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  1. Someone please say yes. I live on top of a hill...

    Someone please say yes. I live on top of a hill and slid my VMI Odyssey backwards down the steepest part, into a sharp blind turn, yesterday after the first rain in a while. If it weren't for the...
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    Wow. Totally impressed, both for the ingenuity of...

    Wow. Totally impressed, both for the ingenuity of creating the setup and for slogging out a quarter mile. Good for you!
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    That dump trick works well for me.

    That dump trick works well for me.
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    The last liter I bought cost $171. The Enemeez...

    The last liter I bought cost $171. The Enemeez tube holds 5ml, but unless the spout is pointing down, no one is getting that much out. So I've calibrated my Lubricant Launcher for a 4ml dose, 250...
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    I buy the Enemeez-like solution in bulk from a...

    I buy the Enemeez-like solution in bulk from a local Rx compounder, one liter at a time. Then use a Lubricant Launcher to instill it. Less expensive and works great.
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    I also have a Go Mobility chair, the Shower 'n...

    I also have a Go Mobility chair, the Shower 'n Tub Chair (CST). It's a clever and functional design, but does require fully functional hands, particularly for disassembly when pushing in the ball...
  7. Sadly, the parking garage at the best rehab...

    Sadly, the parking garage at the best rehab hospital in town is an offender. I often end up using both hands, requiring me to get real close. I've considered buying one of the very short "Crippers"...
  8. When I first started cathing, I used the EZ...

    When I first started cathing, I used the EZ Gripper by MTG. It's a totally enclosed catheter with some plastic grips to make it useable for those with little or no grip strength. It was...
  9. Right before my last bladder Botox treatment,...

    Right before my last bladder Botox treatment, 8-10. Now, a month after treatment, 4-6.
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    Why transfer in the shower? That leaves your...

    Why transfer in the shower? That leaves your wheelchair in there with you. Even if you don't use a shower/commode chair as a commode (I do) it sure makes cleaning up easy. The downside, which might...
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    I am seven and a half years post-injury, C7...

    I am seven and a half years post-injury, C7 complete. I've had bladder Botox done 6 or 7 times. For me it last about 8 months. I think the procedure takes less than an hour though counting anesthesia...
  12. I use Cure hydrophyllic catheters and can feel...

    I use Cure hydrophyllic catheters and can feel that they are starting to grab if I leave them in longer than usual. I usually finish cathing in about a minute and have no trouble withdrawing it.
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    It's worth checking, and easy to do so, whether...

    It's worth checking, and easy to do so, whether his core temp is low or just the extremities. A friend was recently repeatedly experiencing, after exercising, 90 deg temps both orally and in his...
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    I have two Crippers. One has the standard pincers...

    I have two Crippers. One has the standard pincers and the other has spatulas for use on the grill. These were made by some freshman engineering students. I provide a project and some mentoring each...
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    Great thread. I'm a relative newbie, 65 years old...

    Great thread. I'm a relative newbie, 65 years old but only seven years as a C7 complete quad in a manual chair. I understand the dangers of transfers, but how about just pushing my chair on level or...
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    It will be no surprise to the readers of this...

    It will be no surprise to the readers of this forum that KLD was right about the knee injury. An x-ray showed nothing but an MRI revealed a tibial plateau fracture. Fortunately the bone is not...
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    Thanks for your detailed response. I'm visiting...

    Thanks for your detailed response. I'm visiting M.D. Anderson next week for a second opinion, but I'm scheduled to start a regimen of Bendamustine and Rituxan, both drugs on day 1 and the...
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    Good for you. I'll be ordering some.

    Good for you. I'll be ordering some.
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    Chemotherapy and SCI

    I'm looking for tips and experiences from others who have the good fortune of facing cancer while in the wonderful world of SCI. I severed my spine at C7 seven years and four months ago. While in...
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    Accessible van rental in Reno

    Does anyone have any experience or recommendations for this? Probably for 10-12 days.
  21. If you don't know the manufacturer, generic...

    If you don't know the manufacturer, generic replacement controls are available from hardware stores or online. You use yours to program the new one just like programming built-in automotive door or...
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    When my ZRa sideguards rattle, I find that the...

    When my ZRa sideguards rattle, I find that the two clamp screws are loose. If your sideguards are mounted similarly, try tightening yours. If that does not make a difference, try assembling them with...
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    I have always been allowed to board first on...

    I have always been allowed to board first on Southwest. They are the best.
  24. Do you have access to a hand shower? I, C7, use...

    Do you have access to a hand shower? I, C7, use an Enemeez type solution injected with a Lubricant Launcher. I'm usually mostly done in 10 to 20 minutes. Then I roll into the shower and hit my anus...
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    I developed sleep apnea after my injury. Over a...

    I developed sleep apnea after my injury. Over a few years, I tried two CPAP machines, one BiPAP machine, and finally an ASV (auto servo ventilator). The ASV is much like the others but it senses when...
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