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  1. A CC member from Colorado had his amputated as he...

    A CC member from Colorado had his amputated as he said they were useless and weighing him down. I cannot say it is right or wrong. I know I want to keep what I have, even those parts that don't work...
  2. Thread: You were AB

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    I've never been ab so I'm really unsure. I'd have...

    I've never been ab so I'm really unsure. I'd have a closet full of heels, fabulous dancing feet and my career might have been different.
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    Toshibas last beyond the keys no longer having...

    Toshibas last beyond the keys no longer having ink on 'em.
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    Surgery sucks. Sorry you are up against it again....

    Surgery sucks. Sorry you are up against it again. We've got your back, Bill. **hugs**
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    Baclofen slugs me out physically and seems to...

    Baclofen slugs me out physically and seems to have a slowing effect on me cognitively. I no longer use it for those reasons. Ain't nothing like crazy, painful spasms and spasticity to keep me sharp...
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    Happiest of birthdays to you!!! Thank you for...

    Happiest of birthdays to you!!! Thank you for helping us when it seems we have nowhere to turn.
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    RIP, Tom. You and ~Fabio~ are already missed.

    RIP, Tom. You and ~Fabio~ are already missed.
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    If bracing "corrects" her spine, why not skip the...

    If bracing "corrects" her spine, why not skip the surgery? When it comes to rods and hardware insertions, these are surgeries in which it is hard to unring that bell should she wish to have the...
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    I needed this, KLD. Many thanks! LOL :rotfl:

    I needed this, KLD. Many thanks! LOL :rotfl:
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    I am adjusting up, getting more help where...

    I am adjusting up, getting more help where needed. I gave myself a few days to mourn my body's betrayal. Pity party ends in fifteen.

    When life blows, plan a trip. There are doc appointments I...
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    Sue. I'll ask about those. I have more questions...

    Sue. I'll ask about those. I have more questions than answers about all of this.

    My bones and teeth have been too soft from the start of life. Breaks happened too easily in bones and my teeth...
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    Lin, I take neurontin for the both epilepsy and...

    Lin, I take neurontin for the both epilepsy and the neuro pain. This pain "feels" more orthopedic than neuro. If you have broken a bone pre-SCI, that is how my brain is reading this in most of my...
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    Willing, you sharing your experience is...

    Willing, you sharing your experience is appreciated. It has been typical of me, too. For once, the areas where I am in pain are quite near where I have hardware and have had bone fractures...
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    Thank you. I have a concern about crashing BP...

    Thank you. I have a concern about crashing BP should I take meds for it when it is too high. I ended up on the e.r. several months ago after passing out in the bathroom from plummeting BP. Unfun....
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    Extreme Pain and High BP

    I've had insane pain for the last month related to a failed surgery from some years ago. Even though this was an area without sensation previously, I feel sharp, throbbing pain and have for four...
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    Thinking about you. **hugs**

    Thinking about you. **hugs**
  17. Good for you that a Nordstrom will be that close...

    Good for you that a Nordstrom will be that close to you soon! Like you, I find the stores easier than most to navigate physically. Also, I know how certain brands fit so I can shop online. BTW,...
  18. Model Using Power Chair in Early Fall Nordtstrom Catalog

    This does not happen often, but here's to seeing more of those who are dis in popular media!

    http://5.syndeca.com/nordstrom/anniversary/index.html#catalog/early-access-preview-2014/page/34

    She...
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    I have wrist/forearm/hand splints meant to be...

    I have wrist/forearm/hand splints meant to be worn at night. These are custom, made from molds of my hands/wrists/forearms and utilize Velcro for attaching to my upper limbs. When I want to workout...
  20. Ahhhhhhhhhh ..... If you cannot care for your...

    Ahhhhhhhhhh ..... If you cannot care for your kids, how do you expect to care for someone who is but a friend?
  21. Sun exposure helps in more ways than one. Yes,...

    Sun exposure helps in more ways than one. Yes, VitD levels increase. Sun exposure outdoors helps to combat depression, too. Becoming depressed post injury is common, especially early on. New...
  22. Are you serious? You do realize the majority of...

    Are you serious? You do realize the majority of membership on this forum is comprised of those of us with significant neurological injuries, right?

    Your comments are not so innocent. You have...
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    If all you are doing is "babysitting" and just...

    If all you are doing is "babysitting" and just "hanging around" in case anything happens with him, you have ample time to pursue other work and additional education. You have time to be online...
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    I'm very familiar with the job market and the...

    I'm very familiar with the job market and the forces and influences affecting it.

    You earn far more than $10 per hour, especially when you include housing in NYC, paid utilities, food.

    Just...
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    I have always been disabled. Always. In my...

    I have always been disabled. Always.

    In my previous career, my body never allowed for me to work as a PA. However, I did work many would never have chosen. I worked any shift asked, asked for...
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