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    No contingency plan here. I haven't had a day off...

    No contingency plan here. I haven't had a day off in over 9 years. We just keep on keepin on. I just pray I do not die first.
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    LindaT... yes we do a lot of laughing too, at...

    LindaT... yes we do a lot of laughing too, at very silly things. I have to say that keeps life nice. We are both so thankful to have a peaceful life with no one being unpleasant or mean. So many...
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    Hang in there Caitlin, sometimes we're up and...

    Hang in there Caitlin, sometimes we're up and sometimes we're down. I am wondering if the long dark winter has me short on Vitamin D. I never get out in the sun anymore and when I do go out for a bit...
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    Hi TonyC, glad you found us. I understand your...

    Hi TonyC, glad you found us. I understand your hesitancy about the catheter for urinating. For the first couple of years after my son broke his neck, he was able to use a condom catheter (excuse the...
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    LindaT Be sure to breath. I wish you lived next...

    LindaT
    Be sure to breath. I wish you lived next door. I know you feel alone with these important decisions but we are listening. I hope someone will chime in who has experience with the trach. I...
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    Good question. Answer: No, I guess not. I ask the...

    Good question. Answer: No, I guess not. I ask the same about so many people in our family or tiny, still here, friend group. But they don't ever consider us without a kick to the rear. Not in 9 years...
  7. Thread: Carolyn's gone

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    Oh Richard, What a shock. I am so sad to hear...

    Oh Richard, What a shock. I am so sad to hear about your loss of Carolyn. I will keep you and your children in my prayers. May she rest in peace and fly with the angels. Please keep posting here, you...
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    Count me in

    I want to join your group. Im Darthe and the caregiver to my son, 7 years since injury, c 4,5. I am not able to leave him alone since he has many other health issues for the last few years. Last year...
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    My son has used a Select Comfort sleep number bed...

    My son has used a Select Comfort sleep number bed for 6 years with no breakdowns. He is c 4/5. The wonderful part is they don't make any noise like the low air loss. We had to pay for it though.
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    floyd... two reasons here. To keep blood pressure...

    floyd... two reasons here. To keep blood pressure from dropping too low when getting up. Also to keep from getting back pain. In AB persons the way to keep from getting backaches is to stregnthen the...
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    When my son wears the binders I need to pull it...

    When my son wears the binders I need to pull it down in the front a few times in a day or night. The problem for us happened when the back of it gets folded over at the seams and it starts a skin...
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    Jeff! That is very clear, thanks. I think I do...

    Jeff! That is very clear, thanks. I think I do see now. And I see that trying to grasp the more advanced concepts of physics without an understanding of basic math formulas can get me in trouble. I...
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    Sorry for the delay here, been focusing on...

    Sorry for the delay here, been focusing on traveling to the wound care clinic and then home to play with my granddaughters for a day.

    Thank you both for your answers. Now I totally understand,...
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    Question about the speed of light

    Any physics enthusiasts about that could help me with these beginners quandries?

    First question: In the equasion E=MC2, C is the speed of light. How can the speed of light be squared since...
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    I'm with you on that one, Jeniffer. I don't know...

    I'm with you on that one, Jeniffer. I don't know what I would do some days without you all to visit, even if it is silently...peeking in without speaking. It is such a comfort. My son is a c4-5 so I...
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    Two selections that I keep close and browse often...

    Two selections that I keep close and browse often are:
    "Happiness is a Serious Problem" by Dennis Prager and
    "Turn my Mourning into Dancing" by Henri Nouwen

    A quote from each...
    "Happiness can...
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    Thanks Juke, I remember those old glass thermos...

    Thanks Juke, I remember those old glass thermos bottles. I had one that fit inside my Roy Rogers lunchbox in grade school, about a hundred years ago. I'm going to try to find that type again, thanks....
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    To go off topic slightly... I love and savor my...

    To go off topic slightly... I love and savor my first cup of coffee in the morning, a truly sublime moment, but I often have to interrupt the pleasure to care for my son. I find that I cannot reheat...
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    Thanks for wound care help

    Thanks everyone for all the posts on wound care. I have been way to busy and tired to post but you all have been a great help to me. Chris has had a sore on his ishial for a little while now and I...
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    Chris has started taking a cup of Natural Calm in...

    Chris has started taking a cup of Natural Calm in hot water about 2 hours before BP. It is a magnesium suppliment that we found out about here on CareCure. It helps, along with a daily stool softner...
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    Moved

    Moved
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    Hey Raven, I just read of all your troubles. So...

    Hey Raven, I just read of all your troubles. So hard and disturbing. I'm praying for you to have strength to take care of all you have to now. It is so sad that she died alone but so good that she...
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    Raven Exactly, invitro fertilization is NOT an...

    Raven
    Exactly, invitro fertilization is NOT an allowed practice for Catholics.
    Darthe
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    Wise I wonder why would we need to trust...

    Wise
    I wonder why would we need to trust scientists to be moral any more than we can trust the religious to be moral. The hearts of men are not moral without constraints. Do you think it is...
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    I understand the horror reaction to the news of...

    I understand the horror reaction to the news of abusive priests but this, to me only adds to my original point about the confusion between the reality of God and the behaviors of man. Jesus dealt...
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