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  1. The link failed for me.

    The link failed for me.
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    If you overlook the fact that they are in danger...

    If you overlook the fact that they are in danger of getting run over (easy for me somehow, which is probably why I broke my neck hangliding)...

    I don't condone it, and I rarely watch it, but it's...
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    I've always wanted a Roho pressure gauge, mostly...

    I've always wanted a Roho pressure gauge, mostly because I'm an engineer, and fanatical about numbers. Right now, I just (not sitting on the cushion): 1) put my hand on the center of the cushion and...
  4. Wow, what a shock! I was planning to meet him in...

    Wow, what a shock! I was planning to meet him in Scottsdale next February.... Dang! I didn't even know he was struggling.
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    Scott, I am another one who just read your whole...

    Scott, I am another one who just read your whole story with rapt attention.You did an amazing job getting off Valium (congratulations, bro!) and you should not get back on it. I hope your doctor...
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    Ditto, KLD. I've gotten lots of great advice and...

    Ditto, KLD. I've gotten lots of great advice and information from you over the years, both directly and from your responses to others. I appreciate your skill and dedication! You make this site a...
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    My sweating problems were due to hemorrhoids,...

    My sweating problems were due to hemorrhoids, cushions, and suppositories. I agree that oxybutynin stops the sweating, but can cause other problems (dry mouth, constipation). Gel cushions never...
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    Pain in Hard Palate of Mouth

    A few weeks ago, I bit into an apple and had a sharp pain in the palate right behind my front top teeth. The pain is still there (I notice it when I press my tongue there), and it gets aggravated...
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    How do you adjust wheelie bars?

    Can you attach a pic of your wheelie bars? Maybe folks will be able to offer more help then.

    I have a similar question (and bump). The wheelie bars on my Storm Torque often get caught on the floor...
  10. Is it ok to use thin walled catheter tubing?

    I just bought a 50-foot roll of latex tubing to attach the catheter to the leg bag. This tubing (on the right in the pic) has a thinner wall because my nurses have a hard time connecting and...
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    "Lead weighted exhaustion" is a perfect...

    "Lead weighted exhaustion" is a perfect description of what I feel. And I too have noticed that eating a hamburger helps right away. I have driven through Burger King when the exhaustion suddenly hit...
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    Thanks for your comments. Sometimes I remember to...

    Thanks for your comments. Sometimes I remember to keep food with me, but I also tend to not eat it in anticipation of fatigue when I'm hot, because eating seems to make me feel even hotter...
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    Summer Exhaustion and Food

    Every summer (hot day) when I haven't eaten in a while, a strange feeling of exhaustion comes over me. It is almost debilitating, and can be scary. I find that drinking more water doesn't really...
  14. Does this happen only when you are in bed? What...

    Does this happen only when you are in bed? What is your sleeping position? Could it be aggravating your L4/5 discs? I started having weird, sudden left leg and foot spasms a few months ago. They...
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    I flirt with my nurses, who call themselves "Wife...

    I flirt with my nurses, who call themselves "Wife number 1, 2, and 3". That's fun. I've started playing bridge again since it's so easy online with BBO. I write Python scripts, mostly to study...
  16. I've had a SP cath for 30 years. I took Ditropan...

    I've had a SP cath for 30 years. I took Ditropan for the first 15 years. I always hated the dry mouth and constipation it caused. I took it anyway because I was told that without it my bladder would...
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    As you both said, a ramp needs a lot of space (my...

    As you both said, a ramp needs a lot of space (my home has underground condo parking, with very little space). My first two vans were full size and had swing out lifts. My next two are Toyota Sienna...
  18. Wow! That's a lot! Do you know what CPAP pressure...

    Wow! That's a lot! Do you know what CPAP pressure you are using? And what your AHI is now? My results go to a website every night, so it's easy to check.

    I used CPAP for 6 years with a pressure of...
  19. Thread: Gripping

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    This thread is two years old, but I have the same...

    This thread is two years old, but I have the same question, as a C5/6 quad. I've tried table tennis (one paddle strapped to each hand) and tennis, but only a little, and now I am starting Pickleball....
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    I've always used Invacare (Storm Torque, Ranger...

    I've always used Invacare (Storm Torque, Ranger X, etc) and they are great, especially if you want the traditional rear wheel drive (with 4 wheels, not 6). What I've heard about their company is that...
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    What's your level of injury, Ouch? As a C5/6 I...

    What's your level of injury, Ouch? As a C5/6 I pushed a manual w/c for 15 years until I wore out my hands and shoulders. Switching to a power w/c in 2000 gave me a lot more independence and energy...
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    MPJ+ Joystick Speed Control Too Easy

    This Invacare joystick is nice, but the speed control knob (on the right) turns too easily. My hand always ends up pushing it to max. The supplier says there is no way to give it more friction, to...
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    Why is a smaller catheter better? I was given 24...

    Why is a smaller catheter better? I was given 24 FR (30 years ago) and I never considered that a smaller diameter would be better. I don't plan to change to smaller, but I just wonder what the...
  24. Thread: Long flights

    by dnvrdave
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    Good point! I've learned that asking ahead of...

    Good point! I've learned that asking ahead of time (on the phone or email) doesn't often work because they get scared, or don't understand that it's a simple request, or don't want to commit to...
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    I use Roho all the time (high profile) and I have...

    I use Roho all the time (high profile) and I have a custom Ride cushion too. I have the same problem you do transferring off the Ride cushion. So I pretty much use it only when driving between Denver...
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