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    Baron, I think that black flat plastic piece you...

    Baron,
    I think that black flat plastic piece you said came with your stimulite is called an apple crate (don't ask me why). It is an optional piece which is used to take the sling out of a sling...
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    Hey that pelvic obliquity and very bony ishium...

    Hey that pelvic obliquity and very bony ishium sounds just like my ass :p

    I have pretty good feeling on my butt also (which is why I was able to use those cheap foam quickie seats for so many...
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    Hi Chrl, Love my sleep number bed....go for the...

    Hi Chrl,
    Love my sleep number bed....go for the highest model you can afford, the extra padding is worth it. Love being able to fill up mattress to 100 to do my stretches and other things I need...
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    Baron, I've been using a chair since...

    Baron,
    I've been using a chair since 1982....never have had one pressure sore (knock on wood). For the first ten or so years I used the foam cushions which came with the quickies I have used over...
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    Hi Becky, I am echoing Eileen's sentiment...I am...

    Hi Becky,
    I am echoing Eileen's sentiment...I am so sorry you have one of those types of Mothers. I do too. My SCI was in 1982. I was 18 and had moved out of the house six months earlier with a...
  6. Thread: SCI and Aging

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    I've been gone from the CC board for about 9...

    I've been gone from the CC board for about 9 months and sure am glad to be back. A lot of what I have been going through lately has been about this issue of aging....so this is a great place to jump...
  7. Thread: What do I do?

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    Prayer, I hope all is going well with your son. ...

    Prayer,
    I hope all is going well with your son. You have gotten lots of good advice and I can't really add anything new. I just wanted to add my experiences in case there is something here you can...
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    After 24 years of using a manual chair pretty...

    After 24 years of using a manual chair pretty actively these are the habits I have developed (by the way I am a T12 incomplete):

    I always use gloves when outside, never while inside (except some...
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    Poll: right now it is pain ...back in 1982 when my t12...

    right now it is pain
    ...back in 1982 when my t12 SCI occured I would have answered with bowel, bladder and walking. Over my first 4 years I discovered walking would not be an option, my bowels and...
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    Hi addiesue, I'm not sure of how to advise...

    Hi addiesue,
    I'm not sure of how to advise you....all I know are my experiences and maybe in them you might see a possibility of the root of yours. I am a t12 incomplete since 1982 (18yrs old). ...
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    I am a T12 incomplete and was a preschool teacher...

    I am a T12 incomplete and was a preschool teacher for 6 years after my SCI. I got on and off the floor a million times. I would recommend the couch technique but you know your strength and I found...
  12. Thread: pain in my leg

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    Sorry to have to break the news to you Buttmonkey...

    Sorry to have to break the news to you Buttmonkey but I think our SCI experience exposes us to weird new feelings for the rest of our lives. At least that's been the experience of my 24 years since...
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    I wish I had the answer for you too....but we are...

    I wish I had the answer for you too....but we are all so different when it comes to what works. I also take diazapam for leg spasms and have for 24 yrs. They work for me. After my accident I was...
  14. Lori, You already have gotten lots of great...

    Lori,
    You already have gotten lots of great advice about how to try to get through today by trying to get that anxiety out and...anniversaries are a bitch. I have had 24 of them now (I was 18 when...
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    First spell check would not show up.... I...

    First spell check would not show up....
    I changed my settings and the button is now there but when hit it tells me I don't have permission to use it. I'm using Safari on a mac and didn't have...
  16. Suzy, I'm not a quad but a T12 incomplete para. ...

    Suzy,
    I'm not a quad but a T12 incomplete para. I have been SCI since 1982...I was 18....even from a para's perspective I can tell you that I have always had horrible periods that effect my whole...
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    Hi Pat, My injury is lower than yours (t12) but...

    Hi Pat,
    My injury is lower than yours (t12) but I did have burning on the skin as a stage of sensory and muscular return. This was back in 1982 so it's been a long time but here it is as I...
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    It's been 24 years since my SCI...I was also told...

    It's been 24 years since my SCI...I was also told by my docs that "within ten years" there would be a cure. I worked my a** off at "cutting edge" therapies keeping my body in shape and ready for the...
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    I have been a T12 incomplete since 1982 and have...

    I have been a T12 incomplete since 1982 and have always used a chair.

    (warning....small rant)
    T12incomplete is what I was told back then. I am confused about all of the stupid labeling...I...
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    So sad...I'm just so sad today. I'm glad...

    So sad...I'm just so sad today.

    I'm glad Dana and Chris are together again where they are whole. I'm so sad for their families (especially Will) they have all faced tradegy after tradegy with...
  21. Thread: Walking Paras

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    Poll: I am a walking para. I burst t12 (incomplete) in...

    I am a walking para. I burst t12 (incomplete) in 1982. I have the ability with any walking aid and afo braces after my first year of rehab. I was never able to feel very comfortable walking all the...
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    I am so sorry Cape Cod...that really is shi**y...

    I am so sorry Cape Cod...that really is shi**y (and if I may be so bold :nono: don't minimize the situation you are in). I can almost relate to your circumstances. In 1982 I burst t12 vertebre and...
  23. Thread: Ear wax

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    When I was an undergrad student I used to go into...

    When I was an undergrad student I used to go into the nurses office there about every 6 months to get my ears flushed by this particular nurse (she reminded me of my grandmother). She did not use an...
  24. I am a t12 incomplete since 1982. I like your...

    I am a t12 incomplete since 1982. I like your husband wanted to get down to the least possible amount after my initial SCI. I got myself down to ditropan 5mg (did need it because I have a reflex...
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    Thanks Lynnifer... I'm glad you stuck around...

    Thanks Lynnifer...
    I'm glad you stuck around too....
    I'm glad I stuck around too...one of the things you learn when you stick around and hang on enough times....nothing stays the same forever...
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