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    Glory - do you have any information about the...

    Glory - do you have any information about the auto-lock KAFO. I've tried and tried to get one here in NZ but I keep getting the same old story, ie that they don't make them (which I refuse to...
  2. Thread: Walking SCI's

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    I'm an L2 incomplete. Was completely paralysed...

    I'm an L2 incomplete. Was completely paralysed for 2 months after my accident and then began to get movement back in my toes. I regained full movement in my right leg pretty quickly once I got my...
  3. Thread: Pets

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    Poll: Growing up over the years, our family had 2 cats,...

    Growing up over the years, our family had 2 cats, a dog, mice, guinea pigs, goldfish, horses.

    My dog was called Prince and he was a labrador/samoyed mix. I had him for 12 years (from ages 5 to...
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    I've only been back in NZ for three yearr, after...

    I've only been back in NZ for three yearr, after living overseas for a long time. But I've noticed that the summers seem to be cooler and winters slighly milder than I remember. Or is it just my...
  5. Poll: Apparently the Government changed the law April...

    Apparently the Government changed the law April 1st in relation to long term injuries so they now use a different rate when it comes to calculating what my weekly compensation is. God only knows how...
  6. Poll: Hi Chris I think you should go for it, take...

    Hi Chris

    I think you should go for it, take some time out to rest and regroup. But, a word of warning, in April this year ACC cut my payments in half, stating that the government had changed the...
  7. Thread: Free Kittens

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    Kittens!!!!

    I'd love to have another kitten. Two problems though. I most def don't live in the appropriate time zone and I have a black and white moggy who is very mean to kittens (she's actually an...
  8. I definitely agree. When I was first injured and...

    I definitely agree. When I was first injured and in hospital, the girl in the next room had the same first name as me (she was a high level, respirator dependant quad, I was, at that stage,...
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    Shoes

    I bet your daughter had a wonderful time. I'd love to see photos if you've got some.

    I'm also very interested in finding out what type of shoes you ended up buying. I'm a L2 incomplete and wear...
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    Depressed?

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by marmalady:

    On a totally more practical front, where are you in your cycle? The old monster hormones could be acting up and making you feel even worse!
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    Hi...
  11. Thread: Ignorance

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    lol. When Phil (ex flatmate) and I were looking...

    lol. When Phil (ex flatmate) and I were looking at houses to rent he told the landlords that I was giving my boyfriend a blow-job and he crashed the car! It certainly shuts them up!
  12. Thread: Ignorance

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    I'll second you on that one. I'm an incomplete...

    I'll second you on that one. I'm an incomplete L2 who uses a full length caliper on my left leg and elbow crutches to get around. You wouldn't believe the intrusive questions I've been asked by...
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    Braces

    Hi guys,
    I've been having the same problem. I use a full length caliper on my left leg, which breaks allowing me to bend my knee to sit down, but I have to walk with it locked in place. It's...
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    I agree with your comments Paul. I was injured...

    I agree with your comments Paul. I was injured at L2 and told initially that I wouldn't walk again (which I now do with a caliper and elbow crutches). Most people, upon hearing my story, make...
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    I know how you feel. The first time I stood up I...

    I know how you feel. The first time I stood up I felt like I was 10 feet tall. The ground seemed such a long way away and it was all very strange and frightening. I couldn't imagine how I possibly...
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    I too was told that I wouldn't walk again but...

    I too was told that I wouldn't walk again but proved the medical profession wrong (although to be fair there was one doctor who told me that there "was a good chance I would" - he was the only one...
  17. Thread: LOTR

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    Movie

    LOTR is a definite MUST SEE. Went last night and I was just enthralled. The sets, the characters, the attention to detail. You really do just lose yourself in the picture - 3 hours whizzed by...
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