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  1. http://www.orthopaedics-scoliosis.com/images/rdewa...

    http://www.orthopaedics-scoliosis.com/images/rdewald.jpg

    This is the doctor who operated on me in 1978 to correct my scoliosis. I was 14 at the time. The operation left me a T-4 incomplete...
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    Drop arm commode chair for sale

    http://www.invacare.com/product_files/9669_400_A.jpg

    Invacare dual drop arm commode chair for sale. It was ordered for me when I left rehab in February. Never used, still wrapped. DME company...
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    Drop arm commode chair for sale

    http://www.invacare.com/product_files/9669_400_A.jpg

    Invacare dual drop arm commode chair for sale. It was ordered for me when I left rehab in February. Never used, still wrapped. DME company...
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    Slight update, surgery moved from Thursday the...

    Slight update, surgery moved from Thursday the 16th to Tuesday the 14th. The Orthopedic surgeon wasn't available on the 16th.

    Thanks for all the kind thoughts and good wishes.

    - Joe
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    Going in for surgery next week

    Things have finally all fallen in place for me and I will be having some spinal surgery with Dr. Barth Green over at the University of Miami on Thursday, January 16th. I will be undergoing spinal...
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    It's a living

    I'm also an attorney. Worked 3 years as a public defender, 2 years in practice doing family law, 6 years working for the Florida Court Administrator's Office in Fort Myers as a Staff Attorney. It's...
  7. Has anyone had recent surgery with Dr. Green at U. of Miami?

    I am contemplating lumbar disc surgery early in the new year at Miami but I have some concerns about follow-up care. I would really appreciate talking with anyone who has been a recent surgical...
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    Interesting idea

    Florida has a similar law that allows for specialty license plates. We have something like 35 of them, one for each university, each professional sports team, plus a dozen or so others. The way the...
  9. Darryl Stingley

    Curt:

    The Disco Music Channel? Dude, you seriously need to get out more.

    I was in rehab with Darryl Stingley at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in 1978-79. Met him a few times. I was...
  10. Thread: Member Intros

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    Huh?

    The Missouri River is in North Dakota and your screen name is Nevada? No wonder our kids suck at geography, we make it so damned complicated!

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    Krispy Kreme

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/gallery/simpsons/homer.jpg

    Mmmmmmm, doughnuts....

    - Joe
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    Difficult to enforce

    I think that you all have some really good ideas, but please take a moment to reflect on them from the perspective of enforcement by local law enforcement. The only way that a law enforcement...
  13. Thread: Hair loss

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    Hair loss??

    You can rule out Ditropan as the culprit. I have been taking it for 23 years with no hair loss. - Joe
  14. Thread: Antler Velvet

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    Sorry for misunderstanding

    Jway:

    My sincerest apologies. I was not attempting to imply that your question was bull, and I certainly understand you situation and the desire to do whatever you can to assist your son.

    My...
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    Worst level

    I agree with Alan. The worst level of injury is mine. Same goes for each of us. - Joe
  16. Thread: Antler Velvet

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    Bullsh*t

    OK, sorry. Well, let's think about this a bit. Every year deer, elk and moose shed their antlers and grow new ones. The "velvet" is living vascular tissue that covers the new antlers while they...
  17. Thread: Antler Velvet

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    Quackery

    http://www.quackwatch.com/Gifs/qwlogo.gif

    Dietfraud.com comments:

    Somehow, their webmaster has stopped typing. I wonder if he ran out of things to say. Basically, agri-business's "scientists"...
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    Hey Yo

    I thought that Paul Levesque's speech and the references to Michael Higgenbotham being crippled in a wheelchair and unable to pick up his 2 year old son or satisfy his wife were in poor taste. But...
  19. Thread: Walking SCI's

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    T-4 incomplete

    Injured almost 24 years ago. I walk with the aid of a straight cane for balance. Used to be able to walk for hours, but old age is catching up with me. I'm still ambulatory everywhere but now when...
  20. Thread: Cost of MRI

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    MRI's

    I've had two MRI's done in the past year or so. They cost around $700 each but my health insurance paid most of the cost. I believe that you can't just "get" and MRI, it has to be ordered by a...
  21. BIG WARNING!

    Rabbit:

    I had scoliosis surgery 23 years ago at age 14. My procedure was similar to what you describe, Harrington rods to straighten the curve, fusion using bone from the hips. I also was not...
  22. Holistic medical treatment - Dr. Young? Nurses?

    As Dr. Young is aware, I am having problems with lumbar spine degeneration and pain down left leg. After meeting with two neurosurgeons I am left with more questions than answers, and I need help.
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    Convenience store clerks

    In Florida a few years ago the State passed a law that required that all convenience stores that are open 24 hours a day must have two people work during evening and overnight hours. The industry...
  24. Thread: WIND!

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    Filter underwear

    From a post over at NM:

    Under-Ease
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    Poll: Dealing with it

    I was 14 when I was injured. That was 23 years ago. Back then nobody even thought of curing SCI. For the last 15 or so years I have been hearing that a "cure" is just a year or so away. Some day...
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