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    Just an update: I tried about 8 or 10 different...

    Just an update: I tried about 8 or 10 different devices for urinating while in wheelchair but was totally unable to get into position to safely use them. Some of them required a "catch" bottle,...
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    Sorry, don't remember what amount Medicare...

    Sorry, don't remember what amount Medicare covered. Sounds like you have some solutions and great that it's working out.
  3. I did that on several pair of jeans and used the...

    I did that on several pair of jeans and used the pockets daily - I placed the pockets on the side of my pants below the knee - hardly noticeable and very reachable if you are right-handed. It seems...
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    It seems a someone could easily do what's in that...

    It seems a someone could easily do what's in that video and you'd be more comfortable - one shirt that you could try first. A place that does alterations might be less expensive than a tailor of...
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    Would you consider re-thinking the power bed...

    Would you consider re-thinking the power bed ("hospital bed") idea? Your shoulders are getting a major workout with some of the methods suggested for transferring. I'm someone who was paralyzed 70...
  6. Clever! Would like to see many more options for...

    Clever! Would like to see many more options for disabled women.
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    Thanks for the suggestions! Sore is getting...

    Thanks for the suggestions!
    Sore is getting noticeably smaller each day. Will check out the 3M dressing. It would be great if there was a dressing with the medihoney already within - we're using...
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    As a vocational rehab. counselor for 20 years we...

    As a vocational rehab. counselor for 20 years we often suggested writing in "will discuss" on an application. If it's an interview question, the applicant should be ready to discuss what would need...
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    We have switched to pieces of Medihoney patches. ...

    We have switched to pieces of Medihoney patches. They are much easier for the daily dressing change which I'm doing as advised by clinic and visiting nurse. The sore is definitely getting smaller...
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    Thanks for the comments! Next Wound Clinic...

    Thanks for the comments!
    Next Wound Clinic visit is this Monday and plan to ask them about Urgo Clean.
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    Honey for treatment of wound

    My husband has a stage 3 wound on his hip and part of the dressing is MediHoney. Yes, real honey.
    Just wondering if anyone can share their experience with this. He's being treated at a Wound...
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    I'm a para from Polio at age 7, so about 70 years...

    I'm a para from Polio at age 7, so about 70 years paralyzed. Looking back I think the worst idea was years of transferring into a tub, sometimes even a spa tub (deeper). To do that transfer I would...
  13. I'm sorry I don't have much to offer except one...

    I'm sorry I don't have much to offer except one suggestion. Just wondering if there is married student housing, and/or graduate student housing in the area. They may be more mature, responsible...
  14. RJC, have you two considered looking at other...

    RJC, have you two considered looking at other floor covering choices than your personal favorites? Also, is ceramic tile an option? Pricy but very permanent and great to roll on. We got ours about...
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    Suggest talking to your doctor or nurse about...

    Suggest talking to your doctor or nurse about probiotics. After a recent bout with cdiff I started taking them daily. That said, I'm not SCI, I'm paralyzed with sensation, no abdominal muscles - I...
  16. Recently got out of the hospital too and found...

    Recently got out of the hospital too and found the meats so tender and tasty you could cut them with a fork. I'm hoping their method was not some kind of chemical, maybe just an overdose of meat...
  17. Thread: sore and ache

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    So true. My latest saying is "Old Age: Death by...

    So true. My latest saying is "Old Age: Death by a Thousand Cuts". Maybe it's based on some old philospher's view. Fortunately, we can survive a few cuts now and then.
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    I think AB's have broken more hips trying to walk...

    I think AB's have broken more hips trying to walk on ice/snow than we have. We are probably lucky to be wheeling through it. I guess.
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    My strongest advice, having gone through...

    My strongest advice, having gone through extremely painful left shoulder, is to get in touch with a home centered Physical Therapy program covered by Medicare. Just contact a reputable company...
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    Thanks elarson! Love the video.......

    Thanks elarson! Love the video.......
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    What a great story! Thanks for posting.

    What a great story! Thanks for posting.
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    Stay in for the season!!?? Hell no. Life goes...

    Stay in for the season!!?? Hell no. Life goes on. It's mainly home to car, then drive car to places that have plowed the snow: shopping, restaurants, etc. If there's too much snow, the schools,...
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    I got "snow tires" installed on my ZX1 and have...

    I got "snow tires" installed on my ZX1 and have used that in snow of about 1-2", but will not go over any clumps of snow, or ice.
    Am I correct in remembering that you once had a ZX1?
  24. Thread: Sleep apnoea

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    About 9 years ago after a severe bout with...

    About 9 years ago after a severe bout with pneumonia for 5 months, and requiring ventilator, I was discharged from hospital needing to use a bi-pap machine. I was diagnosed with central apnea...
  25. Mutley: sorry to hear of your illness and hope...

    Mutley: sorry to hear of your illness and hope you can get further medical advice. The lung precaution from the doctor seems strange.

    gjnl: Medicare covered rental of my cough assist machine for...
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