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    Today, 11:25 AM
    Get Braun involved. I sent a van for conversion to Braun. It came back with a 13" drop floor rather than the 10" I was expecting. Even the billing...
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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Not sure how rods are now a days. Back in the early '80's we had a syne that those with rods either bent them, broke them or they eventually wore...
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    Yesterday, 05:03 AM
    Random replied to a thread Older Members Still Around? in Life
    I fear that I’m a few years behind the times, and that I also may be missing news already posted about some of these people. I was happy to notice a...
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    09-13-2019, 12:52 PM
    SCIfor55+yrs. replied to a thread Mysterious burn in Care
    Of it was a burn the fluid from the blisters should be clear. Can you post a photo?
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    09-13-2019, 12:05 PM
    Contact John at Bike-on and see what he can do. If you do go for a ZX1, get lithium. Mine with SLA batteries gets around 2 or 3 miles at most on a...
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    09-13-2019, 11:51 AM
    Coongrats OT. Lot's of changes for SCI since '1970, esp. quads at your level. Prayers for your continued health.
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    09-12-2019, 09:49 AM
    Hey LeTodd, To some of us, you are still a "newbie". Lol Glad you checked in. You do bring back memories.
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    09-12-2019, 12:05 AM
    There's also the Spinergy ZX1 and the Freewheel for the front. Like you, my shoulders are shot and of course they pushed for me to use a powerchair....
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    09-11-2019, 03:28 PM
    Jim started a thread New iBot in Equipment
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    09-11-2019, 12:30 AM
    Random replied to a thread Older Members Still Around? in Life
    I’m not going anywhere Todd. I remain ever hopeful that the ebb will soon cease and flow back will resume. I am looking forward to our reuniting at...
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    09-10-2019, 07:51 PM
    Still here Todd and really glad you're back adding that wonderful insight you have.
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    09-10-2019, 11:16 AM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread VMI Owners in Equipment
    https://www.pacificaforums.com/threads/start-stop-unavailable-2017-pacifica.40705/ Talks about the ESS. No problems since the extra juice needed to...
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    09-10-2019, 09:48 AM
    SCIfor55+yrs. replied to a thread Seborrheic Dermatitis in Care
    SD has a genetic basis. I likely inherited it from m father. Stress evokes outbreaks. Cortisone ointments can control the outbreaks. It is usually...
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    09-09-2019, 06:43 PM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread Colonoscopy in Life
    I had one done last year. There's a new prep out that is only 16 or so ounces. Very easy to drink with no horrible aftertaste. It normally cost...
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    09-09-2019, 03:23 PM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread VMI Owners in Equipment
    Micah seems to be working okay so far. Last time the light was on I had a flat in the meantime. I used the tire service kit provided which entailed...
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    09-09-2019, 12:01 PM
    After my flap surgery, I had the same issues with complete closure. Finally he did a second flap; never closed up completely. A short time after...
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    09-09-2019, 10:34 AM
    Jim replied to a thread Dr. Wise Young speaks. in Cure
    No one should be censoring their feelings, they are real. The protocol isn't public yet. There are plans to train all places that are...
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    09-08-2019, 10:04 AM
    The Motorola Moto Z works very well for answering and initiating calls by voice. I forget now because it’s been a while, but you have to set up...
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    09-08-2019, 09:52 AM
    is there anything new in computer monitors for desktops? My computer guy told me that there were new ones that were more lightweight than my maybe 6...
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    09-08-2019, 09:19 AM
    I was looking at the new staging standards for pressure injuries. He seemed to suggest that if you have slough or esehar (is that more than the white...
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    09-06-2019, 10:23 PM
    Jim replied to a thread Dr. Wise Young speaks. in Cure
    When everything is finalized and recruitment begins, I will post here. You will apply directly to one center. The surgeons/principal investigators...
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    09-06-2019, 04:00 PM
    Jim replied to a thread Dr. Wise Young speaks. in Cure
    After the surgery and three days in hospital, patient will go home and recover for 2 weeks. Stitches will be removed and they will be cleared for...
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    Hi Mary I am new today to this site. My son was injured 11/22 lifting weights and broke C1, C2, and crushed C5, C6 and C7 they are classifiying as a C6, C7. He has limited use of arms but nothing in hands but has feeling. He is currently back in the hosp with pneumonia in both lungs. Diaphram is pretty much shot but working on upper body strength. Dont know what to do or what to expect. i need advise and help with all this. Can you give me any advise for the present time as to what I should be asking and what to push for in PT. Also fighting bedsores on feet and buttocks that should not have happened. I am worried to death about this. thanks for listening
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