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  1. We have Blue Cross as supplement but it almost...

    We have Blue Cross as supplement but it almost never comes into play. Just yesterday my wife (also chair user) had an echocardiogram in the living room.
  2. I am 75 and a para since 1970. I recently hooked...

    I am 75 and a para since 1970. I recently hooked up with visiting physicians. They have referred me to a certified seating and mobility specialist who pressure mapped me, scanned my current Ride...
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    I would not have a van w/o remote start. We have...

    I would not have a van w/o remote start. We have 2 Ford Econolines (2003 and 2010) with Braun lifts and remote starts. If I operate doors and lift w/o 1st starting the engine the lift sounds sick and...
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    I wonder what potential steroids will have in...

    I wonder what potential steroids will have in dealing with age related functional loss. I have been on prednisone for several months and noted greatly increased energy and better transfers. At 75 I...
  5. I just bought an Invacare CS7 bed which lowers...

    I just bought an Invacare CS7 bed which lowers almost to the floor and has top height of 30". It has all the head and foot adjustments an SCI might want. I bought it because one of our (2) 10 year...
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    Even if your visitors are few, it sounds like...

    Even if your visitors are few, it sounds like pfc's recommendation is just what you need.
  7. My heart goes out to you. My wife spent 3 months...

    My heart goes out to you. My wife spent 3 months in a nursing home 10 years ago. Every day was a battle for humane treatment. We eventually won the war and went home. This year my wife needed a 30...
  8. What about your mom having an air pulse mattress....

    What about your mom having an air pulse mattress. My wife recently spent time in a short term rehab facility and they provided this after some negotiation. It might meet your mom's needs. She might...
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    I transfer from everyday chair to shower bench...

    I transfer from everyday chair to shower bench and back. I use Johnson's Baby Powder (not the cornstarch type) to cover my board and bottom of thigh to get slide on board. Coming back from shower I...
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    I wonder if you may have C Diff.

    I wonder if you may have C Diff.
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    Maybe you will need to change cushions. I had...

    Maybe you will need to change cushions. I had good luck recently finding a vendor of Ride Design cushions while I was healing a sore. He came to home, pressure mapped me here and scanned my present...
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    SCI OTR, I bet you are right.

    SCI OTR, I bet you are right.
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    Funklab, I went to a van early because my wife is...

    Funklab, I went to a van early because my wife is also a chair user. I played wheelchair basketball for a few years then roadracing with race chair for 10. After a few minor shoulder issues in my...
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    74 yo 49 years post sci. no pain on a daily basis...

    74 yo 49 years post sci. no pain on a daily basis but significant loss of strength due to aging. I use a transfer board whenever I can and have van w power seats so I can do gravity transfers (always...
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    I was able to start our older van (2003 vintage)...

    I was able to start our older van (2003 vintage) after I remembered the radio blinks twice when I depress the fob. I then opened the door, reached in and pointed fob at radio. This started the van. I...
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    Strange but true

    My wife recently had a 30 day admission to a rehab facility after a hospital stay of 9 days. The care was wonderful, an ot even came to our home where my wife ( transported in our van did transfers...
  17. When I was a kid, Carlson's used to be a bait...

    When I was a kid, Carlson's used to be a bait shop combination ice cream place across the street from Manasquan Inlet. On the other corner was Toby's a small restaurant owned and operated by a...
  18. Loved Manasquan as a kid. Hope you get to enjoy...

    Loved Manasquan as a kid. Hope you get to enjoy touring the beaches. One of our best vacations was touring all the NJ boardwalks.
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    Rainman, as long as you are not working when you...

    Rainman, as long as you are not working when you apply you will have automatic eligibility as a result of your injury. I used to have a copy of SSDI disability determination manual. If you are a full...
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    The Lincoln Continental with suicide doors, my...

    The Lincoln Continental with suicide doors, my dream gimp car.
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    If they made a car similar to the older cars I...

    If they made a car similar to the older cars I had, a nice folder like TiLite makes might make a lot of sense. I used to transfer to driver seat, slide sideways then fold split bench back of front...
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    Back in the good ole days cars were so much more...

    Back in the good ole days cars were so much more accessible. My 1st car out of rehab was a new 72 Ford LTD, 2 door, hardtop. It had a bench seat with vinyl upholstery, auto shift on column, very long...
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    I have a steep driveway which I will wheel up if...

    I have a steep driveway which I will wheel up if snow is 1" or less. I take off my side panels and push mainly on tire as pushrims are too slippery.
  24. You may want to buy a pulse oxymeter for about...

    You may want to buy a pulse oxymeter for about 25$. This fingertip device measures how well you are oxygenating your blood. I am T-10 age 74 and I usually have a level of about 98%, comparable to...
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    I would continue practicing with transfer board,...

    I would continue practicing with transfer board, always Pledge board to reduce friction. Also, when you have anxiety about a transfer you are less likely to fully commit to it. A quad friend of mine...
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