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    I didn't misspeak. Once I have the money saved to...

    I didn't misspeak. Once I have the money saved to build my own home I'm going to want more than just one or two shipping containers (if I go that route) to make my dream home--I'm thinking more like...
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    I’ve been a quad almost 22 years (I’m turning 32...

    I’ve been a quad almost 22 years (I’m turning 32 this year) and I’ve definitely battled with depression and all sorts of things. I have pretty terrible negative self-thoughts, but I think one thing...
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    I’m not sure if we have that in Canada either,...

    I’m not sure if we have that in Canada either, I’ll have to do some research.
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    Plastic Surgery?

    Hey,

    I have been losing weight recently from a more healthy diet and I know once I get down to my goal weight I will have loose skin (I was also fat as a kid so the stretching started early) and...
  5. Okay yes, I understand what you mean now and...

    Okay yes, I understand what you mean now and yeah, it is harder to know from my perspective because I am Canadian and we don’t need to buy insurance anyway.

    Also, yes, I would never leave the...
  6. I’m not 100% sure what you mean in your first...

    I’m not 100% sure what you mean in your first paragraph? So I couldn’t get insurance because I have paralysis? We still get sick for reason that have nothing to do with our injuries!? I mean, I’m...
  7. I would have to get travel insurance while away,...

    I would have to get travel insurance while away, it’s requirement on the application for the work abroad program.
  8. Well, usually they do a "yearly review", but I've...

    Well, usually they do a "yearly review", but I've not seen them for 3 years. So, I mean, I see your point, but if they ever found out and suddenly stopped my payments, I'd kind of be up shit creek...
  9. Long Term Travel/Working Holiday & Disability Benefits?

    I have been searching everywhere to try and get an answer to my questions, so I figured I'd try here!

    I've been thinking a lot lately about doing a long-term trip abroad--it wouldn't be until a...
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    I know, I've heard about those towns! I know...

    I know, I've heard about those towns! I know there was an uproar from people, in the community where I live, about a house with modern architecture, but there wasn't anything the complaining people...
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    Because I want more space than a double wide,...

    Because I want more space than a double wide, plus I want to design the inside by myself, and cut costs as much as possible.
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    There aren't any codes regarding what kind of...

    There aren't any codes regarding what kind of architectural design a house can be. But if was an issue it's easy to make the house look more conventional!
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    Shipping Container home?

    Has anyone here ever considered building a shipping container home?

    I've researched it before, and the cost to build such a home seems significantly lower than a traditional wooden frame, which...
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    I know this may not be a practical choice, but...

    I know this may not be a practical choice, but I'd recommend an Apple computer in the future. I've had mine for 8 years, and it still runs better than my 3 y/o PC.
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    I know this probably isn't helpful but I'm going...

    I know this probably isn't helpful but I'm going to be testing out the Quickie QM-7 (midwheel) and the Permobil F3 (front wheel).

    I'll give my feedback on each!
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    Anyone here from Toronto?

    I'm just wondering if anyone on here is from Toronto?

    I've gone back and forth with the idea of moving to the city for years (better access to SCI doctors, better accessibility, and more job...
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    Angina with AD?

    When I have Mild AD (bowel care, needing to pee) I get goosebumps, cold nose, flushed face and that kind of thing, but sometimes along with that my heart beats kind of hard and occasionally it hurts...
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    I wish I could get both, that would be amazing. I...

    I wish I could get both, that would be amazing. I don't do transfers by myself, so I have no issues with that.
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    I've read that entire thread and it didn't really...

    I've read that entire thread and it didn't really help me all that much--thanks for suggesting it to me though!
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    Seeking Opinions on a New Chair!

    I am in dire need for a new chair, but I'm having a hard time deciding what to go with. It's been 14 years since I've gotten a new chair, and I've only been SCI for 20 years! I'm honestly surprised...
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    Anyone here from Halifax, NS?

    Hey guys,

    I just spent a week in Halifax after having surgery and actually really liked the place and people. Was wondering if anyone on here lives there?
  22. I understand what you mean, though, for me it's...

    I understand what you mean, though, for me it's not altering me anymore than any of my other surgeries!

    Thank you for the reply! :)
  23. Any Canadians here with a Mitrofanoff? (Plus a few more Qs)

    Hey,

    I have recently been thinking about having the mitrofanoff procedure done. After almost 18 years of IC and wishing it were 'easier', I've decided my fear of being put under for surgery has...
  24. Exercising with a mini portable hand bike?

    I'm a C5 quad and I'm trying to think of a way to become more physically active and I was wondering if something like this (Link HERE) would benefit me? Would it help me gain muscle in my arms, help...
  25. I definitely recognize the name, but I've met so...

    I definitely recognize the name, but I've met so many people over there I can't quite put a face to the name, you know? If I was to see her I would most likely know her!
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