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    Defective Suprapubic Catheter

    Sometimes (rarely), my suprapubic catheter stops draining for no apparent reason. It's not clogged -- it just stops draining completely.

    I don't realize the problem until my bp goes up (180/95 to...
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    No, I use a power wheelchair. As a quad I cannot...

    No, I use a power wheelchair. As a quad I cannot wear gloves. I used to use push cuffs with a manual wheelchair; they have no fingers.
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    Torn Fingernails

    I keep tearing the fingernail on the middle finger of my right hand, and I don't know how (since I have no feeling in it). It's been as bad as halfway gone. I tape gauze around it to protect it, and...
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    Yes, it will work the same sideways. But just...

    Yes, it will work the same sideways. But just make sure it's wide enough too. Personally, I don't even like it when there's a gap on the side and stuff can fall between.
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    Defective Shower Commode Seat

    I've been using E&J (Everest and Jennings) shower commode wheelchairs for over 30 years. I just bought a new seat from MedEx Supply (mail order, $170), and the screws were way too small. They are...
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    Defective Bard leg bags

    Has anyone else noticed that the bottom seal is sometimes not sealed, around the valve? I've tested with water when the bag is new, and it sometimes has a very slow leak. The problem seems to be more...
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    I use them for 2 weeks. I never have a problem...

    I use them for 2 weeks. I never have a problem with them leaking due to usage (even when I let them get too full). BUT sometimes they are defective. The bottom seal around the valve is not tight. I...
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    I've used Menox (floor mounted) for 14 years (2...

    I've used Menox (floor mounted) for 14 years (2 vehicles). They are great! When driving from a power wheelchair (my setup), you just have to make sure the wheelchair joystick (right side) doesn't...
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    Posture correction brace

    Do these kinds of braces work? After 30+ years as a C5/6, I have pretty bad kyphosis that?s leading to chronic neck pain. PTs have attached shoulder straps to my wheelchair, but I don?t use them...
  10. Thread: AirBnb, VRBO

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    AirBnb has 55 places in Lincoln Nebraska, but it...

    AirBnb has 55 places in Lincoln Nebraska, but it says none of them are "accessible". I wish there was a way to at least know how many steps they have. With my 8-foot ramp, I can get my power...
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    I'm looking for an accessible place in Lincoln,...

    I'm looking for an accessible place in Lincoln, Nebraska, and airbnb had none, out of 55 places.

    It looks like they bought accomable, so I guess I'll have to use a hotel instead....
  12. Thanks so much gjnl for that link! I bought the...

    Thanks so much gjnl for that link! I bought the reacher ($24) along with the strap (sold separately for $7). It is great for me for grabbing many different things. I ordered 2 more as well, to keep...
  13. How Does Quad Pull Ticket At Parking Garage?

    It is frustrating to drive up to a gate and not be able to pull the ticket to open the gate. My last experience was at a new Whole Foods in downtown Denver. I saw a help button, so I turned off my...
  14. Paul, I did find your shoulder support system (at...

    Paul, I did find your shoulder support system (at the above Amazon link) so you should be able to get one. Here's another link:
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  15. Thanks for the tip! I've been talking with A&J....

    Thanks for the tip! I've been talking with A&J. They have much better daily rates for 3-6 day rental ($95 vs $129 at Mobility Works), but their delivery charge is crazy ($175 to MKE airport both ways...
  16. Wheelchair van rental near Milwaukee airport

    I need to rent a minivan with a wheelchair ramp in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area for 4 days.

    I found this place, but it's $129 per day. Are there any better places?...
  17. Note: This product comes in both "Firm" and...

    Note: This product comes in both "Firm" and "Medium". I almost ordered "firm" by mistake. My other link was for "Firm". Here is the link for "Medium" which they say is for 131-250 lbs. I have called...
  18. My post has this updated link. The product is...

    My post has this updated link. The product is still available:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012YDAN5C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ALX1AEVQRLWKE&psc=1

    I'm hoping to hear from Paul (Yor)...
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    I got the tires from NuMotion, but they would not...

    I got the tires from NuMotion, but they would not install them with me in the wheelchair. I wanted to be on my Superarm lift (in the wc in the air) while they did the swap, but they said no. Most of...
  20. Thanks Paul! I was just looking at that same...

    Thanks Paul! I was just looking at that same product on Amazon (one year later). I am worried because it is so expensive and a lot of folks said it did not work for them, caused pain in other places....
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    Joystick Knob Falling Off

    I have this Invacare joystick which is a year old. The knob has fallen off twice in the past week. I don't understand why; I'm not doing anything unusual (20 years, 3 Invacare power wheelchairs...
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    I guarantee that you'll see an increase in...

    I guarantee that you'll see an increase in hardness, going from 1000 ft to 8000 ft, but I agree that it should not damage the cushion. The damage I have seen is a (permanent) thinning of the rubber...
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    I always open the valve on the cushion in storage...

    I always open the valve on the cushion in storage (even if it doesn't need to be) because I live at 5000 ft altitude (Denver) and my destination will be a different altitude, so I'm going to have to...
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    Thanks for the bump. I had no idea about UberWav!...

    Thanks for the bump. I had no idea about UberWav! I (assume) I could have used it in Phoenix recently. And I see we have it in Denver.
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