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Last Activity: Yesterday, 6:04 PM
Joined: 8 Jun 2002
Location: Greenwich, CT USA
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  • How often to change indwelling Foley catheters (not?SP)?

    Hello everyone,
    Just a quick question for those using indwelling Foley catheters (not SP), how often do you change them and put in a new catheter? I just started having to wear an indwelling catheter all the time, 24/7, a little over a week ago. I've read it can be anywhere from 2 to 12 weeks...
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  • Hello SCI nurse,
    sorry for the late reply, the wound is about 1 inch wide, hard to see how deep but nowhere near the bone. it's been scabbed over for a few days now and is slowly getting better but I ordered a small tube of Medihoney to help it along. I used Medihoney around five years ago and...
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  • Problems with bowel routine, magic bullets not always working.

    In addition to the pressure sore I posted about earlier, I'm also having problems w/ my bowels. I do my bowel routine everyday where I use 2 Magic Bullet suppositories, the whole routine lasts me approximately 3 hours and I have to do lie on my right side in order to do the routine independently. Problem...
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  • Stage II pressure sore on rib cage, please help.

    Hello everyone,
    For the past couple of months, I've been experiencing a few different SCI related health problems and I'm hoping I can get some advice from the group. FYI, I have a tethered cervical cord that doctors are very reluctant to operate on. This is causing me progressive weakness and...
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    replied to Problem with my bowel program
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    Hey Fer,
    I'm a 4-5 incomplete quad, many years post, I've listed below the things I take to help my bowels move along :-)

    Metamucil: 3 times a day, 2 tablespoons,, 9 AM, 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM,.

    MiraLAX: 2 times a day, 1/4 teaspoon, mixed with the 9 AM and 7:30 PM Metamucil....
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