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    I know the thread already discusses transfer and...

    I know the thread already discusses transfer and motion on the Purple mattress. But it seems like there are opposing opinions. For the people who like it, how do you transfer, turn, and move? Doesn't...
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    I am looking into the Purple mattress. The grid...

    I am looking into the Purple mattress. The grid design is great for skin because it's mostly air with minimal contact and heat. But the downside may be that it may be hard to move on because your...
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    There have been some questions about the safety...

    There have been some questions about the safety of the portable hand controls. I find the portable hand controls to be safe. The biggest difference between permanent and portable hand controls is...
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    That isn't an issue with zero camber. I used to...

    That isn't an issue with zero camber. I used to have camber but not any more because it's more valuable to get through narrow doorways than to turn faster.
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    Ace works for me. I won't say it solves the...

    Ace works for me. I won't say it solves the problem. But it helps to contain it.
  6. I had terrible back pain for years. It was caused...

    I had terrible back pain for years. It was caused by spasms, lifestyle, and diet all of which caused bladder and bowel problems. It was hard to figure out because the meds I was taking for spasms...
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    Try wrapping an ace bandage around the muscle.

    Try wrapping an ace bandage around the muscle.
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    Alcohol has the reverse effect. If you eat a big...

    Alcohol has the reverse effect. If you eat a big meal with some wine, you may be able to tolerate caffeine better.
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    If you go for the hybrid for the sake of edge...

    If you go for the hybrid for the sake of edge support, then make sure the coils extend to the edges. Some cheat and put the coils in the center around a foam edge.
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    Going through this myself. You're hand is going...

    Going through this myself. You're hand is going to sink into most foam mattresses when you transfer. The way around this is to use extra firm foam and/or a taught knit cotton cover. Those thin flimsy...
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    Good point!

    Good point!
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    Sounds like a footplate alignment issue. I use a...

    Sounds like a footplate alignment issue. I use a level to make sure the footplate is square. Then I loosely tighten the footplate into place. At this point the footplate hardware is snug enough to...
  13. Yes. Their manufacturing tolerances are out of...

    Yes. Their manufacturing tolerances are out of control. An axle slips in/out easily on one fork but won't pass through the other fork. I have to hammer it in/out. There isn't rust or anything else in...
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    Flight attendants have always been willing to...

    Flight attendants have always been willing to help with reasonable requests. Reasonable means that you aren't requiring them to act as if they are PTs or OTs. But if it's clear to them that you have...
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    The ride can be made easier to transfer from by...

    The ride can be made easier to transfer from by doing two things: 1) trimming the front edges of the cushion that cradle the thighs (Ride likes to make these channels deeper and more contoured than...
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    The gut is very important. They call it the...

    The gut is very important. They call it the second brain because brain chemicals are created in the gut. Your immune system (ability to fight off UTIs) is also dependent on your gut health. Gluten...
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    Marijuana doesn't do anything for pain above my...

    Marijuana doesn't do anything for pain above my injury level. It helps for pain below my injury level. Don't waste your lungs, time, and money smoking it. You'd have to smoke like a chimney to get...
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    Most likely you'll feel a small prick or nothing...

    Most likely you'll feel a small prick or nothing at all.
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    International flights have wider doors on their...

    International flights have wider doors on their bathrooms for accessibility. The flight attendants will assist you getting there with an isle-chair.
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    It's been titrated over several months. Sometimes...

    It's been titrated over several months. Sometimes after going down on the dosage I would get withdrawal symptoms including severe spasms, itching, and headaches. Oral baclofen always stopped the...
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    I'd pay it off. Your mortgage payment will always...

    I'd pay it off. Your mortgage payment will always be greater than the tax deduction it enables. You don't have to kiss your $5k good bye. It's yours just in a different form. You can create a home...
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    I've used oral baclofen to reduce the withdrawal...

    I've used oral baclofen to reduce the withdrawal symptoms after reducing the pump dose. I am also using oral baclofen for the same reasons now that the pump is off. But the spasms are severe. Just...
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    Thanks for the replies. This is all under doctor...

    Thanks for the replies. This is all under doctor supervision. I can't adjust my own pump if I wanted. It can be adjusted only by a Medtronic device at the doctor's office.

    My question are:

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    Has anyone gotten off the baclofen pump?

    Baclofen is one of those drugs that is hard to stop taking. Withdrawal symptoms include severe spasms. That means when you're trying to get off the pump, you may get severe spasms that may not...
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    Look at the Agility back. It light weight and has...

    Look at the Agility back. It light weight and has minimal hardware so it looks good.
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