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  1. Thread: Slow Bowels

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    Cowboy, I'm a C-6 complete who had a colostomy...

    Cowboy,
    I'm a C-6 complete who had a colostomy 14 years ago and have irrigated since day one. I'm 100% independent in my bowel care, irrigate every third day and almost never have stool in-between...
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    New catheter helps my fight UTI's

    For those of us with indwelling catheters I recently have switched to a “Bardex I.C. With Bard Hydrogel and bacti-guard” catheter. It has a silver alloy coating. This new catheter was suggested ...
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    “A word of warning: When you begin sitting...

    “A word of warning: When you begin sitting again get a seating evaluation. You will be tilted to that side and likely develop a severe curvature in your spine if uncorrected. This was overlooked...
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    "In my experience, if you require a flap to close...

    "In my experience, if you require a flap to close a girdlestone wound that did not heal, it is pretty much the same as a flap for a pressure ulcer...6 weeks of total bedrest after the surgery (if all...
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    Recovery after girdlestone surgery?

    I need help or insight on recovery time from girdlestone surgery.


    A little background, this past year I developed an infection on my right hip. My orthopedic surgeon preformed four surgery's...
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    Recently have taken flights of five hours plus....

    Recently have taken flights of five hours plus. Sitting on sheepskin really worked for my butt.
    Hope your flight goes well
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    Betheny. Question about your Maui Helicopter...

    Betheny.
    Question about your Maui Helicopter tour. Did you do the west Maui tour, 25/35 minute ride? How was it getting into?
    Were headed to Maui for two weeks end of next month, thought maybe we...
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    Elk hunting in Colorado

    During a recent re-val at Craig Hospital last month Bert Menardi was telling me of a Outdoor Buddies program in Colorado. Where some private ranches may allow people with a disability to hunt on...
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    Lahaina

    If you have time go to Warren and Annabelle's comedy magic show. Wheelchair friendly. Book a few days in advance as they tend to sell out each night. We went two years ago and were headed back to...
  10. Thread: Home Elevator

    by Bluff
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    A friend of mine is the dealer for these vacuum...

    A friend of mine is the dealer for these vacuum elevators here in Alaska but they are assembled in Florida.
    Pretty cool idea, not sure how much $$?
    Good luck,
    Randy
    ...
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    I drink apple cider vinegar. Couple ounces a day...

    I drink apple cider vinegar. Couple ounces a day with plenty of water. Probably 2 oz per quart or more water. Should help loosen you up, works for me.
    Good luck,
    Rc
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    I recently bought a Sea Gate tera byte at Costco...

    I recently bought a Sea Gate tera byte at Costco for around $90. It is slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes. It is easy to use, just like a geek stick.
    good luck
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    Colostomy

    Doll,
    I'm a C-6 complete, 20 years post injury, 54 yo.
    Getting a colostomy was probably the best decision I’ve made post injury.
    I do my bowel care 100% independent. I irrigate every three days,...
  14. Thread: San Francisco

    by Bluff
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    We took in a Giants game, then a 49er game. If...

    We took in a Giants game, then a 49er game. If your going to be driving take a GPS and be prepared to deal with lots of traffic. Have a great time, we sure did.
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    That’s a good idea, talking to the manager. Last...

    That’s a good idea, talking to the manager. Last year on Maui the VRBO we rented, the picture showed a bathroom that would have worked perfect, wheel in shower, plenty of room. Problem was that was a...
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    Hawaii big island in Febuary

    The wife and I are planning a trip to Hawaii, the big island, thinking the Kona area.
    Was wondering if others had vacationed or live on the big island, accessible rentals?
    We have rented VRBO's...
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    I started out with a 24fr. After lots of UTI's I...

    I started out with a 24fr. After lots of UTI's I went to a 26fr. Alot less problems.
    But I grow clumps daily so the bigger size cath really helps.
    good luck,
  18. Thread: Van question

    by Bluff
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    Should you start to consider getting a van with a...

    Should you start to consider getting a van with a ramp (out the side), make yourself park in "Van Accessible" spots ONLY for about two months. That may change your mind about a ramp, right there. At...
  19. Thread: Van question

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    I agree with Don, a van is just so user friendly....

    I agree with Don, a van is just so user friendly. With your SD weather, rain, snow, just rolling in and going with out the hassle of wet, cold w/c parts out weights the negitive image of driving a...
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    Kevin, I'm a C-6 complete and i manage my bowel...

    Kevin,
    I'm a C-6 complete and i manage my bowel care solo with my colostomy. I agree with others, a colostomy has been a very positive life changing for me.
    Good luck, hope your able to have the...
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    Also a C-6, with a SP. I've fought UTI's for...

    Also a C-6, with a SP.
    I've fought UTI's for years. I irrigate, do cranberry's, ACV, lots on vitamin C, and drink lots of water.
    Pretty sure a UTI will be the death of me. But recently I threw away...
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    Gary, I'm a big fan of the 7mm-08. I shoot it in...

    Gary,
    I'm a big fan of the 7mm-08. I shoot it in a Remington 700. This years harvest was a 1 shot kill. Very light recoil and ammo is cheap and easy to buy. I wouldnt
    hesitate on anything in North...
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    I'm a C-6, use manual chair. My current mini van...

    I'm a C-6, use manual chair. My current mini van i removed the ramp, installed a super arm lift and the drive from my chair, EZ locks to hold me in place.
    Works for me, this super arm is my second...
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    I use one piece, closed bag with little filter...

    I use one piece, closed bag with little filter and irrigate every third day.
    not a perfict situation but almost never bag failure. Most of the time i'm clean between irrigations.
    bowel issues can...
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    My spasticity is just about out of control at...

    My spasticity is just about out of control at times. Driving can be scarey as they throw me around, feet have jumped on the brakes and or gas. they are the worst when they try and make me go upright....
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