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    Oh, I forgot to add that I am a T12 para...

    Oh, I forgot to add that I am a T12 para complete...
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    Options for self-cathing late in pregnancy?

    I am currently in my 3rd trimester of a twin pregnancy, and I am starting to have some difficulty managing self-cathing, although I've remained continent so far. Since I am carrying twins, it is...
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    Yeah, I am too vain to wear a poncho also, so I...

    Yeah, I am too vain to wear a poncho also, so I just tough it out and let my legs get wet. I try not to wear jeans on rainy days, because they take forever to dry out, but I wear jeans to work 99%...
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    Isn't this scary? What is going on in this...

    Isn't this scary? What is going on in this country where you cannot even pump gas without fearing for your life. My husband has been getting my gas for me, because he is worried about the sniper...
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    What's new in rigid manual chairs?

    It's that time again, I have to get a new wheelchair. I've used Quickie Revolutions for the past 6 years or so, and I've been really happy with them, but I always like to know what's new on the...
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    Thanks Max! I love Cape Cod and will definitely...

    Thanks Max! I love Cape Cod and will definitely use this site next time we plan a trip to the Cape on our way to visit the folks. We usually hang out in Provincetown and bike along the bike paths...
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    I am an active person who has lived with several...

    I am an active person who has lived with several varieties of rods for about 6 years now. I've battled scoliosis and a spinal cord tumor for about 25 years, so this isn't new to me. My first set of...
  8. I have ridden horses since I was first injured...

    I have ridden horses since I was first injured (T-12) at age 13, and I always competed against non-disabled riders in 4-H and other competitions. The only concession I was given was to be allowed to...
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    Jal, I was told that breastfeeding is not an...

    Jal,

    I was told that breastfeeding is not an option for me because of several of the other meds I am taking do get excreted in breastmilk. You need to check for each medication whether this will...
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    Agree, you need new friends

    I've been a para for a long time, and most of my friends tease me occassionally about it, but never, ever in a demeaning or condescending way like your "friends" did to you. We all have to laugh at...
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    Now, that's a very personal question! I have a...

    Now, that's a very personal question! I have a Mac G4/800Mz at home running OSX, which is an absolutely beautiful machine. At work I have a Sun Ultra 10 running Solaris 2.8, which is even sweeter,...
  12. Thread: Moms with SCI

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    Hey, is it okay if I join your group? I am just...

    Hey, is it okay if I join your group? I am just ending my first trimester (with twins!!), and I am starting to get a little nervous about how I am going to handle work, two infants, daycare, the...
  13. Lindsay, I have asked this forum previously...

    Lindsay,

    I have asked this forum previously what percentage of people with SCI work full or part time. I know the employment rates differ depending on the level of injury, with many more paras...
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    I use 4 inch hard rubber front casters, because I...

    I use 4 inch hard rubber front casters, because I really like the manuverability they offer indoors. Quickie makes really fat 4 inch casters now so you don't fall into every crack in the pavement,...
  15. Thread: Regrets

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    Nope, I don't have any regrets. I've been lucky...

    Nope, I don't have any regrets. I've been lucky to be able to do whatever I've set my mind to do since my injury...
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    Did you notice an increase in spasticity during...

    Did you notice an increase in spasticity during pregnancy? I don't have a severe problem with it, but lately (I am 12weeks pregnant with twins), I've experienced leg and back spasms severe enough to...
  17. After I was first injured (22 years ago/T11), I...

    After I was first injured (22 years ago/T11), I walked with long leg braces and forearm crutches. I was exhausted all the time, fell constantly, developed hip and ankle problems, sores on my feet,...
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    Unfortunately, this is a very common thing these...

    Unfortunately, this is a very common thing these days. I have to get to work by 0700, or I won't get a handicapped parking space. In this particular building, there is only one ramp and the...
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    Actually, I think of myself as a normal person. ...

    Actually, I think of myself as a normal person. I don't see anything heroic about my normal boring life: married, pregnant, working full time, with mortgage and car payments, 401K plans, and laundry...
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    Phillis, since the neurontin wasn't helping me...

    Phillis, since the neurontin wasn't helping me significantly, my doctor advised stopping the dosage gradually before trying to get pregnant. I believe I was told conflicting information on this drug...
  21. I am T11 and pretty lazy, so I get up at 0530 and...

    I am T11 and pretty lazy, so I get up at 0530 and am out the door and in my car by 0630 at the latest. I shower, dress, brush teeth, do hair, etc in the morning, but don't have time for anything...
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    Poll: I have always loved animals and grew up with...

    I have always loved animals and grew up with cats, dogs, pheasants, fish, rats, mice, guinea pigs, horses, and parakeets. Many at the same time! My poor mom really did run a zoo, but she loved them...
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    drugs and pregnancy -- no easy answers

    I am not a doctor, so I can't give you any medical advice -- I can only pass on the information that I was given.

    First of all, congratulations on starting a family! What an exciting time for...
  24. Thread: hand cycle

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    There are many different kinds of handcycles,...

    There are many different kinds of handcycles, each adapted to different levels of ability and need. I have an XLT 2000, which I also got from bike-on.com (Scott is a wealth of information and...
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    Poll: Suzin

    If you find any info about hand controls that can be repositioned, please let me know. I get pain in my left wrist after a few hours of driving, which makes my carpal tunnel worse.

    I use a...
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