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  1. FWIW, NSM has served me well here in MA. After a...

    FWIW, NSM has served me well here in MA. After a wheelchair fitting & agreement on specs between rehab nurse, PT, and me the order was made to NSM which followed the specs to a T. They even come out...
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    trouserswith flys

    Hi, I hope this is the right forum for this question. Where does one go to get trousers (regular or sweat pants) with long flys?
    Need them to catheterize while in the wheelchair without having to...
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    Use the old bicyclists' trick: a loose leather...

    Use the old bicyclists' trick: a loose leather strap around the axle knocks the hair. etc. out as soon as it settles on the axle.. Plastic computer-stvle ties work just as well and are easy to attach.
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    Everyone's different, but FWIW I'm comfortable...

    Everyone's different, but FWIW I'm comfortable with colonization and don't have clinical signs of infection (mainly just tiredness) so when colonization rises to possible infection I sit with it for...
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    Thanks, smokey. I wouldn't be surprised if Dr....

    Thanks, smokey. I wouldn't be surprised if Dr. Malcolm knows Dr Weaver, the orthopedic trauma chief at BWH. Weaver's told me that living with the broken leg (no surgery) is now the preferred...
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    I had a Girdlestone procedure, proximal femur...

    I had a Girdlestone procedure, proximal femur removed 3 years ago to deal with chronic osteomyelitis. I'm told the procedure saved my life. On the other hand it's made my left leg useless in...
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    :banghead:

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    Damn, I just noticed the error in the heading of...

    Damn, I just noticed the error in the heading of my update. The fracture was femoral, not tibial. A thousand apologies to anyone this has led astray! :banghead: fw
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    thanks for the helpful prospective, PJ. As usual...

    thanks for the helpful prospective, PJ. As usual in CC there are two or more answers to any question because the context of our lives & injuries are different. As in this case, where I've had to...
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    Update on tibial fracture

    Jun 6th '18 (6 weeks later): Thanks to my daughters and a PA here at the rehab, I've gotten new x-rays and a consultation with the Chief of orthopedic trauma surgery at BWH in Boston. The fracture is...
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    Thanks for the illuminating and encouraging...

    Thanks for the illuminating and encouraging replies, folks! I also much appreciate the previous threads on this topic as I've wandered around the forums. Care Cure is a great community! I'm still...
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    amputation after paraplegia

    Wouldn't you know it, 55 years post to the first really bad fall. It happened about two months ago, and after six weeks in a brace we find that the unstable compression fracture on & just above my...
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    Thanks folks for the suggestions. I've got a...

    Thanks folks for the suggestions. I've got a spare ROHO I'll try out on the shower chair. The stimulite technology looks interesting; I'll try it out when there's more dough in my piggybank. - fw
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    ROHO as shower cushion?

    I've read that some folks use ROHOs as shower-bench cushions. How well does that work? Does one use the ROHO with or without its cover? How is the cushion kept from sliding? I'm thinking that using...
  15. Executive functions in the spinal cord?

    Check out these links:

    https://www.statnews.com/2016/03/30/paralysis-treatment-ucla/

    https://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/newsroom/reawakening-spinal-cord-circuits-shows-promise-paralyzed
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  16. Thread: Procrit

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    I use a ROHO quadtro, I've found it the best for...

    I use a ROHO quadtro, I've found it the best for pressure control, though maintenance is a pain. I have an Invacare IVC electric bed that I'm very happy with, and a jury-rigged trapeze. The...
  17. Thread: Procrit

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    Wow, sounds like my story. Originally treated at...

    Wow, sounds like my story. Originally treated at MGH in 1965. Over the years in just about every hospital in the area, with variable results. The most persistent problem has been these damned...
  18. Thread: Procrit

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    Sorry Lynnifer & SCI-Nurse: reply was meant for...

    Sorry Lynnifer & SCI-Nurse: reply was meant for lynnifer, went to SCI-Nu rse instead.
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    Ignore this reply. One of those days...

    Ignore this reply. One of those days...
  20. Thread: Procrit

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    Thanks lynnifer, sorry to hear of your...

    Thanks lynnifer, sorry to hear of your infections. To answer your question: My apologies for going on at length below but here the details are where the devil is. The wound is on/in left...
  21. Thread: Procrit

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    Procrit

    My PCP is recommending that I see a hematologist and get a Procrit shot to address a low Hematocrit. I'm more than a little uncomfortable about this.

    Has anyone had any experience with Procrit? ...
  22. Relative efficacy of viscoelastic and LAL/AP mattresses

    I'm trying to compare the relative effectiveness of LAL/AP (Low Air Loss/Alternating Pressure) mattresses in wound healing. I've searched the forums and find lots of (old) posts with anecdotal...
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    Maybe this will help

    I use a motion concepts back on my Quickie 5R adjustable-back chair. I don't know how well it would fit on the chair you use, but you might want to check it out.

    The model is MPB1716 MATRx PB...
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    Footrests for Quickie 5R

    I've got a Q5R chair with a fixed platform footrest. This footrest isn't doing my transfers or ankles any good. Either I have to keep my feet too far from the sea to make a safe transfer or I...
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    Sunrise now tells me that the transit option is...

    Sunrise now tells me that the transit option is not available for the 5R and other similar series for chair/Xtender packages. Hard to believe that they would neglect to provide for tie-downs on such...
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