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    Today, 02:05 AM
    When your transfer target is close and high, you may want a 12" curved transfer board. For example, getting into bed when the bed is several inches...
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    10-21-2017, 07:16 PM
    August West replied to a thread Jay2 cushion repair in Equipment
    Have you tried waterproof duct tape?
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    10-21-2017, 06:20 PM
    See my last post for what I found. It's the least expensive, ideal size, and it comes with removable padding and a handle.
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    10-21-2017, 05:23 PM
    If a cutting board doesn't cut it, here's a few options that combines everything else we all recommended. A) Cardboard box. Done. Love the cost,...
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    10-21-2017, 04:09 PM
    Many options. Rather than going through the process of ordering several before finding the best one, perhaps you could provide a link to show us the...
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    10-21-2017, 02:24 PM
    Where I live a public shuttle provides door to door service for just this reason. If they don't offer this shuttle service where you live, perhaps...
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    10-21-2017, 01:56 PM
    A cardboard box catches produce and other items that may roll. Good synergy in this post. This is how we help each other.
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    10-21-2017, 01:49 PM
    Good idea. I think you can find laptop boards with a pillow underneath in order to adjust the angle. This would save the day if you didn't have...
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    10-21-2017, 01:19 PM
    I use a wodden cutting board. That needs your knees to be higher than your hips in order to keep the items from falling forward. The best way to do...
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    10-21-2017, 01:04 PM
    I hear you. When I first started with Edgepark they sent me the wrong order and then challenged me over it in a rude and aggressive manner. That was...
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    10-21-2017, 12:25 AM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    You're obviously a smart guy with lots of ideas to offer. We have a small community and I wish you will continue to discuss with me. My intent isn't...
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    10-20-2017, 09:39 PM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    Key word is all. The only way someone can know "all" of it is snake oil is if they know it "all". How else could they know?
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    10-20-2017, 09:11 PM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    I'm seeing a trend. You start out humble by saying things like "with all due respect" and "I don't know much". But then you follow up with dogma and...
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    10-20-2017, 03:19 AM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    She worked in a doctor's office so I thought there would be some credibility. As it turns out she wasn't well trained or experienced. She couldn't...
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    10-20-2017, 01:00 AM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease, I went to a nutritionist to ask for some insight. I wanted to know if there may be any nutritional...
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    10-18-2017, 04:25 PM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    Not a dead horse but it will be soon. What I wasn't getting (and I guess others may have missed as well) is that food combining is actually a thing. ...
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    10-18-2017, 02:39 PM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    Semantics. Whatever you want to call it, there is potential benefit in eating certain foods together. Glad you agree.
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    10-18-2017, 02:19 AM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    Wrong. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15277161 You know the difference between an engineer and a scientist? An engineer is happy when he...
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    10-17-2017, 09:52 PM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    Ok, you got me going. Last one and I'm out for now. I leave you with my takeaway. Experiment with what you can eat rather than how much you can eat...
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    10-17-2017, 09:17 PM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    I know what you're thinking. Substituting corn tortillas for flour tortillas in a Mexican restaurant is one thing, but denying yourself a sandwich is...
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    10-17-2017, 09:05 PM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    There is some truth to what you say. But it's minor stuff compared to going hungry. For example, I avoid wheat so I order corn tortillas rather than...
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    10-17-2017, 06:41 PM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    I love how people try to develop a science of out of something that is inherently flawed from the start. The inherent problem with counting calories...
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    10-16-2017, 10:53 PM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    You can turbo charge your first week with a good quality meal replacement shake for breakfast and lunch and lean protein with steamed veggies for...
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    10-16-2017, 10:35 PM
    August West replied to a thread Calories and weight loss. in Food
    I've never tried calorie counting. It just seems impractical and unsustainable. Whenever I've lost weight quickly it's been by cutting out dairy and...
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    10-11-2017, 09:08 PM
    August West replied to a thread Shower cushion ideas in Equipment
    Buckling columns offer excellent pressure relief. You could put a layer of latex over the top to make it easier to transfer and position yourself....
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    10-11-2017, 01:22 AM
    August West replied to a thread Shower cushion ideas in Equipment
    I was going to say that. Good call.
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    10-10-2017, 08:21 PM
    Do you ever use to transfer into the wheelchair?
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    10-10-2017, 01:54 PM
    I understand why people using foley catheters would want to flush their bladders. But for others who don't use foleys why not use Macrobid? It seems...
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