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    images and responses

    thanks
    I have attached a photo of the bathroom. He's a manual wheelchair user, we're talking about the bathroom sink.

    this is the quote from the wheelchair ramp company (Amramp):
    For the ramp in...
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    Trying to make our new home accessible

    So we are finally moving into our own place, and need to widen doors, build a ramp, re-do the bathroom.
    Anyone have any advice on the ramp in particular?

    Also, what is preferable - a corner sink...
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    bowel program

    he does take fiber pills and a stool softener pill (dulcolace) every day.

    his bowel program is three times a week, usually he starts with the magic bullet suppository on the bed and if that...
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    Does rectal prolapse lead to colostomy need?

    My husband (T6 para)'s proctologist tells him every time we go to him that he will be needing a colostomy sometime soon. I always wonder though, is this because he will make a lot of money from the...
  5. Thread: SCI daddies?

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    SCI daddies?

    Hi!

    My husband and I are preparing to have our baby in March :) and I was wondering if there are any men on this forum who are SCI and have become fathers, and can give us some advice:
    Are there...
  6. buses etc

    we recently moved to the area, so don't know all the info...
    the public buses are all accessible, and paratransit can pick you up - if you're a non-resident, and you use a paratransit type service...
  7. Selling Quickie handcycle and Freestyle mobility chair

    Hi

    We are selling a 3-speed Quickie handcycle for $800, and a Quickie freestyle mobility wheelchair for $600. If you're interested, you can pick them up in the Bay Area. Shipping is also...
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    can you put your rigid fram chair in the car yourself?

    the reason we're looking for a folding chair is so my husband can put it in the car himself when he's driving - is that possible with the other, rigid frame chair?
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    what's the best wheelchair?

    tilite? invacare? quickie? what are people's experiences with these different chairs....my husband has had a quickie, but we're thinking about getting one of these titanium tilite chairs (like:...
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    SCI a neuromuscular condition?

    My husband (T6 complete) has been trying for several months to get a standing frame approved by the insurance. In their latest denial, they say that SCI is not a neuromuscular condition, and...
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    insurance denied standing frame

    the physical therapist prescribed the east stand 5000, the primary care doctor signed off on the letter of medical necessity, but the insurance company rejected it.

    any ideas on how to convince...
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    why the assumptions?

    why are you pre-judging me and my husband, and making assumptions about us? what makes you think it's ok to assume that he's "hiding his pre-existing condition" and that he'll "go to medicaid" once...
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    question: attached or standalone handcycle?

    my husband (t6) got a grant that will partially pay for a handcycle
    so we were trying to decide whether it would be better for him to get one that attaches to his wheelchair, or one that stands...
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    tried that....

    went to the physiatrist.....no dice.....went through kaiser's appeal process to get more catheters and everything else....APPEAL DENIED.

    so much for that......
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    I hate kaiser!

    hi

    well i haven't been active in a while.....
    been busy, moving to the states and all....

    and i have to say, health care is, in many ways, worse here than in palestine.
    at least my husband...
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    Sticky: accessible + budget = impossible?

    are there any possibilities out there for the low-budget traveller that are accessible???
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    burn care? hot grill dropped on foot!

    my husband, t6 para, dropped a hot barbecue grill on his bare foot two days ago. there is a blister on one toe, and two lines from the grill....
    we've been putting ice on it - any other...
  18. Luay Al Ashqar

    Luay Al Ashqar, the man paralyzed by torture, is not Lebanese or connected in any way to Hezbollah. He is Palestinian. Palestinians are different people from the Lebanese people, their relation to...
  19. whole articles

    i don't mind it being moved to the politics section.....but i should note that i've seen a number of articles posted on the forums in their entirety, seems that if there's a rule against it, it...
  20. Detainee Paralyzed During Torture in Israeli Prison

    http://www.imemc.org/content/view/21557/1/

    Every Palestinian detainee has their own story of the horrors of being held in Israeli detention, but in the case of detainee Luay Al Ashqar, 28, from...
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    bathing

    there are a number of ways to bathe and clean your mother.
    my husband (used to be fiance - yep, we got hitched :)
    sits on the toilet seat, with the lid up. he is able to support himself (he is...
  22. sweating at night

    hi

    don't know if this will help you, but we have narrowed down the source of my partner's sweating to having pressure on his ankle bone when he sleeps on his side. when he is in the chair in a...
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    medical advice

    RIYASA:

    I don't know what is wrong, or what happened to your mum in rehab, if she was mistreated, neglected or what. And I don't know much about diabetes, but if it is indeed diabetic shock of...
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    just one?

    just one response?
    does this mean everyone else uses a water sprayer for their bowel program?

    cmon i need to convince him that it's possible to do his bowel program without a water sprayer!! or...
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    question about bowel program

    hi there

    my SCI fiance does his bowel program MWF - used to just use enema, but lately, thanks to bob, using magic bullet

    my question is this: here in palestine, and throughout the arab world,...
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