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    Could the SCI nurse or someone else share their...

    Could the SCI nurse or someone else share their approaches to staying healthy, avoiding infections, while using an in dwelling supra pubic catheter? I have a pretty good idea of the closed system...
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    I tried the Duette catheter when the company...

    I tried the Duette catheter when the company that sells it shipped a ?sample? to me. Having the second balloon seem to agree with my bladder but the issue is the cost of these catheters.
    Has...
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    I have been using bard silicone coated elastomer...

    I have been using bard silicone coated elastomer supra pubic catheter, 22FR, 10 mL balloon.
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    Seems like some of the habits I’ve gotten into...

    Seems like some of the habits I’ve gotten into over the years, when it comes to the urology/bladder/catheter department, really are not so good. It’s never too late to learn…

    So today I have...
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    The last time I had Botox injections will be...

    The last time I had Botox injections will be about six months ago when I get it done again. Last time this was done my bladder was very calm, much more comfortable, and relaxed. Prior to this I had...
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    Bladder problems/UTI?s

    I’ve had bladder problems on and off that involves pain from bladder spasms and voiding. Having your pants get soaked while you are trying to live your life or when you’re out in public is not fun.
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    Yes I am being careful with staying off the area...

    Yes I am being careful with staying off the area and I am trying to get an appointment for wound care. Pressure mapping may have to be done at a Wheelchair vendor
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    Yesterday the wound measured about an inch...

    Yesterday the wound measured about an inch across but it was hard to measure as the skin there wants to fold over and it’s self a little. Thanks to the help of my fiance who has lots and lots of...
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    IUnfortunately after looking at the staging...

    IUnfortunately after looking at the staging standards it really looks like The wound I have is much more of a Stage 2 since the skin is broken at the wound site. Could really use suggestions on...
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    The usual approach for a stage 1 wound like that...

    The usual approach for a stage 1 wound like that is keep the affected area clean, silver gel should help with that, and then cover it with sterile gauze pads. Put his feet or heels on a pillow at...
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    I’ve heard of people using honey on some wounds....

    I’ve heard of people using honey on some wounds. Just really need this one to clear up so I can work and not be stuck in bed… Got bills to pay
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    Getting Small Wound Healed

    :banghead: After going 9 years without a skin breakdown/wound I?m writing this post from bed as I try to get a somewhat stubborn small wound to heal. After reviewing the staging standards we...
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    Since it’s been a few since my last post on this...

    Since it’s been a few since my last post on this thread I wanted to update things and say that unfortunately I’m still having a lot of trouble with leaking around the SP stoma. It’s a very...
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    A CAT scan was also done which showed no...

    A CAT scan was also done which showed no blockage, no perforation and no ileus. They helped me have a large BM with stronger laxatives, gave me fluids via an IV and did bloodwork all which helped....
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    Big issue or not really??

    After having strong nausea and some puking when I attempted to eat or drink I did travel to the ER recently as yesterday. After having assistance pooping and getting rehydrated the on-call resident...
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    Major by water issues or no?

    Hey e+
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    This is helpful information. To be more precise,...

    This is helpful information. To be more precise, I was having some UTI symptoms like urine w/ an oder and not feeling so good. My urologist did do a urinalysis and culture/sensitivity and then...
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    I always make sure the catheter is not kinked... ...

    I always make sure the catheter is not kinked... urine is pushing out around the catheter, at the supra pubic spot while I’m sitting in my wheelchair at a 90? angle. The same leaking from the...
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    A lot of leakage..

    Can anyone tell me if urine leakage around the catheter from the stoma/supra pubic area is a common/typical symptom of a UTI/bladder infection I’m currently being treated for? Just wondering if...
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    Oh yea...my injury was at c4/5 & it's been 19...

    Oh yea...my injury was at c4/5 & it's been 19 years.
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    Distended Stomach/Abdomin; Causes?

    So here's a question... What would cause my stomach to get distended? Is there something to look out for other than the typical reason like the need to due the bowel program & weight gain? Maybe I...
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    Should we really be excited or is this another...

    Should we really be excited or is this another "too good to be true" story?
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    Sticky: What about a round possibly surface fungal issue?

    What about a round possibly surface fungal issue?
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    I've had a supra-pubic catheter (22fr) for about...

    I've had a supra-pubic catheter (22fr) for about 10+ years. Things have general gone well & so far I have not had one UTI. I basically follow the same approach as Gjnl & Darty approach toward...
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    Gold Bond with aloe is good...something more...

    Gold Bond with aloe is good...something more heavy duty may be better.
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