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    Good point on the HBP Lynnifer, the road to...

    Good point on the HBP Lynnifer, the road to dysreflexia. I thought after posting, alcohol is a CNS depressant so important to cath and not overdo on beer, especially if taking and kind of CNS med,...
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    I don't drink as much beer as I did in my younger...

    I don't drink as much beer as I did in my younger days but if I am going to have a few like the party you are describing, I wear a Bard leg bag 32 oz. and external cath . If you are having a few can...
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    I have been using Roho low profiles in my car for...

    I have been using Roho low profiles in my car for several years. Virginia gets very hot in a closed car in the summer. I put a winshield deflector screen up which reduces heat build up in car during...
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    good recommendation, enjoying it.

    good recommendation, enjoying it.
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    Great send off to an extraordinary guy. May you...

    Great send off to an extraordinary guy. May you and your family find peace in the days to come from all the wonderful memories you all created.
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    Beautiful family, photos, and story! My son...

    Beautiful family, photos, and story!

    My son was six weeks old when I was injured. It's amazing how children ( and parents!) adapt to situations.

    Agree with others that if time permits a blog (...
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    Congratulations, looks like a good find. I have...

    Congratulations, looks like a good find. I have been ready to make the switch from car to van for a while now and good ones can be heard to find especially if working within a budget.
    Enjoy!
  8. Thread: getting old

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    I was injured in Vermont in 78’ , that same year...

    I was injured in Vermont in 78’ , that same year I moved to Virginia after rehab. Years later when I went to work for a disability agency and met a lot of other wheelers it always impressed me how...
  9. Nice brochure, have downloaded it. Thank-you KLD.

    Nice brochure, have downloaded it.
    Thank-you KLD.
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    I see rehab / physiatrist once a year. Primary...

    I see rehab / physiatrist once a year. Primary care 1 x yearly for blood work since passing 50 years old , 25 SCI and also see my urologist once a year. All of them as needed if something comes up.
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    I have an Echo ( Alexa) back in my bedroom. Very...

    I have an Echo ( Alexa) back in my bedroom. Very easy to set up if you have decent wifi and download the app on your Tablet or phone. I've had Alexa the longest, about 2 years and got it for a very...
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    gjnl, Sorry, I should have put in the first...

    gjnl,

    Sorry, I should have put in the first paragraph of my last post... I don't put the catheter through the catheter tube. My concerns are the same as you mention contamination. I remove condom...
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    I will confess though my beer consumption has...

    I will confess though my beer consumption has decreased somewhat over the years it was originally a prime motivator for me also :beer2:
  14. Interesting. Just in the past two days, I was...

    Interesting. Just in the past two days, I was listening to NPR program, "The People's Pharmacy". They mentioned the "squatty potty" as a major sponsor and I did think makes perfect sense.

    Hope it...
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    I use a Rochester condom cath without adhesive. A...

    I use a Rochester condom cath without adhesive. A method that has worked very well over the years is using two Rochester reusable foam straps, one over the other. I don't understand the physics /...
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    You guys are bringing back some memories and...

    You guys are bringing back some memories and unfinished plans to me. Ancient, I grew up in Toms River, NJ and as a 12 year old Boy Scout we hiked and camped the trail up in NW / NJ at the Delaware...
  17. Have you ever considered getting your own place...

    Have you ever considered getting your own place Wheelman?
    We did three joint housing ventures (in Virginia) with the folks at Accessible Spaces based out of MN. In your state they have apartments...
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    My bladder kicks off at about 300 cc's usually....

    My bladder kicks off at about 300 cc's usually. It would be tough for me to wake up twice during the night to cath and get a decent night's sleep. I have been using a regular 32 oz. legbag and condom...
  19. Congrats, you won’t be missing the northern...

    Congrats, you won’t be missing the northern winters.
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    I use a one inch / low profile ROHO in the car. I...

    I use a one inch / low profile ROHO in the car. I don't have a cover on it and moves around easy to position on leather seat. I never thought of getting mapped for the car. Makes perfect sense....
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    Interesting, thought perhaps I was the last...

    Interesting, thought perhaps I was the last person with a flip phone. I have a lot of technology in the house ( mostly Apple) . I have maintained a landline and I guess I feel when I am out and about...
  22. Thank you gjnl. Your review and personal...

    Thank you gjnl. Your review and personal experiece with both the Max and Mid Contour ROHO back is very helpful and greatly appreciated.

    I am going to see if it is possible to obtain a demo back...
  23. I’ve been interested in the ROHO mid contour and...

    I’ve been interested in the ROHO mid contour and curious if anyone is using and has feedback on the back in general. I’ve had two Jay III backs and they haven’t worked well for me. The videos and...
  24. Hope you are feeling better soon. We are in the...

    Hope you are feeling better soon. We are in the same age range and length on injury. If I happen to be at my yearly checkup and they offer a flushot I have gotten twice in the past. It wasn't the...
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    Very sorry for your loss. I remember your posts...

    Very sorry for your loss. I remember your posts and as Patrick said Chad was very fortunate to have a loving wife and family. Condolences to you. I hope Chad is in a peaceful ,pain free place.
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