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    I would go with the ramp. I started off with a...

    I would go with the ramp. I started off with a car and I love having my van with a ramp. Makes traveling so much easier. I take care of my 2 year old niece and I can get her in out of her seat very...
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    Syrinx - covers complete thoracic cord

    First the details. Had a SCI in May 2006, fratcture T4-T5, severly bruised spinal cord and bone fragments poking into it. Paralyzed from waist down.

    About a year later my fingers started locking...
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    Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm definetly...

    Thanks for the advice everyone! I'm definetly learning alot about kids with her. I'm glad to hear that it's most likely just as phase. I love being with her and would hate to think that I wouldn't be...
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    2 year old and not listening

    So I have a 2 year old niece that I help raise between me and my grandma.

    She's always been really helpfull and listens to me well. But in the last couple weeks she's been acting up. It's more...
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    Sticky: Poll: I was majorly depressed basically the first 2...

    I was majorly depressed basically the first 2 years. I cried every night for almost the first 6 months. I thought once I got out of the hospital and rehab, and got home things would get better. It...
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    Potty Training....tips or tricks?

    My 2 year old niece is just starting to potty train (she lives between me & my grandma)

    Well I have found it so hard to try to lift her and get her on a toliet, and the little potty chairs they...
  7. Thread: No Sympathy

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    No Sympathy

    I find it so hard to find sympathy anymore. I feel like I'm being a bad friend, sister, or just person in general. But I find it hard when someone is telling me about not feeling good, not to think...
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    Incoviences & Family

    I've been in a wheelchair for 5 years, and the first 3 years were physical therapy and depression. But now for the last two years I've finally just accepted it is what it is.

    My biggest thing...
  9. Thread: Always Tired

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    Thank you all for the suggestions! I will be...

    Thank you all for the suggestions! I will be trying and testing many of them out, and hopefully not feel so tired!

    Very much appreciated!
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    Goodness, you guys are so helpfull. Thanks! :)...

    Goodness, you guys are so helpfull. Thanks! :)
    They've checked my blood pressure and it's normal. My iron levels were normal too.

    I've thought about the sleep apnea thing, so I might look into...
  11. Thread: Always Tired

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    Always Tired

    No matter how much sleep I get, I get up and still feel tired. I've gone to doctors about it, we've checked my thyroid, it was a little abnormal so I'm on thyroid medicine, we've checked sugar...
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    Giving my mom a day off. Since I was injured...

    Giving my mom a day off. Since I was injured while still a teenager, and her being my caregiver at first and still somewhat. I'm arranging for a cousin to check on me and telling her just go do...
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    Do you do this...

    I find myself doing this a lot, like today for instance I was vacuuming out my car, which is a pretty easy task for people. Unless your in a wheelchair trying to clean a minivan. It was like a work...
  14. Thread: I Am Hurting

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    I feel you. Normally I can deal with my pain. Day...

    I feel you. Normally I can deal with my pain. Day by day is how I do it. But tonight it's getting to me. Can't sleep because of it so here I am online.

    All I can say is hope it gets better. Think...
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    Pain & fustration

    I'm having a rough night. Needed to find someone that understands. I love my family but when they say they understand when I'm complaining about the pain in my legs. I try to explain it's not a pain...
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    Pictures Of my home in AK

    This is my house that was just recently built.http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z432/snchar/009.jpg

    Some of the mountains surrounding where I live...
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    Thanks for all the kind comments and feedback. ...

    Thanks for all the kind comments and feedback.

    I'll find some pictures to put up soon.
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    Life In ____ With A SSI

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this. If it isn't let me know.
    I have yet to see another person from Alaska post on here, so I thought I'd just share a bit about my life in Alaska with a...
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    Thank you for responding, my dad located the plug...

    Thank you for responding, my dad located the plug and managed to seal it up at home! Thank goodness no more black crap all over my floor!!!
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    I have two tattoos so far. The first I got when...

    I have two tattoos so far.
    The first I got when I was 18 and it's on my wrist and says "free bird" and it has a dove next to it. It's from the Lynyryd Skynyrd song, and it just reminds me of the...
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    Electic Wheelchair leaking black stuff?

    I have a StormTDX3, I've had it for over a year. And yesterday I noticied some black oily looking stuff on the floor. Thinking I must have drove over something, we just cleaned it up. But today every...
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    Pain sucks, huh? Myself going on 5 years of...

    Pain sucks, huh? Myself going on 5 years of constant pain every day. I hope it gets better for you. At least I'm not doing school. You'll pull through, I hope!

    Feel better, I send good wishes for...
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    It is diffucult to live in Alaska with a SCI, but...

    It is diffucult to live in Alaska with a SCI, but I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. :)
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    Thank you mikeK, I'll look into that too, and...

    Thank you mikeK, I'll look into that too, and mention it to my nurse practitioner. I'm hoping then I'll be able to get referrals to at least go get some tests done.

    -Living in rural Alaska,...
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    Thanks for the replies. Yes I am in a chair....

    Thanks for the replies. Yes I am in a chair. Sadly a motorized chair thanks to the arm problem. For the arm I've gone to several doctors and the conclusion is nerve damage or even scar tissue...
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