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    #16
    It sounds almost like TN is handicapped central! Either that or we're all living too dangerously. LOL

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      #17
      question on the leg bags i am a quad c6c7 its all i can do to open the bag i use a bed bag 2000 just because i can open the leg bag without getting all wet. i hate it but.....
      how do you other quads do it

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        #18
        vjls, I think that has come up before by the way, you might try the search.

        I am a para, so not much help, but I have used several different leg bags, and run into many different types of valves. Some are tricky even with full function. You might want to try different brands?
        T7-8 since Feb 2005

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          #19
          Originally posted by vjls View Post
          question on the leg bags i am a quad c6c7 its all i can do to open the bag i use a bed bag 2000 just because i can open the leg bag without getting all wet. i hate it but.....
          how do you other quads do it
          get a quad clamp.

          http://urocare.com/products/QuickDrainValve.php

          remove the screw drain valve on bottom of leg bag, replace with the above. all you need do is flip the lever, no fingers needed. note: only compatible with the urocare latex leg bags i referenced in earlier post.

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            #20
            Many of my clients who have a C6-7 injury can empty any of the Flip-Flo type leg bags that Bard makes. This is pretty easy using the side of your hand to open or close. Check them out.

            You may need to add a longer extension tube at the bottom to make it easier to read a urinal or toilet for draining, and if you don't have sufficient hip ROM it can be much more difficult. For those who use power chairs, you can get a powered leg bag emptier (and water the roses or flush the gutter when in public!).

            (KLD)
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #21
              Have you considered a belly bag?

              Rusch has designed a bag that is worn on the waist like a fanny pack. It connects directly to the bag so there are no extension tubes to kink. It drains from a valve that is anotomicly correctly positioned like a male, so all you have to do is roll up to the toilet, lift the seat and drain. There is no concern about dropping your leg into the toilet when draining it as is the case with legbags. It hides nicely under your cloths so no one knows. Just be sure to close the valve when you put a new bad on...the manufacturer doesn't package it with the valve closed.....and ooops...where is that wet stuff comming from...oops, its an open valve!

              As one person said....belly bag, belly bag, belly bag, ...

              Good luck and enjoy all your cute little dresses!
              Disability is not a medical problem with social issues, but rather a social problem with medical issues.
              Franklin D. Rosevelt

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                #22
                When I go on holiday I use an indwelling for ease, I tuck the bag under my chair as there is a little pocket underneath that has velcro. Works a treat x

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