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    Today, 02:58 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread EZ Lock rattle/squeak in Equipment
    I back into the EZ lock and face forward. Sorry about the video it is blurry./QUOTE] It appears that you back into your van, but you moved forward...
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    Today, 02:54 PM
    What controls are in place in Virginia that make the permanent placards "not easy to get." In California, if a doctor is willing to sign the form...
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    01-15-2018, 05:49 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread EZ Lock rattle/squeak in Equipment
    Yes, I can understand that it can be done, but why would you want to ride backward instead of looking out the front window of the vehicle. Guess if...
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    01-15-2018, 05:45 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Corset in Equipment
    I wear my lumbosacral support over a men's undershirt. It not only cuts down on chaffing of the garment, it also helps to keep the support cleaner.
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    01-15-2018, 04:11 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread EZ Lock rattle/squeak in Equipment
    I've not heard of any one "backing into" an EZ Lock docking system. Do you mean you don't ride facing the front of the vehicle? That said, I know...
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    01-15-2018, 04:03 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Corset in Equipment
    I just don't think the kind of "corsets" pictured in your two links are the kind of corsets, binders, or Lumbosacral supports that Alan was thinking...
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    01-15-2018, 02:49 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Corset in Equipment
    I've been using one iteration or another of this type Lumbosacral support fitted by an orthotist for over 35 years. Medicare (and many private...
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    01-14-2018, 11:27 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread pillow for heels in Equipment
    I do the same. I found that when I have use the "doughnuts" and elevating foam cushions/ booties pictured above that they transferred a lot of...
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    01-14-2018, 09:05 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Corset in Equipment
    Maybe this is a possibility. Freeman Lumbosacral support, model 516: http://www.nulifemedical.com/store/pc/Freeman-Model-516-for-Men-512p1906.htm
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    01-13-2018, 11:15 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Corset in Equipment
    Really!?!? This is not helpful!
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    01-13-2018, 11:12 PM
    I received a Permobil m300 in December 2016. It came with MK batteries. I had a problem with the charger, the plug into the charger was too loose...
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    01-13-2018, 08:42 PM
    Did you receive any kind of paper work from the durable medical equipment supplier about the work that was done under warranty? It should indicate...
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    01-12-2018, 11:34 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Alcohol and incomplete injury? in Care
    Anyone who has been on this forum long enough knows my feelings about acronyms. To "funklab's" rollicking post about the Spinal Cord Injury Nurse's...
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    01-11-2018, 02:38 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread calories burned?? in Exercise & Recovery
    I've searched the internet for scholarly articles on this subject. There are really quite a few, although the population sample in each study is...
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    01-11-2018, 12:11 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread calories burned?? in Exercise & Recovery
    QUOTE=fuentejps;1847258]thx all. so what does a quad/para burn on rough avg, cal wise, in just daily life not factoring in activity. This goes...
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    01-10-2018, 08:25 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread calories burned?? in Exercise & Recovery
    This is an excerpt from a Livestrong article: https://www.livestrong.com/article/512626-list-of-foods-with-high-thermic-effect/ The thermic...
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    01-10-2018, 01:34 AM
    gjnl replied to a thread NuMotion failed me bad in Equipment
    Haven't dealt with private insurance for some time, but don't the insurers own some responsibility for you getting the chair you need? If the...
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    01-09-2018, 11:09 PM
    I found this reference interesting, but how did it help/effect you specifically?
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    01-09-2018, 02:34 PM
    The Peristeen system is not very complicated. It does require a prescription from you doctor and training by a Coloplast Peristeen nurse. My...
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    01-08-2018, 02:10 PM
    I talked to the Permobil representatives at the Abilities Expo in San Mateo, CA in Oct. I was told Permalock is not available in the United States,...
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    01-08-2018, 02:02 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread NuMotion failed me bad in Equipment
    I got my latest chair in late 2016. Evaluation by a physical therapist was in late October. I got the chair the last week of December 2016, about...
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    01-07-2018, 11:19 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread NuMotion failed me bad in Equipment
    After reading all of your stories on this thread that I think are private insurance pay or self pay, out of pocket, I am thinking that (and I never...
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    01-07-2018, 02:36 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread NuMotion failed me bad in Equipment
    If you are buying a chair with private insurance or out of pocket, you may have the luxury of using online dealers with wheelchair users...
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    01-06-2018, 11:28 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread NuMotion failed me bad in Equipment
    Finding a durable medical equipment supplier who is a chair user in most markets in the United States is just not going to happen. Not a huge red...
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    01-06-2018, 08:45 PM
    gjnl replied to a thread Corset in Equipment
    What was yours like? There are various types out there, just depends on what you need and what worked for you before.
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    01-06-2018, 06:16 PM
    I remember reading about these ureter stents a couple times on this forum. If I remember correctly, pain was a common complaint as was bleeding. ...
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    01-05-2018, 05:31 PM
    Here are several threads from the past about PIE (Pulsed Irrigation Evacuation): ...
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    01-05-2018, 05:12 PM
    See my comment, in blue, within your quote above. There probably isn't anything wrong. Maybe when you are on your side, the catheter position...
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    01-05-2018, 03:06 PM
    It is not unusual to have some spasms with a supra pubic catheter, especially an newly placed one. As your stoma heals, the spasms you are now...
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