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    Cushion type caused same symptom for me several...

    Cushion type caused same symptom for me several years ago. If your cushion has the raised center (between legs) it will put pressure on your twins and tant (prostrate). I had the center hump cut...
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    Knowing how long he's been injured is important. ...

    Knowing how long he's been injured is important. I assume he's an incomplete SCI based on some things you wrote. ASIA b, c or d? Ask him as this can effect recovery/adaptive topics.
    At his age,...
  3. Thread: Neck Pain

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    If your having that much pain, request an MRI. ...

    If your having that much pain, request an MRI. When I push my wrecked body to hard, I suffer for 2 - 4 days. Just my life. Balancing activity, what is enough, what is too much, has been my...
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    The pump is a micro dose compared to oral...

    The pump is a micro dose compared to oral tablets. When on tablets, I was too weak and sleepy all the time. I weened myself off of them. I know what your saying about going too high.
    Doc wanted...
  5. Thread: New iBot

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    With all the fans of these chairs, someone was...

    With all the fans of these chairs, someone was sure to keep them going. I kept up with them until this year. Read lots about vet groups pushing to get them back in production.
    Mobius bought the...
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    I will list this publicly soon. Trying to let...

    I will list this publicly soon. Trying to let CCC folks have first shot at it.
    I can't upload photo's here but you can PM me and I'll email pics.
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    I don't like Botox. Had it twice in left bicep...

    I don't like Botox. Had it twice in left bicep that was painfully toned. I couldn't tell it helped reduce excess tone at all. It took 4 years for the, pain to go away at injection spot (actually...
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    Several months ago I emailed them. Unfortunately...

    Several months ago I emailed them. Unfortunately no insurance will cover them, as per their reply back then. The original version of iBot was targeted towards the veterans market. The VA provided...
  9. Thread: Caster issues

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    If bearing/wheel spins easy while held between...

    If bearing/wheel spins easy while held between two fingers, but no so free when in fork and axle bolt tightened to spec., you have a spacer problem.
    Possible previous over tightening of axle bolt...
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    Every new Windows OS sucks up more RAM than...

    Every new Windows OS sucks up more RAM than previous versions. Even if your MB would allow a new SSD hard drive and you purchased a new Windows 10 disc (basically a license), most likely it would be...
  11. Thread: Just funny

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    Hilarious and true. This actually went to court...

    Hilarious and true.
    This actually went to court recently.
    Vanity license plate: PB4WEGO

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/29/us/new-hampshire-vanity-license-plate-trnd/index.html
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    Feet/leg swelling is a good reason for a power...

    Feet/leg swelling is a good reason for a power chair with tilt/recline/leg elevate.
    I tried the socks when my feet got to be the size of a can of ham. Needed assistance getting them on/off and they...
  13. Thread: Leg pain

    by Gearhead
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    C3 incomplete with L and T issues. I have...

    C3 incomplete with L and T issues.
    I have similar symptoms, mostly left leg and butt. Leg/butt pain reduces when in bed and when I stand or walk/wobble.
    This pain started just after injury while...
  14. Thread: permobil f3

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    I'll have to make a tool to disengage left motor...

    I'll have to make a tool to disengage left motor and keep it stored on chair, shouldn't be too difficult. A stick w/zip tie loop on the end should do it. Rt motor, I can disengage from seat.

    2nd...
  15. Thread: VMI Owners

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    TPMS = tire pressure monitoring system. TPMS...

    TPMS = tire pressure monitoring system.
    TPMS has the sensor in the valve stem. Not sure if Slim will foul it. Fix-a-Flat makes a TPMS compatible product (or so it says on front of can). Not had...
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    C350 Permobil, 23 miles, CHEAP! $1700

    Rear drive, real 4 wheel independent suspension w/adjustable shocks
    ALL 4 POWER OPTIONS, elevate, tilt, recline, legs.
    Only 2 cosmetic flaws; very slight white paint marks on rt caster arm and...
  17. Thread: Just funny

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    Ironic advocate. Love it.

    Ironic advocate. Love it.
  18. Thread: permobil f3

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    bump, see edits/update

    bump, see edits/update
  19. I'd bet my last dollar, a pub is not located at...

    I'd bet my last dollar, a pub is not located at top or bottom of steps. Would make for good Youtube flix if one was.
  20. I can relate. Before my laminectomy, I could get...

    I can relate. Before my laminectomy, I could get on hands (although fisted) and knees, then grab anything to get up. No longer can do (I hate saying that). I try like hell before 911ing. Telling...
  21. My last fall out of bed, I developed this...

    My last fall out of bed, I developed this technique that worked for me.
    I scooted/crawled to my power chairs foot rests, put my butt on them (back towards chair), tilted seat back (which raises feet...
  22. Some of my improvised adaptive items are; *For...

    Some of my improvised adaptive items are;
    *For spray deodorant, I use a spray paint can handle. @ Walmart, any auto parts store.
    *For credit cards at gas pump or car wash, I use hemostats to grab...
  23. The search begins with your needs/abilities >AND

    The search begins with your needs/abilities >AND< the environment it'll be used. These have to compliment each other as best you can. That will cut your search in half. Examples; C3 quad, my house...
  24. Thread: permobil f3

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    Whew, finally got a new F3 today. I got a...

    Whew, finally got a new F3 today.

    I got a Comfort Systems (name on box) back cushion (covered by Medi). I like it. It has bendable lumbar straps inside that seem to fit as delivered. May update...
  25. Slightly bigger, but not so much that you can...

    Slightly bigger, but not so much that you can tell the difference. Rear drives have much bigger turn radius (OK for large homes and large doorways).
    My 3 biggest problems with mid drive was; (1)...
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