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    In Washington State there I are several orgs. I...

    In Washington State there I are several orgs. I would contact: The insurance commissioner, (if Medicare)- I would contact the Medicare Omsbudsperson, The Better Business Bureau- your local rep or...
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    Will- get in for a seating assesement. The roho...

    Will- get in for a seating assesement. The roho cuff may be filled incorrectly, your muscle loss has changed and the cushion may no longer work best for yoiu. Don't just rely on a pressure map, but...
  3. Depending upon the distance between the...

    Depending upon the distance between the guesthouse and your parents- there may be a baby monitor that can be set on voice activation, or in more private moments pushing of a button. Not sure if this...
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    Hi Emi (what a sweet name BTW). I am an OT and...

    Hi Emi (what a sweet name BTW). I am an OT and your OT should either go to your home for a home evaluation or if they don't offer that, then have a family member take pictures of your home: entry...
  5. Thread: Wish Me Luck!

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    Do the best you can, and don't kiss the pavement!...

    Do the best you can, and don't kiss the pavement! Best of luck- Pam
  6. Thread: Bryleigh 4/17/09

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    Many blessings to your new baby and the family!...

    Many blessings to your new baby and the family!
    Take good care, Pam
  7. Check out the PVA or Paralyzed Veteran's of...

    Check out the PVA or Paralyzed Veteran's of America group that has a tremendous number of books and booklets (for free) that explain the basics of SCI in non-medical language that discourages one...
  8. JenJen- Bingo! A peer mentor (same age, and level...

    JenJen- Bingo! A peer mentor (same age, and level and hopefully locale) has helped so many of my patients. I also saw a recommendation for Murderball, and there is actually a workout handcycle with a...
  9. Thread: Passive Suicide

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    "BTW, what was the method of suicide? I don't...

    "BTW, what was the method of suicide? I don't think you'll be encouraging its use. From my gleaning, it doesn't seem very appealing"- Bob Clark
    He initially attempted via one of the most common...
  10. Thread: Passive Suicide

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    Passive Suicide

    Hi all. I am an OT who works with those with SCI, ALS, MS both inpatient and outpatient. My philosophy varies dependeing upon the patient and their support- but I certainly work to maximize a...
  11. As an OT I agree with all of the above. If there...

    As an OT I agree with all of the above. If there are transfers skills, stengthening skills, reaching skills that can be duplicated by PT, then use your PT benefits for this.
    Definitely appeal to the...
  12. Thread: Morning redness

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    which foot? It can be related to cardiovascualr...

    which foot? It can be related to cardiovascualr system (that is related to heart funtion). SCI- Nurse can elucidate a reason for this.
    Take Care- and be very careful with the foot- elevate, protect.
  13. In lieu of money up front, DME here will ask the...

    In lieu of money up front, DME here will ask the pt to sign an ABN which just says in the event the insurance doesn't cover the costs then you the will. This protects the DME (know that concerns you...
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    There are different kinds out there. We use a...

    There are different kinds out there. We use a couple 1) L'Nard splints, and then we also use a Roylan product that is like a big blue muckluc sp.. I don't doubt they suck to wear - warm, limit you...
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    "I'll probably" start wearing them...... NO...

    "I'll probably" start wearing them...... NO absolutely you need to wear the PRAFOs, or the pressure will remain and not only won't it heal, it will get worse. So please even as inconvenient as they...
  16. Thread: Anti-virus-1

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    do a restore from a couple of weeks ago. That way...

    do a restore from a couple of weeks ago. That way you can use you you own spyware, virus sweeper etc. Good luck, Pam
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    Western Washington. Seattle is a bit expensive,...

    Western Washington. Seattle is a bit expensive, but as with all real estate has dropped ~ 25% in the past year. Economy is okay, not as depressed as some areas. Yes there is the rain, but that means...
  18. I would also consider being seen by a PT or OT...

    I would also consider being seen by a PT or OT and get pressure mapped. It sounds like you have had some ulcers, and the question is why. The answer may lie in the cushion you sit on, your transfers,...
  19. Dr. Diana Cardenas left 3 years ago. She is down...

    Dr. Diana Cardenas left 3 years ago. She is down in Miami now. The clinic you speak of sounds very hokey to me. There are plenty of legit pain clinics in WA St.. I would suggest you start with your...
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    "Go Betheny Go!" - (said in the same voice as...

    "Go Betheny Go!" - (said in the same voice as "run Forrest run!" from the movie Forrest Gump). That itinerary sounds great- enjoy, relax and have fun.
    Pam


    Hey Guy, lookin' forward to seeing...
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    Pardon my errors and omissions. Yes to all the...

    Pardon my errors and omissions. Yes to all the corrections. Key Fisheries and the yummy food, Louie's (Not Rick's) another yummy, and yes the shake-a-leg program is the program I am thinking of....
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    Off the coast of the Northeast corner of the...

    Off the coast of the Northeast corner of the Yucatan Peninsula- not far from Cancun. I've been to Cancun, Tulum, Xelha, to the Chichen Itza Pyramids. Great trip- lots of accessibility probs then. I...
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    I attended an SCI conference in Miami a couple of...

    I attended an SCI conference in Miami a couple of years ago. If you so desire- stop into the Miami Project- there is a working physiology lab that you can see people with paralysis walk in the...
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    Is your goal to stay in this apartment that has...

    Is your goal to stay in this apartment that has not been maintained by an awful landlord? Or is your goal to move? If it is to move, then is it to move to another place in the same city? If not which...
  25. I would ask whether you would/ could be...

    I would ask whether you would/ could be re-admitted to inpatient rehab in order to deal with the possible change in abilities to perform ADLs and functional mobility independently. Of course there...
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