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  1. I have been taking vicodon for over two years, I...

    I have been taking vicodon for over two years, I have had to increase the dosage twice but it still works well for me and enables me to work 50+ hour weeks where without it I really do not think I...
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    My suggestion is to find one of those "freewheel"...

    My suggestion is to find one of those "freewheel" attachments for the front so she has the option to remove it in-doors. In my experience I have not seen anything that works well in both terrains and...
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    DC in May

    DC is also a great place to wheel around. Curb cuts just about everywhere, very safe, lots of fun people watching. I really like the Kimpton Hotels which are mostly up in the DuPont Circle area.
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    non-meat diet

    A vegetarian diet has done wonders for me. Not only have I been able to keep my weight under control but it has also helped a great deal with digestion and bowel functions. Good luck with the doc and...
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    Get professional advice

    These are all questions you should take to a professional. Using the defense 'someone on the internet told me" does not work well in a social security hearing or an IRS audit.
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    It is not a good answer but if you read through...

    It is not a good answer but if you read through these pain threads you will find a common theme. Lots of SCI's with significant neuropathic pain and no consistent answer for how to treat it. I use...
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    Trigger point injections did nothing for me...

    Trigger point injections did nothing for me except make an already aggravated muscle sore. I have had intermittent luck with Lidocaine patches but they just provide short-term relief (6 to 8 hours)
  8. I have been paralyzed for about 30 years and have...

    I have been paralyzed for about 30 years and have not found the need for a dedicated urologist the PCP can order the tests when needed and will refer to a specialist if required but most of us just...
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    Be careful to track this yourself and any money...

    Be careful to track this yourself and any money you feel may be an over-payment you should put aside and not spend. They will come back for it and it may be a year or so until they get around to it.
  10. Thread: Roth ira

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    and things can get really sketchy when you are...

    and things can get really sketchy when you are already disabled. Most of the definition is around people who contribute then become disabled so be very careful that the advice you get has taken this...
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    Call this guy: http://www.bobpeirce.com/ He is...

    Call this guy: http://www.bobpeirce.com/

    He is not AZ but just next state over in NM and has an SCI plus has worked in insurance for over 30 years. If he can't answer your questions I would be...
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    I concur with Steve, watch your diet. The SCI...

    I concur with Steve, watch your diet. The SCI will can slow the digestive process and the last thin you want is to get heavy or heavier. I stopped eating meat completely and I make sure I get a good...
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    I have a glass shower door and it does keep the...

    I have a glass shower door and it does keep the water in better but is more of a challenge to clean but getting in and out has not been an issue. I am also a low level para so not sure how your...
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    Be prepared to pay a hefty premium for "ADA"...

    Be prepared to pay a hefty premium for "ADA" door. If you have the ability to hop a regular one, save the cash.
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    I am sorry to hear that. There is such a common...

    I am sorry to hear that. There is such a common tone in all the pain threads where sitting seems to aggravate our pain yet we can't stand up. I hope you do find some relief.
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    I am not confident it is the right answer for...

    I am not confident it is the right answer for anyone including me but I have tried so many pain meds and the only thing that works for me is Vicodin. It does not take the pain away but it makes it...
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    I have flown with my mt bike which is a rather...

    I have flown with my mt bike which is a rather substantial piece of equipment and Southwest did not charge me a dime. I fly with my monoski every winter and have never been charged for that either...
  18. It certainly is not a condition that one should...

    It certainly is not a condition that one should strive for but I used a wheelchair to get around for close to 30 years and have a great deal of fun in it.
  19. Thread: auto insurance

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    Yep, I am an Allstate customer also and the...

    Yep, I am an Allstate customer also and the policy does cover the permanent hand-controls and does not cover my portables.
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    I prefer first class seats especially for a long...

    I prefer first class seats especially for a long flight like that. Better food, wider seats, more leg room etc...but as someone above mentioned the arm rests usually do not lift so if your ability to...
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    Look at your state's office of vocational rehab....

    Look at your state's office of vocational rehab. I live in PA and they paid for me to go back to school after my SCI and I have been employed since graduating in 1993.
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    I run a portfolio accounting firm (part of the...

    I run a portfolio accounting firm (part of the investment mgmt world) I like my job and my disability really has never been an issue although I have seen others get hit with responses that seem...
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    I am a low level para also and marijuana does...

    I am a low level para also and marijuana does nothing for my pain and at times has made it worse. I agree with the comments above, the benefits seem to be around nausea and digestion, not pain.
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    I have a TiLite ZRA also and I am a big fan of...

    I have a TiLite ZRA also and I am a big fan of snow skiing so I am rolling through snow every winter. It is tricky and using mt bike tires does help with traction. Another factor to keep in mind is...
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    I broke my back T12/L1 and never once considered...

    I broke my back T12/L1 and never once considered a caregiver. I was younger when I was injured but honestly I have never heard of a paraplegic needing that level of care.
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