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    CCAC in Toronto provides me with 14 hours per...

    CCAC in Toronto provides me with 14 hours per week, no fee. I divide it into 1 hour, 2x / day, a.m., p.m.
    I don't have insurance, but have sufficient income to supplement this government coverage...
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    Similar experiences to all, except capacity; mine...

    Similar experiences to all, except capacity; mine has been 350 - 400 ml for 15 years, and drops to 200 or less with irritation, such as a cystoscopy procedure, or the dreaded UTI.
    I've never had a...
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    I can feel the difference on both the ischium /...

    I can feel the difference on both the ischium / tuberosity and coccyx, leaning side to side or forward to relieve pressure. I'm C5/6, and pushed straight up on my tires for years, but shoulder tears...
  4. Thread: 13 years

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    Reading the comments from people living with SCI...

    Reading the comments from people living with SCI for much longer than myself (almost 15 yrs), they have a perspective that is invaluable and evocative.
    The spinal cord is such a complex pathway, to...
  5. Used a J2 gel and Roho hybrid too; on 2nd Ride...

    Used a J2 gel and Roho hybrid too; on 2nd Ride now, about 2.5 years each. Concur with previous comments. Best so far for isolating (suspending) painful ischium. Takes some time to get accustomed to...
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    Medline DYND10723 - clear tube; approx $15CDN /...

    Medline DYND10723 - clear tube; approx $15CDN / 30 (.50ea). Muko lube sticks to it well.
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    Right Lynnifer...lots of questions still need to...

    Right Lynnifer...lots of questions still need to be clarified and the Supreme Court gave the Feds, and their provincial counterparts, just those 12 months to draft new legislation. Quick time for...
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    I've had 7 colonoscopies over the last 5 years,...

    I've had 7 colonoscopies over the last 5 years, and Golytely sure works well, but the volume of liquid, because of IC's and the bilge water taste, lead me to switch to Pico Salax, (with 3 Senokot and...
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    C 5/6 too, 14 yrs. Bowel routine was normally ok;...

    C 5/6 too, 14 yrs. Bowel routine was normally ok; approx 1 hour, 3 days / week for 9yrs, with senekot, ducolax, glycerin suppository.
    Had a colostomy because of colon cancer, and while I probably...
  10. I'm c-5/6 too, no triceps. Transferred solo for...

    I'm c-5/6 too, no triceps. Transferred solo for 12 years (van, bed, standing frame), never used a transfer board, but always needed to use my head to balance against something to make the transfer...
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    Metal fatigue on my Easy Stand Glider too. Had to...

    Metal fatigue on my Easy Stand Glider too. Had to get 6 welds redone.
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    I used an Uppertone at Lyndhurst Centre (Toronto...

    I used an Uppertone at Lyndhurst Centre (Toronto Rehab) from 2000 - 2006. Good range of exercises, and the hand grip modifications were typical (tri pin or loops). But adjusting weight (plates)...
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    From the GWN - ok just as far north as Toronto -...

    From the GWN - ok just as far north as Toronto - the City clears the white stuff fast from areas it is responsible for, (save for Rob Ford's white stuff), but most sidewalks, parking lots, etc., are...
  14. Thread: Suicide

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    James - would you consider contacting SCI Canada...

    James - would you consider contacting SCI Canada for a referral to their peer support program?
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    I used E- Motion wheels for about 12 years (2...

    I used E- Motion wheels for about 12 years (2 sets over that time - stopped using them, grudgingly, because of shoulder pain). Did the repair people check the 'bracket' with serrated teeth mounted on...
  16. I'd concur with the moderator that a seating...

    I'd concur with the moderator that a seating consult would be a good first idea. 14 years post, I'm on my 5th cushion (J-Jel, Roho, combo foam / air, 2nd Ride ) in an attempt to alleviate acute...
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    For what it's worth, between availability in the...

    For what it's worth, between availability in the United States and Canada, I'm in Toronto, and there's no shortage here.

    I've used Endocet (5mg Oxy +325mg acetaminophen) for approx. 1.5 years,...
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    I had the same draining battery problem with my...

    I had the same draining battery problem with my van. After market equipment raised the constant current draw to a level where having it sit idle for approx. 3 days would wipe it out. Also seemed to...
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