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  1. 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...
  4. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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?
  14. 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!
  15. 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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    I mainly use my power chair around the house so I...

    I mainly use my power chair around the house so I can change position constantly. Using that chair and my boards solution to my threshold, I can carry whatever with me with no issues. In my manual I...
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    Yes. Early pressure sores are subsurface. I've...

    Yes. Early pressure sores are subsurface. I've only ever had a stage 1 and that was just a dark area on my heel with no top level skin damage. I'd stay off it!
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    I'm cheap. I have half-inch boards on either...

    I'm cheap. I have half-inch boards on either side. Bumpy but allows me to clear the pin from my easy lock.
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    Weighing range of motion against almost...

    Weighing range of motion against almost inevitable paralytic scoliosis. Ah, the joys of SCI.
  20. Thread: riding

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    So much rain and heat and humidity here that I've...

    So much rain and heat and humidity here that I've not been outside in two months or so. That said, I have been using my Krankcycle and my racing bike gets here next week just in time for my first...
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    Sticky: This is so f'ing true!

    This is so f'ing true!
  22. My concern would be impact damage. I'm a...

    My concern would be impact damage. I'm a materials scientist who has done ample work with graphite-epoxy composites (aka carbon fiber) and it's super amazing for everything but impacts. So my concern...
  23. Thread: Eat meat or not?

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    I shoot for 100g/day of quality protein from...

    I shoot for 100g/day of quality protein from strained yogurt (aka Greek), eggs, hemp protein poweder (mixed into yogurt - best vegetable source), beans and lean meats. I don't eat meat daily but...
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    While this won't help complete quads, as you must...

    While this won't help complete quads, as you must have some spared function to transform into grasp, it would be life-changing for incompletes. Great work.
  25. I'd like a folder for travel. I was traveling all...

    I'd like a folder for travel. I was traveling all over the state of Queretaro last week in "normal" cars where my rigid frame chair is a pain in the butt. Seriously considering the Veloce.

    Re:...
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