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    New home design templates / advice, please

    We are designing and building a new home to be fully accessible.
    I realize there is ample to digest here through search and browsing. Just wondering if there are any base designs from which to...
  2. Thread: New iBot

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    I have a 4000 and don't trust them on stairs at...

    I have a 4000 and don't trust them on stairs at all (I've bounced and tumbled 3 steps to the floor head first) and they're not remotely adjustable as far as body position. A novelty in my mind unless...
  3. Thread: raz or active aid

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    Raz with the pressure-relief seat. Hard to beat,...

    Raz with the pressure-relief seat. Hard to beat, especially if you lack trunk stability.
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    I hope everyone knows that simply growing axons...

    I hope everyone knows that simply growing axons and connecting them to the lower spine won't mean recovery without literally learning to everything all over again as though you were a newborn. The...
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    I'm ASIA A, T3 Complete and "walk" with one...

    I'm ASIA A, T3 Complete and "walk" with one therapist and a walker. Just need the right therapist. I've had to curtail my PT owing to work, but I still do an hour a week and I still make gains. How...
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    How is your atrophy? I've managed to hold onto a...

    How is your atrophy? I've managed to hold onto a substantial amount of muscle considering I'm nearly 5 years into this spit show. I try not to go below my basal metabolic rate (approx 1200 kcals/day)...
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    What I was trying to explain is that all the...

    What I was trying to explain is that all the major carriers have a version of "wifi calling" where it's totally transparent to the user - if cell service is poor and the phone is on good wifi then it...
  8. Wheelchair access in Mexico is highly variable...

    Wheelchair access in Mexico is highly variable with lots of ramps that are way too steep. That said, many businesses will gladly round up employees and carry you up short flights of stairs, etc.
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    The various phone companies each have their own...

    The various phone companies each have their own version of wifi calling so if you want an unlocked phone that will use a specific carrier's wifi calling then you should get the phone from that...
  10. Thread: Outing myself

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    They should make a movie.

    They should make a movie.
  11. One of the medical professions best kept secrets...

    One of the medical professions best kept secrets is the potential damage caused by general anesthetics administered to older people. I know many surgeons who will do whatever it takes to avoid...
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    Magnets. One of my favorite magnet stories is...

    Magnets.
    One of my favorite magnet stories is about the most-often cited magnetic fields study that dates back a few decades. In that study they showed the mice would stop copulating above a certain...
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    I bought the VMI Pacifica because it was the only...

    I bought the VMI Pacifica because it was the only one that allows me to move the front passenger chair to the driver's slot so that I can take a break from driving on longer trips. I have to EZ locks...
  14. Thread: GJ has passed

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    Such heartbreaking news. I'm so sorry for your...

    Such heartbreaking news. I'm so sorry for your loss. You two have been such a resource and inspiration to so many.
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    This is a good resource and makes it clear that...

    This is a good resource and makes it clear that paralysis from Botox is/should be temporary:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botulinum_toxin#Side_effects
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    The first time I had blood for about 24 hours....

    The first time I had blood for about 24 hours. The second for less than 12. No other bad side effects.

    SCI Nurse: please explain about ascending paralysis. If the botulism toxin can only paralyze...
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    Compression shirt, no. The other thing seems to...

    Compression shirt, no. The other thing seems to simply pull one's shoulders back.
    I think a good binder would work better than either.
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    Botox is a game-changer for me. I'm an engineer...

    Botox is a game-changer for me. I'm an engineer and Oxybutinin severely hampered my thinking and made me perpetually sleepy.
    I've done two rounds of botox so far and the first lasted a bit over 5...
  19. Thread: riding

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    No, I confess I just said screw it and went for a...

    No, I confess I just said screw it and went for a Carbonbike with etap and a Quarq power meter. Too bad neither of the Quarq power meters I already have are suitable (standard 53/39 rings and the...
  20. Thread: riding

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    I have a Freedom Ryder and 98% on bike trails....

    I have a Freedom Ryder and 98% on bike trails. Average ride is ~23 miles. I've done one race with another Sunday and my race bike should be here today or tomorrow...
  21. Thread: Oxybutynin

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    I'm fortunate that my new job's insurance covers...

    I'm fortunate that my new job's insurance covers Botox. Mine lasts about 5-6 months, but I don't know how many units he's using.
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    What's the battery life?

    What's the battery life?
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    John, are there videos showing transport,...

    John, are there videos showing transport, attachment and detachment?
  24. Thread: RENETX Update

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    Nicksdad, this is exactly what's needed. Combine...

    Nicksdad, this is exactly what's needed. Combine efforts, stop competing for limited funding, get the FDA to fast-track combinatorial therapies and get some results!
  25. Thread: Oxybutynin

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    Here's an odd data point: Oxybutynin works for me...

    Here's an odd data point: Oxybutynin works for me UNLESS I take turmeric supplements. Turmeric seems to consistently lead to bladder spasms when on Oxybutynin.
    Haven't had the guts to try turmeric...
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