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    Bacteria resistance is an interesting topic....

    Bacteria resistance is an interesting topic. There are two schools of thought:


    Not finishing a dose of antibiotics kills only weak bacteria but not the strong bacteria. Hence, the strong...
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    I think you missed an important part. I'm not...

    I think you missed an important part. I'm not treating a UTI perse. I'm treating a symptom (muscle spasms) as soon as possible before the condition worsens and I get more serious symptoms like fever...
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    What my doctor said makes sense to me. More...

    What my doctor said makes sense to me. More importantly, it's working and it's working better than before when I was going about it the way you say.
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    Would they know about the bacteria without doing a culture test?
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    Before my kidney stones were removed macrobid...

    Before my kidney stones were removed macrobid plus potassium citrate daily kept me free of UTIs. After the kidney stones were removed, I still take potassium citrate daily but take macrobid only as...
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    New way to manage muscle spasms

    My urologist gave me the green light to start macrobid at the first sign of a UTI symptom and and stop taking the macrobid once the symptom goes away. My first symptom is usually a sharp increase in...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving
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    They have good marketing, which is apparently...

    They have good marketing, which is apparently more important than your butt.
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    Securing your wheelchair inside a van

    The common way to secure a wheelchair inside a van is to strap it to the floor. That works great if someone else is doing the work. But if it's your wheelchair, it's difficult to attach straps to...
  10. Agree about ride cushion.

    Agree about ride cushion.
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    But I think all of this may be moot if the intent...

    But I think all of this may be moot if the intent is to plug the flash drive into any computer and start using it. That won't work. The program may be taken along in a flash drive. But it would have...
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    I don't think so. The operating system has no way...

    I don't think so. The operating system has no way of knowing the physical location of a drive nor does it care. It only knows and cares about the logical location of a drive. Having said that, there...
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    You get multiple installations. There's no reason...

    You get multiple installations. There's no reason why it couldn't be installed on an external drive, including a flash drive. However, that installation (regardless of where it's located) is most...
  14. Please. After 36 years with a complete injury,...

    Please. After 36 years with a complete injury, there's a lot of stimuli being ignored by my brain - my body trying to warn my brain by saying with pain, "stop doing that because you're hurting...
  15. My concern about a "cure" is that if we recover...

    My concern about a "cure" is that if we recover sensation, then how much pain will we be in that is otherwise being masked by the SCI?
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    if your lift is straining when operating without...

    if your lift is straining when operating without the motor running, you probably have a weak battery.
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    Any phone made these days is probably fine for...

    Any phone made these days is probably fine for basic needs. But inevitably you will find a need for more apps. Is it future proof, meaning you’ll be able to do more stuff if you want? Just something...
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    Zip tie the two wheels together and you need only...

    Zip tie the two wheels together and you need only one hook.
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    Good for you. That's a huge deal.

    Good for you. That's a huge deal.
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    That's good to hear. This is new to me. Had mine...

    That's good to hear. This is new to me. Had mine only a few weeks so still learning. I lowered the rear seat height. But can't remember if it was before or after attaching the Smart Drive clamp. If...
  21. That's one of those things that has buyers...

    That's one of those things that has buyers remorse written all over it. Sorry to sound so cynical. But learning to let go is a big part of dealing with an SCI.
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    Just curious, is this a new problem? Have you...

    Just curious, is this a new problem? Have you adjusted your brakes before?
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    Well, good thing about the solid tires is that...

    Well, good thing about the solid tires is that the brakes shouldn't have to be adjusted once they are tight in the right spot.
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    Tire pressure affects the brakes. Brakes slip as...

    Tire pressure affects the brakes. Brakes slip as tires lose air pressure. Adjust your brakes with tire pressure slightly less than desired. Then add air. Now your brakes will hold better.
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    This is a problem I have with the SmartDrive. I...

    This is a problem I have with the SmartDrive. I am glad you are addressing it. Sometimes you just can't avoid such obstacles. It doesn't even have to be a large crack in the pavement. Even a sidewalk...
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