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    Today, 08:56 PM
    That's crazy. They can easily receive a "predetermination of coverage" before ordering the damn chair. BCBS has an entire department dedicated to...
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    Yesterday, 02:06 AM
    Wow. I'd say "unbelievable", but who are we kidding?! Not looking forward to my first foray into getting a chair using Medicare. I use an SCI...
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    04-23-2018, 09:15 PM
    He doesn't have Medicare Advantage. That's basically an HMO contracted to coordinate benefits for a Medicare enrollee, using the HMO's benefit...
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    04-23-2018, 09:04 PM
    Then your DME is wrong. You aren't limited by what Medicare will or won't cover if they aren't primary. By telling them to file Medicare first THEN...
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    04-23-2018, 05:38 PM
    You're in what's called a "coordination of benefits" scenario. The rules are varied. Start here to educate yourself a bit. Medicare might still be...
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    04-21-2018, 09:54 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Self cathing in bed in Care
    I get an annual ultra-sound of my bladder and kidneys. The bladder ultra sound is done both before and after cathing. The first few years of my...
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    04-21-2018, 02:49 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Self cathing in bed in Care
    Yeah, probably so. Palpating still leaves me with 25ccs, or so, unless I'm vertical, according my ultra sound results. We're all probably a little...
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    04-21-2018, 10:29 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Self cathing in bed in Care
    Try some enzyme activated pet pee cleaner. That stuff does a good job on pet pee smells. Aside from that, maybe have a ziplock bag you can put the...
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    04-16-2018, 08:58 AM
    What doesnt fit you about an Icon? I have trouble with the non-adjustable, or user configurable at manufacture, footrest width and depth. Again. ...
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    04-15-2018, 04:13 PM
    Yeah. Therapy is good, too, I reckon. Just doesn't seem practical. And the cost! Wow. Guess I'm waiting for version 235.5 after all. :) I'm...
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    04-15-2018, 03:46 PM
    Hmmmmm. I'm glad they're developing this tech, but I don't think it's for me, just yet. The whole time I was thinking, I'd have been back and forth...
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    04-06-2018, 05:18 PM
    Standing doesn't help with osteo, man. It's been studied. Only standing on a vibrating plate has shown to be of any help. Cool desk though.
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    04-05-2018, 04:57 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread lasher sport wheelchair in Equipment
    What's really incredible to me is that it is as solid as the day I got. No parts have ever worn out or come loose. Doesn't creak or rattle one bit....
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    04-05-2018, 11:49 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread lasher sport wheelchair in Equipment
    This is the worst I could get. It's bad, for sure. The white marks aren't metal, they're paint from trim and bed frame. Hard to notice...
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    04-04-2018, 06:49 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread lasher sport wheelchair in Equipment
    FYI, Lasher chairs are powder coated or anodized, not "painted". Mine are powered coated. Quite thickly. It doesnt chip or flake off at all, but...
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    04-04-2018, 06:08 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread lasher sport wheelchair in Equipment
    They look mostly like crap, up close, but they're dark grey/black so from a few feet they look fine.
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    04-04-2018, 04:59 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread lasher sport wheelchair in Equipment
    To be honest, I haven't had awesome post sales service with them either. Can't say enough good things about the chairs, though. Service could be...
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    04-04-2018, 12:15 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread lasher sport wheelchair in Equipment
    Yeah I have 2 BT-Mg chairs. I like them. Quite sturdy. One is ~9.5 years old and one is ~7.5 years old. The racing sail cloth upholstery is...
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    04-02-2018, 07:34 PM
    That's called putting your money money where your mouth is. Why, for the love of capitalism, would you prefer to just donate money when you could...
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    04-02-2018, 01:33 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Custom Roho? in Equipment
    Looks like you can select H, M, or L for each cell on the order from. High/Mid/Low profile. Tom B. is the el Presidente of Roho Group, his info is...
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    04-01-2018, 01:12 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Smart Drive in Equipment
    The good folks at Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center, in Virginia, have repeatedly denied my requests for both a Smart Drive and a cushion on the grounds...
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    04-01-2018, 11:08 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Custom Roho? in Equipment
    Wow. That's excellent. Thanks!
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    03-31-2018, 02:47 PM
    That's what I was thinking, too. I use run-flat tires because that seems to be the most probable issue I'll run into. Has happened twice in the...
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    03-31-2018, 12:44 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Custom Roho? in Equipment
    That's a Contoured shape which he said didn't work. Sounds like he's looking for a flat mid/high cushion with just ~low profile cells under the...
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Is it possible to be charismatic in a wheelchair?

by Oddity on 03-08-2014 at 12:41 PM
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I believe it's absolutely possible.

Humans seem to have an instinct driving their ability to be attracted/respect/admire and/or willingness to follow another person. Assuming these are satisfactory definitions of the tangible effects charisma (as opposed to comeliness, or raw physical attraction.)

I was first exposed to this idea by Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, followed by Hero with a Thousand Faces. Compelling works.

Powerfully charismatic people

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