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  • #46
    I've heard of this happening from condom catheters being too tight, is that what happ

    i'd love to lie and say overexhertion but yeah convene sized wrong by hospital staff unfortunately!!

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    • #47
      It looks like activity on this thread is winding down, thanks everyone for your input. Though these results might not be surprising to many, I certainly learned a few things:

      - Many pressure sores occur while in the hospital (iatrogenic, thanks for the word hlh). This is surprising to me because one would hope hospital staff would be better prepared to help prevent them. When new SCIs pop up on this forum, they should be reminded of this fact immediately.

      - A new place to check, the tailbone (coccyx). I would have put this on the survey if I'd known it was often the site of sores. I'd never heard of that and I really don't remember anyone in rehab mentioning it.

      - Pressure sores on the feet are more common than I expected. I guess I'd always assumed that a foot, being, well, a foot, would be more resistant to pressure problems.

      KLD mentioned that in any given SCI population at any given time, 30% of them will have some sort of pressure sore. That's a sobering statistic in my mind. It means that most of us will get a pressure sore sooner or later, quite possibly more than once.

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      • #48
        7 yrs and none so far. [knock,knock]

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        • #49
          Back of my head, still have a very nice scar... It happened while still in the hospital. Obviously I wasn't being turned often enough...

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          • #50
            Originally posted by rollin64
            7 yrs and none so far. [knock,knock]
            Show off.

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            • #51
              When hospitalized (1992) I had a pressure sore on my butt right at the top of my butt crack. This left a flap-like scar over the top of my butt crack. Also, I have a patch of hair missing from my head, which I assumed was from a pressure sore.
              "Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed." Indra Devi, 1963

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              • #52
                back of head
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                • #53
                  Since I do not have a lot of memory about my hospitalization either because of the horror of it all or because of Rx that I was given, I can only guess where my first pressure sore was located. I think it was on my butt. At least this is the pressure sore that took the longest to heal as it was still being packed and dressed after I left the hospital. So, thanks for asking...
                  "Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed." Indra Devi, 1963

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by keps
                    How can your left leg go numb if you have a T7 complete injury?

                    Its my nerve pain that have its not that i can "feel" it going numb thats just the only way that i can explain how it feels. i understand its not easy to understand but also hard to explain..
                    T-7 Complete
                    "If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Zero
                      I can't speak for Megan, but I'm T7 complete and there are definitely times when I can't feel my leg, even though I can't really feel my leg in the first place! Maybe there is some core sensation there, deep in the tissue, and when it's not there my brain notices the difference. All I know is that when my leg is positioned a certain way, it will eventually feel like it is missing.


                      I get that a lot and sometimes when i am laying in bed my legs feel like they are moving its like this phantom pain i guess. really freaky!!
                      T-7 Complete
                      "If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by keps
                        Show off.
                        .....haha.

                        i dunno how to explain the feeling either but i'm c/6/7 and my left will feel like it's asleep for days sometimes. it gets this buzzing feeling, different than the usual neuro buzz plus it won't spazz up like usual. like it's just dead.

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                        • #57
                          1st Pressure sore

                          The 1st one was located on the outside on bottom of foot.
                          Aggie Mom 2007

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