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    I still miss that place. Learned so much from...

    I still miss that place. Learned so much from posters there and it was an invaluable resource in the early days of my SCI. I see that the Facebook page also disappeared. I?m sure Simon had his...
  2. Paraplegic girl found 'in pool of blood' after attack by rats in bed.

    The stuff of nightmares.




    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/08/paraplegic-girl-found-pool-blood-attack-rats-bed/
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    I apologise - I didn't know.

    I apologise - I didn't know.
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    Jim?

    Jim?
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    Thanks for the post Jim. Can you expand on the...

    Thanks for the post Jim.

    Can you expand on the part in bold?
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    Thanks for the response Jim and I hope you are...

    Thanks for the response Jim and I hope you are correct.

    Up until a couple of years ago I used to get really frustrated and angry at long term paras and quads who would talk down a potential cure -...
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    Anything going on at the moment when it comes to...

    Anything going on at the moment when it comes to those with lower injuries? I'm coming up to my 5 year anniversary and it seems very little progress has been made in that time period.
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    Really shocked and saddened to hear that the site...

    Really shocked and saddened to hear that the site is closing. If it's not health issue it must be a time issue - it must have been a big commitment to run that site. However, why not take people up...
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    Perhaps the OP has already found one - I mean its...

    Perhaps the OP has already found one - I mean its only been 13 years since the question was asked. :)
  10. That's interesting, thanks for sharing. And...

    That's interesting, thanks for sharing.

    And it's nice to see you back posting again Paolo.
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    It strange isn't it. On one hand we obviously...

    It strange isn't it. On one hand we obviously have more function than those injuried higher up yet when it comes to a potential treatment we are at the back of the queue although sometimes it feels...
  12. Great question. The answer for me would be 'no'.

    Great question. The answer for me would be 'no'.
  13. To answer the original question, 'no' would be my...

    To answer the original question, 'no' would be my answer because I don't think there is anything viable out there.

    However if there was something out there I'd sell everything I owned to access...
  14. Long term use of underarm crutches are a recipe...

    Long term use of underarm crutches are a recipe for disaster because of the nerve damage they will cause. Short term use (for a broken leg or sprained ankle) may be okay but that's about it. I'm...
  15. Thread: Glial scars

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    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Very interesting.

    Thanks for sharing.
  16. On another forum the c5 below had his legs...

    On another forum the c5 below had his legs (voluntarily) amputated.

    http://www.apparelyzed.com/forums/user/523-allis53ca/
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  17. Royal Holloway to develop pioneering treatment for spinal cord injury(Chondroitinase)

    I thought this might be worth sharing.




    https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/news/newsarticles/royalhollowaytodeveloppioneeringtreatmentforspinalcordinjury.aspx
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    :beer2:

    :beer2:
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    For those of you in the UK or for those who can...

    For those of you in the UK or for those who can view BBC Iplayer from outside the UK (usinga VPN/proxy for example) there will be a 60 minute tv piece on this tonight at 22.35 UK time.


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  20. I've heard this a fair bit too. I've also heard...

    I've heard this a fair bit too. I've also heard people say 'even if there was a treatment/cure I probably wouldn't choose to receive it'. I mean wtf!! The same type of person(s) will say that their...
  21. Thread: Glial scars

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    Is there a difference in the number of axons...

    Is there a difference in the number of axons which grow across a glial scar vs the number which would grow across a significantly smaller scar or would grow with no scar at all?
  22. The latest update from the blog. A must read for...

    The latest update from the blog. A must read for anyone who is considering spinal surgery in China.

    http://chinaquaddiaries.org/2014/06/19/post-operative-spinal-surgery-nightmare/
  23. Thread: Exoskeletons

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    I used to get quite excited over these...

    I used to get quite excited over these exoskeletons but thinking about it more I agree with you about such things being quite pathetic. Throwing money at such devices is only making the manufacturers...
  24. http://chinaquaddiaries.org/2014/05/24/kunming-wal...

    http://chinaquaddiaries.org/2014/05/24/kunming-walking-program-part-2-physical-therapy/


    Part 2 of Ali's KWP review.
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    There have been a few studies done on...

    There have been a few studies done on atrophy/lower motor neurone injuries/electrical stimulation. Not just your usual electrical stimulation though but a very specialised unit.

    Like this one:
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