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  1. Stretch your mind at the Abilities Expo

    This weekend the Abilities Expo rolls into the Chicago area (Schaumburg Convention Center), as it tours cities around the country. If you've never, it's worth checking out sometime. The MS Society always has a strong presence there, with knowledgeable volunteers and plenty of info. But there's a lot of interesting exhibitors and practical presentations that really open your mind to the possibilities out there. Get your wheelchair tweaked, start planning your accessible vacation, try your hand at ...
  2. What fighting "quad belly" looks like

    It's another brainchild of Dr. Justin Bickford at Aspire PT, Huntsville, TX. I describe a problem and the gears in his head start to turn, and he's got a lot of 'em.



    The consensus is that quad belly is loss of muscle tone around the torso after you've sat in a chair for years. Belly fat is a suspect too, but I eat lean and cut back on adult drinkies with no effect. ...
  3. A new Hotel List: beds without platforms, low beds, adjustable-height beds

    Hotel List: beds without platforms, low beds, adjustable-height beds

    There are ADA rooms, and there are accessible rooms ? and often those are two different things.

    27 years after the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, most hotel rooms are completely unusable to many disabled Americans. Hoyer lift users are shut out by box platforms beneath beds, i.e., almost all hotel beds. Independent travelers in chairs are shut out by beds too high to transfer. Beds and sinks ...
  4. First timer using marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthQuad View Post
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    Any proof that it's the cbd stopping the seizures?
    Yeah, the CBD that they take orally that quickly ends the seizures.
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  5. Learn FAST

    John Singleton and Luke Perry suffered strokes in their early 50s, but my bud Vanita Whitsell survived a severe one at 38, and even teens have them, so please learn. Miss you, Uncle Mike.

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