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by Barry
1 month ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living with Spasticity following Spinal Injury
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Living with Spasticity following Spinal Injury

This is a personal account of how I have dealt with spasticity following an accident causing spinal injury at C4/5 in January 2013. I have made no attempt to find out how typical or otherwise my case is; so I do not know whether the methods I have tried would work for others with spasticity from spi...
by Barry
8 months ago
Forum: Assistive Technology Discussion
Topic: Preventing Urinary Catheter Blockages
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Re: Preventing Urinary Catheter Blockages

ONE YEAR LATER I have still not had a catheter blockage since the night of 23rd/24th July 2016. Neither have I had a serious urinary tract infection. My catheter blockages were being caused by urinary tract infections of Staphylococcus saprophyticus and/or E. coli; these caused the sediment which le...
by Barry
1 year ago
Forum: Assistive Technology Discussion
Topic: Mattress Choice Research
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Re: Mattress Choice Research

Mattresses and Pressure Sores In January 2013 I broke my neck at C4/5 with incomplete nerve damage which has resulted in almost complete paralysis below the shoulders. After a few days in a local hospital I was transferred to a specialist spinal injuries hospital where I was detained for seven month...
by Barry
1 year ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lack of Fulfillment/Quality of Life after becoming disabled
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Lack of Fulfillment/Quality of Life after becoming disabled

Although I do not have chemical sensitivity like you, your post did strike a chord with me. In 2013 my life was ruined by spinal damage at C4/5 and the resulting paralysis, spasticity and double incontinence. Trying to recover a few shreds of normality - a few fragments of my life as it used to be -...
by Barry
2 years ago
Forum: Assistive Technology Discussion
Topic: Preventing Urinary Catheter Blockages
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Re: Preventing Urinary Catheter Blockages

Part 2 of 2 NITROFURANTOIN AND CATHETER REPOSITIONING STOPPED MY BLOCKAGES BUT WHAT STARTED THEM? I do not have a good answer to this.  I had my catheter for 2 years and 8 months before I had a blockage.  This period included about a dozen urinary infections. On the evening of 16th January 2016 I wa...
by Barry
2 years ago
Forum: Assistive Technology Discussion
Topic: Preventing Urinary Catheter Blockages
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Preventing Urinary Catheter Blockages

URINARY  CATHETER  BLOCKAGES:                  NOT SOMETHING WE CAN LIVE WITH Part 1 of 2 BARRY SIMPSON I had 23 catheter blockages between January and July 2016.  Then I found a way of stopping them.  I have had none since.  This has left me with the impression that blockages have been too readily ...