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    Do you get range of motion on your legs? I'm...

    Do you get range of motion on your legs?

    I'm also a C-6 quad, also been taking 120 mg of Baclofen a day for a long time, and was also injured in the 80's. The older i've gotten though, any day...
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    Where did all of the crap go?

    So i'm a c-6 quad post 20 years.

    For my bowel program, i've long used a Magic Bullet suppository every other day with few issues except for crapping bricks sometimes, especially when i was on...
  3. Thread: Baclofen

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    I've been taking 120mg per day for over a decade...

    I've been taking 120mg per day for over a decade with zero side effects
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    I have burning in my feet that ranges daily from...

    I have burning in my feet that ranges daily from very annoying to brutal.

    Oxycodone helped somewhat, but tolerance built up over time and i didn't want to become a slave to opiates.

    I tried...
  5. I can't answer how to get rid of your current...

    I can't answer how to get rid of your current UTI, but hopefully once you do, this might help avoid future ones.

    I'm a C-6 quad with a suprapubic catheter and used to get UTI's all of the time,...
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    Seat 17' Wheel width 26' Not sure on...

    Seat 17'

    Wheel width 26'

    Not sure on camber, but it's very tiny
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    Anyone need a free Wheelchair?

    I'm getting a new chair, but my current one is fully functional , just beat up some. I won't need this chair anymore and i'd prefer finding someone who could use it vs sticking it in my mom's...
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    Same here I lift my foot on to the toilet and...

    Same here

    I lift my foot on to the toilet and without the long tube like on the Bard bag i posted, it won't hang into the toilet to drain. With the Bard one though, i lift my foot on to the...
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    I'm C-6 and have been using the Bard ones for a...

    I'm C-6 and have been using the Bard ones for a long time, but it has to be these specific ones where i use my thumb to flip open the white clasp.
    ...
  10. I'm a C-6 an at first did intermittent...

    I'm a C-6 an at first did intermittent catheterization , but it was such a pain in the ass and a bummer to my quality of life, i got a SP catheter about 20 years ago and am so happy i did.

    I...
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    I'm also a C-6 and have had a SP catheter for a...

    I'm also a C-6 and have had a SP catheter for a long time. I used to get UTI's often and now haven't had one in about 3 years. This is what i strictly follow now.

    1. Biggest change i think has...
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    I don't switch to a night bag, instead i just...

    I don't switch to a night bag, instead i just leave my regular leg bag on. It has a pretty large capacity and when i roll to the other side in the middle of the night, i empty the bag into a urinal...
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    Why can't you do your own pressure reliefs? ...

    Why can't you do your own pressure reliefs?

    I'm a C-6 quad for about 20 years now in a manual chair and have yet to have a single pressure sore. I just repeatedly during the day lean forward a...
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    I live in frozen hell Wisconsin and the long fall...

    I live in frozen hell Wisconsin and the long fall through winter seasons cause my chronic foot pain to inflame way higher, while the short three months of summer reduces my foot pain, especially when...
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    While my overall rehab experience in the spinal...

    While my overall rehab experience in the spinal cord unit at Froedtert hospital in Wisconsin was good and i was taught well on the BP aspect, certainly not all therapists are equal in quality.

    My...
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    That dig stick looks odd to me. The one i've...

    That dig stick looks odd to me. The one i've always used is plastic, not glass and it's straight, no bend in it. Plus, i never heard of using Vasiline instead of a basic lube.
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    Pain pump question/advice

    I'm a C-6 incomplete quad with fairly normal sensation except from my knees down where i have hyper-sensitivity. My feet are the worst and it's where my burning pain comes from, especially in my...
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    I agree with you about the probiotics. I take one...

    I agree with you about the probiotics. I take one a day.

    Besides that, maybe it's just me, but i'm a quad about 18 years post injury and i rarely ever take any stool softeners or stuff like...
  19. OT-- Anyone here ever get frostbite on their fingers?

    On Saturday i was stuck outside of a club for over 30 minutes on a bitter cold night when going to see a band and they wouldn't let anyone in until exactly 7PM. My hands ended up getting ridiculously...
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    Wisconsin is pretty good about PCA's, but the...

    Wisconsin is pretty good about PCA's, but the weather here is absolutely atrocious.
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    Best way to avoid antiibiotic diarrhea?

    I'm a quad with a SP catheter over 15 years and during that time, i've had my share of UTI's, usually about one a year, two at most.

    For whatever reason, the last two times i took antibiotics for...
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    I'm also a C-6 quad, i also take 120mg of...

    I'm also a C-6 quad, i also take 120mg of Baclofen a day, and i often smoke weed before bed to help with spasms.

    Over the years for whatever reason, i'll go through say 1-4 day stretches where it...
  23. I'm a C-6 quad for about 18 years and have slept...

    I'm a C-6 quad for about 18 years and have slept on just a thick eggcrate pad the whole time without a single bed sore.

    I don't plan overnight turns either. Generally once a night my body wakes me...
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    I'm also a C6/7 quad, but i have pretty normal...

    I'm also a C6/7 quad, but i have pretty normal sensation left.

    I have often brutal nerve pain in my feet where i have hyper-sensitivity. For that i take Oxycodone and it helped decently.

    For...
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    Has anyone used a tens unit for pain?

    My doctor gave me a script to try one. I don't have high hopes, but i figure it can't hurt to try it.
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