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    At the very least, every month you should bleed...

    At the very least, every month you should bleed out a bucketful of water out of the water heater or until it runs clear to drain out the minerals that accumulate in the bottom of the tank. One...
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    My caregiver coats the inside of my rectum with...

    My caregiver coats the inside of my rectum with lidocaine first to lessen the AD. We wait about five minutes then pop in the suppository. On a good day my caregiver will only have to go up there...
  3. Thread: Pseudomonas

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    Perhaps, but I wouldn't count on it. I've had...

    Perhaps, but I wouldn't count on it. I've had pseudomonas as a frequent flyer in my bladder is well over the years. As much as I hate seeing positive cultures without symptoms, most SCI positions...
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    Be sure to let your plumbing contractor know you...

    Be sure to let your plumbing contractor know you will need some way to drain the outlet of a water heater drain pan. This way you will never have to worry about being dependent on someone to be...
  5. Thread: stones

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    I took hipprex probably about 25 to 30 years ago...

    I took hipprex probably about 25 to 30 years ago and stopped, but recently started again (31 years post). I've been taking oral antibiotic about 3 to 4 times a year for UTI. I wanted to try...
  6. Thread: Fistulotomy

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    I had one decades ago and it worked out fine.

    I had one decades ago and it worked out fine.
  7. Thread: stones

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    I had an augmentation about 16 years ago and ever...

    I had an augmentation about 16 years ago and ever since I was doing 24 hour urines I was consistently low in the optimal level of citrate, which is protective against stones. I have been adding...
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    Will you be accessing the basement? If so, how? ...

    Will you be accessing the basement? If so, how? A cab style elevator which is expensive, or a less expensive stair glide or platform lift that you can roll on and stay in your chair? If you want...
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    My vendor, I believe most operate the same,...

    My vendor, I believe most operate the same, required me to sign off on the specifications before the order is put in. Unfortunately, doing so places most of the blame on the patient. If the...
  10. Thread: permobil f3

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    The Permobil website has your back options and I...

    The Permobil website has your back options and I believe there are only three. I'm a C6/C7 and use the Invacare deep matrix elite. I think it's nice as it has curved laterals low down around your...
  11. Thread: Pressure relief

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    Doing pressure relief is very hard on your wrist...

    Doing pressure relief is very hard on your wrist bones/nerves, as well as elbow and shoulder. This is especially so if you are a quad. I needed to use Hatch gloves just to be able to do so without...
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    X10 control system

    Does anybody use (or want to use) the X10 remote control system of outlets and light switches? I have an inventory of unused boxed outlets, light switches, and control pad that I was keeping in case...
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    My urologist has me doing semiannual...

    My urologist has me doing semiannual renal/bladder ultrasounds? Is that unnecessary? It does possibly identify something six months early though.
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    I too have Medicare and they will not pay for a...

    I too have Medicare and they will not pay for a private room unless there is a strict medical need, such as the need for isolation or you are a threat to other patients and persons. The need for a...
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    A private room is most likely not going to happen...

    A private room is most likely not going to happen unless you are either lucky or pay the difference between what your insurance company would pay for a semiprivate and hospital rate for a private...
  16. I tried local high schools, but they won't even...

    I tried local high schools, but they won't even help young adults obtain valuable work experience. When I was in high school in '79 they maintained a little index card box with names, phone numbers,...
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    I would get a prescription for antibiotic to keep...

    I would get a prescription for antibiotic to keep in the house should you get ill over a holiday, weekend, etc.. Try to stay away from powerful broad-spectrum antibiotics and go with one that targets...
  18. Thread: Supplies help

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    Express medical for the majority of my supplies. ...

    Express medical for the majority of my supplies. Excellent help, competitive prices, have never made a mistake.

    Duke Medical for my Medicare urological supplies. Also excellent service, never...
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    I have kidney and bladder ultrasounds twice per...

    I have kidney and bladder ultrasounds twice per year. For some reason, my left kidney has a propensity to form stones. They have come and gone over the years, typically staying below 5 mm and are...
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    Who did everyone's conversion? I'm considering...

    Who did everyone's conversion? I'm considering one in my dealer only carries Braun conversions.
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    betadine instillation

    My usual urologist (not a neuro-urologist) was uncomfortable writing a gentamicin Rx for an instillation protocol. He referred me to a partner at the practice who is a neuro-urologist and who does my...
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    My usual urologist (not a neuro- urologist) was...

    My usual urologist (not a neuro- urologist) was uncomfortable writing the gentamicin Rx and endorsing the instillation protocol. He referred me to a partner at the practice who is a neuro- urologist...
  23. I have no blockages in either leg as confirmed by...

    I have no blockages in either leg as confirmed by ultrasound a few years back, but recently had a dermatologist cut a half inch diameter spot out of my shin for a suspected basal cell carcinoma and...
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    Two questions: 1. Does one have to shake up the...

    Two questions:
    1. Does one have to shake up the saline/gentamicin solution to distribute it evenly before taking out a dose? Or does it stay evenly suspended after the initial mixing?

    2. Do...
  25. I would not allow any forceful manipulation...

    I would not allow any forceful manipulation techniques on any part of the spinal column that has been fused. I would also not allow any forceful manipulation technique to be used on any portion of...
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