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  • stephen212's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 08:29 PM
    I never push a shopping cart. Instead, I shop with a basket on my lap. I sometimes bring 2 baskets and in that case request that someone carry the...
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    12-08-2019, 08:21 PM
    I think the disability signs in the photo were photo-shopped. THAT's how much of a voting bloc we are. I'll read the article later, but I doubt...
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    12-03-2019, 04:14 AM
    Same at Trader Joe's. The employees there will help carry things to my car, which I need when I have more than one basketful of things, and there's...
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    11-28-2019, 12:17 AM
    wheeliegirl2010 replied to a thread CSF Leak Possible? in Care
    I have not seen or spoken to him, it has always been the nurse who programs the pump that I've seen and she doesn't see how I could have a leak this...
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    11-27-2019, 12:30 AM
    wheeliegirl2010 replied to a thread CSF Leak Possible? in Care
    Thanks KLD. I should have clarified that my neurosurgeon is the one who did the initial implant. If the catheter slipped, wouldn't that show on the...
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  • wheeliegirl2010's Avatar
    11-24-2019, 09:06 PM
    Hi All, I had a Baclofen pump placed April 8 2019. I had not have any issues with a leak immediately post op. Over the last month or so, I...
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    11-16-2019, 02:11 PM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Emmett, My injury level is lower than yours -- T4 complete -- I'm able to use the Peristeen independently. The Peristeen's "magic" is coupled with...
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    11-15-2019, 04:18 AM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    I didn't say I've been using it the longest, just the most. As Bill Maher says, "I can't prove it, I just know that it's true."
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    11-14-2019, 02:47 PM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    I'll take that bet. I've been using the Peristeen since 2011 having first purchased it from a supplier in Australia, which is pre-FDA approval. And I...
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    11-14-2019, 01:24 AM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Some insurance covers it. Mine doesn't but I find them on eBay for not too much. The manufacturer, Coloplast, won't allow distributors to sell them...
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    11-13-2019, 01:19 AM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    The Peristeen is essentially an enema. Its utility is that the rectal catheter has an inflatable cuff that allows you to retain the water as you fill...
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    11-11-2019, 01:12 PM
    stephen212 replied to a thread Colostomy? Recovery time? in Care
    Not to talk you out of/into anything, and recognizing that our injuries even when similar on paper all behave differently, I have been using the...
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    Here's an idea. You seem to be interested in this stuff. My chair has 36 bolts. All 1/4x about 1 1/2 inch. Grade 5 or 3. If we replaced them with 1/8 or 3/64 grade 8. How much weight saving would their be? Smaller diameter, but more dense bolt. How about a bigger bolt, that's centered drilled?
    By the way. Thanks for the info on the VA numbers. Got my doctor to order some stuff, saved having to go to PT.
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    OK, good, thanks for your opinion so far, that I make up my to choose Oracing F2.
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    How's your footrest trial goes?
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    Please kindly show me the picture as well, thanks.
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    I have a friend ordering ZRA, and her seat to footrest is 13". I know that this measurement need high mount footrest. But she need flip back footrest too, is it possible for her to have a flip back footrest on a high mounting?
  6. The footrest maybe could be raised 3". It would be close.

    First you'd try to adjust it up. If it wouldn't go that high, but the footrest bends are not stopping it, measure how high it will go, then remove the footrest from the chair, and cut off off a bit of tubing from both risers to allow it to go higher, then reinstall it (I've never cut titanium, it may be hard to do).

    If the footrest bends are stopping it, you'll have to install some kind of pad on top of the factory plate to raise it the rest of the way. Installing a nicely finished hardwood pad would look sharp I think.

    If the chair fits you in every other way, you like the price, and you don't mind padding the footrest, I'd go for it.
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    Saw this in ebay, most of the configuration fit me, just that don't know the footrest height can adjust to 14" or not.
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    Thanks Chasmengr.
  9. I have never traveled by plane with my AeroZ. I suspect it would not hold up under rough treatment as well as a titanium chair; I am quite gentle with mine. Ask SCI_OTR for his recommendation regarding a chair for air travel; he often travels by air. If I traveled often by air, I would want a TR3 with a welded backrest.

    My understanding is the initial Series2 folding backrest issues have been resolved for new chairs. (Some older S2 chairs stll have the bad hardware.)

    DU00019 is TiLite's Designs Unlimited code for a fixed backrest. (The DU00019 page says it's for only the ZR, but the DU table of contents says it's for ZR, ZRA, and AeroZ). I will call them later today (when they're open) to confirm that for you.

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    Planning to have a second chair. Still hesitate should I go for ZR or AeroZ 2 with enforcement. AeroZ will save me a lot of money, but will it stand through travel by flight? Does the series 2 backrest problem has really solve? Does AeroZ 2 has rigid backrest option?(I remember someone said it has). Thanks, good day.
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