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    Travel to Ireland in September

    Many years ago:soon after my original accident, I posted about wanting to return to Ireland for vacation. I had a lot of reservations, mostly around the fact that I had taught primary school there,...
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    Thanks KLD, We have no campers with mobility...

    Thanks KLD,
    We have no campers with mobility impairments as our camp is built into a hillside that has a 16% grade and is a sports camp. Not that kids with mobility issues don't play sports, but...
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    PCA at work-need advice ASAP!

    I recently had a very large change in my physical abilities as a result of three seperate multilevel fusions in the last seven months. This includes going from being a T7 incomplete para to having a...
  4. ACDF/Spinal Myelopathy Recovery and suggextions, please

    On August 13th I had a bilateral, multilevel foraminotomy of c5/6 and c6/7 that failed completely. Not only did it fail, but in 12 weeks my body laid down enough bone at these levels to cause a cord...
  5. Whoa!-that is unbelievable. It amazes me that you...

    Whoa!-that is unbelievable. It amazes me that you survived.
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    I wouldn't mind a baby changing table in a...

    I wouldn't mind a baby changing table in a handicapped stall-if it were the hight for a person in a wheelchair or a Little Person to change their baby on. I don't have a kid, but that seems to be...
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    To me, the stuff tastes like petroleum jelly with...

    To me, the stuff tastes like petroleum jelly with a touch of Kool-Aide flavouring. I gag for a mile after I use it, but it does work. It is fuel not food-that is what I tell myself anyway :)
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    My biggest pet peeve is stalls at airports and...

    My biggest pet peeve is stalls at airports and ski resorts where people seem to mistake them for changing rooms for themselves and their entire family-or the train station in Boston where people use...
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    I have limited success with people tying down my...

    I have limited success with people tying down my chair. Most drivers that only do it occasionally never do it correctly and don't want to be told how to do it. I have a manual TiLite and they...
  10. Thread: Belly Bags

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    What type of research-I assume if you are asking...

    What type of research-I assume if you are asking about shorts it is outside? I almost never wear shorts myself. I tend to stick to capri's unless it is a sport in which case I wear long basketball...
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    The smallest power chair they had available was a...

    The smallest power chair they had available was a Jazzy something. It was too large to fit and maneuver in my little apartment. This situation is quite the bummer because I did not have a chance to...
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    ? for nurse and anyone else.

    i just had shoulder surgery in Vail and they ended up doing an unforseen bicep tendoneses (transfer). I was originally going to just have a debridement and acromioplasty. The original surgery...
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    It is a sick form of punishment and failing to...

    It is a sick form of punishment and failing to acknowledge it as such only perpetuates the Saudi repulsive civil/human rights violations. For example-Two years ago I was sexually assaulted by a male...
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    Every place I have ever lived had a grace period...

    Every place I have ever lived had a grace period of 5 days. This allowed me to pay my rent when my SSDI check arrived on the third. I agree, many people live month to month and have to rely on...
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    Got it, thanks ;) I will put in a call to them. I...

    Got it, thanks ;) I will put in a call to them. I appreciate the help.
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    Thanks KLD. I will be having an arthroscopic...

    Thanks KLD.
    I will be having an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and they will remove a portion of my glenoid process as well. I am going to be in CO completely by myself after the surgery. Just to...
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    Rehab in Colorado

    I have injured my shoukder...again , and will require surgery in about four-six weeks. This is presenting a miriad of logistical issues. I will be having the surgery at the Steadman Clinic in Vail...
  18. Thread: snow skiing

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    It takes a while to learn how to...

    It takes a while to learn how to monoski-especially with a higher injury. You definitely need to allow yourself more time- particularly if you only get to ski
    one or two times a season. Be...
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    FYI-Aspen is expensive...for EVERYTHING! I have...

    FYI-Aspen is expensive...for EVERYTHING! I have seen other resorts offer more activities at a more reasonable price. Don't get me wrong-I love it here, but I think that other places have more to...
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    I have 26" knobbies and standard side-guards are...

    I have 26" knobbies and standard side-guards are not even close to fitting. I had customs made by TiLite and they are hinged so they fold down but you have to remove your cushion. If I don't fold...
  21. Thanks to both of you. There are no open wounds,...

    Thanks to both of you. There are no open wounds, just some pain and thickened skin. You know when you get blisters and then the fluid is absorbed and the skin re-adheres? That is kind of what it is...
  22. Non SCI related medical question-Nurse perhaps?

    Frostbite/nip?
    On Monday I was at a ski race and it was bitter/bitter cold-well below zero not counting windchill. I totally froze the tips of my fingers on the first chair up. I mean this quite...
  23. This happened to me about six months ago at...

    This happened to me about six months ago at Manchester Airport in NH. The difference was that TSA there was respectful and reasonable.
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    I love where I live. I love the four seasons of...

    I love where I live. I love the four seasons of New England, I love the history of Boston, the accent, the bad driving, the sports and the arts. I love saying "wicked" and calling soda "tonic". I...
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    Mflounlacker-East coast is AWESOME! I would like...

    Mflounlacker-East coast is AWESOME! I would like to see you get west though-I would love to ride/ski with you sometime! Let me know what you end up doing with High 5's-they are an awesome bunch.
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