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Although diabetes has not yet been cured, there are products that make it possible to test blood glucose levels, and then Glucose level blood testadminister insulin to achieve insulin balance.  With the aid of a glucose meter and testing strips, a person with diabetes can accurately determine the best course of action.  Although glucose meters tend to not have to be replaced very often, testing strips must be replenished often.

Although one individual testing strip may be very cheap, it is important to keep in mind the bigger picture.  If you take the base cost of one testing strip, multiply it by how many times testing is done each day, and then multiply that by 365, you will see just how much money is being spent annually.  When it comes to buying testing strips every penny counts.  That’s why it is important to seek out the best possible options for saving money on them.

Most glucose meters also use specific testing strips in tandem with a particular device.  When shopping for a glucose meter, it is essential that the buyer looks into testing strip costs as well as the basic cost of the meter.  For example, a person may think that they are saving money buying a cheaper glucose meter, but if it requires expensive testing strips, then they are going to spend extra money down the line.  A savvy consumer will realize that it may be worthwhile it to spend some extra money on a meter that uses cheaper testing strips.

Generic testing strips exist that offer a less expensive alternative to brand-name strips.  The American Diabetes Association states that buying generic testing strips is safe, but some may be more accurate than others1.   For those who require extremely accurate information, it would be wise to speak to a physician before making any changes.

Another way to cut down on costs is to buy your diabetic supplies in bulk online.  The Internet has made it possible to find the lowest possible prices, and being able to buy in bulk will generally save money.  In the case of testing strips, there is no risk to buying many of them, because they will definitely be needed.  In addition, many people like the feeling of not having to worry about running out.

Some manufacturers provide rebates and coupons that may make buying their product more attractive.  Again, it is important to consider the long-term picture in this situation.  If these strips are normally expensive, but a coupon makes them cheaper, it would be wise to buy a large quantity.  However, if that coupon is not available in the future, the result may be higher prices in the long run.

When it comes to saving money on medical supplies, the source is everything.  At AllegroMedical.com, customers can expect to browse a massive selection of products for an excellent value.  Diabetes can get expensive, but keeping costs down is simple through Allegro Medical.

For more than 15 years, AllegroMedical.com has been the leading online distributor of home health and wellness products.  Rely on Allegro Medical for all of your diabetes and other health supplies.

(1) – http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/local-offices/portland-oregon/assets/files/resources-for-tough-economic.pdf

Over one-third of adults wake up at least twice during the night because of the need to urinate.  2% of adults lose control of their bladder during sleeping hours as well1.  Clearly this is a problem that is quite common, which is why there are plenty of products on the market that help people to manage their urinary incontinence.  Although it can be a struggle, there are ways to reduce the frequency of incontinence, and products are available that make cleaning up very easy.

Taking preemptive steps to reduce incontinence is important for adults who are trying to manage their condition effectively.  One of the easiest ways to reduce urinary incontinence is to reduce fluid intake a few hours before bed.  It must be noted that dehydration will make incontinence worse, as a lack of fluids will cause distress to the bladder, but reducing the amount of liquid before bed is an excellent way to stop incontinence.

As stated, it is important to drink enough water every day.  Staying hydrated while avoiding beverages that contain caffeine, alcohol, or sugar is an important step for keeping the bladder strong and healthy2.  In general, living a healthy lifestyle is going to reduce how often incontinence occurs.

Stimulating blood flow is also important for reducing incontinence.  Some people like to use compression socks to keep their blood moving.  Elevating the legs during the afternoon is another simple way to make sure that the blood is flowing properly.  It is also a good idea to speak to a healthcare provider about training exercises that help to make the bladder and pelvic floor stronger.  A physician may also be able to prescribe medicine that will help to reduce incontinence frequency.

Even after these measures, it may be impossible to fully gain control of the bladder during slumber, but there are products that can help.  One simple staple is mattress covers.  Although it is possible to use plastic covers, most people prefer to spend a little bit more money and get liquid-repellant fabric covers that are more comfortable and can be washed.  There are also pads that can be put between the sheets and the mattress to protect the mattress from bacteria, mold, and other issues that can arise over time.

Many adults with incontinence find that disposable undergarments are one of the best ways to manage incontinence.  At night, in the workplace, around the home, in the car, or anywhere else where an accident may occur, wearing disposable undergarments protects the wearer’s surroundings and their clothes.  After an accident, the underwear can be disposed of in a standard refuse container.

For high-quality and discreet incontinence products, AllegroMedical.com is the clear source.  Allegro Medical offers quality medical supplies and equipment at discount prices.  It is no secret that medical problems can get very expensive, very fast.  By providing brand-name products for less, Allegro is helping people to get the products they need, conveniently, affordably, and from the privacy of their own home.  Although bedtime incontinence can be difficult to cope with, it is comforting to know that there are options, and Allegro is one of them.

For more than 15 years, AllegroMedical.com has been the leading online distributor of home health and wellness products.  Rely on Allegro Medical for all of your incontinence and other health supplies.

(1) – http://www.everydayhealth.com/incontinence/urinary-incontinence-at-bedtime.aspx

(2) – http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20457139_13,00.html

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No home is complete without a first-aid kit.  Accidents can happen anytime, and it is important to be prepared for them.  A few minutes can make all of the difference, which is why having a fully-stocked, readily available first-aid kit ready is essential.  Putting one together is easy, as long as you know what you need and how to use it.

There are plenty of injuries that can occur – cuts, scrapes, bruises, bee stings, burns, allergic reactions, and plenty more.  Building a first-aid kit is not expensive, and the savings will be quite apparent when something goes wrong.  There is nothing worse than not having the necessities after an injury.

First on the list are bandages.  Having a variety of shapes and sizes is essential to meet the specific needs of each injury.  A first-aid kit should have a variety of small adhesive bandages for little cuts, larger adhesive bandages for burns and scrapes, and elastic bandages for sprains, bruises, and other external injuries.

Two of the most crucial additions to a first-aid kit are gauze and medical tape.  With these two staples, most injuries can be treated effectively – at least temporarily.  There are endless uses for these items, and they can even be used to adequately dress serious wounds, at least until they can be treated by a doctor1.

Sanitization is absolutely essential when it comes to treating injuries, so it is important to have some protective, hygienic products on hand as well.  The kit should have plenty of non-latex gloves to avoid infection and to protect the person dressing the wound from blood or disease.  For sanitation, be sure to include hand sanitizer, hydrogen peroxide for killing germs and bacteria, antiseptic solution or wipes containing antiseptics, ointment with bacitracin or mupirocin for protecting wounds from outside germs and bacteria, and lotions with hydrocortisone for rashes and allergic reactions.

It is also wise to have a variety of pharmaceuticals such as aspirin and ibuprofen for aches, pains, and fever reduction, an antihistamine for allergies and swelling, and medicine for upset stomachs.  While not life-saving or critical in emergencies, these supplies will certainly help to ease discomfort and save a trip to the store2.

It is possible to purchase pre-made kits, but many people like to make their own custom kits with favorite or familiar products and items.  Additionally, it is important to keep first-aid kits replenished.  Many people go months or years without an injury, not even realizing that their first-aid kit is severely lacking in supplies.  When it comes to health, safe is always better than sorry.

For quality medical supplies and equipment, professionals turn to AllegroMedical.com because they know that they will be able to browse through a large inventory of quality medical supplies and equipment without having to pay an arm and a leg for them.  By offering inexpensive, quality products, caring customer service, and a massive inventory, Allegro is helping people from all walks of life to get the medical supplies that they require.

For more than 15 years, AllegroMedical.com has been the leading online distributor of home health and wellness products.  Rely on Allegro Medical for all of your first aid and other health supplies.

Sources:

(1) – http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Home-First-Aid-Kit

(2) – http://www.dosomething.org/actnow/actionguide/action-tips-build-first-aid-kit-your-house

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Although diabetes has not yet been cured, there are products that make it possible to test blood glucose levels, and then administer insulin to achieve insulin balance.  With the aid of a glucose meter and testing strips, a person with diabetes can accurately determine the best course of action.  Although glucose meters tend to not have to be replaced very often, testing strips must be replenished often.

Although one individual testing strip may be very cheap, it is important to keep in mind the bigger picture.  If you take the base cost of one testing strip, multiply it by how many times testing is done each day, and then multiply that by 365, you will see just how much money is being spent annually.  When it comes to buying testing strips every penny counts.  That’s why it is important to seek out the best possible options for saving money on them.

Most glucose meters also use specific testing strips in tandem with a particular device.  When shopping for a glucose meter, it is essential that the buyer looks into testing strip costs as well as the basic cost of the meter.  For example, a person may think that they are saving money buying a cheaper glucose meter, but if it requires expensive testing strips, then they are going to spend extra money down the line.  A savvy consumer will realize that it may be worthwhile it to spend some extra money on a meter that uses cheaper testing strips.

Generic testing strips exist that offer a less expensive alternative to brand-name strips.  The American Diabetes Association states that buying generic testing strips is safe, but some may be more accurate than others1.   For those who require extremely accurate information, it would be wise to speak to a physician before making any changes.

Another way to cut down on costs is to buy your diabetic supplies in bulk online.  The Internet has made it possible to find the lowest possible prices, and being able to buy in bulk will generally save money.  In the case of testing strips, there is no risk to buying many of them, because they will definitely be needed.  In addition, many people like the feeling of not having to worry about running out.

Some manufacturers provide rebates and coupons that may make buying their product more attractive.  Again, it is important to consider the long-term picture in this situation.  If these strips are normally expensive, but a coupon makes them cheaper, it would be wise to buy a large quantity.  However, if that coupon is not available in the future, the result may be higher prices in the long run.

When it comes to saving money on medical supplies, the source is everything.  At AllegroMedical.com, customers can expect to browse a massive selection of products for an excellent value.  Diabetes can get expensive, but keeping costs down is simple through Allegro Medical.

For more than 15 years, AllegroMedical.com has been the leading online distributor of home health and wellness products.  Rely on Allegro Medical for all of your diabetes and other health supplies.

(1) – http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/local-offices/portland-oregon/assets/files/resources-for-tough-economic.pdf

 

Wound Care gauze

Wound care is rather a complex topic especially for the aging population.    Wounds can be caused by diseases that cause skin integrity issues or from accidents resulting in injury.  In our aging population, chronic ulcers are a frequent concern related to diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and limited mobility.   If you are suffering from a wound, or caring for an individual with a wound, you should always consult a medical specialist for the best treatment options and procedures.   Healing of ulcers takes time and proper supplies.    While complete wound healing is the ultimate goal, maintaining a palliative effect for a chronic wound may be acceptable.1 AllegroMedical.com customers looking for wound care supplies seek products that are:

  •   Easy to Use
  •  Promote Healing
  •  Durable

1. MEPILEX Foam Dressing

MEPILEX Woundcare Bandage

MEPILEX Dressing

The MEPILEX Border Dressing received 4.5/5 Stars on AllegroMedical.com making this dressing a Top 5 Wound Care product. The MEPILEX Border Dressing is a multi-purpose dressing designed to treat skin tears, blisters, or abrasions including leg, foot, or pressure ulcers.   Mepilex is specially designed with a Safetac layer which helps prevent additional damage to the wound and limits pain during changes.  The Safetac layer acts as a barrier sealing the wounds edges keeping exudate from leaking onto healthy skin surrounding the wound.  The durable dressing may be adjusted without concern for losing adherent qualities and depending on the status of the wound may remain intact for multiple days.

 “Have used this on a few different wounds. It works well! It does not hurt surrounding skin to remove it.

-AllegroMedical.com Review by nicurn from ann arbor, mi

 

“I am a diabetic with an open sore on my foot. I am using this product to reduce the chance of infection with its attendant problems. So far this product is promoting healing and I see myself using it to the end.
-AllegroMedical.com Review by 49er Faithful from Aptos, CA

2. KERLIX Gauze

Kerlix

Kerlix Gauze

 

KERLIX Gauze Bandage is another top rated wound care product. Kerlix gauze is notably easy to use and a multi-purpose bandage.  Kerlix bandages may be used as a primary or secondary layer, for debridement, packing, prepping or cleansing.   These gauze rolls are known for their soft comfort.  Allegro customer’s frequently use the fluff dried 100% woven gauze Kerlix Gauze Bandage Rolls as a primary layer to dress a wound.

“Husband had necrotic toe removed and wanted to continue wraps that were done in the hospital. ONLY place I could get this great product. Far superior to drug store varieties and give peace of mind to my patient. Win – Win. The price was reasonable also. I am impressed with this vendor for all our home needs. “
               -AllegroMedical.com Review by Catalicat from Cedarburg, WI
“I am in my 70’s and have extremely thin skin which tears just by touching it and bleeds a lot. I can not use tape or sticky bandages because they tear the good skin. This gauze works for small and large places. Just wrap around over a non-stick pad and then cut and tie. When wound is better healed then I use it without stick pad. Wound needs air to heal and this provides that and protects it at the same time. “
              -AllegroMedical.com Review by gretel14 from Fresno CA

3.  Iodosorb Gel

Iodosorb Gel Dressing

Iodosorb Gel Dressing

Iodosorb Gel is a topical antimicrobial that inhibits the growth of bacteria.  Designed to kill and debride wounds while absorbing exudate.  Iodosorb received 4.5/5 stars from Allegro Medical customers.  Recommendations for using Iodosorb gel include infected wounds, pressure sores, and diabetic and venous ulcers.  Conveniently changes color to white when the gel should be changed.  Iodosorb Gel is a moist dressing that promotes healthy healing.  Consult your medical specialist prior to using Iodosorb Gel since it contains Iodine.

“My husband has a recurring skin ulcer due to poor circulation in his lower leg. His vascular specialist has used Iodosorb on him in the past and it does a superior job of drying the ulcer and promoting healing. And Allegro Medical’s price can’t be beat!”
               -AllegroMedical.com Review by Hawkeye from Hyannis, MA

“Iodosorb gel..has been recommended by many of the doctors we work with and after using it…its been effective and gets the job done…”                 

                                                                   -AllegroMedical.com Review by Partner from Edinburg, Texas

Manuka gel

Therahoney Manuka Gel

 

4. TheraHoney Gel Dressing

TheraHoney Gel Wound Dressing  is gaining popularity because it contains medical grade Manuka Honey2, which has an antibacterial component and promotes the autolysis removal of dead tissue allowing healthy cells to thrive.3  TheraHoney maintains a moist healing environment for wounds with moderate to no drainage. Recommended for use on leg, pressure, diabetic ulcers, and surgical or trauma wounds while under the supervision of a healthcare specialist or for treatment of minor scrapes, cuts and burns.

 

5.  Exam Gloves

Medical Gloves

Vinyl Exam Gloves

 

Although exam gloves don’t treat a wound they provide infection control.  Use exam gloves during dressing changes to provide caregivers protection from body fluids and to avoid infecting wounds.  Medical gloves offer a barrier of protection between your hands and the wounds being treated.  Medical exam gloves should never be reused, washed or shared between users.  If you or patients are allergic to latex use a synthetic alternative such as vinyl or nitrile exam gloves.4

Durability, sizing, comfort is great with this glove! Fingers are not cut too short as in others. Do not rip when you pull them on, and do not tear through easily during use. “

                  -AllegroMedical.com Review by Partner from Edinburg, Texasby Kbk from OK

 

Healing a wound especially a decubitus ulcer requires quality products and commitment to treatment.  Take a moment to read the inspirational Inspired Living: the Patty Kunze Story.  Patty suffered from a Stage III sacral decubitus ulcer while recovering from a spinal cord injury.  Rely on  Allegro Medical  to help with all the necessary medical supplies you need to maintain an independent and healthy life.

 

1 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2697592/

2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2831240/

3 http://www.webmd.boots.com/vitamins-and-minerals/manuka-honey

4 http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/GeneralHospitalDevicesandSupplies/PersonalProtectiveEquipment/ucm056077.htm

 

 

 

Low Air Loss Mattress

According to the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society, over 1 million people in the US develop pressure ulcers each year.1  One of the most proven methods to prevent and treat pressure ulcers is through the use of a therapeutic support surface.

Therapeutic support surfaces can be split into to two main types:

1)      Group I – Static mattresses

2)      Group II – Dynamic mattresses

 

Group I Static Mattresses

Group I products are non-powered foam, or low-density mattresses that either replace an existing mattress or rest on top of an existing mattress. The most basic Group I mattresses are lightweight and consist of an inner support system made from one or more types of foam with an outer cover that protects the mattress from moisture, fluids and bacteria. Some Group I mattresses use air or gel, like the ROHO Prodigy Mattress Overlay, which is made of over 100  air cells that help distribute the patient’s weight, while others are made from the patented Tempur-Pedic® foam found in many traditional mattresses.

 

Group II Dynamic Mattresses

Group II products are powered and use sophisticated electronics and pumps to control the pressure and airflow to the mattress, typically comprised of multiple inflatable air bladders.

Within the Group II classification of dynamic mattresses, the mattresses provide three distinct types of therapy:

1) Alternating pressure therapy

2) Low air-loss therapy

3) Lateral rotation therapy

Alternating Pressure Therapy

Alternating pressure refers to the inflation and deflation of the mattress’s air cells in order to provide the patient pressure redistribution that helps in the treatment and prevention of Stage I to Stage IV pressure ulcers. The pump system of the mattress continuously operates through pre-programmed cycles that increase and decrease pressure.

Alternating pressure mattresses are typically the most economical Group II support surfaces. Some systems are designed to replace a normal mattress and fit on most home care beds, while others are overlaid on top of an existing mattress. These systems use a compressor that continually monitors air pressure in the mattress and maintains the appropriate level of pressure. Most units are 8” thick, use LED displays, operate in 10 minute programmable cycles, have adjustable pressure settings, offer low-pressure and power loss alarms, and offer maximum firm modes for patient transfer and emergency treatment.

Low Air-Loss Therapy

Many Group II therapeutic support surfaces use low air-loss mattresses and many health care professionals generally refer to therapy mattresses as “low air-loss” mattresses.

Low air loss systems incorporate a semi-permeable mattress that allows air to slowly escape the mattress surface. The benefit of low air-loss mattresses lies in their ability to promote a dry healing environment while keeping the skin cool. The escaping air aids in the evaporation of moisture on the skin.

Low air loss mattresses also offer the ability to alternate pressure throughout zones in the mattress system just like the more basic alternating pressure mattress but with the added benefit of a cooler and dryer sleep surface.

 

Lateral Rotation Therapy

Some of the most advanced therapeutic support surfaces use sophisticated programming and miniaturized pumps and solenoid valves that work in concert to effectively rotate a patient. Air cells inflate and deflate in a sequence which simulates the unconscious rolling, or shifting motion experienced by most people. This gentle turning and rotation helps ensure that a patient at risk of pressure ulcers will achieve the best possible pressure relief. Most high-end lateral rotation systems also feature low air-loss capability to wick away moisture.

Therapeutic mattresses, from simple Group I static foam mattresses to sophisticated Group II dynamic mattresses, are the most reliable way of preventing and treating pressure ulcers. Whether choosing foam mattress topper or a lateral rotation therapy mattress, therapeutic support surfaces are the caregiver’s go-to product to combat pressure ulcers.

 

Please always consult with your doctor to choose the therapeutic support surface or mattress that is best for you.  With one of the broadest selections on the web for health and wellness products, you can always rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your personal care and special condition needs.


1) Gibbons, Shanks, Kleinhelter, Jones, Eliminating Facility-Acquired

Pressure Ulcers at Ascension Health, Sept. 2006 Volume 32 Number 9.

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By Sushma Subramanian / Published June 10, 2013 / Women’s Health

Defend yourself against prediabetes and type 2 diabetes by sticking to these lifestyle habits, like lifting weights and getting a good night’s sleep

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Upping your lean muscle mass could lower your insulin resistance and drop your odds of developing prediabetes, according to a new study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers found that for every 10 percent increase in muscle mass, people’s prediabetes risk fell by… Read more

 

Choosing the right skin care product to treat an infected area can be overwhelming. There are topicals, moisturizers, hydrators, and healers.  What does it all mean?

Here is the breakdown to all the madness:

  • A cream is approximately a 50/50 mixture of oil and water
  • A lotion is lighter than a cream and has more water
  • An ointment is about 80% oil and 20% water1

An ointment contains medicine and is highly viscous. This is what allows the product to act like a mucous membrane and prevent moisture loss to the skin. The more oil the ointment contains the greasier and sticker the substance will feel.

Use an ointment for areas of the skin that are going to take a longer time to heal because the skin can’t absorb an ointment as fast as it can a cream.2

AllegroMedical.com carries many ointments to help protect the skin and these are available in as small as a 2.5oz tube to one pound jar.

 

Aloe Vesta 3-n-1 Protective Ointment

 

Aloe Vesta 3-n-1 Protective Ointment is among Allegro’s best sellers. Customers love it because it not only moisturizes and soothes the skin but also softens. Aloe Vest helps to improve skin texture and will leave the skin feeling clean. This is a 43% petrolatum based ointment and is non-sensitizing and fragrance free.

 

 

Secura Protective Ointment

Secura Protective Ointment is also a great selection. This is a 98% petrolatum ointment and is great for sealing out wetness. Vitamins A, D & E condition the sensitive skin while clove oil helps mask  any odor. This

product is recommended for its high quality, easy flip top tube and the overall lightweight feel of the product.

 

 

Remember to talk to your doctor or pharmacists before using a medicated ointment. Also be sure to check out Allegro’s customer reviews to learn what makes it great! AllegroMedical.com for your skin care needs.

 

 

 

 

1McDonald, Michel, M.D. “What’s The Difference Between An Ointment, A Cream And A Lotion?” ABC News. ABC News Network, 20 Feb. 2009. Web. 06 June 2013. <http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WellnessResource/story?id=6858390>.

2“Walgreens | Waiting Room.” Walgreens | Waiting Room. Walgreens, n.d. Web. 06 June 2013. <http://www.walgreens.com/topic/faq/questionandanswer.jsp?questionTierId=700008>.

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*** From: Patty Kunze ***

My new life began July 2nd, 2009 as a T3-4 paraplegic at 48 years of age.  My name is Patty Kunze and I have been a Registered Nurse since 1983.  I began my nursing career ironically in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit of the Veterans Administration Medical Center; little did I know that I would be drawing on that knowledge 26 years later.

It was the beginning of the July 4th weekend and my husband and I had just moved into our new home.  In the past days we made trips back to the old house to collect some final items out of the shed.  That day we decided to make one final run and grab a pizza on the way home and enjoy it on our new back porch.  Right as planned, we collected the items, picked up the pizza, gassed up the car, and made our way back home.  We decided to go back roads home to avoid the busy interstate from the holiday weekend traffic.  Approximately five minutes from home, we approached an intersection, where I noticed a pickup truck was sitting at the stop sign.  As we approached, the truck started pulling out of the street.  I yelled at my husband who was driving, that the truck was not stopping.  The pickup truck, being driven by a young teenager, T-boned into my side of our car causing our vehicle to flip five times before coming to a rest in the ditch.

Patty Kunze Accident

To make a long story short, I broke my arm in three places, broke my right hand, dislocated my left knee, sprained my ankle, broke my vertebrae, and severed the spinal cord at T3-4 complete.  My husband, who was driving, stayed alert through the ordeal and injured his shoulder and broke his elbow, I was unconscious when the vehicle came to a stop.

After six weeks in the hospital and eight weeks of rehab, I made it home to start my new life as it is now.  I am still a wife, mother to two sons, and Registered Nurse.  I continue to work on a Master’s degree in Nursing, I completed handicapped driver’s training, I quickly became the supervisor of our home again, and I have a very part-time job as a nurse.  It has been a long road to recovery and by being a nurse, I am not sure if it was easier or more difficult.  I have become much stronger thanks to my family and friends who assisted in my recovery.

Allegro Medical assisted in my recovery also…..shortly after my accident, while in the ICU, prior to the first surgery due to difficulty in maintaining the blood pressure, I developed a sacral decubitus ulcer.  It worsened over the time I was hospitalized.  The ulcer ended up as a Stage III sore requiring multiple visits to the plastic surgeon.  The physician suggested performing a “flap” to speed up healing but due to my nursing experience, I felt healing the sore from the bottom up would be best.  So my husband and I opted to heal the sore with twice daily ulcer dressingsAllegro Medical always had the necessary dressings to perform the task.  It took 18 months to heal the ulcer but with my husband’s diligence and Allegro Medical supplies, it was restored to its previous state.  I use Allegro Medical for all of my medical supplies.

So, now it has been almost four years since that life-changing-evening occurred but I thank God every day that I am still here for my family and I frequently forget that I am disabled.  My husband assists in my care and we have worked out a daily routine now.   Just because life is a roll coaster, doesn’t mean you stop living.  I live every day to the fullest.  My life is beautiful.  I enjoy each and every day now, like it’s my last.

My saying is “It’s all good” and it is.  So I can’t walk….there are “worser” things in life.  I am blessed with a loving family and wonderful friends.  What more could a girl want?

pattyandfamily

Thanks Patty for sharing your story with the Allegro Community! Your story about life and the struggles with a spinal cord injury and pressure sore is something many of our Allegro customers can relate to. The way that you have approached your new life, pursuit of your Masters Degree and managing your home is an inspiration. We are glad we could be here to help in our small way.

If you have a story, and would like to share it, email me at craigsdesk@allegromedical.com

 

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