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    Excellent thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddity View Post
    no worries. I don't really have a routine. I just pee when i feel like it. I have a fair amount of sensory sparring (t12 neuro level but l5-s sensory, and ~l3 motor, especially down my left side, e.g. I can feel my left nut, left side of penis, and down my leg to just above the ankle, can move my left leg except the ankle, etc. Right side sensory stops at my knee, motor at hip.) so, i have a decent notion of when i need to pee, so i let that guide me. I'd call it "lucky" but the pain levels associated with my sensory sparring hardly feel like i've been "sparred" anything!


    edit: Ya know, i just cath'd and was reminded i do one thing that most doctors/nurses/specialist say doesn't make any difference: I sanitize my metus area just prior to insertion with a little squirt of either non-bzk hand sanitizer, or microcyn, whichever is handy. I know, i know, "studies haven't shown" it to make any difference, but of course that doesn't mean it doesn't, for some. Until they study everything using the population of everyone i'm sticking with what has obviously been working for me!
    i use 2 wet ones on penis head area b4 inserting cath, always.
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    Isn't that pricey compared to washing with soap and water then a spray of microcyn? But then again, it might not be. Definitely easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by August West View Post
    Isn't that pricey compared to washing with soap and water then a spray of microcyn? But then again, it might not be. Definitely easier.
    its not bad. not nearly as messy either.
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    Thanks for sharing the data
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    Quote Originally Posted by hlh View Post
    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    I suspect we are all doing it differently, so it is useful to hear your situation.
    yah, seems everyone does it their own way. i do 2x day. 50ml of gent in saline in morning then 50ml gent in hydrocleanse(microcyn) b4 bed. i leave it in until next void.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    yah, seems everyone does it their own way. i do 2x day. 50ml of gent in saline in morning then 50ml gent in hydrocleanse(microcyn) b4 bed. i leave it in until next void.
    Where do you get the Microcyn? I need to approach my urologist regarding this option and I know she'll roll eyes at me but I am getting desperate.

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    i order hydrocleanse(microcyn) by the case from the mfr. you need to call to order
    Quote Originally Posted by oncetherwasagirl View Post
    Where do you get the Microcyn? I need to approach my urologist regarding this option and I know she'll roll eyes at me but I am getting desperate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oncetherwasagirl View Post
    I need to approach my urologist regarding this option and I know she'll roll eyes at me but I am getting desperate.
    This information should give you a little bit more information and back up to discuss with your urologist:

    Post 90 on this thread: http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...hlight=zealand

    A New Zealand pharmaceutical company, TeArai BioPharma appears to have the license to produce Microdox 60 as a Urinary Medical Device. The website describes Microdox 60 and its usage (See below). https://www.microheal.co.nz/microdox There is a link to a Usage Card.

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    For those of you that are using gentamicin, is it covered by your insurance? If not, what is the costs, you are experiencing? I guess the cost depends upon the frequency of use. Does it come in a liter bottle?

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