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    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing! Too bad it is an anti-cholinergic that has additional side effects (fatigue, possibly long term cognitive...
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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    09-19-2019, 03:36 AM
    Lol, you are so funny Random. There was a woman here who was a porn actress. She wasn't here long as I recall. Yes, the awkward reunions... you...
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    09-18-2019, 11:58 AM
    Was she the disabled porn actress Todd?
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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    09-16-2019, 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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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    09-15-2019, 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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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    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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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    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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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    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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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    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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    09-09-2019, 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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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    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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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    09-06-2019, 10:50 AM
    They don't buy my vehicles either; just the conversion part of it. Which helps a lot.
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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    09-05-2019, 01:42 AM
    I'm Workers Comp. in Washington for 46 years. They offered me the same talk of settlement. That entailed them not being responsible for bills and...
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    09-04-2019, 03:45 AM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread VMI Owners in Equipment
    I hear you Art. They must have a fix for the sealant or they wouldn't be taking away the spare tire. May be why it costs so much at Chrysler. 104...
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    09-04-2019, 03:39 AM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread VMI Owners in Equipment
    At times the light still came on. Uually when put in Reverse or drive. So far so good with it.
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    09-03-2019, 03:09 PM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread VMI Owners in Equipment
    I'm not about to unplug anything other than the transfer base fuse to stop the chime if not pulled all the way to the front. I think the problem...
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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    09-03-2019, 02:10 AM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread VMI Owners in Equipment
    ESS means Electronic start/stop function Art. The motor shuts down at a stop and starts up again when the brake is let up. Supposed to be a gas...
    36 replies | 1944 view(s)
  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    09-03-2019, 12:27 AM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread VMI Owners in Equipment
    Not sure if it's actually the ESS that's wrong or if it's something with the battery. Been to the Pacifica Forum where it's talked about. Seems a...
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    09-02-2019, 07:51 PM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread VMI Owners in Equipment
    VMI and Braun were both recently bought out. Seeing how they are changing so many things around , I'm not sure I trust the quality of either. VMI...
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    09-02-2019, 02:58 PM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread VMI Owners in Equipment
    Never. Last time I saw the compartment with the floor up, it was dry and no signs of water ever being there. But mine was a 2000 VMI
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  • Patrick Madsen's Avatar
    08-31-2019, 10:43 AM
    My case had to go up to the National level to get satisfaction when my van was fitted with the wrong size dropfloor. I had been working with Patrick...
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    08-29-2019, 05:00 PM
    Patrick Madsen replied to a thread florida dorian in Life
    I hope Fuentes is okay and not in it's path.
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  1. Not to be ignorant, but can you tell me a little about the Friend request I received from you and yourself before I approve it?
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    glad those worked out for you! good luck with your dad.
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    It's been awhile have you changed your mind?
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    yep I was holding it for you. I believe I said $350.
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    thanks breh
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    Hi yeah it's still available. Doesnt CPMC have some rehab clinic in the city? I would think they have a pt who would have some exprience with them.
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    The guy I bought it from last year said he only used it a few times and I never even turned it on s it should be practically new.

    I go to sf sporadically have no plans to now. I could meet you halfway, Sausalito or Mill Valley?
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    Ah, I cant help you there as I've never used one I was going to consult a PT. Let me know when you make up your mind.
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    I'm in Novato
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    yeah I'm in Marin and still have the empi available.
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    Joey
    let me know what on your mind.

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    Joey like I said my program will not let me acitvate a friend. Ican receive meeages and I can reply.
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    I've only went to 1 and it wasn't a good experience for me mainly because the guy didn't know what he was doing.
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    Hi Joey,

    I had no movement what so all, it just suddenly happened after trying for hours every night. It takes a lot of focus of the mind and is mentally stressful. Your dad can't simply look at his foot and say move, he has to grit his teeth and really go nuts inside his mind trying to get it to move.

    Also range/touching/e-stim I think helps. Also try cold. Find an ice pack, put it on his leg, and then tell him to try to move his foot. This is something I discovered years ago after I got movement to try to get my other leg to move. It would work sometimes. Worth a shot.
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    Hi Joey,

    What the doctors say isn't true exactly. It took 3 months for me to move anything and from there the progress was slow. I still use a wheelchair as my main transportation but I"ve regained quite a bit of function as well. I recommend your dad continue to try to move things he can't. I use to just spend hours a night trying to move my limbs which I think helped make the connection.

    Also if you can get him to some program like Project Walk in Southern California that would help as well although its not cheap.
  16. I think you mean "reflexive" (ie, a reflex), rather than "reflective". Please see your forum post, which is a more appropriate place to put questions, as few people look at your profile page.

    KLD
  17. On Sept 30th, my Dad suffered a fall and damaged (compressed) his spinal cord at C3-C4. After the operation, he could shrug his shoulders and wiggle his toes, but was vent dependent. Prior to the operation, he could also wiggle his toes. My Dad became non-responsive (kept his eyes shut and was grimacing) and didn't seem to be able to wiggle his toes when asked, and even stopped shrugging his shoulders. The doctors are saying that the toe-wiggling is merely "reflective" and that he is "complete." However, in the past 2-3 days, I've been giving him foot massages and trying to move his limbs -- and he shrugged for me and wiggled the toes on his left foot. Any experiences out there?
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