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    For those of us whose first custom chair was...

    For those of us whose first custom chair was facilitated by good staff at a facility that NuMotion is (extremely) responsive to, the real life experience of contending directly with DMEs is a big...
  2. Called the Health Sciences Dean’s office and was...

    Called the Health Sciences Dean’s office and was polite, explaining what I was looking for and asking for guidance on how to best post the job to students in specific programs as opposed to through...
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    Portable lift. Sorry! I really like the molift...

    Portable lift. Sorry! I really like the molift - and it turns out it’s the molift smart.
  4. So I’m not the most experienced wheelchair...

    So I’m not the most experienced wheelchair obtainer and I have had many many frustrating experiences with NuMotion. That said, it’s my understanding that wheelchair replacement is done every five...
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    There is an excellent portable - compact and...

    There is an excellent portable - compact and lightweight. It wouldn’t fit in a suitcase but does have a tidy carrying case of its own. I don’t know the model number, but a reasonable DME vendor...
  6. I found nursing, OT and PT students really...

    I found nursing, OT and PT students really responsive and helpful when I recruited directly. Also, they’re pretty flexible in terms of schedule.
  7. Thread: Ice Boxes

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    I just switched from side by side to French door...

    I just switched from side by side to French door with freezer on bottom, and it’s much easier to access, organize and keep clean. I use the top shelves basically only for individual servings of...
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    Both Compex (rechargeable proprietary battery...

    Both Compex (rechargeable proprietary battery pack, proprietary snap electrodes, many preset programs varying by model) and Intelect (pin electrodes, standard batteries, can also be used as a TENS)...
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    Topical NSAIDs & rocktape (brand of kinesiology...

    Topical NSAIDs & rocktape (brand of kinesiology tape that I find to be more effective bc stickier) and PT concurrently. That has worked for me.
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    I have used diclofenac for local inflammation in...

    I have used diclofenac for local inflammation in my left shoulder and both thumbs. It’s been a good tool for transitioning from in pain and avoiding use to getting out of pain, doing PT and then...
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    I use an agency almost exclusively, but I have a...

    I use an agency almost exclusively, but I have a couple of folks who used to work here (through the agency) but have now progressed in their schooling to not being able to be on the schedule. All...
  12. Thread: UGGs?

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    A friend gave me a pair a few years back and I...

    A friend gave me a pair a few years back and I took them to a cobbler - I have wide flat feet with high insteps - and the cobbler basically cut them down the front almost all the way to the toes, ...
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    So here is a link to the red book, which is the...

    So here is a link to the red book, which is the legal guidance around working for folks on SSDI, SSI and disability related Medicare -...
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    I worked while in a SNF for two months covered by...

    I worked while in a SNF for two months covered by my former employer (which is who I was working for) and again for 3 weeks while covered by Medicare and Medigap. Taxes were deducted normally and...
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    Hey - I just wanted to say that physical therapy...

    Hey - I just wanted to say that physical therapy quality e-stim/NMES units are widely available - you can get them on amazon and all kinds of sites. Especially since Noah is so young, I strongly...
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    I think it’s also probably worth reaching out to...

    I think it’s also probably worth reaching out to Scott Falci in Englewood, Colorado. He runs the rehabilitative neurosurgery stuff at Craig. My experience of his team was very very good.
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    I broke my distal femur in a powerchair disaster...

    I broke my distal femur in a powerchair disaster this spring. I got extremely detailed instructions for care and follow up PT from the ortho, as well as scheduled X-rays to keep track of healing etc....
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    I use this -...

    I use this - https://smile.amazon.com/Bucky-Ergonomic-Supportive-Buckwheat-Adjustable/dp/B000FFN76E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1510018987&sr=8-2&keywords=bucky+Lumbar - because it’s buckwheat, it’s...
  19. Thread: bowel help?

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    I found the following things to be really helpful...

    I found the following things to be really helpful - bowel program at same time daily while sitting up, drink about 16oz hot tea with cream about 40-45 minutes before clearing rectal vault and...
  20. Rehab coordination is a nightmare - I spent 2...

    Rehab coordination is a nightmare - I spent 2 years bouncing between not-great (and once appalling) places after big surgeries and I wish you all the luck in the world. Some of the big SCI places are...
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    I have had three kidney stone procedures since I...

    I have had three kidney stone procedures since I was injured - 2 laser ureteroscopies and 1 lithotripsy. For the lithotripsy and one of the ureteroscopies, they left stents in the ureters for about...
  22. Hopefully this doesn?t muddy the waters too much...

    Hopefully this doesn?t muddy the waters too much because entirely anecdotal, but a family friend (C6, now deceased) had a very successful experience with Graftjacket for a stage 4 ischial wound. She...
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    Before you switch DME providers, make sure the...

    Before you switch DME providers, make sure the new one will work on a chair you got from someone else. At least in Colorado they will not.
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    So I am also with NuMotion and they have told me...

    So I am also with NuMotion and they have told me that it is against their policy to get letters and RXes from doctors etc - that it is the patient's responsibility to determine what documentation is...
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    Sticky: NuMotion Colorado is a disaster, both...

    NuMotion Colorado is a disaster, both organizationally and operationally. Not only are they really difficult to deal with and incredibly disorganized, once you get a chair from them no-one else will...
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