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    It's a wide twin. What dimensions are you...

    It's a wide twin. What dimensions are you looking for?
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    Whoops -- sorry. It's a twin size. It'll take...

    Whoops -- sorry. It's a twin size. It'll take pretty much any mattress of the proper dimensions. We've used variable pressure air mattresses on it with no problems.
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    Transfer Master Hi-Lo Bed For Sale

    Hey guys. We just bought a new bed, which means the old bed is currently sitting in the garage. It's a Transfer Master Hi-Lo, three-way adjustable (head, foot & vertically) manual side rails...
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    Kate: Nice to be remembered! I've been...

    Kate:

    Nice to be remembered! I've been lurking, reading posts, but resisting diarrhea of the fingers (ooh, what a lovely image!). We've recently relocated and have been very busy, as we continue...
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    Thanks, guys, for the advice... Stick

    Thanks, guys, for the advice...

    Stick
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    Home Ceiling Lifts

    We're shopping home ceiling lifts. We had a rep from Surehands out today. I like their unique "sling" -- more of an aluminum tubing frame than a traditional fabric under-body sling -- but their...
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    Mr. Stick Writes to Washington

    Friends:

    I have just e-mailed customized versions of this letter to Sen. Brownback of Kansas, sponsor of the House version of the cloning prohibition bill; Sen. Dorgan of North Dakota, sponsor of...
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    Thanks...

    Thanks, guys, for all the advice. I've forwarded your responses to my friend, and thanks to you as well on his behalf...
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    URGENT: Friend Needs Advice

    Guys:

    A co-worker of mine living in Las Vegas recently underwent an MRI, prompted by some intermittent right arm numbness down to his fingers. His neurologist diagnosed a ruptured disc at C5-6,...
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    Sore Treatment

    We've had good luck with Silvadene or Thermazine, the zinc-based ointments. Also with dietary zinc supplementation, such as a pill.
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    New Women's UTI Treatment

    FYI, from the Associated Press today:

    CHICAGO (AP) -- A new vaccine shows promise in warding off recurring urinary tract infections in women who are plagued by several episodes a year.
    Most...
  12. Does Complete/Incomplete Mean Anything Anymore?

    I'm curious -- every SCI person with whom I've ever spoken and whose stories I've ever read (including in this forum) has recounted some variation of, "The docotors told me I'd never move/feel...
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    Poll: Re: Caregiver Burnout?

    RJ:

    I just read your message. I need to tell you before I reply that I am one of two primary caregivers for my son, who is a C5 quad with a TBI. You also need to know that I have no interest in...
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    Amen.

    Amen.
  15. Thread: Renaciden Rinse

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    Renacidin Rinse

    My son is a C5 quad, three years post next month, with an indwelling catheter. He was extremely prone to both UTIs and bladder stones and grit. One weekend we were forced to do an emergency...
  16. Thread: Helping Hands

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    Accepting Help With Grace

    I think they key to accepting help with grace is to put yourself in the position of the person offering help.

    If you or I saw someone who needed help, we'd want to give it. We'd feel we should,...
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    When Does the Pain Subside?

    My stepson is almost 25. In November of 1998, he was a sleeping passenger in a SUV that rolled twice in bad weather. He's a C5 quad now, and working hard with all of it, everything you who care for...
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