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    am a c3 tetraplegic - "walking quad" so not...

    am a c3 tetraplegic - "walking quad" so not appropriate for wheelchair sports yet both arms and legs are challenged.. spasticity, pain and fatique and upper body weakness are issues any suggestions?...
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    thanks to everyone - the generosity of those on...

    thanks to everyone - the generosity of those on this site blows me away. if i don't get started now - well, we can all spell lazy. thanks again.
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    trying again -clearer

    does anyone know of any organizations, web sites, groups for "disabled" travel/sports? did a google search and tried some other stuff and came up empty. really want to get moving and don't know where...
  4. Thread: need info

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    need info

    for some reason i didn't get my post finished... what i wanted to know was where can i find information and am i suitable for diabled traveling if i'm not in a chair. and why did my message get...
  5. Thread: where to find info

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    where to find info

    am an incomplete c3. really want to travel with or without sports involved but am not sure how to work around limitations. am luckier than most, can walk but standing is challenging so airport lines...
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    temp regulation

    Thanks so much for your replies - the suggestions are great...as is this site!
    and thanks especially to sci nurse for letting me know that although rare, AD is possible for this reason. I was...
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    temperature regulation

    I'm a c3 incomplete and am not able regulate my body temp - this is especially challenging in hot weather. When I get overheated ( and this can just mean sitting in too warm a room) it feels as if...
  8. Thread: Ignorance

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    I also am constantly being proclaimed "healed"-...

    I also am constantly being proclaimed "healed"- and I'm 2 years out with the usual pain, spasticity, sensory/motor stuff of the (very lucky) walking quad. It was getting to me so much - it would...
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    when

    September 25, 1999 - glad this is here - feel I shouldn't talk about it - so this is safe. Body surfing - felt I was too old after talking to some good surfers to start with a board - so became an...
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    new injury

    what helped me most was knowing that people were there for me - you feel really alone in your body - not sure how to handle yourself and others. My husband said and did all the right things by being...
  11. Thread: pain vs function

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    Poll: pain/function

    Thanks Stephen - am also a c3 incomplete - with a lot of pain - but still guilty and ashamed for being so depressed when I have the privilige of walking (however awkwardly) Knew i wasn't adjusting...
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    pain

    So sorry about your pain. the hardest thing for me is that it keeps from working full time. have been on neurontin 600/day (as I can't go any higher without debilitating side effects) so its not...
  13. Thread: Ways of relaxation

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    reflexology

    From my own experience - yes One of the people with me when i had my accident was a reflexologist and worked on me even in the er and then again later with some astounding results - (especially...
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    FES

    Man I am so stupid - but what is FES? just want to know 'cause whatever it is - if it makes you feel better I want to do it Thanks
  15. Thread: anatomy question

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    anatomy question

    don't know your injury level - but it could be weak serratus anterior muscles - or it could also be weakness in any of the muscles that help move the scapula (shoulder blade)or hold it in place.
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