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    I would want the option of staying in the chair...

    I would want the option of staying in the chair with a seatbelt or of sliding over to a regular seat and just securing the chair. I don't have a seatbelt, so clipping on a borrowed seatbelt seems...
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    About SmartCrutch - they are adjustable for...

    About SmartCrutch - they are adjustable for height and elbow angle but the forearm-length cuffs are so large around ... they probably fit large people better than small people. Specifically, skinny...
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    Thanks all for the replies. And peegy_p, the...

    Thanks all for the replies. And peegy_p, the videos were helpful :)
  4. OMG, that is a sweet deal!

    OMG, that is a sweet deal!
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    Minivan - put child's car seat where?

    In a conversion minivan, even one with two sliding side doors, the ramp is on the passenger side, so the built-in seat gets removed. I need to see and reach my daughter from the driver's seat. Where...
  6. If you're sticking with a laptop then building a...

    If you're sticking with a laptop then building a system is much less realistic.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/ has good bang for the buck.

    For Creative Suite to keep up with you, you do need lots...
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    Anyone tried Backbones peer support?

    I'm ready to try http://backbonesonline.com/. Hoping to learn anyone else's experience with them.
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    Paratransit and tie-downs?

    Trying to plan ahead here ... Givens:
    - An adjustable 15 to 25-pound manual chair with no add-on parts for tying it down.
    - A lift-equipped paratransit bus with a policy like "All wheelchairs must...
  9. Tried one at the Expo show. At 10 pounds overall,...

    Tried one at the Expo show. At 10 pounds overall, it was by far the lightest chair in the whole building. They say they have sold 1,700 chairs. The verbal MSRP / list price was $10,000 to $11,000 US....
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    Thank you all for the responses. Now I'm aware of...

    Thank you all for the responses. Now I'm aware of more aspects to consider!
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    PowerChair advanced features?

    Here are some questions I have about power wheelchairs.

    1. Is there such thing as a wireless remote control? What I want to be able to do is:

    - Ride the chair over to the sofa, sit on the sofa,...
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    Transporting a power chair?

    The idea is to start with a minivan, not a conversion, and remove the two rear seats. The van would carry a portable, maybe foldable, ramp. I would open the van's rear hatch, get out of the chair,...
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    Any implant with any magnetic metal would...

    Any implant with any magnetic metal would prohibit MRI. A strong enough MRI machine would break the implant, the person and the MRI machine. Titanium implants are okay for MRI - they just blot out...
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    Myelogram is what they used before MRI was...

    Myelogram is what they used before MRI was invented.
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    Update - found a good physiatrist who actually...

    Update - found a good physiatrist who actually understands how EDS is impacting my cord function, and she's in Jersey!
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    Thanks Bon. I still do not have a true diagnosis....

    Thanks Bon. I still do not have a true diagnosis. The wait times to see the specialists are 6 - 12 months. At the time of recognition, I thought 6 months was way too long, but now it's clear that...
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    You're right; fire this guy; he's out of his...

    You're right; fire this guy; he's out of his league.
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    Follow up

    I received the following private message, paraphrased:

    It turns out this is exactly what I have. The specialist recognized it pretty quickly. Since then, I've learned a lot more than most doctors...
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    Thanks Bonnette. What exactly do you mean by...

    Thanks Bonnette. What exactly do you mean by "Rutgers"? In New Brunswick, I know of:
    - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
    - Saint Peter's University Hospital
    - Middlesex General University...
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    What are these symptoms?

    Hi,

    The other month I woke up with intense tingling sensations, like cold fire or hot water swirling up and down my arms and legs. My neck had been cocked back, half off the pillow. I almost fell...
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