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    Permobil Front Casters

    Currently driving Permobil M400 midwheel drive chair. The front casters are 6 inches in diameter. Need to know if smaller (four inch} casters would provide improved turning/maneuvering. The stock...
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    Yes I can provide my own shopping basket, but the...

    Yes I can provide my own shopping basket, but the bias and discrimination lingers and Wal-Mart is not about to remedy this insensitive situation. I can refuse to shop Wal-Mart, but that will not...
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    Perhaps the solution is to turn the table on...

    Perhaps the solution is to turn the table on Wal-Mart and take a container from their sales shelf, load it with your purchases. At checkout state that you are not purchasing the basket. If you use...
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    Wal-Mart: No shopping Baskets for Disabled

    There are two large Wal-Mart stores in my town, yet in the several years I have shopped at both, neither have been able to provide a basket that would sit on my lap while I wheel through the store....
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    Capt Gimp, what is the status of your OTH appeal...

    Capt Gimp, what is the status of your OTH appeal and service connection for head injuries? Are you in the VA health care system? Looking forward to hearing from you.
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    Crappler--How do we make that happen is my...

    Crappler--How do we make that happen is my mission. Oregon passed a law in 2009 that prohibits ambulatory disabled persons from using van accessible spaces. That state issues placards for drivers or...
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    Van Accessible Problem

    I am working with my city to amend "Van Accssible" parking signs to include "wheelchair Users Only" or similar wording.We presently have ample HC parking, however, too often van spots are taken by...
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    SCI Nurse, you're correct. Surgery was 2 May. ...

    SCI Nurse, you're correct. Surgery was 2 May. Am working with infectious disease physicians. Started a antibiotic regimine, plus a special high protein drink each morning.

    Pretty boring now. ...
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    Flap Surgery for Pressue Ulcer

    Had flap surgery, Monday, May 22. All went well. My ischiel bone was scraped and smoothed. Two muscles and flesh were pulled into place to construct the flap. Biopsies of the bone revealed a...
  10. 15 years post and in hospital with first pressure...

    15 years post and in hospital with first pressure sore-- Had flap surgery yesterday. Was told the recovery time is six weeks, mostly in bed. I have sat on Varalite Evolution only. Now I must...
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    Moved--Why, To Where?

    I began a thread on the life forum today, only to have it moved. Why moved and to where?
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    Google images, shipping container homes. You will be amazed at how these steel structures are used. In Myrtle Beach, SC there is a neighborhood for Veterans with the housing made of shipping...
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    Congratulations on being a new home owner. Just...

    Congratulations on being a new home owner. Just wondering about the 22 foot climb to the home.
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    Refreshing to see that SCI hs not diminished our...

    Refreshing to see that SCI hs not diminished our fertile brains. My list of names is in the 150 range. In my hometown of Tulsa there were a father and son physicians--Safety R. First and Safety R....
  15. I have a hand car wash close to my home. They do...

    I have a hand car wash close to my home. They do an excellent job. For a few more dollars they will give extra attention to the ramp activator box to wash and it from debris. The wash for my van...
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    I located two wheelers with last name of Walker. ...

    I located two wheelers with last name of Walker. No Wheelers or Cathy Terr, as yet.
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    On rainy afternoons, weaving bracelets from my...

    On rainy afternoons, weaving bracelets from my used catheters.
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    Play On Words

    I enjoy word games and puzzles. Sorting through my aging and scrambled brain some SCI related thoughts came forth:

    1. Do you know or know of a wheelchair user with the name, "Wheeler"?
    2. Do...
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    Thanks for the feed back. I like the...

    Thanks for the feed back. I like the unobtrusiveness of an in floor ramp, but concerned about the additional lack of road clearance--speed bumps, etc. Seldom have more than two passengers, so the...
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    Van Ramp Preference

    I currently have a 2009 Toyota with Braun folding ramp that lodges inside my van. Am considering a new van, another Toyota or Honda Odyssey. However what are the pros and cons of the folding ramp...
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    Mac85: exercise has little to do with how...

    Mac85: exercise has little to do with how difficult it is to use certain drive up kiosks. It was merely a frustrating event that has a tinge of humor.
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    Life In A Chair

    Life in a chair is anything but dull. If this SCI stuff was not so funny, it would be serious. This afternoon I decided my Braun Ramp Van needed a bath so I motored to a nearby drive-through car...
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    Best I can say is to get in touch with your PVA...

    Best I can say is to get in touch with your PVA service officer. I am fortunate to live about 25 miles from my SCI Center in Augusta, Ga. This realignment is being touted as a cost saving measure. ...
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    The "Inspirational Porn" post leads me back to a...

    The "Inspirational Porn" post leads me back to a piece I wrote concerning using PWDs in TV commercials as everyday consumers of the product/service being hawked. These would not be actors chosen for...
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    I cannot get rid of the thought that the VA in...

    I cannot get rid of the thought that the VA in reducing the number of VISNs to discourage Veterans from using VAMCs. For those of us needing specialty care rhis would be very burdensome.
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