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    Congratulations on 4 years of healing! You have...

    Congratulations on 4 years of healing! You have been an inspiration to me and I appreciate all of your support.

    Susan
  2. Shame on your family doctor! Call me dumb with...

    Shame on your family doctor! Call me dumb with you! I did not know that I had burned myself until 2 days after it happened. I was dressing in my brother's bathroom and I looked in the mirror and...
  3. Cherry Red Wheelchair is so much easier to manage...

    Cherry Red Wheelchair is so much easier to manage than the older model that I was issued.

    I had the Inter-Stim procedure [trial] done last week and it really has worked! My incontinence has...
  4. Same thing happened to me, but in decreasing pain...

    Same thing happened to me, but in decreasing pain of the repair of hernia from the ALIF incision. Keep the area clean. My doctor put a patch over it and that decreased the pain.

    You will get...
  5. I ate lightly the day before. No problems with...

    I ate lightly the day before.
    No problems with constipation until weeks after surgery and then only once.

    Susan
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    Awesome!!!! Goodbye to those wheels!!!!!...

    Awesome!!!! Goodbye to those wheels!!!!!
    Susan......still a rollin' along
  7. Hi, Marianne: My suggestion may seem like an odd...

    Hi, Marianne: My suggestion may seem like an odd one, but I suggest that you write down just how much you hurt and what you cannot do right now. I say this because sometimes post-op when you are...
  8. Peg and Marianne: Cherry Red racing wheelchair...

    Peg and Marianne: Cherry Red racing wheelchair is due to be delivered and adjusted for me on Friday. I will try to post a picture.

    Thanks for your and everyone's support. I have a MOHS procedure...
  9. I have not read this entire thread....because I...

    I have not read this entire thread....because I am overwhelmed with just being ME and all of my problems....however, I will make a video of how to assemble my wiper and use it if this thread did not...
  10. The problem is that fecal matter contains E. Coli...

    The problem is that fecal matter contains E. Coli that can result in a bladder infection if you poo gets up the urethra [the tube whose opening is just above, North of the vagina] and into the...
  11. FIFA, you are so sweet! I appreciate your warm...

    FIFA, you are so sweet! I appreciate your warm thoughts and support.

    My cherry red crutches arrived a couple of days ago. Of course, like a kid with new toys, I played with them for quite a...
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    Fifa, Re: your husband not being great at...

    Fifa, Re: your husband not being great at cleaning and it is bugging you......do you have a good girlfriend that will come over and help? Don't be afraid to reach out for help. You would help your...
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    Do you have relaxation tapes? What would you...

    Do you have relaxation tapes?

    What would you tell a friend that felt like you do?

    I think that you are greatly underestimating your inner strength. Anyone that does not fear the surgery is not...
  14. Did UPS bring anyone my new crutches by mistake??????

    An angry, frustrated woman in a wheelchair is not someone to irritate with a delay in new crutches. Just when I have learned to walk with them, I got excited about ordering them. Where the F... is...
  15. Pillow for your back when you are in your car. I...

    Pillow for your back when you are in your car. I felt like the "Pea and the Princess", that I could feel every stitch in the upholstery in the back of the seat.

    Remember, all that you need the...
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    KSMOM: Isn't mommy guilt great? It is the gift...

    KSMOM: Isn't mommy guilt great? It is the gift that never stops giving! About 8 months ago, I was talking to my 41 year old daughter about my being in the military [Navy Nurse Reserve] and she...
  17. FIFA: Feel free to talk about pee and poo on my...

    FIFA: Feel free to talk about pee and poo on my thread. I'm knee deep sometimes in both....

    Susan

    No, unfortunately, my vacation had to end sometime. I am back in rainy Oregon/Washington.
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    Hi! Sorry that I did not post sooner, but I am...

    Hi! Sorry that I did not post sooner, but I am "into being me".

    First of all, I believe to have surgery, you need to be miserable. Sounds like you qualify! When I was lying on the smelly rug...
  19. Hi everybody and Happy New Year! Thanks for the...

    Hi everybody and Happy New Year! Thanks for the support.

    FIFA: I.P. Freely.....that's why I wear Depends!

    Ed: Great scuba in FIJI! I took my course from a hard hat diver in 1970 in the...
  20. Anyone have spinal cord injury after failed proximal Junctional kyphosis?

    That title is surely a mouthful! I had a spinal cord injury @T4-5 after the screws from my surgery "indented" my spinal column....call proximal Junctional failure. After my T3 to sacrum fusion, I...
  21. Incontinence is the pits....not ready to wear Depends for the rest of my life!

    Update: I am seeing a urologist about having an implant for sacral neuromodulation. Since my spinal cord injury, I have had frequent urinary overflow incontinence in spite of timed voidings and...
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    Is maturity the issue?

    Jess,

    I believe that I am mature. Having pain and medical errors and sitting in a wheelchair with daily urinary incontinence (the short list) for me is a phenomenal disappointment after almost a...
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    From the woman who struggles with patience....I...

    From the woman who struggles with patience....I say, be patient! Healing and decrease of inflammation takes time.
    Hugs, Susan
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    Hugs to you! Hope that you are healing! Susan

    Hugs to you! Hope that you are healing! Susan
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    FIFA....is that your name? It has such a...

    FIFA....is that your name? It has such a positive sound to it,

    Your post was brutally honest which I greatly appreciate. My recovery from my recent spinal cord injury has been challenging...
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