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    Well, had a visit with an Ortho Surgeon at the U...

    Well, had a visit with an Ortho Surgeon at the U of Maryland Shock Trauma clinic. x-rayed both legs, and rebandaged with splints the tibia break. Found a stage 4 pressure sore on the heel of that...
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    Thanks for all the input everyone. My GP...

    Thanks for all the input everyone.
    My GP recommended someone in Delaware but didn't have great confidence that they would have the background that I needed, so I took some of your suggestions and...
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    Which specialty in Ortho or Physiatry Dr should I...

    Which specialty in Ortho or Physiatry Dr should I ask for?? Obviously just any Ortho Dr doesn't have info or inclination to deal with SCI folk?

    As for Physiatrist, most around here seem to be...
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    Can use a bit of advice, Broke my femur just...

    Can use a bit of advice, Broke my femur just above the knee on the 12th Jan, went to Emergency room at local hospital where x-rays done, Yep it's broken, wrapped in elastic roller bandages and sent...
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    One thing I hit on a couple of years ago was...

    One thing I hit on a couple of years ago was kid's inflatable water wings. (blow up thingies that go on their arm when they are in the pool)

    I roll from side to side and sit up, to intermitant...
  6. Thread: Disabled actors

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    Also the tech guy in a w/c on 'NCIS New Orleans'...

    Also the tech guy in a w/c on 'NCIS New Orleans' (CBS) is really paralyzed. I checked out his bio, said he was in an accident that paralyzed him. Daryl Mitchel I believe.

    Gratz to the casting...
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    The way I understand it, the penalty only goes...

    The way I understand it, the penalty only goes till you're 65. Still that's a long time.

    Call or write your Representative or Senator in DC, being an election year you may get some response or a...
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    Also in an old city like Philly, you have to...

    Also in an old city like Philly, you have to consider there are city codes about how much of the sidewalk they can obstruct and if they can do it in a manner that, while helping part of their...
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    is there a good Carbon Fiber Epoxy?

    I tried a search and got nothing.

    Need some input from users, and not just relying on manufacturing advertisement for what might work well,

    With the growing use of carbon fiber for w/c parts I...
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    Most of the larger w/c companies have a warranty...

    Most of the larger w/c companies have a warranty on their frames.

    I'm sure they differ widely, but I know Quickie has a lifetime replacement policy. I'm sure others have some variety of this...
  11. Baltimore, Md just changed from unlimited free...

    Baltimore, Md just changed from unlimited free parking at city meters to having to pay and obey time limits.

    They say it's to free up parking spots and to cut down on dis tag theft but I don't...
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    I have heard that in the case of TBI, strokes,...

    I have heard that in the case of TBI, strokes, etc there can be a rerouting of some nerve pathways to get sensation and motor function back. I'm not sure whether the rerouting occours in the brain or...
  13. Thread: Driving Classes?

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    Down here in Md, they don't require training but...

    Down here in Md, they don't require training but do require a skills test to be sure you have the skills with hand controls to be safe. When passed you get an endorsement on your liscense, kinda like...
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    That is sharp. I'm in for one if we can find an...

    That is sharp. I'm in for one if we can find an american dealer,
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    A couple of years ago I had bad sores on both...

    A couple of years ago I had bad sores on both ankles.

    What i did at night that really helped was to buy a couple of those inflatable 'kids arm floaties'. I would put them on my legs just above...
  16. Thread: Where to move?

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    Well,between Pa and Florida, I guess you just...

    Well,between Pa and Florida, I guess you just have to choose which 3 months you want to be house bound.

    I've heard God created fire ants just so florida residents don't get too smug in...
  17. Thread: Baltimore

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    I agree, Aquarium is fantastic in Baltimore, but...

    I agree, Aquarium is fantastic in Baltimore, but for 'don't miss' places save a couple of days for Washington, DC. The Metro system was very accessable 15 years ago when I was last down there.

    I...
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    Just remember that you are probably eligible for...

    Just remember that you are probably eligible for Medicare. It doesn't cover near as much but it's better than nothing.

    Sorry I couldn't help more
  19. Interesting.... thanks for postiing Bruce, I'd...

    Interesting.... thanks for postiing Bruce, I'd never heard of this before.

    Has anyone else?
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    I do play...maybe $20/yr. I take it out of...

    I do play...maybe $20/yr.

    I take it out of my entertainment budget. Good mental exercise.
  21. Thread: wow Wikipedia!

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    I agree, it seems quite a good bit of information...

    I agree, it seems quite a good bit of information put in terms a layperson (high school grad) can grasp.

    Very nice
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    What was he thinking?? Meat in the freezer.

    What was he thinking??

    Meat in the freezer.
  23. Thread: Home generator

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    You mention you have a fireplace?? Why not just...

    You mention you have a fireplace?? Why not just use the fireplace for wood? or a woodstove insert?
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    Might be junk to the friend,but some might find...

    Might be junk to the friend,but some might find just what they need in something someone else can't use.

    I'm always on the lookout for spare parts.
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    Jackell, while her injury is serious, she seems...

    Jackell, while her injury is serious, she seems to be lucky. Just because she has a fractured vertibre doesn't mean massive spinal cord damage.

    The numbness and other symptoms may simply be from...
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