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Best Way To Toughen Skin After A Pressure Sore




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#1 aggzy

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:04 PM

hey

I've had a pressure sore spot under my butt cheek and it breaks down easy

any ideas how to toughen it up ?

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:11 PM

first get u a cheap ironman watch and set it to beep every 15 minutes for sure and do a pressure relief......i do put vitamin e cream on mine if i've been up awhile, u got to remember for every sore/surgery u loose about 20%.....time will help alot, the longer u go from it breaking down the better it will get, i usually do 4 or 5 hours in the morning and then off for a few hours and up again 4 or 5, i'm not suppose to ever be up over 8 hours at one time again, even though i have been, i try to limit it as much as i can.....i also have a special roho where there is 3 in cells where my sore/surgery was and 4 in everywhere else.......it makes a difference....alot of pressure reliefs for sure!

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:34 PM

Airart, I was told the skin area is 30% weaker after a surgery or pressure sore. No matter, due to that fact there's nothing you can do to bring it back to its natural element. All that's left is to heed what airart said and look at your problem area daily to make sure than nothings forming there.
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#4 TjTheQuad

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 03:36 AM

holy shit... i know you your Shane Angew, umm think in hospital the rehab told me but ive seem to forgotten.
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Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:26 PM

30% percent, darn, i guess dr. all see it different, but man that a deffinately substantual decrease in sitting, it sure worries the crap out of me i know that, i got a watch that beeps at me to make me move, i religiously get off of it after awhile, i'm tired of being cut on, don't want to go thru it anymore.........its life changing for sure.......

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:22 PM

30% percent, darn, i guess dr. all see it different, but man that a deffinately substantual decrease in sitting, it sure worries the crap out of me i know that, i got a watch that beeps at me to make me move, i religiously get off of it after awhile, i'm tired of being cut on, don't want to go thru it anymore.........its life changing for sure.......


You got that right!
Hey aggsy,
I forgot to mention this newer cushion company called Ride. They make custom form fitted cushions at a more expensive cost. But I hear they're much better than the high profile ROHO at helping prevent sores. Here's the address:


www.ridedesigns.com


Sorry, I screwed up the link. I'm such a newb!






Edited by qbounce, 16 September 2010 - 09:27 PM.

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#7 Mary-Anne

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 11:33 PM

www.ridedesigns.com

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:50 AM

holy shit... i know you your Shane Angew, umm think in hospital the rehab told me but ive seem to forgotten.


sure am what rehab did you go to?
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 07:06 AM

we met on 2010 new years at Marks house
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:43 PM

back on topic........gradually is about all u can do............


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