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  1. I've never seen a proper neurologist to diagnose...

    I've never seen a proper neurologist to diagnose WHERE the pain is coming from to begin with. I'm C4-5 since 2007. I did notice some tingling in my fingers when I was first injured but that went away...
  2. Severing nerves to eliminate pain in both feet

    I'm absolutely sick of relying on medications to try and relieve the chronic neuropathy I experience in both feet for the last six years or so. I've had a neurosurgeon take a look at me for a spinal...
  3. I just had my last checkup done… X-rays and an in...

    I just had my last checkup done… X-rays and an in office cystoscopy.My urologist remarked that he had never seen a better looking bladder on anybody that he has ever seen with a catheter or...
  4. Not at all. The only "recurrent" issue I've had...

    Not at all. The only "recurrent" issue I've had with the bladder would be bladder stones. I've only had one for sure and I had it removed years ago. I suspect that I have another one given the recent...
  5. Ditropan - why does my doctor want me on this?

    my urologist has been trying to push this medication on me for years even though I hardly ever go visit him for any kind of problem. I have had a suprapubic catheter for 10 years with only the...
  6. Thread: I'm addicted

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    if you're living with chronic pain and you need a...

    if you're living with chronic pain and you need a narcotic to keep it in check then you should just learn to forgive yourself for needing the medication. The physical dependence is just a natural...
  7. Think I'm going to ask another question has its...

    Think I'm going to ask another question has its own topic… Something like "what functions do you have left and how has that impacted how you live (with family, along with caregivers, a roommate)....
  8. I would really love a situation where I was...

    I would really love a situation where I was living with another person Able-bodied or disabled… Either way. It sure would be nice to live in my own home with someone else who could share with the...
  9. I would prefer to live in a condo to avoid the...

    I would prefer to live in a condo to avoid the expense of upkeep on a home. The trouble is all of the condos close to me are in Metro Atlanta. I have no friends or family that direction. So I would...
  10. More Between McDonough/Hampton.

    More Between McDonough/Hampton.
  11. I've considered the roommate situation and that...

    I've considered the roommate situation and that would be ideal.
  12. I'm currently living with my dad since I was...

    I'm currently living with my dad since I was injured eight years ago. A lot of people donated a lot of money and materials to build an additional "suite" Complete with roll in shower. My dad is...
  13. Quads living alone. What is your living arrangement?

    Do you live in your own home, apartment, condo? Looking at the things myself and wondering what others have been doing.
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    Why do SCI patients develop neuropathy?

    I can understand some other condition causing neuropathy like diabetes. I have no other "cause" for neuropathy in my feet. My health is good, and generally always has been. Halloween of 2012 I got...
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    I figured I would have to have it done every...

    I figured I would have to have it done every month. It would've been cool if it really lasted up to two years! I got absolutely zero relief from either one of the injections. Totally depressing…
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    I should've added my injury details. I am a C4/5...

    I should've added my injury details. I am a C4/5 VERY incomplete. Fell from a tree in 2007.
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    Lower back injections for neuropathy in feet

    I have had to take opiates for about three years after I developed neuropathy in my feet. My new Dr. talked me into trying injections on both sides of the lower lumbar to block these pain signals. I...
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    Almost a decade ago I was A pretty good systems...

    Almost a decade ago I was A pretty good systems engineer. I keep kicking myself for not learning the basics of electricity. I really know NOTHING about How to work with it on the most basic levels. I...
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    I didn't think about that part…

    I didn't think about that part…
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    Power your tablet with your wheelchair?

    the first image I get is a smoldering galaxy tablet catching my pants on fire? But really, is this even remotely feasible? I'm thinking of keeping everything direct current. No power converters or...
  21. Thread: Paying for care

    by CraigP
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    I get the feeling that our original poster just...

    I get the feeling that our original poster just got scared to death… I was injured in 2007 and have enough arm movements to operate my computer mouse with my right hand and Press separate buttons...
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    Get out and meet each other

    after a recent opportunity to spend a long lunch with a great guy I met online here I am a man on a mission. I would love to try to make this at least a monthly occasion. I would love to have dinner...
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    I just realized that one of the worst things...

    I just realized that one of the worst things about talking panic disorders is… Well… Talking about panic disorders. I was feeling fine until I started searching for the subject tonight! I need to...
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    I have an appointment with that guy Thursday, so...

    I have an appointment with that guy Thursday, so I'll mention it to him. As I said, this has happened before. It does feel a lot like missing a dose or two of an antidepressant, which I have...
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    those are good tips, but I had a full blood panel...

    those are good tips, but I had a full blood panel a month ago that looked really great. Also, I've never had a history of thyroid problems. I'll still keep that in mind, though. It surely wouldn't...
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