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    IMO, zero, unless in the course of sport. even...

    IMO, zero, unless in the course of sport. even then, the risk of injury, IMO, isn't worth it.
  2. The current year Schedule H is downloadable from...

    The current year Schedule H is downloadable from the IRS towards the end of that year. It only requires a couple of pieces of data and one can fill it in on the PDF and print it out. It then goes...
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    What did she consider "not too many infections"?

    What did she consider "not too many infections"?
  4. Thread: toe

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    One needs to be very careful with seemingly...

    One needs to be very careful with seemingly innocuous little problems like this on the feet, especially between the toes. I had cellulitis three times in one year requiring hospitalization and IV...
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    Foot bone spur/bunion

    I got a small pea sized spur/bunion, right where one gets bunions. It is perpetually pinkish and after I do my pump compression garments for edema 30 minutes morning and evening it can get very red....
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    My routine urologist, not a neuro- urologist, did...

    My routine urologist, not a neuro- urologist, did not want to describe this regimen of treatment due to his lack of knowledge on the subject. He referred me to a practice associate who is a neuro-...
  7. Thread: Sleep

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    I read in several places that the lack of sleep...

    I read in several places that the lack of sleep will shorten one's lifespan. Compound that with my quadriplegia and I truly wonder how much time I have left. I go lights out at 10:45 PM and set the...
  8. If they are off the books do not leave any paper...

    If they are off the books do not leave any paper trail in terms of checks, even if made out to cash. If they are on the books and you just have one employee you can easily set up some Excel...
  9. It's not good to spend a lot of time on one's...

    It's not good to spend a lot of time on one's back, especially with the bed back elevated because of the excessive pressure put on the sacrum. When lying on my side to alternate the pressure I use...
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    I too seem to be backing into everything with my...

    I too seem to be backing into everything with my F3. It definitely seems to have more sticking out the back end than my old c300.
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    new bathroom sink counter needed

    I need a new integrated bathroom sink and counter. Not a counter with a separate sink, either under mount or over mount. The width is standard 36 inches. However the front to back depth needs to...
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    If your needs are always fixed in the same...

    If your needs are always fixed in the same location then a ceiling track is an option. But if you need it in multiple places, such as getting lowered into a tub or on the toilet then probably less...
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    My Surehands was installed in 2012 and I have...

    My Surehands was installed in 2012 and I have never had a down day. I also don't mess around and pay for an annual service call. Some would consider that a waste of money but for something as...
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    For the average person to hang in either the...

    For the average person to hang in either the sling or the body support and raise up vertically to the max so the feet clear the bed just isn't going to happen. Especially in a standard 7 foot...
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    The nylon covers for my lateral supports for my...

    The nylon covers for my lateral supports for my old Invacare rigid back rest wore out and were no longer available. Cordura is extremely abrasion resistant and I bought mine from the website listed...
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    using the sling also allows you to relax in it...

    using the sling also allows you to relax in it for a few minutes before being transferred in case BP tanks

    the body support is too painful to hang in
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    always wear soft booties for skin protection when...

    always wear soft booties for skin protection when transferring, sitting on the commode chair, moving/being moved in the chair
  18. Thread: Sudden Urination

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    I thought I had developed what is known as a...

    I thought I had developed what is known as a false channel when the catheter creates its own offramp so to speak off the main urethra, but the urologist said I didn't have one.
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    In my opinion, I would say stop the compression...

    In my opinion, I would say stop the compression socks for a good long while until you have substantial coverage over the area. I would think any type of downward pressure from the sock would inhibit...
  20. Thread: Sudden Urination

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    An enlarged prostate can give one the feeling of...

    An enlarged prostate can give one the feeling of running up against a hard blockage when inserting a catheter, especially if the blockages encountered about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way in. You may want to...
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    I use Duke medical supply for catheters paid for...

    I use Duke medical supply for catheters paid for by Medicare. I have never had a problem with them, English speakers, always answer the phone, prompt delivery, though they seriously mark up the...
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    I just had a culture come back for Klebsiella...

    I just had a culture come back for Klebsiella with a colony count over 100,000. I have heard from physicians, as well as the SCI nurse that even this colony count in the absence of symptoms does not...
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    I have an umbilical stoma to access my augmented...

    I have an umbilical stoma to access my augmented bladder. Occasionally, I will have difficulty getting the catheter to access the channel once the catheter tip is inside the stoma. It is possible,...
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    In my opinion if you're a quad, there is very...

    In my opinion if you're a quad, there is very little chance you will be using a lift alone, even with the body support, which supposedly allows independence of use. You will still need to set...
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    Hatch gloves are fingerless and you do not have...

    Hatch gloves are fingerless and you do not have to slip inside like a regular glove. It opens up completely. I have my local tailor sew on two loops of half inch webbing on the top and bottom tabs...
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