model and can be converted to the braun XT conversion. I was going to buy a touring plus which is several thousand dollars more. For me, I just need to get...
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    "You may also need to take medications to control...

    "You may also need to take medications to control metabolic acidosis that can result from large bowel absorbing acids from the urine in the augmented bladder. This also may only be needed...
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    Inside elbow pain is possibly what is known as...

    Inside elbow pain is possibly what is known as cubital tunnel syndrome, where the all our nerve runs to a confined space and can suffer compression. It is very common and can be treated through what...
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    17 years post bladder augmentation. I'm C6/C7...

    17 years post bladder augmentation. I'm C6/C7 complete and it has been no picnic managing my bladder. I don't know what level you are but you need to make very sure, if you are a quadriplegic, that...
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    I have a nine-year-old Braun Honda Odyssey with...

    I have a nine-year-old Braun Honda Odyssey with only 18,000 miles on it and immaculately maintained. However, I feel I have had an inordinate amount of problems, some of which thankfully have...
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    I use the body point dome as I was having trouble...

    I use the body point dome as I was having trouble with the conventional joystick which rested in between the thumb and index finger. That was putting too much pressure on the proximal thumb joint,...
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    I have extreme right elbow pain that is...

    I have extreme right elbow pain that is unbearable at night and prevents me from doing anything without pain, from driving, using a computer, using my power chair or even doing other mundane tasks...
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