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Ironside
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Last Activity: 16 Jun 2021, 1:52 PM
Joined: 6 Nov 2005
Location: Brixham Devon UK
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  • Ironside
    replied to Clearing the colon out
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    Yes, I do have somebody here with me home. However, I do go out fishing for several hours in the afternoon or evening so that would be something I would have to think very carefully about. I think the pros far outweigh the cons in having a colostomy. I've already spoken to my doctor and she is going...
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  • Ironside
    replied to Clearing the colon out
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    Thanks for the replies. Okay, to address the first message regarding a colostomy. Yes, this is something I have been looking at for a while. I know two people who got so fed up with their bowel routine that they opted for a colostomy, but that worked out extremely well. I can remember being horrified...
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  • Ironside
    started a topic Clearing the colon out
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    Clearing the colon out

    I've been in a wheelchair for 35 years now. So that's twice as long as I was able-bodied. That's a long time and it's inevitable that the body is going to start complaining in one way or another. I have suffered from abdominal pain in one form or another for well over 25 years. Actually, probably coming...
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  • Ironside
    started a topic Chronic abdominal pain
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    Chronic abdominal pain

    Does anybody else suffer from excruciating stomach cramps and pain which seem to move around the lower abdominal area? I've been getting the most awful pain lately that I just can't describe how bad it is. It feels like I'm going to die.
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  • Ironside
    replied to Latex/silicon catheters
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    What kind of symptoms would you experience if you were allergic to these catheters?
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  • Ironside
    started a topic Latex/silicon catheters
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    Latex/silicon catheters

    A while back I posted the message about how I had had a lot of success with open-ended catheters. One of the nurses said that either latex or silicone could cause problems with allergic reactions and spinal-cord injury patients. Could one of the nurses confirm whether it's latex or silicon?
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