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    Unfortunately that was before wheelchair. Sold...

    Unfortunately that was before wheelchair. Sold it to a guy in Oregon a few years ago.
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    If you can use a manual chair and manage the...

    If you can use a manual chair and manage the chair separately, a crab pot puller would lift you alone easily. Search "Arima crap pot puller". Then click images and tons of photos.

    I'm a big...
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    Many here benefited from GJ's contributions,...

    Many here benefited from GJ's contributions, myself included. Peace to you both.
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    I always buy a little behind the curve. The...

    I always buy a little behind the curve. The bleeding edge can be painful.
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    Good ideas and some great photos. Thxs all.

    Good ideas and some great photos. Thxs all.
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    Lowered Cooktop

    Anybody have one? Brand, features, likes dislikes? Can it be raised and lowered reliably? Wonder how uncomfortable it is for an able bodied person to cook on a lower height burner?
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    How do you trade? Ameritrade has a few features....

    How do you trade? Ameritrade has a few features. Not sure any of them are perfect.
  8. Very happy with the Toyota, side-entry bi fold...

    Very happy with the Toyota, side-entry bi fold ramp. Bought it over the phone from Arizona Mobility. Can't imagine anything more convenient for a power chair user.
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    No you are not overreacting. I would worry. Yes...

    No you are not overreacting. I would worry. Yes your caregiver has lost her mind. IMO
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    She sounds like a great catch!

    She sounds like a great catch!
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    Haha...I do the towel thing too. But after a...

    Haha...I do the towel thing too. But after a couple weeks it has to be changed. Sliding the mattress away from the wall is probably the most convenient. Thxs.
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    I just lay a clean washcloth over the area and...

    I just lay a clean washcloth over the area and button my pants over it. You could try a split piece of gauze.
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    Pretty sure I can still float. Use to swim laps...

    Pretty sure I can still float. Use to swim laps before sci. Always enjoy being in the water.
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    Tricks for changing sheets?

    Have a nightstand on each side of the bed. My arms are not long enough to stretch a sheet around the mattress. A reacher works but it takes forever to work it down around the mattress so it fits...
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    I'd cultivate the Elvis look.

    I'd cultivate the Elvis look.
  16. Cool. What are your top 5 things to do for a day...

    Cool. What are your top 5 things to do for a day starting from Union Station in a power chair? Tips on riding MAX...disabled discounts etc.
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    Looked at the TDX SP owners manual and could NOT...

    Looked at the TDX SP owners manual and could NOT find a single reference to breaker. I'm surprised if you don't have a main breaker...but there is no reason your chair has to have one. It is a...
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    I want to ride in the Cash Cab with Ben.

    I want to ride in the Cash Cab with Ben.
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    Many good comments. Planning the perfect trip and...

    Many good comments. Planning the perfect trip and then pulling it off is next to impossible. Most important for me is to be comfortable wherever you are. Dress in layers, have access to food and...
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    I dont know about Uber or Uberwav. I was...

    I dont know about Uber or Uberwav. I was wondering how you were planning to get to the Boeing tour. If you drove yourself in a rental from the hotel I would allow 2 hrs to get there and plan 2 hrs...
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    My thoughts...at the risk of too much information...

    My thoughts...at the risk of too much information and the disclaimer you can't sue me if your experience does
    not mirror mine or if something is under construction or a semi overturns or canadian...
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    It's good that you recognize whats realistic in 7...

    It's good that you recognize whats realistic in 7 days. Scale back a little and relax:) Regarding nature, I often feel surrounded by it wherever I am. It's hard to go wrong with any excursions...
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    Met with a couple of financial advisers when I...

    Met with a couple of financial advisers when I first became chair bound. There was something about the frequency you can withdraw from your 401 (before 59.5) due to disability. It was once per year...
  24. My Uro scheduled me for a (super pubic) cath...

    My Uro scheduled me for a (super pubic) cath change every 30 days...but it always clogs up before a full month passes. Started changing my own cath a few months ago so it is easy to change it myself...
  25. 8 gallons is me being sarcastic. Actual intake...

    8 gallons is me being sarcastic. Actual intake is 8-9 20oz glasses of water...so I guess that is over a gallon daily. My urologist is not aware of microcyn but one of the nurses did mention I...
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