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  1. 19 years ago i spent a year in Oakland, CA, and I...

    19 years ago i spent a year in Oakland, CA, and I had a car to get around. By then CA had taken the law that drivers must always defer to pedestrians and enforced it to an extreme. One result I...
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    I had the use of Cipro lead to kidney disease. I...

    I had the use of Cipro lead to kidney disease. I was terribly weak and ill for 4 months.
  3. This is the sort of thread that led me to abandon...

    This is the sort of thread that led me to abandon CC years ago. It's like watching ill-behaved children throw stones at each other. If you do not like a post, mov along. No need to comment.
  4. First, I second baldfatdad's suggestion. ...

    First, I second baldfatdad's suggestion. Secondly, for years I followed the life of a para friend who lived in a nursing home due to multiple health problems. One was a mental health challenge,...
  5. The main trouble is the are likely to catch you...

    The main trouble is the are likely to catch you at it, take away your meds. and then you would be labeled a trouble maker and likely your care would suffer. My step-dad convinced my mom to bring...
  6. Are you volunteering to experiment with the...

    Are you volunteering to experiment with the female gorilla?
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    Yes, so many things I use to do... wait, is this...

    Yes, so many things I use to do...
    wait, is this the SCI version of the fish story? The one that got away?

    I mourn the inability to do things I used to enjoy so much. All that real life fun I...
  8. Exoskeletons, especially with a brain interface,...

    Exoskeletons, especially with a brain interface, are a big interest of several militaries of the world. That is where much of the funding comes from and the objective is not to help paralyzed people...
  9. Thanks for posting.

    Thanks for posting.
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    Not easy.

    Not easy.
  11. It's such a pleasure knowing someone else...

    It's such a pleasure knowing someone else understands, and that droppings things is not a personal failing. Sometimes I have to take a bathroom break in the middle =Mein Gott! How fast can I put the...
  12. it is funny how different we can be. I tolerate...

    it is funny how different we can be. I tolerate a very low dose of opioid, but wind kicks my spasms into high gear.
  13. 11 years on I am finally getting my chair set up correctly

    A bit tired, I come to you as the only folks who will "get" my victory. I have been in my current chair since 2012 and this month attempted to get more back support with an ADI backrest. Mechanical...
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    Gosh, that is an encouraging story!

    Gosh, that is an encouraging story!
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    You can also post them on EBay, which gets a lot...

    You can also post them on EBay, which gets a lot of traffic for wheelchairs and cushions. I'm sure you will find a home for them.
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    Huh. Well, such things are so common in this...

    Huh. Well, such things are so common in this world. Ideas often to not mesh and then there are egos to consider. However long relationships endure, I have no doubt your contributions make ...
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    The Equal Adventure site is exciting and I know...

    The Equal Adventure site is exciting and I know your involvement will be a Godsend for a few individuals, Michael. :salute:
  18. Looking at the headline of that research article...

    Looking at the headline of that research article one thought is: preventing HO is a very different thing from fixing one already established.
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    In order to balance one must coordinate a large...

    In order to balance one must coordinate a large number of muscles. I spend a lot of time noticing what I am using and where I feel it internally, then I get on my app, Human Anatomy Atlas 2019, and...
  20. Like endo-aftermath I have an electric throw for...

    Like endo-aftermath I have an electric throw for the bottom half of my body which I turn off when I get into bed. During the winter I use a very warm comforter which traps my body heat, once the...
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    My left side is weaker. I have found that...

    My left side is weaker. I have found that regular exercise emphasizing the weak muscles and equally weaker coordination, does help them improve. They are still weaker than the right side, but they...
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    `Make sure your friend also gets the measure for...

    `Make sure your friend also gets the measure for floor to seat front especially. Floor to seat back matters, too, since that determines "dump". Is he checking EBay?
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    I've suffered from SD around my eyelids for 30...

    I've suffered from SD around my eyelids for 30 years. A lovely dermatologist told me to wash gently with a soft cloth and warm water, and with baby shampoo to keep the bits from irritating my eyes....
  24. Thread: sleep

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    Myself and several others I know of sleep on our...

    Myself and several others I know of sleep on our backs on memory foam. The foam does a good job of spreading weight around. That said, I don't weigh much.
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    If it is a brand new chair you should be able to...

    If it is a brand new chair you should be able to demand replacement castor wheels or bearings. It should have arrived in good shape!
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