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    07-10-2017, 07:32 PM
    When you sit at the edge of a foam mattress with your legs over the side (feet on ground), is the mattress sloped in a way that you feel you might...
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    07-10-2017, 03:59 PM
    Thanks for sharing. While I am still hesitant, it sounds like you've been able to manage, which makes me feel a lot better.
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    07-09-2017, 08:17 PM
    If you can get onto the pool deck, you can build a ramp that you sit sideways on as you "transfer" yourself up until you get to the top that is at...
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    07-09-2017, 07:42 PM
    I guess the question is whether I can get close enough through positioning the wheelchair? What complicates this is there is absolutely no way for me...
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    07-09-2017, 07:36 PM
    Fortunately I have reasonably strong triceps in my right arm, but you are correct that my strength dissipates as my arm is extended. I am much more...
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    07-09-2017, 05:30 PM
    Interesting, you chose to reduce transfers and I chose to switch to a power chair to save shoulders. I guess I am already used to the feeling of...
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    07-09-2017, 05:19 PM
    I?m finally about to acquire a new vehicle after 23 years. The choice boils down to either the 2017 or 2018 Chevy Traverse. The 2018 is a complete...
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    07-05-2017, 10:37 PM
    OK, so I am finally giving in and am going to get a vehicle w/o a transfer seat. I have been using sling backrests, but my recently purchased chair...
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    06-28-2017, 03:51 PM
    I have always used a sling backrest and currently use a Jay backpack hanging on the sling back. I often reach back and remove the pack to put things...
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    Hi,
    I noticed your post about teaching. I'm looking into teaching and will likely start with subbing in social studies. I am also a quadriplegic with a similar level injury am curious about doing the job and doing things like taking pills while at school.
    What was your experience? Was there any difference how younger vs. older kids reacted to you and say your wheelchair?
    It would be great to talk about this topic more.
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    do you play ukulele? I do. hello by the way
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