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    Check on eBay. I have seen both there. Keep in...

    Check on eBay. I have seen both there. Keep in mind that you will usually need to get the specific type of track for your lift...they are not interchangeable from company to company.

    (KLD)
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    Here is some information for states that provide...

    Here is some information for states that provide some exemption for disabled VETERANS:

    https://www.hadit.com/disabled-veterans-property-tax-exemptions-state/

    This lists states with their...
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    Brinda - I know you are going through a lot...

    Brinda -

    I know you are going through a lot and you have my heartfelt sympathy. That being said, one way to get back to being happy is to get healthy.

    It seems to me that you know the two...
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    Your bones need calcium and Vitamin D to heal. I...

    Your bones need calcium and Vitamin D to heal. I would ask your physician if he/she thinks this could help. Given that you are not weight bearing on this limb, I am not sure that they alone will...
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    Some muscle tears fix themselves. Others don't. ...

    Some muscle tears fix themselves. Others don't. A grade 3 usually doesn't.
    As to whether a surgeon would perform the surgery, if it is well planned out and all other venues have been tried, I...
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    Anytime. ckf

    Anytime.

    ckf
  7. http://www.specialneedstoys.com/usa/vestibular/swi...

    http://www.specialneedstoys.com/usa/vestibular/swings/wheel-chair-platform-swing-with-frame.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw5fDWBRDaARIsAA5uWTjYr0yx-uX6UyrNRUyOUszQoeTa2qpS1Xaz-hFEbUvuzTtZ4l7l25kaAqMoEALw_wcB
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    No, your lower motor neurons in the area of...

    No, your lower motor neurons in the area of damage of the cord can cause the fasciulations. Damage to the spinal cord nearly always causes damage to both upper and lower motor neurons.

    (KLD)
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    You don't have to transfer to their wheelchair....

    You don't have to transfer to their wheelchair. You can get an escort using your own wheelchair, and they will accompany you (and your party) through Security and all the way to your gate.

    (KLD)
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    "Twitching" can be fasiculation of the muscles...

    "Twitching" can be fasiculation of the muscles (which can occur in lower motor neuron injury) or spasticity and spasms (in upper motor neuron injury). Common for those with spinal cord injury or...
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    Yes, you should notify the airline when you...

    Yes, you should notify the airline when you purchase your ticket but in our experience, this information rarely gets conveyed to the gate agent.

    And you can check medical equipment/supplies (as...
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    Here is a good resource to download and take with...

    Here is a good resource to download and take with you:

    https://www.unitedspinal.org/pdf/2015-accessible-air-travel-brochure.pdf

    (KLD)
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    Assuming this is a non-stop flight and you don't...

    Assuming this is a non-stop flight and you don't have to change planes...

    Take meds, supplies, etc. in their own bag and label this bag "Medical supplies". You can carry this on the plane and it...
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    What airline? Power chair or manual chair?...

    What airline?
    Power chair or manual chair?
    Flying alone or with someone else?
    Taking any other equipment (such as a shower chair or lift)?

    (KLD)
  15. The VA medical justification supported more...

    The VA medical justification supported more independent use (it goes much lower to the floor than the Invacare for safer transfers), and battery back-up package (which was critical for those at risk...
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    Welcome to CareCure, the club no one wants to be...

    Welcome to CareCure, the club no one wants to be eligible to join. You can find a lot of information and support on our forums. I hope your news from your MRI is good, but the reason for your return...
  17. No, SCI Veterans are eligible for a full-electric...

    No, SCI Veterans are eligible for a full-electric hospital bed frame through the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, usually an Invacare (which was on-contract). We had to do a medical justification to get...
  18. An additional concern is your head hitting the...

    An additional concern is your head hitting the roof of the vehicle when going over bumps. A good way to get another SCI! A lowered floor in the van, or a raised roof may be needed for someone who...
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    Ideally, you would want something that would only...

    Ideally, you would want something that would only alarm if you didn't do a weight shift earlier than 10-15 minutes. There was a device on the market about 10 years ago, but I guess they didn't sell...
  20. Yep, that is the only type Medicare will cover....

    Yep, that is the only type Medicare will cover. There is a very similar home-care hospital bed from Invacare that they will cover. These are called semi-electric beds (full-electric includes a...
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    I can not say that in your case a fusion can be...

    I can not say that in your case a fusion can be reversed and artificial disc replacement done since I am not a physician. It seems that many physicians are going that way in the non-traumatic world,...
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    I would talk to your urologist about it. She/he...

    I would talk to your urologist about it. She/he my want to figure out why you are clogging before making any changes.
    ckf
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    The C&S I the more important of the two. It...

    The C&S I the more important of the two. It tells you what that bacteria is and what it responds to.
    You can not treat from a UA. All it tells you is that you likely have a uti.

    ckf
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    Do you mean atropine? ckf

    Do you mean atropine?
    ckf
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    It does not take long for the red spots to...

    It does not take long for the red spots to develop or a pressure ulcer to form. So, the answer to the question is "yes".
    As long as it goes away and blanches, there is nothing to worry about.
    cf
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