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    Senior Member lynnifer's Avatar
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    I really can't stress enough how taking a multitude of supplements for my skin has helped me. Sure I still get wounds, but I do a lot of bed time now that I don't have to work and they are much more manageable than before and heal quite a bit quicker.

    Catch-22. I miss working, but at least I'm not fatigued with infection all the time.

    Take those vitamins and get that protein in!
    Make America Sane Again. lol

    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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    They had me quit taking multivitamins because of kidney stones. But I drink two Boost with extra protein every day.
    "Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you?"

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    You should be consuming at least 100 gm. of protein daily. Boost is good, but you may also want to look at Premier: https://www.premierprotein.com/

    In my area you can buy this at Costco and Sam's club.

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    Stones from multivitamins??? Oh no .. I have a lot of sediment, but I think it's tied to the foley as I've taken the multivitamins for almost a decade.
    Make America Sane Again. lol

    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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    An overdose of vitamin D can increase the risk for stones, and occasionally megadoses of vitamin C can do the same, but if you take a vitamin supplement without excessive amount of these, you should be fine.

    (KLD)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    You should be consuming at least 100 gm. of protein daily. Boost is good, but you may also want to look at Premier: https://www.premierprotein.com/

    In my area you can buy this at Costco and Sam's club.

    (KLD)
    My guts don't like that stuff.
    "Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you?"

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    The surgeries got moved from May 5 up to February 5. I guess that means I will have no Super Bowl party prepping for surgery.

    I have been laying on my side a lot lately and the wound is actually gotten bigger. Nobody can explain it. Should I keep my legs straight when I go on my side or bend my knee a little? Would then deem I need too much affect the wound?
    "Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you?"

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