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    Thanks, SCI55. I suppose that is indeed the best...

    Thanks, SCI55. I suppose that is indeed the best solution :).
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    Yeah, thanks Segreto. But unless I am...

    Yeah, thanks Segreto. But unless I am misunderstanding what this is, it's basically the same idea as the shopping trolley below, except this one has folding wheels. I have one like that, and have...
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    Shopping for walking cripplesA

    Hi,

    This is a question for those of you who are walking, but not steady on their feet.

    I am a thirty-year-old woman with cerebral palsy. I used to be able to walk fairly easily (without...
  4. I've got that more or less covered. It's called a...

    I've got that more or less covered. It's called a skater's helmet :).
  5. Well the question of why I need a wheelchair is a...

    Well the question of why I need a wheelchair is a bit of a complex issue. I'll re-post here what I posted in another thread, about that:



    I have a Quickie Helium right now. And yes, I do mean...
  6. Adjustments to wheelchair for people with seizure disorders?

    I don't know that the SCI board is the best place to be posting this question. However, I've looked all over the internet, both for more "general purpose" communities of wheelchair users, and for...
  7. Ordering a new fixed-frame chair soon ... what are the options?

    Hi everyone!

    The short version of my question is actually just this: if I want a new fixed-frame chair, probably from Kuschall (Invacare), with as few moving parts as possible, which one should I...
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    If they last for the rest of my life ... yeah,...

    If they last for the rest of my life ... yeah, tempting.

    These need to come out of my own pocket, though. And if I'm going to spend the SideStix or Fetterman kind of money (again), I'd like to be...
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    Crutch walkers: what do you use?

    I had a pair of QuickStep forearm crutches from Arbincare. I was euphorically happy with them. Alas, one of them broke in two on Saturday, just above the handgrip. And there I was, on the floor, in...
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    My Helium has a pretty sturdy calf strap. I...

    My Helium has a pretty sturdy calf strap. I usually put that in front of my lower legs, instead of behind them as intended. I take the calf strap off and use it on the basketball chair as needed,...
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    Poll: I've been having weird vision problems for a...

    I've been having weird vision problems for a while now ... temporary blindness in one eye that strikes on average twice a week, and can last anywhere between two minutes and an hour. Occasionally,...
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    Hey, Cyfskid :). Impossible, as I wrote...

    Hey, Cyfskid :).

    Impossible, as I wrote above, is when we stop looking for ways to make something happen. So, yeah. I'm sure it would have been possible, one way or the other, for me to go on...
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    Hi, faithful few. Yeah. Because I don't...

    Hi, faithful few.

    Yeah. Because I don't imagine there'll be that many people reading this. Which is fine by me, really. I'm writing mostly for myself right now. Except, of course, for the part...
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    @ Aidan: http://www.arbincrutches.com For me,...

    @ Aidan: http://www.arbincrutches.com

    For me, these really do make all the difference. I had recently managed to convince myself that it was all between my ears, and that I could really walk with...
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    Thank you :). You're not wrong -- about any of...

    Thank you :). You're not wrong -- about any of what you say.

    I'm working on walking more, the crutches I have now are really useful for that. But I wonder, truly, if in a professional context, it...
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    I hope he does. That would solve both his...

    I hope he does. That would solve both his problem, and mine. Not to mention truly make me happy ;).
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    OK. The following really, truly,...

    OK.

    The following really, truly, spectacularly does not belong in this thread, but I guess I'll tack on something that makes me happy at the end, because I am well and truly PISSED right now, and...
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    I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here...

    I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here ...
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    That's a very nice thought. Thank you :).

    That's a very nice thought. Thank you :).
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    Guys, I am seriously not faulting this person for...

    Guys, I am seriously not faulting this person for having been concerned about me. Yes, that is something to cherish, and yes, there are people who can't get it when they need it most, and yes,...
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    Well. In case anyone's still interested: I...

    Well.

    In case anyone's still interested: I saw the doctor yesterday. And although the verdict isn't exactly in yet, the current working theory (or one of them, anyway) is that I may have built up...
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    I'm really glad you're OK. Must have been ......

    I'm really glad you're OK. Must have been ... intense (that's the world you Anglophones use as a placeholder for anything so big or emotional that you can't find the words to describe it, right? ;))....
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    The joy of no longer having to depend on the bus...

    The joy of no longer having to depend on the bus schedule, and/or be at the mercy of whatever weird mood swings the person driving the bus may or may not be having right this minute.

    Behold, my...
  24. Thread: New AFO ?s

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    Hi ima, I have cerebral palsy, and I have had...

    Hi ima,

    I have cerebral palsy, and I have had the kind of AFO's you are talking about. Mine didn't have cross-straps over the ankle, but they did have extra laces there. I later switched to AFO's...
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    You seriously need to stop trusting the internet...

    You seriously need to stop trusting the internet for medical advice.

    That's all I'm going to say about that. If you're truly looking to treat whatever symptoms may be bothering you, go see a...
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