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It is a raised wall hung toilet with taps. (few minutes ago)
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The good news is that the pain has pretty well disappeared in the last 24 hours. She is still pretty washed-out, and has a tiresome mucus discharge, but there is real progress at last. Must be the prayers - and my cooking! (My cooking is best no... (3 hours ago)
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Are you talking about a bidet? (3 hours ago)
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Topic: Ostomy toilet like at the hospital.
Hi, xnine. Have you tried any of the medical supply companies. Some fo teh larger ones have online catalogs you could look through. it'd probably be best to simply call one though. I'll let you know if i'm able to find anything.   rMark (18 hours ago)
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Topic: Ostomy toilet like at the hospital.
I searched the internet with no luck. It was about crotch high and had taps and faucet on a toilet bowl that would flush. I wonder if they are custom made or if they are available as one unit? (18 hours ago)
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Topic: Ostomy toilet like at the hospital.
A person who has recently gone through colostomy should avoid eating too much fibre in food. Drinking lots of fluids, chewing the food properly, and having the meals regulary are some more tips which are given to ostomates these days by health p... (one day ago)
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Chris, If she continues to have pain over the next couple of days,she should report it to her doctor. She may need a different antibiotic. I will keep your family in my prayers. Hope things improve soon.     (one day ago)
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I never heard of a fungle infection in a disconnected j pouch. R u sure u don't mean diversion pouchitis/ colitis? That's what I have. What r your symptoms (one day ago)
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Thank you for the wise words Bill ... you are exactly right about the worry and I think stress plays a big part in bowel issues as well. I will heed your advice, calm down and make this trip as wonderful as possible! Have a happy day! (October 9th, 2015)
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Hello namaste61. It is quite a normal reaction to be concerned about what 'might' happen when you are going to do something different. However, it was George Bernard Shaw who wrote something like: ninety percent of all the things I ever worried... (October 9th, 2015)
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Good luck and I will keep you in my prayers for a great PET scan. LH (October 8th, 2015)
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Me too! (October 8th, 2015)
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Rosiesmom just kinda enlightened me. We ARE strong, somewhat unique and, certainly, survivors. I guess we tend to forget how far we've come, what we've learned, what we've shared and the energy it took to get where we are. Yup, we ARE special... (October 8th, 2015)
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Hello there. have been having PET scans each 6 months for 3 years post op now moved to annually. Understand you being anxious as this scan is so indicative of any problems. Try to relax, don't stress!Robert (October 8th, 2015)
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