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  1. Agree to the VW. I hurried and bought a 2016 GTI...

    Agree to the VW.
    I hurried and bought a 2016 GTI because they were phasing them out. So annoying.

    Here's what I look for
    - 2 doors (or a wide enough door to get the chair frame in over you)
    ...
  2. Thread: UGGs?

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    I had the same issue with UGG boots. They're...

    I had the same issue with UGG boots. They're surprisingly hard to get on and off. Maybe a different style? But I haven't found one that works.
  3. Thread: Stiffness

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    Thanks all. You're probably right. I just hate...

    Thanks all. You're probably right. I just hate going to the doctor's office.
    I'll try more water, exercise and stretching first!
    Jeramie630 - I'm in Canada and don't have a massage envy here....
  4. Thread: Stiffness

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    Stiffness

    I'm 15 years post and recently my shoulders and back and arms have been incredibly stiff, even weak sometimes.
    I haven't been doing anything differently.
    What's the best ways ease the muscles?...
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    TOTALLY!! When asked how I am doing today, I...

    TOTALLY!! When asked how I am doing today, I usually respond with "like a psychiatric patient" or make a joke about just give me a hockey mask and call me hannibal lector.

    I don't know why...
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    I'm Canadian. I've lived in Toronto as well as a...

    I'm Canadian. I've lived in Toronto as well as a number of other cities.
    What city are you in now?
  7. Thread: "grooming"

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    I wax. I go to a great girl and she's really...

    I wax. I go to a great girl and she's really kind.
    I would recommend going to a better place so you don't have to deal with ingrown hairs or other problems.
    Perhaps find a nice salon, go in and...
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    I'd agree Curt. Westjet is our Southwest in...

    I'd agree Curt. Westjet is our Southwest in Canada. It used to be the same way where you could just go straight on and jump in a seat on the first row.
    Now they charge a premium for the front seat...
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    Love Jeggings! Does anyone have a recommendation...

    Love Jeggings! Does anyone have a recommendation on shorts?
    I haven't worn them since my accident.
    ...and not even sure what to look for. I assume I'll need them to be a bit longer...
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    Has anyone booked a regular room on a cruise? A...

    Has anyone booked a regular room on a cruise? A friend and I got a great deal for a mediterranean cruise, but they wanted $1K more for an accessible room.
    I googled room plans and specs and...
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    I actually used an SUV tent. I slept in the back...

    I actually used an SUV tent. I slept in the back of my vehicle to avoid the floor to chair transfer.
    Not sure about the door way in a power chair.

    For me, the tent pegs kept the sides of the...
  12. Thread: Scuba Diving!

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    Scuba Diving!

    Scuba diving may benefit those with spinal cord injuries

    (And it's AWESOME!! - my addition)


    A preliminary study finds that scuba diving may help improve muscle movement, touch sensitivity and...
  13. ....And probably do a lot more damage by...

    ....And probably do a lot more damage by destroying hope based on their 'expertise.'
    I always wonder how much more return I would have gotten if I hadn't had to spend half my energy fighting the...
  14. Thread: Stem Cell Finding

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    Stem Cell Finding

    Spinal Cord trial recently halted because of tumour growth from Adult Stem Cells. Hopefully, this is great news for us.

    ...
  15. Thread: Scuba Diving

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    Scuba Diving

    Just went Scuba Diving in Kona on the big Island in Hawaii.
    Try it!!!
    Went with Jack's Diving Locker. I had seen their name advertised on an accessible Kona website as accessible.
    They did seem...
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    I am in the same situation as you .... but cannot...

    I am in the same situation as you .... but cannot weight-bear.
    I try to do 4-5 hour flights, but last September, I went to Europe.
    I was able to get a seat in the very back middle row and the...
  17. Thread: Bungee jump

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    I think it would be safer to be chucked over...

    I think it would be safer to be chucked over strapped to the chair. I'd be scared of the 'snap' doing it the regular way.
  18. Thread: Bungee jump

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    Awesome

    I think it's great.... and I think that's Christi R being hurled over the side in Whistler BC.
    Now, I want to do it too.
  19. LOVE THIS! Like most here, I don't mind someone...

    LOVE THIS! Like most here, I don't mind someone asking. But sometimes it feels like gawking that only makes you feel like a freak.... but feel like you have to be nice... or the little old lady will...
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    Unproven Therapies

    Trying again!

    I am a journalist with the CBC -- also a T4-5 Incomplete.
    We're researching unproven therapies that people with SCI, particularly Canadians, have taken part in.
    Anyone here...
  21. Hey guys, I am a reporter with the CBC.... and...

    Hey guys, I am a reporter with the CBC.... and follow this site a lot as a T4 incomplete.
    I'll poke around... and send me any info as well.
    But it's a little touchy -- the Rick Hansen foundation...
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    The best is when you pull in to a spot... and...

    The best is when you pull in to a spot... and notice the old ladies that sit in their car... just waiting for you to get out... so they can say something.
    Sometimes I wait them out til they rap on...
  23. Thread: Clothing Line

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    Clothing Line

    Izzy Camilleri is a designer who makes clothes for those in wheelchairs.

    http://www.thestar.com/living/shopping/article/996911--zekas-designer-opens-boutique-for-seated-men-and-women

    I am T-4...
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    I think we all understand the frustration. All...

    I think we all understand the frustration. All these organizations led by people who aren't in chairs themselves.
    I'm all up for donating, but I will NOT donate to places wanted to fund ridiculous...
  25. Thread: Birth Control

    by Tara
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    Birth Control

    Since we're at a higher risk for blood clots already... is there a particular Birth control brand that is best, that would limit the extra risk?
    Is this something I should be worrying about or am I...
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