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    thanks for the advice, it is not a problem when I...

    thanks for the advice, it is not a problem when I am home on my toilet bench,I can reach from the side to disimpact, but when I am in a hotel room and sit directly on the toilet I can not reach
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    bowel care when traveling

    When I am home,I have a bench over a small toilet so I can reach from the side and disimpact. When I stay at a hotel,there is no bench so I use the magic bullet. The problem I have is after I have...
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    Thanks for the feedback.My shoulders were bad...

    Thanks for the feedback.My shoulders were bad before my SCI, between overuse and getting older,the pain is unbearable. I guess its time to retire. I sold my business after my SCI and did not handle...
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    shoulder replacement

    I had shoulder problems before I was paralyzed but my right shoulder has become so bad that the doctors say it needs to be replaced. Even taking oxycodone does not relieve the pain,but makes it...
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    I do not understand why you think you lose your...

    I do not understand why you think you lose your dignity by using a device that can make you stand and walk. When I was first hurt I hated when people starred when I wads tranfersing from my car or...
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    Those of us who had Kao's surgery stand for an...

    Those of us who had Kao's surgery stand for an hour twice a day,not onl for our bones but to learn balance.I do not see how standing can hurt you so why not stand as much as you can
  7. This is not the worst thing ,just the most...

    This is not the worst thing ,just the most recent.Last Saturday late afternoon # freinds took me to a baseball game.I have not been out much since I became a para because of allthe complications I...
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    Emi,I thought you were a para not a quad.I am...

    Emi,I thought you were a para not a quad.I am amazed that you live alone.I am a T4 and quite often need help
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    I think we all miss being able to do things...

    I think we all miss being able to do things quickly,normal sex,for us guys being able to piss anywhere,riding my horses without needing 3 people to help me,being able to demonstrate what I am saying...
  10. Thread: Pets

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    Poll: I have way to many pets,it is almost a full time...

    I have way to many pets,it is almost a full time job playing with them.Three dogs,a black lab,a yellow lab,and a jack russell.Five cats,3 goats,2 rabbits,two minature donkeys,eight horses..anyone...
  11. Thread: SCI & Poverty

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    Poll: Part of my business was financial planning so and...

    Part of my business was financial planning so and most of my hobbies were dangerous,so I had enough disability insurance to make ends meet so we have not changed our lifestlye at all.If the sale of...
  12. Thread: Scuba Diving

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    Diving is a lot of fun,been doing it for 20 years...

    Diving is a lot of fun,been doing it for 20 years all over the world.I became paralyzed in a scuba diving accident but hope to dive again when my doctor says it is OK,probally another 20 months
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    Is this the same doctor that was doing the blue...

    Is this the same doctor that was doing the blue shark embryo thing or is this something different,or is he given up on the sharks and using actual human embryos
  14. Thread: Twisted feet

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    I also developed foot drop and wear those boots...

    I also developed foot drop and wear those boots at night.I am hoping that by using my standing frame this corrects itself.Also my left ankle seems to twist but my new wheel chair has the single...
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    I got the bowel thing down,every morning so that...

    I got the bowel thing down,every morning so that I can go thru the day without worrying about accidents.The cath thing still controls my life.I have to think about if i go anywhere and i wind up...
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    Poll: I am having enough trouble handling being a T4...

    I am having enough trouble handling being a T4 complete and would not want to take on another disaability.I guess if i had to have a leg amputated i could handle it but nothing with my upper body or...
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    Poll: Br3v,your wife left you when you were in...

    Br3v,your wife left you when you were in rehab,thats horrible.I have always been independent,including working for myself,but i do not think i could have handled that.I am 43,injury is almost 16...
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    what does it mean that you are a walking quad,i...

    what does it mean that you are a walking quad,i never heard that term before
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    Poll: WOW,you guys/gals sure can get nasty with each...

    WOW,you guys/gals sure can get nasty with each other.I am a T4 complete,15 months post and are amazed that quads can be happy after any number of years.I think that anyone who can be happy with this...
  20. Thread: cold weather

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    I agree with the other answers,you have to wear a...

    I agree with the other answers,you have to wear a hat.This was my first winter as a parapeligic and had a real hard time with the winter that was mild this year.I found that if I wore a hooded...
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    Emi,are you a quad 1 year post.If you are do you...

    Emi,are you a quad 1 year post.If you are do you have any help or are you completely independent?Why did you move to a new town by yourself.I keep busy by just the amount of time it takes to care for...
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    Your first stop should be to your states...

    Your first stop should be to your states insurance commissioner.You need to write a very good letter to the commissioner...find out his name and send it to him fedex...explaining that there are...
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    Do you have anti tip bars on your chair.My first...

    Do you have anti tip bars on your chair.My first week out of rehab i flipped my chair backover in a parking lot and besides the pain,i as shocked by how many people walked by me before an older...
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    Eric,thankyou for your reply.I am going to go to...

    Eric,thankyou for your reply.I am going to go to France for Dr. Bohbot's treatment.If have had a lot of complications and am in the hospital now,however next week I start building my strenght back up...
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    I have not written a letter but hope to become...

    I have not written a letter but hope to become more active in the political end of our quest for a cure.I have lobbied on the hill before for my occupation and hope to do the same for SCI.The reason...
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