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pete4sake
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Last Activity: Today, 4:11 PM
Joined: 1 Feb 2013
Location: midwest
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  • pete4sake
    replied to Scoliosis
    in Care
    I will be asking everyone of those questions at my consult coming up soon. I have been doing an every other day with some pretty large amounts for many years . With a colostomy do I need to basically retrain my bowels to avoid the large amounts. I guess ideally I would empty bag daily in morning . Is...
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  • For what it’s worth I just had an nurse that came highly recommended out to my house and evaluate me for a bed and cushion. The mattress she recommended was made by SpanAmerica. I really don’t know too much about it other than it is a group 2 mattress and supposedly a good one. We have a split king...
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  • pete4sake
    replied to Scoliosis
    in Care
    I have scoliosis and had corrective surgery shortly after my accident in 1986. I have worn a custom corset since then. I can get mine duplicated but company no longer customizes them. With an upcoming colostomy I am going to need it altered to accommodate pouch.
    Does SCI nurse or anyone know of...
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  • pete4sake
    replied to Flap Surgery Incision
    in Care
    Hi Casey
    Glad you are doing well I still don’t have exact date for my flap but probably in the next month. I had messaged you about the bed. You are lucky to be in Indiana as group 3 beds are not available I’m Minnesota except in the hospital. I have been told even acute rehab will only have...
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  • pete4sake
    replied to What are the cons of a colostomy ???
    in Care
    Thanks for the info. Here is my dilemma
    My ischial wound is on left cheek. I will be having flap surgery in ( 1to 2 months) I have basically exhausted possibilities of finding acute care.
    Even the most connected people in the industry say these are unprecedented times in terms of finding...
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