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    Welcome back! Take care of yourself.

    Welcome back! Take care of yourself.
  2. Christmas when I was a kid was always spent up at...

    Christmas when I was a kid was always spent up at my grandparents cabin in Northern WI. We would hike into the woods to find a tree. The adults would put on cross country skis and snow shoes while...
  3. Thread: Blame :(

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    Becky, I think all of us on this forum could...

    Becky,

    I think all of us on this forum could blame ourselves for the injury that brought us here. My husband injured himself working a second job. Did he need to be working a second job, not...
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    We're in a very insecure economy right now. ...

    We're in a very insecure economy right now. Every store is trying to get your business. Target is a big enough store that you should feel safe that the DVDs are of quality. If they are not you can...
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    Tequila Christmas Cookies

    For those of you in need of a good cookie recipe to get you through the Holidays...


    Tequila Christmas cookies
    1cup of water
    1tsp baking soda
    1cup of sugar
    1tsp salt
    1cup of brown sugar...
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    Poll: ahhhh, some lite reading before bed. ;)

    ahhhh, some lite reading before bed. ;)
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    mullets and bannana clips

    mullets and bannana clips
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    oh jody, I'm so sorry. I have no wise words but...

    oh jody, I'm so sorry. I have no wise words but I think funny stories of those ugly or crazy gifts put smiles on our faces and that helps with all the crap we deal with.

    I laughed at each...
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    Worst X-mas present received

    All in good Holiday spirit, of course. What is the worse Christmas present you have ever received.

    I heard on the radio this morning the worst present you can give a man would be a tie and a...
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    Or the darn DJ talking halfway through the song. ...

    Or the darn DJ talking halfway through the song. How irritating!!!!

    Do you remember parachute pants?

    Do you remember rollerskates with the poms on the toes?
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    I'm glad people have already commented on this...

    I'm glad people have already commented on this because I honestly find this post offensive. Unless you have lived through SCI firsthand, posting that is out of line. Many spouses become...
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    I'm with Harley-Lynn, kids are great for...

    I'm with Harley-Lynn, kids are great for fetching. The remote, letting the dog in and out. They love to be little helpers so as long as you make it seem like they are really helping you they don't...
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    If I remember correctly CO does allow a group...

    If I remember correctly CO does allow a group health plan to pre exist someone for the first 6 months. After that, you would be eligible for all healthcare under that plan. Check with your wife's...
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    I second the healthcare field. I know the...

    I second the healthcare field. I know the hospital I work for and the surronding hospitals are always looking for finance people and they usually pay well. Benefits are good for the most part. We...
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    Dizzal, Keep in contact here. Those first...

    Dizzal,

    Keep in contact here. Those first few weeks will be the hardest and then everything seems to become matter of fact. Of couse things will still be hard but not as scary. I second what...
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    OJ, I think you have a great idea for your...

    OJ,

    I think you have a great idea for your paper. I think many SCI's get thrown into the "hero" or "your life must suck" scenario and really we're all just trying to get back to somewhat normal....
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    Lyrica and Cymbalta are only two of the many meds...

    Lyrica and Cymbalta are only two of the many meds that can help with pain. You really need to tell your SCI dr what is going on with your pain so he or she can help you. Are you on anything right...
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    When I first came to this site and saw some para...

    When I first came to this site and saw some para walking with or without aid I thought then damnit so will my husband. Nothing will stop us from achieving this, we will go to whatever therapy is...
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    I have also gained 20 pounds in the past year...

    I have also gained 20 pounds in the past year from medication and stress. Well, actually from stress overeating but I like to blame it on the medication, if its a side effect, I'm using it! :p
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  20. Thread: Cold Feet

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    At any given time, Rob is ice cold below he's...

    At any given time, Rob is ice cold below he's injury level. We could be inside all day and he feels comfortable but his legs are cold to the touch. It used to drive me crazy and I was always trying...
  21. Thread: Housekeeping Tips

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    hmmmm, where is the husband on these boards when...

    hmmmm, where is the husband on these boards when you need him?????:thinking:

    Oh RJP where are you??????? Did you see the above?
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    Wow betheny, you've had your fair share of...

    Wow betheny, you've had your fair share of worries this week.

    I'll keep your family in my thoughts this halloween weekend.
  23. Thread: Perception..

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    whoa, maybe my husband would feel differently but...

    whoa, maybe my husband would feel differently but to think of my child blind? I would hate to see them suffer. Plus the wife had cancer in her ears, so close to her brain. That's some scary crap....
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    A couple years ago I can remember telling my new...

    A couple years ago I can remember telling my new doctor (almost bragging actually :o) that there was no history of cancer in my family, now I hate filling out those family history forms.

    But as...
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    Just tell her your concerns. If you have a...

    Just tell her your concerns. If you have a decent relationship, I would think she would at least listen.

    Dealing with SCI everyday puts all of us in a tough situation. My girls love to do...
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