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    Fusion Medical in Essexville Mi is great. They...

    Fusion Medical in Essexville Mi is great. They call me each month like clockwork, send supplies next day. Big box of candy each Christmas. Company is owned by quad who is a very active quad rugby...
  2. This sounds like an excellent idea, try to meet...

    This sounds like an excellent idea, try to meet with an aide to your rep so they can see the extent of your disability and thus get committed to helping. Be sure to file an appeal in writing within...
  3. Is there any chance your doctor could approve an...

    Is there any chance your doctor could approve an occupational therapist evaluation to assess your loss of manual dexterity/strength related to your sculpture vocation. This could explain the income...
  4. Keep your claim alive as when you are awarded...

    Keep your claim alive as when you are awarded SSDI it will be retroactive to original date of application. I am familiar with your diagnosis and will recheck the SSDI requirements for awarding...
  5. Have you filed an appeal and lost? You should not...

    Have you filed an appeal and lost? You should not drop your case but may want to fire your current lawyer if they will not communicate. I don't think the state disability recognition will have any...
  6. My wife and I visited Evergreen Village in Otter...

    My wife and I visited Evergreen Village in Otter Lake and had lunch with the developer. At the time they had a pontoon boat on Otter Lake and there was a wheelchair accessible trail adjacent to the...
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    These sound like good solutions. Store staff have...

    These sound like good solutions. Store staff have told me shoplifters fill carts and abandon them until they believe store staff are not watching then make a beeline to parking lot. My sign helps...
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    I can push the cart but usually take a cart and...

    I can push the cart but usually take a cart and basket. I park the cart close to a register line and affix a small sign to it which says, "cart in use". I did this after the store took my cart a few...
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    I recently bought an Invacare CS7. It lowers to...

    I recently bought an Invacare CS7. It lowers to within 7" from floor to top of frame, raises to 30". Has full head and foot adjustability. Motors are so quiet you can barely hear them. A good place...
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    When I first started using condom caths there...

    When I first started using condom caths there were no premade ones. You just bought a pack of Trojans, some surgical tubing and some stoma (I believe) adhesive. You built the condom using the tubing...
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    Had this done in 1972 back before intermittent...

    Had this done in 1972 back before intermittent catheterization was widely preferred. Once done it cannot be reversed. I did have to have the surgery repeated a few years back. You will have to wear a...
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    We have Blue Cross as supplement but it almost...

    We have Blue Cross as supplement but it almost never comes into play. Just yesterday my wife (also chair user) had an echocardiogram in the living room.
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    I am 75 and a para since 1970. I recently hooked...

    I am 75 and a para since 1970. I recently hooked up with visiting physicians. They have referred me to a certified seating and mobility specialist who pressure mapped me, scanned my current Ride...
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    I would not have a van w/o remote start. We have...

    I would not have a van w/o remote start. We have 2 Ford Econolines (2003 and 2010) with Braun lifts and remote starts. If I operate doors and lift w/o 1st starting the engine the lift sounds sick and...
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    I wonder what potential steroids will have in...

    I wonder what potential steroids will have in dealing with age related functional loss. I have been on prednisone for several months and noted greatly increased energy and better transfers. At 75 I...
  16. I just bought an Invacare CS7 bed which lowers...

    I just bought an Invacare CS7 bed which lowers almost to the floor and has top height of 30". It has all the head and foot adjustments an SCI might want. I bought it because one of our (2) 10 year...
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    Even if your visitors are few, it sounds like...

    Even if your visitors are few, it sounds like pfc's recommendation is just what you need.
  18. My heart goes out to you. My wife spent 3 months...

    My heart goes out to you. My wife spent 3 months in a nursing home 10 years ago. Every day was a battle for humane treatment. We eventually won the war and went home. This year my wife needed a 30...
  19. What about your mom having an air pulse mattress....

    What about your mom having an air pulse mattress. My wife recently spent time in a short term rehab facility and they provided this after some negotiation. It might meet your mom's needs. She might...
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    I transfer from everyday chair to shower bench...

    I transfer from everyday chair to shower bench and back. I use Johnson's Baby Powder (not the cornstarch type) to cover my board and bottom of thigh to get slide on board. Coming back from shower I...
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    I wonder if you may have C Diff.

    I wonder if you may have C Diff.
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    Maybe you will need to change cushions. I had...

    Maybe you will need to change cushions. I had good luck recently finding a vendor of Ride Design cushions while I was healing a sore. He came to home, pressure mapped me here and scanned my present...
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    SCI OTR, I bet you are right.

    SCI OTR, I bet you are right.
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    Funklab, I went to a van early because my wife is...

    Funklab, I went to a van early because my wife is also a chair user. I played wheelchair basketball for a few years then roadracing with race chair for 10. After a few minor shoulder issues in my...
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    74 yo 49 years post sci. no pain on a daily basis...

    74 yo 49 years post sci. no pain on a daily basis but significant loss of strength due to aging. I use a transfer board whenever I can and have van w power seats so I can do gravity transfers (always...
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