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Re: [IPk] Welcome note from John Neale



Di

Have you tried the Rapids yet Di?

Best wishes

John H
-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 05 November 1999 16:42
Subject: Re: [IPk] Welcome note from John Neale


>> I am having a few skin problems and have changed to the silhouette sets a
>> couple of days ago, do you use them or have any knowledge of them?  My
skin
>> on my stomach has to rest for a year (or so the doctor says) and have
changed
>> to my thighs, but even the skin there is becoming slower to heal between
>> catheter changes.  I do use a protective wipe onthe skin before the
catheter
>> is inserted.
>
>hi Christine
>I find the Silhouette leaves much less of a gaping hole than the
>Sofsets. I wonder if you might find that *not* using a protective wipe
>would be better from that point of view? I don't use anything first
>(though if you're prone to infection and/or allergy you might need
>to). I prefer rotating the sites a bit more but find that the thighs
>or buttocks tend to have dodgy absorption. The hip area is usually OK
though.
>
>it did take me a while to get good at putting in the Silhouettes, but
>I much prefer them to the Sofsets. Not so sure about the Rapids
>though...
>
>DI
>
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