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    KEH: Just wanted to mention that after many...

    KEH:
    Just wanted to mention that after many years of transferring to exam table, I now remain in my chair. It required careful maneuvering of my chair to be in position for the exam device to...
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    Yes, good to check BP. Also, just wanted to...

    Yes, good to check BP. Also, just wanted to mention it might be good to occasionally check your oxygen level using an inexpensive pulse/oxymeter, that slips on a fingertip. Or, have doctor check it...
  3. MNicholson81: If one has the required amount of...

    MNicholson81:
    If one has the required amount of work years, "paralysis" is automatic qualifier for SSDI. They don't care about why you no longer want to work.
    Just want to add, do you transfer in...
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    fuentejps: sorry to hijack subject matter, but:...

    fuentejps: sorry to hijack subject matter, but:

    What!!!! You have a Newfoundland? We've had two of them (one at a time) and they were nothing but joy. Easy to cuddle them as they come up to...
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    Wheeliegirl: What an experience! Wondering what...

    Wheeliegirl: What an experience! Wondering what kind of wheelchair cushion you now use and used to use. Did you have pressure mapping after you healed? Hubby is SCI T10 and I'm Polio paralyzed...
  6. My non-disabled sister once told me....if you...

    My non-disabled sister once told me....if you encounter a non-disabled person, wherever it is, immediately suggest to them a place to sit down. She informed me that walker folks are ALWAYS looking...
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    Sorry this won't help, but I hear you: For...

    Sorry this won't help, but I hear you: For decades I kept a backpack hung on my backrest - I would access it not by taking it off, but by reaching back to manage the vertical zipper on the side of...
  8. Been going to the same small town medical center...

    Been going to the same small town medical center for 40 years and still I'm asked "Can you stand for a minute on the scale so I can check your weight?"
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    When we had a major plumbing issue our homeowners...

    When we had a major plumbing issue our homeowners insurance agent provided a contractor they used for this type of work - they did a fine job. We negotiated with the insurance company as we wanted a...
  10. CBS News Internship Deadline - disabled applicants welcome

    Just saw a brief notice about this 3rd Annual CBS News Internship program. Disabled applicants are welcomed as well as able-bodied. I imagine they would be prepared to make work accommodations if...
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    Just a couple of comments: It's important that...

    Just a couple of comments: It's important that you pull together a HST (Handicapped Support Team, as hubby and I jokingly call it). That is, contact some reliable relatives, friends, etc. and...
  12. Agree with djrolling that different models be...

    Agree with djrolling that different models be considered. I'm paralyzed and when I no longer could use my low slung handcycle, I got that handcycle with the seat at the level of wheelchair seat for...
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    Hear your perfect storm and can understand. We...

    Hear your perfect storm and can understand. We are a couple, elderly, active, both paralyzed. Over many years we have tried to keep up with the changes and new difficulties imposed by our...
  14. Thread: Hospital beds

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    Yes, SCI Nurse.....glad you posted this. I saw...

    Yes, SCI Nurse.....glad you posted this. I saw something on that after my last post.
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    Great idea! A mechanical engineering feat......

    Great idea! A mechanical engineering feat......
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    Thank you for sharing these beauties in spite of...

    Thank you for sharing these beauties in spite of the agony of physical stresses.
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    Shortly after I purchased my zx1 I ordered knobby...

    Shortly after I purchased my zx1 I ordered knobby tires from an online tire place and I've kept them on for the past 4 years. Mainly got them to traverse snow and ice but they proved useful for...
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    FYI: Re my post about friend's ZX1 clamp not...

    FYI: Re my post about friend's ZX1 clamp not releasing to let chair out of it: dealer said he was apparently holding the "attach" control all the way on a regular basis, instead of stopping when...
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    In regard to bed rails, I thought a partial rail...

    In regard to bed rails, I thought a partial rail on each side of the upper part of the bed was allowed and that rails on the entire length of both sides of the bed were unlawful. The idea there is...
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    Interesting comments Ouch. I'm not sure the term...

    Interesting comments Ouch. I'm not sure the term "kickback" explains it. It seems if a Physical Therapist is involved, it was at a rehab center or similar service and I would think the PT would be...
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    elarson: OK....thanks! Hope to hear something...

    elarson:

    OK....thanks! Hope to hear something soon from my friend.
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    Friend's ZX1 clamp stuck on axle bar. Talked...

    Friend's ZX1 clamp stuck on axle bar.

    Talked to a friend yesterday who is a quad in addition to having several other serious medical issues. He had been using his ZX1 to get out. His attendant...
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    That's a fantastic price for the ZX1! Hope you...

    That's a fantastic price for the ZX1! Hope you find a safe way to unload it. They weigh about 70lb. so maybe you know a strong walkee who would stop by and lift it out.
    I've had mine for about...
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    Wow! The only thing I can think of is that...

    Wow! The only thing I can think of is that aluminum, folding, stair device advertised in some of the disability magazines. We purchased one for the purpose of getting from floor to wheelchair seat...
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    That being the case, that he was hired under...

    That being the case, that he was hired under Schedule A before any freeze, it seems he would have a good argument to have his Schedule A converted to regular hire. It seems this HR person is not...
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