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    Dr. John Regan in the Los Angeles, CA area is a...

    Dr. John Regan in the Los Angeles, CA area is a top-notch surgeon who does artificial disc removal.
  2. For several years, I just had very short hair,...

    For several years, I just had very short hair, but then I let it grow to chin length and got it permed. I like it a lot.
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    WREX? Dr. Wise?

    Today I read an article about a little girl who was born with a disability that prevented her from using her arms. She was fitted with WREX, a 3D-printed exoskeleton and it is helping her move her...
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    I have a central cord injury that mainly affects...

    I have a central cord injury that mainly affects my biceps and deltoids, but many other muscle groups are weaker than normal. When I first came home from the hospital, I could not hold a book or...
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    My insurance paid for a limited number of home...

    My insurance paid for a limited number of home visits by both a physical therapist and occupational therapist. On one of their last visits, they both accompanied me to a local gym where we evaluated...
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    No one can predict how much he will recover, but...

    No one can predict how much he will recover, but the fact that he has already recovered as much as he has is very very encouraging. A central cord injury usually means that the arms and hands are...
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    There are coyotes and wolves in the outlying...

    There are coyotes and wolves in the outlying areas of Spokane, WA, and Coeur d'Alene, ID, along with moose, elk, deer, wild turkeys, porcupines, raccoons, etc. When I lived in California, I saw...
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    Well, if you are going to have a basement,...

    Well, if you are going to have a basement, couldn't you build a two-story house with the basement rooms upstairs instead? That would lower the building costs. Of course, they wouldn't be accessible...
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    I have a central cord injury that affects my arms...

    I have a central cord injury that affects my arms much more than my legs. We remodeled a bathroom to make it more accessible for me, especially the shower, which is now 5' by 5' with two fixed shower...
  10. Nauticalmike, I am looking at my wireless...

    Nauticalmike,

    I am looking at my wireless keyboard right now and it DOES have a delete key, near the top, to the right of the + and = key. I have a relatively new Mac, one that has a giant screen...
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    Hi Revis! Yes, I know where Canfield Mountain...

    Hi Revis! Yes, I know where Canfield Mountain is. Hiking, huh? I am not able to hike as my balance is affected. According to my physiatrist, my legs get the signals sent from the brain a spilt...
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    I am three and a half years post-injury. I have...

    I am three and a half years post-injury. I have a central cord injury that mainly affects my biceps and deltoids (0/5 on both sides), but also my hands, wrists, and legs to a minor extent. I have...
  13. I had permanent eyeliner and eyebrows done. They...

    I had permanent eyeliner and eyebrows done. They are very subtle and I am very glad I had the eyeliner done as it is the hardest thing for me to apply. However, the eyebrow procedure very painful...
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    Since my disability involves my arms, I am not...

    Since my disability involves my arms, I am not able to cook, which is the thing that I miss the least.
  15. Caldo de Pollo: chicken soup with lots of...

    Caldo de Pollo: chicken soup with lots of vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, corn on the cob, potatoes, zucchini, chayote.
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    Wow, about 21 times longer than it should've...

    Wow, about 21 times longer than it should've taken. Hopefully, you saved a lot of money as each appraisal probably came in lower than the last.
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    Betheny, you do not know me, but I always read...

    Betheny, you do not know me, but I always read your posts. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been going through a crisis with my own son, who is about the same age as Jake. I have not been able...
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    I just contributed too.
  19. Three months is nothing in a recovery timeline,...

    Three months is nothing in a recovery timeline, but the depression and anxiety your sister is going through is not unusual. It took me more than two years to mentally adjust to my changed status. ...
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    In my case, I have one shoulder that is slightly...

    In my case, I have one shoulder that is slightly lower than the other one, and my strap slips only on that side. Pre-SCI I had this happen infrequently, but post-SCI, it was a constant problem until...
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    I have a toilet seat bidet. Every time I use the...

    I have a toilet seat bidet. Every time I use the toilet, I use the water cleansing function. Both the toilet seat and the water can be heated or not. The remote control has buttons for washing...
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    I had eight laser hair treatments on my legs...

    I had eight laser hair treatments on my legs eight or nine years ago, prior to my SCI. After my SCI, I was hospitalized for 28 days. One of the nurses asked me who was shaving my legs as I had no...
  23. I had a spinal cord stroke too and like Sue,...

    I had a spinal cord stroke too and like Sue, never lost sensation. I lost the use of my hands and arms. I never lost the ability to walk, although my balance was affected. I never lost bladder or...
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    I am not a medical professional, but a long-term...

    I am not a medical professional, but a long-term spinal patient. It APPEARS to me that your MRI results do not show any relationship between the acute abdominal pain you describe and your spine. ...
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    I have trouble finding bras that support well;...

    I have trouble finding bras that support well; Cacique bras (Lane Bryant) do the job, but now that I am disabled, I can't put hook one easily. I found a front hook bra called Signature Comfort by Le...
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