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    This is a pretty comprehensive article about...

    This is a pretty comprehensive article about megacolon from Medscape: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/180955-overview

    According to the article, depending on the severity of the megacolon,...
  2. We have a rolling table (like ones used in...

    We have a rolling table (like ones used in hospitals) at the bed side while changing the catheter, where NL places all the supplies she needs to remove the catheter and insert the new one. She...
  3. Changes like handrims or footrests may not be so...

    Changes like handrims or footrests may not be so much of a problem to change out after delivery, although you or the insurance company may have to pay any additional charges for equipment and...
  4. The best you can do is make sure your hands are...

    The best you can do is make sure your hands are clean and the bag has been thoroughly cleaned, some prefer a 10% bleach solution, others prefer isopropyl alcohol. Wipe the extension tube tip down...
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    [QUOTE=RollPositive;1844380]Life for us isn't...

    [QUOTE=RollPositive;1844380]Life for us isn't always about leveling the playing field...

    Equal opportunity?
  6. You can buy kits (no catheter) that contain...

    You can buy kits (no catheter) that contain drape, gloves, povidone swabs, and lubricant. That way you can be as clean as possible when you are inserting the clean intermittent catheters or the...
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    I tried silk underwear and for me (sitting on a...

    I tried silk underwear and for me (sitting on a Roho cushion) I found that it did not wick away the moisture as well as a polypropylene inner face lining combined with merino wool outer face. With...
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    I buy my Helly Hansons (HH) at a local sports...

    I buy my Helly Hansons (HH) at a local sports discount retailer called Sports Basement. That said, there are other companies that make a base layer that is warm, light weight, and not bulky at...
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    Open some older threads and look at how symbols...

    Open some older threads and look at how symbols and/or letters have been corrupted over time. They weren't typed like this originally:...
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    Most of the able bodied people I know use AirBnB...

    Most of the able bodied people I know use AirBnB because they want to get away to some place special with even more comfort and amenities and location than home. Why shouldn't the be the case for...
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    Yeah! Sounds like a good plan...but "Step Free...

    Yeah! Sounds like a good plan...but "Step Free Access," is only a teeny bit of the problem. What about once you get into the accommodation..how accessible is it then????? What accessibility...
  12. Thread: foley hose

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    So, I think I understand that you are using an...

    So, I think I understand that you are using an indwelling urethral catheter not a supra pubic. The catheter tubing comes out of the urethra, connects to the 5/16" tubing that lays between your legs,...
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    It probably doesn't matter if you are using an...

    It probably doesn't matter if you are using an indwelling urethral foley catheter or a supra pubic foley catheter.

    I connect the supra pubic foley catheter tubing to the extension tube of my leg...
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    Still very messy.

    Still very messy.
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    But how would you know if the strip beneath you...

    But how would you know if the strip beneath you changed color...? "LazyLeg's" problem is that he doesn't know what is happening and can't get under himself to know if he has had an accident or not.
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    "Curlex," as I know it, (NL is an avid garden) is...

    "Curlex," as I know it, (NL is an avid garden) is a wood fiber/shavings product manufactured into erosion control blankets and seed bed blankets.

    "Acrylics?"

    So not being too sure what your...
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    I'm not using iOS. When I have the problem I...

    I'm not using iOS. When I have the problem I described earlier, I am using MacOS High Sierra version 10.13.1.
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    Medicare will replace your power wheelchair every...

    Medicare will replace your power wheelchair every 5 years. You must have an order from your doctor detailing your level of injury and needs before you see a physical or occupational therapist. The...
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    His struggles with pressure sores (injuries)...

    His struggles with pressure sores (injuries) seemed epic at times. So much trouble, so much bed rest, so many new sores or recurrences.

    Find peace ry.
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    The following definitions are based on level of...

    The following definitions are based on level of spinal cord injury. It is possible to be a little bit of both, spastic and flaccid.

    A spastic neurogenic bowel is caused when messages between the...
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    I don't wash my cover or clean the rubber cells...

    I don't wash my cover or clean the rubber cells all that often either. I'm just saying if you have a life style that puts stress on a product you may need to spend a little more time on maintenance....
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    Many people think of MRSA as mainly hospital...

    Many people think of MRSA as mainly hospital acquired. I referenced MRSA-HA and MRSA-CA as a way of making it clear that MRSA is prevalent just about anywhere, gyms, schools, public restrooms etc. ...
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    MRSA can be acquired in a hospital or nursing...

    MRSA can be acquired in a hospital or nursing home setting known as MRSA-HA. MRSA contracted out side of medical facilities is known as Community Acquired MRSA (MRSA-CA). Have you been hospitalized...
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    What you describe seems more like a maintenance...

    What you describe seems more like a maintenance issue than a flaw in Roho cushions. Maybe those with these problems need to pay more attention to washing the cushion cover frequently, cleaning in...
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    I remember my first cushion out of rehab. Two...

    I remember my first cushion out of rehab. Two layers of different foam densities and an ischial cut out, that had to be positioned just right. I don't want to go back to that.
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