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  1. Thread: Huge swelling

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    Working on it; lost 60 pounds of water weight

    Working on it; lost 60 pounds of water weight
  2. Thread: Huge swelling

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    Huge swelling

    February has been spent in the hospital. I was admitted with severe edema caused by congested heart failure. They have given me a lot of lasix. The edema was so bad old pressure sores opened. It is...
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    Gallbladder surgery

    Im in the hospital scheduled for gallbladder surgery tomorrow after never-before-felt, extreme pain that sent my pulse to 160 for quite awhile, more normal now after medicine. What should I expect?...
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    effexor question

    I've been taking venalfexine for depression 75 mg and daytime neuropathic pain (L1 para). it doesn't seem to help anymore. Should I ask my doctor to increase dosage?
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    Poll: Fell off a ladder on a snowy morning in January....

    Fell off a ladder on a snowy morning in January. Should have stayed in bed
  6. Here is what they had me do last summer: 80...

    Here is what they had me do last summer: 80 sessions of hyperbaric oxygen. The wound clinic said it gets more oxygen down to the bone level and some bacteria die in oxygen. Any cultures or bone...
  7. Thread: Envy

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    There are positive days, there are negative days,...

    There are positive days, there are negative days, but the disability is there. You are correct on paying the piper definition.
  8. Thread: Test question

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    response

    I have never used tobacco; no diabetes, no hyperlipidemia
  9. Thread: Test question

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    Test question

    My wound practioner has ordered a sensilase test on my leg that has an ankle wound and a bunion on the other side. What will the test tell her about a 20-year paraplegic?
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    Said to my wife...

    ... Does he talk?
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    Try this one

    "You should be grateful. Some people have it worse than you."
  12. Thread: Envy

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    Thanks for replies

    I think job loss, increased neuro pain and a long battle of osteomyelitis has me weary and too sensitive about other's actions. You guys have good perspective. Thanks.
  13. Thread: Envy

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    Envy

    The feeling crops up a lot for me, especially when many able-bodied family members barely acknowledge you, your abilities and unfortunately your limits. They also seem to never have to pay the piper...
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    Agreed

    You don't know how true that statement on success is
  15. Thread: Html training

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    Html training

    Any one found success in a career designing Web sites?
  16. Thread: Hard to care

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    My father - in - law did pass away. I am going to...

    My father - in - law did pass away. I am going to try and remember the good.
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    Long term tilt in space use?

    Hi, pretty soon most of my pressure reliefs will come from a tilt in space power chair. Have any of you used tilt in space for a long time? How is it in the classroom, office or other social...
  18. Thread: Hard to care

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    I know what should I do. Love him as Christ...

    I know what should I do. Love him as Christ would. His actions just hurt a lot over the years.
  19. Thread: Hard to care

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    Hard to care

    I am a person with complete L1-T12 paraplegia for 20 years. My wife has stood by me really well. Her father is another story. He has not supported his daughter during our struggles of me battling a...
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    Therapist's tactics questioned

    I love the ultimate goal of physical therapy to be stronger, healthier and able to do more. But I question some of the ways mine goes about it. A little background, I am a L1-T12 50-year-old male, 20...
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    Mad mad world

    Love Winters in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World film when he takes out the gas station.
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    Gabapentin options?

    I am a L1 paraplegic with a lot of nerve pain in my legs, seems to have gotten worse in the last few months. My doctor has me on 600 mg of gabapentin at bedtime. He is worried about weight gain and...
  23. Thread: Head stone

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    Why not?

    I want a headstone people trip over.
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    Job hunting tactics

    I am a l1 paraplegia complete looking for a job in either journalism or public relations. Should you mention the disability in a cover letter or resume?
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    Good luck. Life is an undefined crapshoot for sci...

    Good luck. Life is an undefined crapshoot for sci -- after 20 years it becomes a bigger challenge.
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