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    Your concerns about the Mariner are well-founded....

    Your concerns about the Mariner are well-founded. I had a Mariner and it served me well for a few years, but ultimately fell apart. I now have an Activeaid as my everyday shower chair. It's better...
  2. Thread: Cruise??????

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    Agree with KLD. Those modified staterooms are NOT...

    Agree with KLD. Those modified staterooms are NOT intended for wheelchair users. They are intended for people with some mobility impairments but who otherwise can walk. You'd be much better off in an...
  3. Thread: Marine Highway

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    I think it's a fine idea so long as you aren't...

    I think it's a fine idea so long as you aren't expecting accessibility and amenities to be comparable to a cruise ship. It would be an adventure, for sure, with lots of planning required. Alaska...
  4. Thread: Marine Highway

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    Most vessels have just one accessible cabin. All...

    Most vessels have just one accessible cabin. All Alaska ferries claim to be ADA-compliant, but these generally are older vessels and accessibility is not comparable to cruise ships. Also, fares are...
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    I had a clot, presumably formed in a leg, break...

    I had a clot, presumably formed in a leg, break off and enter my lungs. It then burst into lots of little clots. Been on blood thinners since February. I'm 20+ years post.

    You are pretty much...
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    SP Vetricyn installation video?

    Hey everyone. I'm looking to try instilling Vetricyn into my bladder through my SP tube. I've read the many threads/posts on this topic but want to make sure I do it correctly. Is anyone out there...
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    http://www.jamesdisabilitylaw.com/working-part-tim...

    http://www.jamesdisabilitylaw.com/working-part-time.htm
  8. Umm ... the OP never said anything about the KIDS...

    Umm ... the OP never said anything about the KIDS watching the movies ... The OP asked for movies that demonstrate how a drill instructor acts. I got the impression that the OP would be watching the...
  9. "An Officer and a Gentleman" is an excellent...

    "An Officer and a Gentleman" is an excellent movie. "GI Jane" has bad acting but shows Navy SEAL training. Others are "Biloxi Blues" ; "Stripes" ; "Heartbreak Ridge" ; "The DI" ; "Full Metal Jacket."
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    I graduated from law school in May and am now...

    I graduated from law school in May and am now licensed to practice in Oregon. I'm also C5/6 complete. I can offer the following advice:

    1. Law school itself is physically and mentally grueling. I...
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    Contact a worker's comp/personal injury attorney....

    Contact a worker's comp/personal injury attorney. Your facts are too complicated for a simple yes or no answer.
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    To the OP: My frustration with your postings...

    To the OP:

    My frustration with your postings is that you are making a conscious decision NOT to help yourself in some ways. You mentioned that you don't want to apply for SSI because it is so...
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    1. You are NOT too young to qualify for SSDI...

    1. You are NOT too young to qualify for SSDI since you are disabled and have previously worked.

    2. You are NOT too young to qualify for SSI since you are disabled and have little to no assets.
    ...
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    Great find, GJNL! If you ever have to replace...

    Great find, GJNL!

    If you ever have to replace the cushion, take it to a marine upholstery place and get them to either fix it or fabricate a new one. I did this once to replace a hard cushion with...
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    If you became disabled prior to age 22, you are...

    If you became disabled prior to age 22, you are eligible to receive SSDI benefits if a parent becomes disabled -- even if you are on SSI. The SSDI benefits are often better than SSI, as is the case...
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    You will be denied if you apply for an individual...

    You will be denied if you apply for an individual policy. Many states, however, have a high-risk insurance pool through which you can get coverage -- paraplegia/quadriplegia is an automatic...
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    Are you attending a part-time program?

    Are you attending a part-time program?
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    This forum is for everyone, and people should...

    This forum is for everyone, and people should feel free to post their good times and their bad. If you don't like the negativity, don't read the thread/post and move on. I can't imagine the level of...
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    I didn't use a note-taker in college, grad school...

    I didn't use a note-taker in college, grad school or law school. I used a mini-recorder in most classes to serve as a back-up to my handwritten or typewritten notes. Taking your own notes, if...
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    I hope John doesn't mind that I'm updating his...

    I hope John doesn't mind that I'm updating his thread, but I have good news to share. Noah and I both passed the Oregon bar exam! Yay!
  21. Take the seat to a place that does marine (boat)...

    Take the seat to a place that does marine (boat) upholstery and have it re-made. Inexpensive and durable.
  22. Thread: Can you swim?

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    I've always been afraid of water, even pre-SCI,...

    I've always been afraid of water, even pre-SCI, but I'm now fairly comfortable when I kayak or snorkel. I recently fell out of my kayak and was able to hold my breath when I hit the water and get my...
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    I was ticketed a few years ago for illegal use of...

    I was ticketed a few years ago for illegal use of a handicapped placard. My friend was driving my van and she let me out on the corner, two car-lengths from a street spot in which she eventually...
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    You can see it.

    You can see it.
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    Very easy fix. Were you laying down when it was...

    Very easy fix. Were you laying down when it was changed? For me, it's much better if I'm sitting up during insertion. Otherwise, it easily passes through to the urethra. Advice for next time: insert...
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