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    Thanks for the quick reply. Another question for...

    Thanks for the quick reply. Another question for you...do you find that the doors are getting scraped up from the transfer in of your chair?
    Also, how long have you had this van?
    Thanks again...
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    Your chair

    Hey there,
    Very nice system. I know that you measured the door width (approx.) but can you tell me what the width of your chair is? Just wondering, 'cause that would truly give me an idea to...
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    Thanks,

    Thanks alot all of you.
    Currently I am driving a Ford Van conversion, but was hoping for something a little better on fuel, and the element is just such a neat looking vehicle.
    I went to Battle...
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    Honda Element Conversion

    Hi there,
    Who owns a converted Honda Element (Freedom Motors Conversion, in case there are others), how long have you had it for, and have you any coments, good or bad about the conversion and or...
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    melatonin

    I have at times used melatonin, and have had great success with it. There does not seem to be any dependence issues with it and I don't feel groggy in the morning or if I have to get up in the...
  6. Thread: SCI Ob-Gyn

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    Same as Katem

    We don't have any SCI ob-gyn's here and so I let my gp take care of all my "female" needs. When I was pregnant, I too saw an ob-gyn, but I did have a good experience with her...although she was not...
  7. Thread: Removal of rods

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    Best wishes with the surgery. I hope this helps...

    Best wishes with the surgery. I hope this helps him with the pain. I have recently seen my SCI doctor and he has sent a referral to an orthopod in Toronto for me to possibly have the same thing...
  8. Thread: New and scared:

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    Welcome Cara.

    Welcome Cara.
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    Erin, I can answer only part of your question,...

    Erin,
    I can answer only part of your question, and hopefully SCI nurse or someone else will be able to answer your questions better. Your body has suffered quite the trauma with the SCI and will...
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    Canadian equivalent

    Is there a Canadian equivalent to the Cleveland Clinic? How does one go about finding out who is the top in their field? It has been frustrating trying to get info. along these lines.
    Thanks.
  11. Thread: Varna Handcycle

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    Thanks Curtis

    I never thought about the footrest. Will try that.
    Thanks.
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    The first anniversary is always the hardest. 13...

    The first anniversary is always the hardest. 13 years later and they don't seem to impact me as much any more. It is still a sad day, but I can live with it. I have a wonderful husband and son,...
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    My son is 9 years old now and is not embaressed...

    My son is 9 years old now and is not embaressed by the fact that I am in a wheelchair. I have been a volunteer at his school since he was in Kindergarten, and the kids in his school are quite used...
  14. Thread: Paiin Pain Pain

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    Dear Z I hate to see posts go unanswered, but I...

    Dear Z
    I hate to see posts go unanswered, but I am not a medical professional to be able to even guess what is going on with you. Maybe some tendonitis, or other kind of inflammation. I suggest...
  15. Thread: Varna Handcycle

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    Hey Curtis, That's what my new bike is. It is a...

    Hey Curtis,
    That's what my new bike is. It is a Varna II. I just got it a couple of weeks ago. I have not tried any other bikes...so I can't compare it to anything. I decided on this bike for a...
  16. Thread: sleep style

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    waterbed

    Scott...yah, you guessed it...I'm an L1 para. My bed is a motionless and I fill it kinda full so that it's a bit firm. Turning is a bit of a pain, but you get used to it. Have been doing it for 13...
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    Congrats!!!

    Glad you had a good trip, and that mostly all went well. Welcome back.
  18. Thread: hand cycle

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    got my handcycle

    Hey all! Have been away for a while on holidays...so I didn't read any posts until recently. Hard to catch up on everything. I decided to get the Varna II handcycle because it is made here in...
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    waterbed

    I'm surprised that no one else has mentioned a waterbed. I had a hard sided waterbed before my injury, and just managed after the injury. When I became pregnant, my husband modified the side of the...
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    Skye

    Hope your appointment goes well with your friend/advocate. Sometimes we all need a little support, and I hope that you get the help that you desperately need. I too suffer from central pain...but...
  21. Thread: admire

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    Chris2

    I too am in awe of other SCI when I hear/read about the daily challenges that they overcome/deal with. I am also inspired by some of my friends (AB) that have a lot to deal with in everyday life,...
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    MG

    My thoughts are with you as you go through "yet another ordeal". I'm sure that all will go well and you will be up to your usual self soon. How long will you be in the hospital for? Will you have...
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    I haven't had this one in a while but... I used...

    I haven't had this one in a while but... I used to dream that I just had to try harder to walk and then I could. Very frustrating to wake up and remind yourself that you really did try hard enough. ...
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    Checking up on Dr.s

    Is there any way to check out a Doctor's record and/or a Hospital's record, here in Canada? I ran a search...but only found info. for the US. Hope we don't have to rely on gut instinct.
    Thanks.
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    Chris

    Hope everything will turn out ok. Our thoughts are with you.
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