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    I transfer from everyday chair to shower bench...

    I transfer from everyday chair to shower bench and back. I use Johnson's Baby Powder (not the cornstarch type) to cover my board and bottom of thigh to get slide on board. Coming back from shower I...
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    I wonder if you may have C Diff.

    I wonder if you may have C Diff.
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    Maybe you will need to change cushions. I had...

    Maybe you will need to change cushions. I had good luck recently finding a vendor of Ride Design cushions while I was healing a sore. He came to home, pressure mapped me here and scanned my present...
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    SCI OTR, I bet you are right.

    SCI OTR, I bet you are right.
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    Funklab, I went to a van early because my wife is...

    Funklab, I went to a van early because my wife is also a chair user. I played wheelchair basketball for a few years then roadracing with race chair for 10. After a few minor shoulder issues in my...
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    74 yo 49 years post sci. no pain on a daily basis...

    74 yo 49 years post sci. no pain on a daily basis but significant loss of strength due to aging. I use a transfer board whenever I can and have van w power seats so I can do gravity transfers (always...
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    I was able to start our older van (2003 vintage)...

    I was able to start our older van (2003 vintage) after I remembered the radio blinks twice when I depress the fob. I then opened the door, reached in and pointed fob at radio. This started the van. I...
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    Strange but true

    My wife recently had a 30 day admission to a rehab facility after a hospital stay of 9 days. The care was wonderful, an ot even came to our home where my wife ( transported in our van did transfers...
  9. When I was a kid, Carlson's used to be a bait...

    When I was a kid, Carlson's used to be a bait shop combination ice cream place across the street from Manasquan Inlet. On the other corner was Toby's a small restaurant owned and operated by a...
  10. Loved Manasquan as a kid. Hope you get to enjoy...

    Loved Manasquan as a kid. Hope you get to enjoy touring the beaches. One of our best vacations was touring all the NJ boardwalks.
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    Rainman, as long as you are not working when you...

    Rainman, as long as you are not working when you apply you will have automatic eligibility as a result of your injury. I used to have a copy of SSDI disability determination manual. If you are a full...
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    The Lincoln Continental with suicide doors, my...

    The Lincoln Continental with suicide doors, my dream gimp car.
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    If they made a car similar to the older cars I...

    If they made a car similar to the older cars I had, a nice folder like TiLite makes might make a lot of sense. I used to transfer to driver seat, slide sideways then fold split bench back of front...
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    Back in the good ole days cars were so much more...

    Back in the good ole days cars were so much more accessible. My 1st car out of rehab was a new 72 Ford LTD, 2 door, hardtop. It had a bench seat with vinyl upholstery, auto shift on column, very long...
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    I have a steep driveway which I will wheel up if...

    I have a steep driveway which I will wheel up if snow is 1" or less. I take off my side panels and push mainly on tire as pushrims are too slippery.
  16. You may want to buy a pulse oxymeter for about...

    You may want to buy a pulse oxymeter for about 25$. This fingertip device measures how well you are oxygenating your blood. I am T-10 age 74 and I usually have a level of about 98%, comparable to...
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    I would continue practicing with transfer board,...

    I would continue practicing with transfer board, always Pledge board to reduce friction. Also, when you have anxiety about a transfer you are less likely to fully commit to it. A quad friend of mine...
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    Should be no problem. If you start using a...

    Should be no problem. If you start using a transfer board, keep it Pledged for easy sliding. Also, when I transfer without clothes on I use a piece of silk on top of the board to reduce friction from...
  19. We have a skilled DME who replaced one motor and...

    We have a skilled DME who replaced one motor and fixed a similar problem. So sad that most DME's are completely incompetent.
  20. With my Transfermaster a backup battery is an...

    With my Transfermaster a backup battery is an option I selected. Never had to use it as we have a backup generator.
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    Sometimes it is the rubber padding beneath carpet...

    Sometimes it is the rubber padding beneath carpet which could be the problem. In the one room where we have carpet we have thin, flat berber carpeting with no pad beneath. Much easier to push across,...
  22. Wishing you the best Uncle Peter.

    Wishing you the best Uncle Peter.
  23. Thread: Van seat

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    After you spray Pledge on seat you buff with rag...

    After you spray Pledge on seat you buff with rag to dry seat. I also spray transfer board to transfer from seat back to chair. All my transfers are gravity transfers. We have 6 way seats all to save...
  24. Thread: Van seat

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    Pledge has never gotten on clothes, but this week...

    Pledge has never gotten on clothes, but this week I pledged seat when it was -12 degrees and Pledge spray turned into tiny, white frozen balls as they hit seat
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    I have done the same, switched cloth upholstery...

    I have done the same, switched cloth upholstery to vinyl. I then use Pledge on the vinyl seat for easy sliding.
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