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  1. Wow. That'll teach me for being kind of...

    Wow. That'll teach me for being kind of pessimistic lately - I first thought it was just a more advanced form of FES, programmed to fire muscles in sequence. But this sounds amazing, as the...
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    You're in Canada? Try WHYP in Toronto....run by...

    You're in Canada? Try WHYP in Toronto....run by SCIs and has a good selection, including Speedicath. They carry more than the selection listed on their site. I don't use intermittent but I recall...
  3. Thread: new house

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    kspell -- Would love to follow what you decide...

    kspell --

    Would love to follow what you decide as you start the design process.

    I've been in a retrofitted house with fairly decent adaptions (the ramps and bathroom are fine, kitchen is meh,...
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    I've always noticed it, but not just in the night...

    I've always noticed it, but not just in the night drainage tube ... also in my regular leg bag tubing and the bag itself. Normal urine contains about 5% solutes (dissolved stuff) including salt, so...
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    Thanks, that must be the ones. Since it's clear...

    Thanks, that must be the ones. Since it's clear they're still in R&D with no commercialization on the horizon, I won't hold my breath!
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    Underwear that prevents pressure sores?

    So, a friend told me that he heard at a recent SCI conference that there is a new product called Smart-E-Pants -- underwear that somehow monitors against or prevents pressure sores. I've Googled...
  7. For the first time in a long time, I feel so...

    For the first time in a long time, I feel so happy and hopeful that these trials have begun. I know that the road to the cure is long and we need to be patient (but not too patient!)

    It's just...
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    As a power chair user, the elaborate nutritional...

    As a power chair user, the elaborate nutritional commandments that were drilled into me all boil down to: fats bad, carbs bad, proteins hugely important, vegetables and fruits good (and core of...
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    These posts are really helpful ... I had a...

    These posts are really helpful ... I had a love/hate-but-mostly-hate relationship with earlier versions of Dragon (still have version 6 installed and use it rarely!) but really need to use voice...
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    You're so right, ya gotta laugh in these...

    You're so right, ya gotta laugh in these situations to survive em!

    A few years ago I was moving around my bedroom in my old power chair. One of the drive wheels snagged the dangling end of a roll...
  11. Spinal-cord research gets $38.5M boost in funding

    Rick Hansen is kicking off a new research initative and aiming to raise $200 million for it.
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    The only time I'm irritated is when a stranger...

    The only time I'm irritated is when a stranger blurts it as soon as they come up to me, which doesn't happen to me much but coincidentally happened last night at a party! I didn't snap back or...
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    I saw two incredible documentaries at the HotDocs...

    I saw two incredible documentaries at the HotDocs festival, which is just now wrapping up here:

    Act of God
    The Cove

    Since they're just released they'll probably show up on DVD or specialty...
  14. Every minute feels like an hour when you're in...

    Every minute feels like an hour when you're in that situation, I've sooo been there! Especially with my old bed, where raising the head too high without planning every move, often left me toppled...
  15. Thread: Besides SCI

    by Liisa
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    For those non-SCI conditions where people have to...

    For those non-SCI conditions where people have to cath .... I shudder thinking about inserting an intermittent cath if you have sensation down there! I'm on a foley and can tell by the frequent...
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    Poll: Some cool moderating techniques discussed in this...

    Some cool moderating techniques discussed in this Wired article.
  17. Thread: Culinary arts?

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    Lea, Go for it! There's a chef in our city with...

    Lea,
    Go for it! There's a chef in our city with a SCI, and he runs a popular restaurant using a standing chair:

    http://www.canparaplegic.org/en/Member_Profiles_39/items/1.html
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    Betheny, I wish I had a good answer to that,...

    Betheny, I wish I had a good answer to that, because everyone says it’s supposed to give me closure, or something like closure anyway.

    I guess I still have memories of this guy staggering over...
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    So sorry to hear about the anguish your son is...

    So sorry to hear about the anguish your son is putting you through. My SCI came at the hands of a drunk driver. I know I'm not alone here in this. But just about everybody involved suffers in some...
  20. Thread: Reacher?

    by Liisa
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    Thanks. Am thinking about the telestik.

    Thanks. Am thinking about the telestik.
  21. Thread: Reacher?

    by Liisa
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    Reacher?

    Can anyone recommend a good reacher for quad hands? I've lost the only one which ever worked well for me, which was custom made by a tinkerer friend.

    Thanks!
  22. Thread: Spore

    by Liisa
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    This is a commonly reported problem with the OS X...

    This is a commonly reported problem with the OS X patch (check here for a thread in the Spore forum). I just waited it out and when it completed it worked fine.
  23. Thread: Accepting SCI

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    So well put! This is the first year after 12...

    So well put! This is the first year after 12 years on wheels where I can say I've accepted this and myself, as I am. I just can't wage a perpetual war of "rejection" anymore on myself and my body...
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    Wow, amazing how persistent some people are in...

    Wow, amazing how persistent some people are in trying to be gormlessly helpful!

    Since I rarely use a manual I'm less likely to attract pushers, but this thread reminded me of a "first" that...
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    Ditropan XL 10 mg X 2 in my case. I still have...

    Ditropan XL 10 mg X 2 in my case. I still have occasional leaking. I am probably headed for a suprapubic before much longer.
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