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  1. Thread: fishing chair

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    Tried the chair on Saturday. We didn't get to...

    Tried the chair on Saturday. We didn't get to the ocean because it was too foggy, but we fished the inlet. The inlet is more dangerous than the ocean due to constant boat traffic and great volumes...
  2. Thread: fishing chair

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    We put the Medlife hybrid w/c on the boat...

    We put the Medlife hybrid w/c on the boat yesterday. Although we didn't take the boat out of the slip, it looks like the chair will do everything I need it to do. I won't repeat what I've already...
  3. Thread: fishing chair

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    There just isn't enough fishing room in the stern...

    There just isn't enough fishing room in the stern for anything like that. The cabin and helm area take up a lot of the boat's size, so the fishing area is relatively tight despite the boat being a...
  4. Thread: fishing chair

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    Sorry, DeadEye. Pics are easy enough. ...

    Sorry, DeadEye. Pics are easy enough.

    http://www.spinlife.com/Medline-Hybrid-2-Standard-Wheelchair/spec.cfm?productID=94395#.VR_6R-GM7b5

    You guys make some good points. Joe, the height of the...
  5. Thread: fishing chair

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    fishing chair

    I have been trying to find a mobile chair for fishing from a boat for many years, because the length and height of my w/c presents a problem for others. Also, I fish the ocean so the waves create...
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    Might work. I'm looking at a transport chair...

    Might work. I'm looking at a transport chair made by Drive Medical. If I can get 3" instead of 6" wheels/casters, no foot rests, and an anti-tipper, it looks like a good possibility, too.
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    Need a Mr. Fix-it

    I fish from a boat-a lot, and I fish in the ocean from spring to Thanksgiving. I live in the northeast. I don't use my w/c because the center of gravity is too high and it is prone to tip as waves...
  8. Thread: Florida Keys

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    Getting back to all of you interested in my trip...

    Getting back to all of you interested in my trip to Hawk's Caye on Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Sorry, no pictures. First, it's about a two hour drive from Key Largo, the northernmost key to Key...
  9. Thread: Florida Keys

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    Thanks, fj. Called Hawks Caye directly...

    Thanks, fj. Called Hawks Caye directly yesterday. No prob. W/C accessible room will be waiting for us. Customer service said they have booked many w/c users over the years. I will be checking...
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    After PT, saw the doc yesterday. Continuing to...

    After PT, saw the doc yesterday. Continuing to make slow improvement. Surgery is definitely off the table indefinitely, hopefully, forever. PT does help. In the past PT has done very little...
  11. Thread: Florida Keys

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    Great advice, guys. Despite the disclaimer from ...

    Great advice, guys. Despite the disclaimer from Hawks Caye that they might not have an accessible room available, my inclination is to go for it. I'll call tomorrow and they said they would try to...
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    Joe, interestingly I received an email this AM...

    Joe, interestingly I received an email this AM that they cannot guarantee an accessible room for our stay. I have to call to see what that means. I don't need much, just a wide bathroom door and a...
  13. Thread: Florida Keys

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    GJ2, I took your advice and made reservations at...

    GJ2, I took your advice and made reservations at Hawks Caye. It is pricey, but I got a little bit of a break by using Expedia. Now I need information on some fishing charter captain in the area.
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    At this point no one is considering surgery; not...

    At this point no one is considering surgery; not met, the doc, or the PT. I continue to make minor improvement with PT. I'm hoping to get another injection after PT on Monday. I can perform all...
  15. Thread: Florida Keys

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    We're actually not that far from the catamaran,...

    We're actually not that far from the catamaran, but I would like to drive as I need to get around to set up a fishing charter for my fishing buddies. Of course, the farther north I go, the shorter...
  16. Thread: Florida Keys

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    Florida Keys

    I've been to FL many times, but have never visited the Keys due to accessibility concerns. I would be driving from SW FL, but I would like to surprise my wife with a 1-2 night trip to the Keys. I...
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    Started PT today. I'm surprised, but I feel...

    Started PT today. I'm surprised, but I feel better after first session. See the doc next week. I'll post update.
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    I have suffered with this problem for years. ...

    I have suffered with this problem for years. When baclofen doesn't work, the problem is caused by a UTI or bladder pressure that has built over the course of the day. If it's a UTI, you know what...
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    crags, sorry about your nightmarish experience. ...

    crags, sorry about your nightmarish experience. You've articulated the situation I am trying to avoid. Since you are quadriplegic, I really can't offer any advice, not that you've asked for any. ...
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    Blue Dog, you raise many issues, and our issues...

    Blue Dog, you raise many issues, and our issues ARE very similar. Let me point out that I did not expect to live this long. I was told plainly by my ins. adjuster that I could expect to die (as per...
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    Hello, Blue Dog. The answers to your questions: ...

    Hello, Blue Dog. The answers to your questions: I am 63 yrs. old; 43 yrs. post. My injury is T11 incomplete.

    Because my father had coronary artery disease, concerns about heart attack or stroke...
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    They can last if you take care of them. I...

    They can last if you take care of them.

    I plan to take excellent care of my shoulders. When you're younger you have to build a life; work, family, exercising to stay in shape. Now it's a matter...
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    Met with the doc to review MRI's yesterday. More...

    Met with the doc to review MRI's yesterday. More good news than bad. Bad is that there are several small tears in both shoulders. Good is that surgery is not recommended now and won't be...
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    Thanks, Blue Dog. You summed up my concerns...

    Thanks, Blue Dog. You summed up my concerns accurately. I will be in touch with the shoulder doc this AM to schedule an appt. to review the MRI's. As I stated, I'll keep everyone posted.
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    No word on my shoulders yet, but the MRI was...

    No word on my shoulders yet, but the MRI was nothing like I expected. I've had them before, but the doc wanted me to go to a facility with better magnets. You go inside the tube. Forget it if...
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