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by Barry
3 months ago
Forum: Assistive Technology Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Incontinence
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: Dealing with Incontinence

I try not to worry about things I can not change. My condition is such that nurses and carers are required to do many potentially embarrassing procedures for me but they chose the job and I can't help being as I am.
by Barry
3 months ago
Forum: Assistive Technology Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Incontinence
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Dealing with Incontinence

INCONTINENCE WEAR IN HOSPITAL In 2013 an accident left me with spinal injury at C4/5, paralysis, severe spasticity and double incontinence. I have a suprapubic catheter and district nurses give me bowel evacuations on alternate days. I spent the first 7 months in a spinal injury hospital here in the...
by Barry
6 months ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Am I expecting too much?
Replies: 0
Views: 3993

Am I expecting too much?

An accident in January 2013 left me with my neck broken at C4/5, spinal injury, paralysis below the chest, severe spasticity and double incontinence. After 4 days in a local hospital, I was taken to a specialist spinal injury hospital 70 miles from where I live. Remarkably little was achieved for su...
by Barry
7 months ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pressure Sores and Clarithromycin
Replies: 1
Views: 2945

Re: Pressure Sores and Clarithromycin

In January 2020, my skin rashes returned, but not my pressure sores. In August I had been ignored by and so had no Clarithromycin for the first 10 days. In January I already had some Clarithromycin and started taking it straight away. It appear to me that the nurses I had in early August were respon...
by Barry
1 year ago
Forum: Tips and Techniques
Topic: Sexual Activity and Disability
Replies: 1
Views: 5157

Sexual Activity and Disability

I find that even limited sexual activity goes with a sense of well-being. I wonder why is there so little discussion on it among the disabled? Because there is little interest? Because many people are embarrassed to talk about their sexual activities? Because some people find reading about other peo...
by Barry
1 year ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pressure Sores and Clarithromycin
Replies: 1
Views: 2945

Pressure Sores and Clarithromycin

At the beginning of August 2019, I developed much more serious pressure sores than I have ever had before. At the same time I had the most serious skin infection I had had since becoming paralysed in January 2013: the co-incidence of the timing of these raised a strong suspicion that the infection w...
by Barry
1 year ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living with Spasticity following Spinal Injury
Replies: 0
Views: 1829

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
2 years ago
Forum: Assistive Technology Discussion
Topic: Preventing Urinary Catheter Blockages
Replies: 2
Views: 4170

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
2 years ago
Forum: Assistive Technology Discussion
Topic: Mattress Choice Research
Replies: 1
Views: 2354

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
2 years ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lack of Fulfillment/Quality of Life after becoming disabled
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

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
3 years ago
Forum: Assistive Technology Discussion
Topic: Preventing Urinary Catheter Blockages
Replies: 2
Views: 4170

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
3 years ago
Forum: Assistive Technology Discussion
Topic: Preventing Urinary Catheter Blockages
Replies: 2
Views: 4170

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 ...