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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    sliding door threshold

    I'm planning a stay at an airbnb that has a sliding glass door. I'm trying to figure out how elaborate I need to get rampwise to cross the threshold without messing up the doorway. I'm in a...
  3. It sounds like the collagen is hanging in there. ...

    It sounds like the collagen is hanging in there. I agree with your assessment. In my case, my voice was so weak I had difficulty being heard over normal background noise. It really put a dent in my...
  4. Paralyzed vocal cord and Medialization Laryngoplasty

    My left vocal cord was paralyzed when they fused the C4 - 6 bones post injury 18 years ago. It's apparently not an uncommon thing in cervical spinal cord injuries that require surgical stabilization....
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    one more point for power...it's more reliable. In...

    one more point for power...it's more reliable. In the five years we used manual hoyers, the cylinders leaked no matter what we did. It's amazing how much staining a tiny bit of oil can cause.

    I've...
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    The other expense for an agency that I didn't see...

    The other expense for an agency that I didn't see brought up yet is the cost of paperwork. Dealing with insurance companies, Medicare, state agencies, payrolls, billing... all costs money. That's why...
  7. Treatment of a paralyzed vocal cord: medialization laryngoplasty?

    One of my vocal cords was paralyzed when they fused my C4-5-6 vertebrae after injury 16 years ago. That left me with a breathy, weak voice and tricky swallowing. I was just told by an ENT surgeon...
  8. Any suggestions for keeping a spare chair's...

    Any suggestions for keeping a spare chair's batteries to top condition?
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    I've had a C500 for about a year without...

    I've had a C500 for about a year without problems. I was surprised to see how much i use the elevating feature. My voice is pretty weak and its great to be able to be at a standing height at...
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    congratulations deadeye! I don't know which is...

    congratulations deadeye! I don't know which is worse: you won't live or they'll find a cure within five – 10 years. I've heard them both from the medical profession.
  12. interesting fact sheet on ticketing and ADA...

    interesting fact sheet on ticketing and ADA compliance. It would appear that the venue is violating the act unless the concert was a sellout within the first two days.

    these guidelines seem to...
  13. the real American way would be to allow "line...

    the real American way would be to allow "line sitters" like they do in Washington for crowded hearing rooms.

    From the Washington Post:
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  15. patient lift question: two point lift w/ 4 pt sling

    I am renting a two point hoyer lift for a stay in Boston. They don't give a sling with the rental. I can bring my sling with me but I'm not sure how it will work since it is a hoyer 6 point sling....
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    boycott Dish Network

    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/04/26/quadriplegic-reacts-with-disappointment-following-landmark-pot-ruling/

    there are plenty of alternatives to Dish Network. I say screw them if they can a...
  17. Community Cars, an EV for wheelchairs

    I would buy one of these, even though I have a wheelchair Van. I can't drive and would love to have a low-speed vehicle that I could use for errands without relying on a driver and suspect there are...
  18. Thread: Boston Bombing

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    my daughter was tending bar a few hundred yards...

    my daughter was tending bar a few hundred yards from the first blast. It's the biggest day of the year for her and her employer. There was some tense hours before I heard she was okay. She helped...
  19. Thread: Pie

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    I have an acquaintance that has used the PIE...

    I have an acquaintance that has used the PIE device for over a decade. I recall him giving a fairly lukewarm appraisal of it. On the good side, he never as accidents. I think he does three times a...
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    yes, and given an infinite number of them over an...

    yes, and given an infinite number of them over an infinite time, they will eventually type the complete Works of Shakespeare (and I assume anything else you might have wanted to type ;)
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    I know exactly what you're talking about. After...

    I know exactly what you're talking about. After my mother died, I felt a certain sense of relief that at least she was spared seeing the death of one of her own children. My injury and overall...
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    did you guys notice the speculum being...

    did you guys notice the speculum being prominently displayed amongst the Governor's torture tools? And now with Andrea strapped in the chair! During the talking dead segment, they went through each...
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    thanks, she did okay and gave me a great example...

    thanks, she did okay and gave me a great example of courage to live by.

    the Christian concept of sin and Hinduism's karmic suffering both somehow make suffering either deserved or beneficial....
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    it's okay not to feel good. That idea seems like...

    it's okay not to feel good. That idea seems like a interesting combination of traditional Eastern thought and modern lifestyles. From Buddhism, there is the concept that suffering is an integral...
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    Stimaster Galaxy listed on ebay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/140936606926?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649f

    works well and comes with everything original plus lots of extra electrodes. I only used it lightly and...
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