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    No untreated chest injury that I'm aware of. I've...

    No untreated chest injury that I'm aware of. I've had fluid drained twice. About 1.5 L each time. No signs of heart disease, infection, or lung cancer. One blood test showed the possibility of...
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    Pleural Effusions

    I've been having problems with fluid building up in the tissue surrounding my lungs. Doctors are having difficulty figuring out why this keeps happening. I was wondering if SCI itself could be a...
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    I've got a long cripper that works great for...

    I've got a long cripper that works great for stuff on the floor. I have also used Telestiks, but don't find them as versatile.

    https://pikstik.com/pages/telestik
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    I already think the vast resources of the...

    I already think the vast resources of the Internet contain more personal data about me than I care to know. Having something monitor every sound in hopes of hearing the word Alexa truly creeps me...
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    Based on my somewhat limited experience, that's...

    Based on my somewhat limited experience, that's about what I'd expect to pay.
  6. Thread: Is it possible?

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    My feelings as well. I don't use any social media...

    My feelings as well. I don't use any social media either unless this group counts as such. Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.
  7. Thread: Is it possible?

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    Is it possible?

    Is it possible for me to send a text from my pc to someone's cell phone?
  8. Mine started breaking down under the weight of my...

    Mine started breaking down under the weight of my hospital bed. I finally replaced it. Vinyl is terrible to remove.
  9. Thread: Shingles vaccine

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    Shingles vaccine

    My Dr. told me that there will be a new shingles vaccine coming out shortly. If you are interested, the name will be SHINGRIX. It is supposed to be more effective than the previous one.
  10. Thread: Pneumonia

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    I've got it right now. It could take several...

    I've got it right now. It could take several months. My doc has me using a nebulizer to inhale a drug called Duoneb to ease my breathing.
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    Don't want to sound like I'm giving a sermon, but...

    Don't want to sound like I'm giving a sermon, but it sounds like your body is telling you to cut back.
  12. Thread: Cabin fever!!!!

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    It could be worse. Try combining this weather...

    It could be worse. Try combining this weather with being a Browns fan.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/perfect-season-parade-20-held-cleveland-mark-browns/story?id=52182194
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    If you like playing in the cold, curling is an...

    If you like playing in the cold, curling is an option.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d89egdh8v-Q
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    C4 50+years...I use my tilt at least hourly....

    C4 50+years...I use my tilt at least hourly. Watching TV I do it every commercial break. I usually tilt when on the phone. When working at my desk, I put my elbows on the armrests my hands under the...
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    Have you started any new medications? If yes,...

    Have you started any new medications? If yes, check side effects.
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    When to replace chair?

    My current chair [Pride Q6 Edge with tilt] is just over 5 years old. I have been in the habit of waiting until a chair starts exhibiting problems before thinking about a replacement. This strategy...
  17. Thread: 63 years today

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    Congratulations

    Congratulations
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    Not knowing where you live, I can't give specific...

    Not knowing where you live, I can't give specific advice, but you will want to track down the underlying cause of the pain. If you are near a rehab center, start there. If not, explain what is going...
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    Fungal nail maybe? Can you get to see a DPM?

    Fungal nail maybe? Can you get to see a DPM?
  20. Thread: Lemon water

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    Before anyone tries grapefruit, be sure it...

    Before anyone tries grapefruit, be sure it doesn't interact with any of your medications.

    http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/grapefruit-juice-and-medication
  21. I ask my DME to pressure map a cushion before I...

    I ask my DME to pressure map a cushion before I buy it. Other than that, make sure you shift positions frequently to relieve pressure.
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    I've always wondered about skin problems from...

    I've always wondered about skin problems from using one of these devices.
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    I worked for 42 years until my wife qualified for Medicare. I always worked from home which lessened much of the wear and tear.

    Injured at age 18 am now 70
    Freshman in college at the time
    Injury...
  24. I agree with the others that the best thing you...

    I agree with the others that the best thing you can do is to try to get him out of that place and into a facility with more expertise in spinal cord injuries. I am assuming that you are in Canada and...
  25. I use Firefox for my browser and DuckDuckGo for...

    I use Firefox for my browser and DuckDuckGo for searching in what is most likely a futile attempt to maintain some privacy.
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