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    Nitrofurantoin affects bacteria only in the...

    Nitrofurantoin affects bacteria only in the urinary tract. Your gut flora should not be affected.

    I had kidney stones. Had them removed and took nitrofurantoin 100 mg 1x daily plus potassium...
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    And your caster angle doesn't need to be exact....

    And your caster angle doesn't need to be exact. After all, it will get thrown away from 90 degrees the first time you hit a pothole.
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    Still could be a pain or it could be easy...

    Still could be a pain or it could be easy depending on how you measure a successful result - quantitatively or qualitatively. A quantitative measure would be setting each caster angle at 90 degrees...
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    While wheelbase will affect turning, there could...

    While wheelbase will affect turning, there could be other factors. If turning becomes more difficult as you increase the angle of your turn, then one caster may be higher than the other. Two reasons...
  5. Thread: deck

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    Very nice! How do you keep palm trees alive...

    Very nice!

    How do you keep palm trees alive in New Jersey?
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    Look into Medicare advantage. They offer rides to...

    Look into Medicare advantage. They offer rides to medical appointments and other services not offered by original Medicare.

    Your county may offer special transportation services if you are not...
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    Fans are an underestimated asset. They keep you...

    Fans are an underestimated asset. They keep you healthy and comfy and pay for themselves. I keep my furnace fan on 24/7. It helps to keep the house less dusty and eliminate pathogens. I believe this...
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    Was about to crop the fan out of the picture. But...

    Was about to crop the fan out of the picture. But couldn't get myself to do it.
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    Just adjusted the caster angle. I use a process...

    Just adjusted the caster angle. I use a process as follows:


    Estimate by eye where the fork will be perpendicular to the floor.
    I sit in my sofa seat with the chair on it's back, loosen the...
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    I understand. If the adjustment is infinitesimal...

    I understand. If the adjustment is infinitesimal then you could spend a lot of time on it if you're a perfectionist. But I don't think it's that way on my chair. if I recall correctly, it's a tooth...
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    I have increased dump by 1/2" without adjusting...

    I have increased dump by 1/2" without adjusting caster angle. It's not the ideal 90 angle but I didn't find a difference in turning. But I like to keep it 90 degrees just because. Not sure why you...
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    Point well taken. But he asked for tips and I...

    Point well taken. But he asked for tips and I offered ideas not recommendations. Isn't that one large reason we're here, to share experiences and ideas?

    As long as we're on the subject, a...
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    Agreed. I'd take the easier solution as well....

    Agreed. I'd take the easier solution as well. But, other alternatives are available.

    BTW, "prescribed seating position"? Don't get me started. They really messed me up good with my seating...
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    You can add backward tippiness by increasing dump...

    You can add backward tippiness by increasing dump as follows: 1) lower the rear seat height, 2) raise the front seat height with taller forks, 3) raise the front seat height with larger caster, or 4)...
  15. I've asked this question many times and haven't...

    I've asked this question many times and haven't gotten an answer. Maybe someone can answer this time.

    When driving from your wheelchair, how do you mitigate the risk of whiplash?

    If you don't...
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    I have a baclofen pump. My injury is at T7-8 and...

    I have a baclofen pump. My injury is at T7-8 and the catheter is placed at L1. It works well for spasms. But if I do some very strenuous activity with twisting and turning, then my spasms act up...
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    Great idea. But what's to stop those things from...

    Great idea. But what's to stop those things from coming up while the car is on top?

    You wouldn't even need several planks to keep cars out of the handicap parking paint. But what's more common is...
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    I was replying to Patrick's comment. Taking...

    I was replying to Patrick's comment. Taking keflex prophylactically seems overkill. Sorry about the mix up. I have edited my post to reflect that I was replying to Patrick.

    In your case it's...
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    Why Keflex? That's broad spectrum affecting flora...

    Why Keflex? That's broad spectrum affecting flora in other parts of the body unnecessarily. Nitrofurantoin is narrow spectrum targeting the urinary tract only.
  20. Thread: 1080 vs 4k

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    Be wary of marketing's here-today-gone-tomorrow...

    Be wary of marketing's here-today-gone-tomorrow crap.

    I bought a Sony Bravia XBR 1080p TV over 10 year ago and it's picture still blows away most of today's TVs. For example, look at those curved...
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    I have discussed this with my doctor. He agrees...

    I have discussed this with my doctor. He agrees to keep nitrofurantoin on hand and start it whenever I get symptoms. To take it one step further, he agrees that I should take them only to rid the...
  22. Wow. I really feel for you. Stuck like this. I...

    Wow. I really feel for you. Stuck like this. I know what it is like to want to work and have the system be against you. It's almost like they are punishing you to even try.

    You are correct. They...
  23. Yes. You can work and still be totally disabled...

    Yes. You can work and still be totally disabled in the legal sense. But it's still up to you to make your best case. Doesn't seem like your attorney has given you the best guidance in that direction....
  24. The medical definition of disability differs from...

    The medical definition of disability differs from the legal definition of disability. A medical disability is something that restricts function. A legal disability is the inability to work. If you...
  25. Apparently, you did not know that SSDI only pays...

    Apparently, you did not know that SSDI only pays for total disability and not partial disability. I say this because if you did know, then you wouldn't be telling SS that you can work half days while...
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