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    Yes, it is safe, but most likely you will not get...

    Yes, it is safe, but most likely you will not get the full benefit from both.

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    It is recommended from research to avoid filling...

    It is recommended from research to avoid filling your bladder beyond 425ml. and not go beyond 6 hours between caths.

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    Some do, but Medicare and VA will purchase new...

    Some do, but Medicare and VA will purchase new catheters each time, and many private insurances go by their guidelines. I would agree you should insist on having urodynamics...obviously you ARE...
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    When did you last have urodynamics? It is much...

    When did you last have urodynamics? It is much more likely that high bladder pressures, incomplete emptying, or not emptying your bladder frequently enough are culprits in frequent UTIs than reuse of...
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    No. You should not self treat for this. Go to the...

    No. You should not self treat for this. Go to the closest ER or urgent care.

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  6. Thread: Lemon water

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    Could be if your bladder is especially sensitive...

    Could be if your bladder is especially sensitive to this (like those who have interstitial cystitis). Does this also occur with caffeine?

    Why are you drinking lemon water? Hard on your tooth...
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    Do you also have a fever? It sounds like you may...

    Do you also have a fever? It sounds like you may have epididymitis, which is an infection of part of the testicle. You need to see your urologist or go to the ER. It needs to be treated ASAP as...
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    Sticky: Bump. (KLD)

    Bump.

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    And where did you get your education and training...

    And where did you get your education and training in microbiology to be able to determine this?

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    No scientific basis for your claims. Our...

    No scientific basis for your claims. Our infection control practitioners where I worked signed off on this procedure, and it is also promoted by SUNA.

    There is also no scientific evidence that...
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    The flutter valve in a good leg bag prevents back...

    The flutter valve in a good leg bag prevents back flow. We used this method for years, and only cleaned the bag at the end of the day (with 10% bleach solution), often using it multiple times a day. ...
  12. The stones can cause the bladder spasms. No...

    The stones can cause the bladder spasms. No doubt about that one. Why do you think that you are "just" colonized? Is it the lack of other symptoms? Given that you do not have fever or chills, I...
  13. You may still be getting some "debris" from the...

    You may still be getting some "debris" from the new SP. Flushing your bladder with a tube in it, means that hopefully the solutions (although I am not sure you are using enough) will get in touch...
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    I would be careful spraying athlete's foot...

    I would be careful spraying athlete's foot "medication" on any area that it is not recommended or. Not all fungus's are alike so the response may be different. Glad that it worked for you, but do...
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    While I am sure that the Vitamin C helps you,...

    While I am sure that the Vitamin C helps you, North Quad, it does not work for everyone. And the research shows that unless the urine is in your bladder for at least 4 hours, it really doesn't work....
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    Have you tried anything other than medications to...

    Have you tried anything other than medications to control the pain (#3)? Acupuncture? TENS? Imagery?
    These may be worth looking into. They have worked for many people but not for some. Spinal...
  17. Thread: Dreams

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    Carl Jung was the father of dream analysis....

    Carl Jung was the father of dream analysis. Interesting concept, widely used by classically trained Jungian psychotherapists, but there is a lot of controversy about this, and many psychologists,...
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    I was involved once in a case where a middle-aged...

    I was involved once in a case where a middle-aged man drove his motorcycle too wide around a sharp turn on a rural (state) road head on into a truck. Sustained a T4 complete injury and a TBI. Sued...
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    Yes, the green funnel end (drain end) will fit...

    Yes, the green funnel end (drain end) will fit onto a leg bag or leg bag extension tubing. Just remove the protective cap at the top input connector that they often come with in the package. No need...
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    No, you just need to be sure you are using a...

    No, you just need to be sure you are using a catheter with a funnel distal end. Connect the catheter to the bag with that end (with the catheter still inside the package), then remove the catheter,...
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    I agree about the amount being too high. I would...

    I agree about the amount being too high. I would not be at all surprised to find that this young woman is being told to try to appear to be more disabled by her pain (and other disabilities) than is...
  22. Thread: Dreams

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    Not remembering dreams is not the same as not...

    Not remembering dreams is not the same as not dreaming. Dreaming occurs during REM sleep, and if you don't have any REM sleep at all (something that can be caused by medications or too brief of a...
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    Well, in my state, the most you can get for "pain...

    Well, in my state, the most you can get for "pain and suffering" is $250,000. There is no limit though on costs related to the disability or loss of income...which is why a good life care plan is...
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    Using a leg bag without straps to drain into (and...

    Using a leg bag without straps to drain into (and later discard the urine) instead of a urinal would save you a lot of space needs, and makes easier to avoid spills than a urinal. Keep it in a...
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    I have seen "homemade" penile splints made for...

    I have seen "homemade" penile splints made for this...usually made by an OT. Will see if I can find something on-line.

    This one was developed at Kessler, but I cannot find a current distributor;...
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