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    Blood pressure issues

    I?m a C3/4/5 quadriplegic. Can having a low blood pressure while both laying down & sitting up be normal for some of us too? My top number has began running in the 80? & 90?s. It does elevate when...
  2. More sensitive to stimulus causing extreme autonomic dysreflexia

    Hey!
    I have been injured since 1984...c3/4/5. So, I am no newby to my body?s glitches, including the dreaded autonomic dysreflexia (ad).

    The problem is is that I have become super sensitive to...
  3. Thank you... I’ve considered using the...

    Thank you... I’ve considered using the nitroglycerin paste before starting my routine in order to try to prevent the high bp, but I’ve been directed otherwise as of now by my physician. I’m actually...
  4. First, I need to thank you for being so helpful. ...

    First, I need to thank you for being so helpful.

    I redone the picture. So, please try it now if you don’t mind.

    I mostly use a leg strap to secure it, but I have used the stat-loc leg...
  5. Now, I’m thinking the irritation is...

    Now, I’m thinking the irritation is hypergranulation. I’ve never had it, but here’s a picture. Is that usually bad painful?

    We’ve been using otc zinc antibiotic cream.

    Melinda
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  6. Dangerously high AD blood pressure resulting from wound & suprapubic catheter

    I?m dealing with something new for myself...🥴🙁. I have a very irritated suprapubic catheter stoma and 2 pressure wounds on my body (back of heel/stage 2 & left rib/stage 3). The wounds are on the...
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    Blood thinner & suprapubic catheter

    I know this may sound ridiculous, but I?m concerned about changing my suprapubic catheter now that I?ve recently been put on a blood thinner (Eliquis). I have always bled some during a catheter...
  8. Thread: Afib

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    Afib

    I woke up to a scary situation about 1am yesterday Tuesday morning. My heart was racing, I felt light headed, and my muscles were tensed and it felt like my whole body was vibrating with every heart...
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    Stem Cell Therapy & Epidural Stimulators

    It seems that I?m starting to see a real possibility that we may be getting at least some help through stem cells and/or epidural stimulation now and most definitely in the future. I?m especially...
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    Sorry...I?ve been recouperating from a separate...

    Sorry...I?ve been recouperating from a separate issue (an advancing wound) and couldn?t type a reply to your posts.

    First, thank you both for the information. KLD, you helped my anxiety lots. ...
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    Blood tinged urine

    Hey everyone,
    I have awakened to 2 separate mornings this week with blood tinged urine in my night drain bed bag. It goes away after the morning bag drain. All good throughout my day. I have a...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    New product for women

    Have any of you had any experience with a new urethra leakage product called Finess? If not, you can check it out at www.havefiness.com.
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    Side question... I read that your last stone was...

    Side question... I read that your last stone was after using the Duette catheter. Like I first stated, I've never had a stone until now. I know it's most likely from just being a person with sci...
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    This is my first too. Ummm was this done in...

    This is my first too. Ummm was this done in clinic, how was the procedure done with a laser, and were you under any type of spinal block, local, etc anesthesia?
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    I've had cystoscophies done in the past to check...

    I've had cystoscophies done in the past to check inside my bladder without having any AD issues. Do you think this will be different in more likely to cause AD? My doctor didn't mention how she...
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    Bladder Stone?

    Since being injured in 1984, I've developed my first bladder stone. It's the size of a nickel. My urologist plans on attempting to remove it with a cystoscope within a month. That's currently being...
  18. Thread: Catheter Care

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    Thank you for the help KLD.

    Thank you for the help KLD.
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    I irrigate with the Microcyn formula to help...

    I irrigate with the Microcyn formula to help combat utis. Also, I randomly pass settlement and need to keep washed out sometimes.

    Also, I like the ideal of this layout. It seems so much more...
  20. Thread: Catheter Care

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    I would like to try following this hook up...

    I would like to try following this hook up method. I use a Hollister leg bag and a Bard bed bag. Are there certain brands that attach to each other or is there some kind of attachment that I can get...
  21. Thread: Catheter Care

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    Catheter Care

    Just curious...

    When I switch between leg and bed bags or irrigate my bladder, I cleanse the inside of the bag and it's inside wall tubing with pure bleach using a 50 cc catheter tip syringe to...
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    I switch over the a night drain bag at bedtime....

    I switch over the a night drain bag at bedtime. We place it running down hill.
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    Thank you for the suggestions. Im going to try...

    Thank you for the suggestions. Im going to try more different catheters. As far as the bed bag goes, I switch over to the Bard brand bed bag. I understand what you're saying...some of them don't...
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    I've tried a few others, but it's worth trying...

    I've tried a few others, but it's worth trying even more kinds to try and get this issue fixed. Thanks!
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    I already use the duette catheter, and we've...

    I already use the duette catheter, and we've experimented with the 2 bulbs being at different volumes. It's helped tremendously while sitting up, but only a slight bit laying down.

    Thanks for for...
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