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    Today, 09:19 PM
    Donno started a thread Icon Customer Service in Equipment
    I bought an older Icon from BriRi back in September, and really liked it. I did not have enough adjustment left in my ZRA to get as much dump as I...
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    Today, 03:12 PM
    Donno replied to a thread Coconut oil & pressure sore ??? in Care
    I agree with the Medihoney suggestion. The healing properties of honey have been known for thousands of years.
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    10-20-2014, 07:54 PM
    Donno replied to a thread Wheelchair Handrims in Equipment
    Jeff, I've been using Natural Fits for 4 years or so, and have been happy with them, but the cross section of the Curve L looks to be much more...
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    10-20-2014, 07:42 PM
    Great video! I wouldn't classify some of those slopes Christian ascends as being cross country!!
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    10-15-2014, 10:58 PM
    Hello Everyone, Does anyone happen to be at Kessler right now? I managed to hurt myself again and I'm here and could use some company. Life was...
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    10-15-2014, 05:29 PM
    Donno replied to a thread Tired/dizzy after eating in Care
    It could be a combination of postprandial hypotension and a vasovegal response. I take a chewable simethicone tablet or two after eating if I feel...
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    10-15-2014, 05:13 PM
    Donno replied to a thread Flap Surgery Advice Needed in Care
    I was on a Clinitron (fluidized sand) bed for 8 or 9 weeks. If you can get one in the skilled nursing facility, you should be OK.
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    10-13-2014, 08:49 PM
    1 Fine Spine RN replied to a thread Happy Birthday KLD! in Life
    Happy Birthday KLD!
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    10-13-2014, 01:52 PM
    Donno replied to a thread The uses of magical thinking in Life
    Only if it is hope for a miracle cure...
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    10-13-2014, 01:48 PM
    Donno replied to a thread Happy Birthday KLD! in Life
    Happy Birthday!
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    10-11-2014, 10:01 PM
    Donno replied to a thread Hi New Here in Life
    Hi TTR, I'm all for the laughter, that and being crazy are the only things that keep me from going insane (apologies to Willie Nelson)...
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    10-08-2014, 04:24 PM
    I've watched the Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight trilogy more times than I can count. (Sunrise being my favorite) I've seen Across...
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    10-06-2014, 07:16 PM
    Donno started a thread Overcoming limitations in Life
    OK, so the guy is not paralyzed, but deaf... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU7hPOY8n_Y
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    10-05-2014, 10:01 PM
    Donno replied to a thread You were AB in Life
    I remember quite well not knowing what to say to a cripple, so I give TABs a lot of slack, I have gotten a bit of flack for preferring the descriptor...
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    10-05-2014, 09:42 PM
    Donno replied to a thread Contemplating a big move... in Life
    I missed this thread back in 2013, but San Diego meets much of your wish list. Misses big on the small town front, unfortunately. The weather there...
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    10-05-2014, 09:15 PM
    Thanks pbr, that is what I suspected. I remember reading about 1 or 2 inches of nitro paste, but did not know what dose that equated to.
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    10-05-2014, 05:08 PM
    I have some 0.2 MG/Hr patches, and would like to know if these would work for an AD incident. If the 0.2 MG/Hr is too slow, would 2 or more work? ...
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    10-02-2014, 09:27 PM
    I understand your desire to move your Dad to Georgia because it is his home state. Have you also asked the Case Manager to refer him to other SCI...
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    10-02-2014, 09:06 PM
    Donno replied to a thread Over 60 and a recent SCI? in Life
    Smash is not being a jerk, you just need to (as many have said) just do it. Your body will learn to compensate for the muscles you no longer control....
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    10-02-2014, 09:02 PM
    Of course I was not paying attention. Happy late birthday Steven!
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    10-02-2014, 09:00 PM
    Thank you for the kind words, all of you. I am trying to read and catch up with everyone. Many years ago my world exploded and I think it was the...
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    10-02-2014, 08:40 PM
    Donno replied to a thread Constipation. Ugh. in Care
    You might try Enemeez mini enemas. You can get a free trial (5) from the company, and if you tell them that you are SCI and heard about it from...
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    10-01-2014, 09:26 PM
    The DME's profit is probably greater than your copay, so s/he has no reason to make you pay anything in advance.
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    10-01-2014, 09:21 PM
    Nice looking wheels. Looks like an exact copy of the Spinergy XL. I wonder if they will show up in US markets?
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    10-01-2014, 09:15 PM
    I switched from Shox to Marathon Plus. The Schwalbe tires have less rolling resistance, and for me , the extra weight is worth it. I have not had any...
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    09-29-2014, 09:44 PM
    Donno replied to a thread How long for a SPC to heal? in Care
    Lin, if the catheter pushed up that much, it probably meant that the balloon was not up against the bladder wall, and that may have been causing the...
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    09-28-2014, 03:43 PM
    Donno replied to a thread Back to Back UTIs in Care
    I've been instilling 25 or 30 cc of Vetericyn once or twice a week for a year now. I almost always have a bit of sediment that shows up at the very...
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    09-28-2014, 03:28 PM
    Donno replied to a thread 23 years today... in Life
    Some years I don't even remember that is my cripday unless I have to look at a calendar for some reason. Other years it makes me reflective, rarely...
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    Yeah...the ASPCA commercials get me. And, every once in a while...the ending to Gunsmoke reruns.
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    Well, well, well… So I found you after all!
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    We did alright. Lost power for 5 days, then got it back, but only to half the house, oddly enough - appeared to be true all up and down the block; half of the outlets worked, half didn't. But we had the heat back, so that was OK. We ultimately got power back to the remainder of the house as well, but the stove (electric) and some of the other major, energy-intensive appliances still don't work. It certainly could have been worse, however; my dad just got his power back on Saturday - and I work with a number of people who live(d)? near the water, and have lost possessions and possibly homes. Glad to hear that you too were spared the worst of it!
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    Hey Randy - how are you and how are things progressing by you in these post-Sandy days?
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    I do go back to this small town (it's the sailing capital) about once a year.

    Autumn is nice here just north of the Missouri River in Budweiser country. The colors (reds and yellows) of the leaves are very pronounced this year. Unfortunately, I haven't ventured far from home this season so I would have to say I don't have any enriching experiences to pass along so far.
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    The scene in my profile picture is from the small town a little south of the Outer Banks where I had my accident. It is a picture of a sunrise taken from the pier that I dove off of which eventually led me to this fine community. It was the last thing I saw as an AB'd person.
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    Hi Random, we did meet. You came up and introduced yourself and gave me your CC handle but I reciprocated with my real name. I sent you a PM the day after and apologized for not providing my CC handle at the time. Look at your PMs from 7/20/2012-7/21/2012 and you might be able to recall me. I'm 40ish, brown hair and eyes and a C7. I sat 2 rows behind you during the presentations and then you stopped by to say hi before it all broke up. We spoke for a minute or two. We also spoke with Dr. Young right as it was ending. Does this ring a bell?
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    Good evening yes that is a bear about to "enjoy " the electric fence around our garbage cans!! We live on a creek which is a major grizzly corridor from mountain into the valley, wildlife biologists take hair samples to test their DNA so they can get more accurate count of how many differnt Grizzly inhabit an area in one month period we had 12 different grizzly going thru our property.. The interesting thing is we rarely see them they go thru after dark & return pre-dawn
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    Hey Random, nice to hear from another member.
    I spend winter on the north side of Aiken. This year will be my third winter down. First year
    I was convalescent, and just too broken to do much. My passion has been horse back riding, and I'm currently attempting to condition to it. I've also just purchased a renegade chair to get out and about. What a workout it is. But that's what its all about, attempting to become stronger and more independent.
    In the past, I was an active ski enthusiast, but that has past. Been there, done that, and I just can't tolerate the cold anymore.
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    Hello, my username is actually from an 80's song that I like called Destination Unknown by Missing Persons.
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Hello Everyone, Does anyone happen to be at Kessler right now? I managed to hurt myself again and I'm here and could use some company. Life was looking very good: I had to retire from work and was firmly en route to my destiny as an author and inventor when I took this little side trip to a new injury. So if anyone is around I'm in morning therapy on the 2nd floor. Please look for me; my therapist is Marissa. And Wise, if there is any stem cell stuff I could do while I am here I would love to know

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