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    If you want the best, Chicago is number 1. You...

    If you want the best, Chicago is number 1. You gotta look at the whole picture of what the facility provides to the patient and family. It is an all around provision of services. I won't make any...
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    You are correct. I just meant that if I was gonna...

    You are correct. I just meant that if I was gonna live in California and I had the money, I would live there because of the climate and what is available. I lived in San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles...
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    I stand corrected. I just meant for Florida,...

    I stand corrected. I just meant for Florida, Brooks is the best and why transport him to Atlanta.
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    I left So. California because of the expense and...

    I left So. California because of the expense and traffic. When it was affordable, it was a great place to live like SCI-Nurse said. If you have the money, the best place to live is Santa Barbara....
  5. I just heard about this from my Neuro guy and...

    I just heard about this from my Neuro guy and that new doctors are now being trained to provide "touch" during visits like holding of hands, touching shoulders and even doing a side hug. The reason...
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    I work at my desk long hours and have found that...

    I work at my desk long hours and have found that by raising my screen to eye level and leaving the keyboard at chair level helps to alleviate the pain. Your shoulders need to be level and if they are...
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    If your father is in Florida, why isn't he being...

    If your father is in Florida, why isn't he being referred to Brooks Rehabilitation (http://www.brooksrehab.org/inpatient-rehabilitation/rehabilitation-hospital) as they have the best program for...
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    Sticky: Are you saying that the personnel at the hotel...

    Are you saying that the personnel at the hotel helped you get in and out of the beach chair? I am just wondering because I sometimes travel with a Quad and I can't help him, obviously, but always...
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    Nice video. Kaiser did a good job.

    Nice video. Kaiser did a good job.
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    I agree with MobilityPaul about mixing it up....

    I agree with MobilityPaul about mixing it up. More resistance will build muscle and depending on your frame, you may not want that. So if you vary your resistance levels, than you can get the cardio...
  11. Valerie is so on point in her essay about not...

    Valerie is so on point in her essay about not discussing her regimen each day with those around her. Our society as a whole has become very insensitive to the plight of others and most can't be...
  12. I never met Steven McDonald but it looks like he...

    I never met Steven McDonald but it looks like he made a difference in the lives of those he met through his outreach. He will be missed. RIP Officer McDonald.
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    There is a delicate balance between the levels of...

    There is a delicate balance between the levels of acid and alkaline in the human body so you need to be very careful as SCI-Nurse pointed out in her comment. To answer your question, you could add...
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    Mucus in the urine is usually a sign of a UTI or...

    Mucus in the urine is usually a sign of a UTI or irritation/inflammation of the urinary tract. I can't see the iron producing the mucus.
  15. Yes, if you can tolerate the apple cider vinegar...

    Yes, if you can tolerate the apple cider vinegar it does help some people. Not everyone responds to it so give it three months and see how your son does on it.

    My urologist believes that...
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    I was wondering if you have the funds to pay...

    I was wondering if you have the funds to pay direct or are you reliant on the State in providing the funds for a caregiver. I know that makes a big difference when you are trying to hire caregivers. ...
  17. Great advice from everyone. I did return the wc...

    Great advice from everyone. I did return the wc and you were so right about the paperwork being wrong. The paperwork did not include a lot of what was ordered versus what was delivered. I am...
  18. Thank you so much for the input so far. The...

    Thank you so much for the input so far.

    The WC was delivered and it was ordered too large for me and they forgot to order some power features. They said I could keep the base and they would just...
  19. Ordered First Power Wheelchair - Many Questions

    For those of you who have a power wheelchair, I have these questions:

    If you have the recline option, how often do you use it? I wanted it but the therapist ordered a manual recline option and I...
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    Yes, the pin is the issue. I want to not have an...

    Yes, the pin is the issue. I want to not have an obstruction under my power wc. I asked Mobility Works about your suggestion and they said it wasn't doable.
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    I have been looking at Power Wheelchair Lockdown...

    I have been looking at Power Wheelchair Lockdown Systems and came across the Hightower by B&D Independence. Does anyone here have this system? Do you like it?
    http://hightowerdocking.com/
  22. Swapping Houses or Home Exchange Programs for Disabled

    I was wondering if anyone knew of sites that advertise homes either for exchange or swap for extended periods of time that focuses on wheelchair accessible features. I have used MatchingHouses.com...
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    Can you tell me what are they doing now for a...

    Can you tell me what are they doing now for a urethra that is staying open? I was told by my new urologist yesterday that I should have a surgery where they put a sling using tissue from my leg....
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    [QUOTE=SCI-Nurse;1763980]Califanna - bedside bags...

    [QUOTE=SCI-Nurse;1763980]Califanna - bedside bags are designed to hold more urine for overnight output/diuresis that occurs at that time. What is your current incident of UTIs? and what is your...
  25. Does the length of time the catheter is in place...

    Does the length of time the catheter is in place depend upon the number of infections?

    Also, one physician said that if a woman is menopausal, then that will require the Foley to be replaced more...
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