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    Just as an aside to this whole thread, our...

    Just as an aside to this whole thread, our choices don't neccesarily have to be limited. At the time of my accident, I was in college, studying to be a journalist, with hopes of becoming a foreign...
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    Hi Becky, I'm a bit late to this thread, but...

    Hi Becky,

    I'm a bit late to this thread, but hope I might offer some insight. Your mom sounds similar to mine. I've been away from home now for 20 years, but to this day, there are still...
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    Thanks again, everybody. Sim

    Thanks again, everybody.

    Sim
  4. Thread: 19

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    Thanks everybody for the good wishes. I'm...

    Thanks everybody for the good wishes. I'm hanging in there. My girlfriend dragged me out to dinner with some friends at our favorite restaurant to distract me a bit, and that helped somewhat.
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    Thanks, Chris, I appreciate it. This has been...

    Thanks, Chris, I appreciate it. This has been the hardest anniversary for me in years.

    Sim
  6. Thread: 19

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    19

    19 years ago.

    19 years old.

    Half my life, so far.

    I was the lucky one. Bryan didn't make it. I still think about him daily. Losing him was the hardest part of it all.

    I think I'll...
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    I agree with what most everybody has said so far....

    I agree with what most everybody has said so far. I think you just have to set a goal for yourself, and never let that goal out of your sight. Exercising is a bitch, but if you think about it,...
  8. Thread: Nyc

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    I got (and still get) around with crutches, and...

    I got (and still get) around with crutches, and am probably about as slow as you are with a cane. I have had problems with people bumping into me from time to time, but never (so far) enough to...
  9. Thread: Nyc

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    Which part of NYC are you looking at? I lived in...

    Which part of NYC are you looking at? I lived in Manhattan about 15 years ago. Many apartment buildings have elevators, though you're stuck when they don't work :mad: The other downside to...
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    Probably about 2 hours, 1 hour of which is BP,...

    Probably about 2 hours, 1 hour of which is BP, the other hour, roughly, is cathing through the day. Then there is stuff like getting dressed, showering, eating etc which probably add another couple...
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    Poll: I'm another one injured in January. It will be...

    I'm another one injured in January. It will be 19 years this coming January. I was 19 at the time of the accident.

    Sim
  12. Thread: Dream job and Why?

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    I'm pretty close to having my dream job now. ...

    I'm pretty close to having my dream job now.

    At the time of my accident, my dream job was to be a journalist, travelling around the world covering all the dangerous and exciting stories, such as...
  13. Thread: Your Bed?

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    I slept on a futon (on a wooden frame) for years...

    I slept on a futon (on a wooden frame) for years before graduating to a regular boxspring/mattress. Queen size for both.

    Sim
  14. Thread: Wrist Pain

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    That was pretty much my reaction. Nothing about...

    That was pretty much my reaction. Nothing about him particularly inspired much faith for me. To be fair though, he did say I could try a wrist splint for a month or two and see if there is any...
  15. Thread: Wrist Pain

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    Wrist Pain

    I've had some fairly serious pain in my wrist and back of my hand for the last couple of months. The pain is mostly in my wrist, extending to the base of my thumb and along the back of my hand. There...
  16. Thread: hand controls

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    I have both. I'm the only one who drives my car,...

    I have both. I'm the only one who drives my car, and I have permanent controls in it. I have portable controls for when I drive my GF's car or other cars (which I do a fair amount). I prefer the...
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    Poll: I generally use the word disabled, but I really...

    I generally use the word disabled, but I really don't prefer that word to the others. To me, it sounds too much like 'not able'. Handicapped (and crippled before it) took on negative connotations. I...
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    Folding/Travel Crutches

    Has anybody ever tried crutches that fold up for travel? I found some here:

    http://fetterman-crutches.com/crutchescanes/kowsky.html

    though I'm just curious about them in general, not...
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    if you're wanting to get ahold of it sooner...

    if you're wanting to get ahold of it sooner rather than later, you might try a Havaheart type of trap in order to capture it and get it to the vet for shots, spaying/neutering etc. After that, if you...
  20. I'm coming late to the conversation, and can't...

    I'm coming late to the conversation, and can't seem to view the videos you posted ("The file was removed. Reason: Hosting period expired") I'm not sure I can add a whole lot to some of what has been...
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    Life can be so damn unfair sometimes :( I'm...

    Life can be so damn unfair sometimes :( I'm sorry, Cass, and especially sorry for her daughter. Is there anything we can do to help her out?

    Sim
  22. If you watch Curb Your Enthusiasm (Larry David's...

    If you watch Curb Your Enthusiasm (Larry David's show) he had a good one about this last week. A car (with a placard) pulls into a handicapped spot. The guy gets out, appears to be perfectly AB, so...
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    I second Liz's recommendation. Back when I was in...

    I second Liz's recommendation. Back when I was in art school, I would use a bungee cord looped through the arm rests and the handle of my portfolio or else looped (loosely) around my legs and through...
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    Have you ever read John Hockenberry's book...

    Have you ever read John Hockenberry's book "Moving Violations"? I ask because it really opened my eyes (years after my accident) to what someone in a wheelchair can do. He's a journalist, which is...
  25. Thread: 20+ Years Post

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    Sounds a lot like my experience. I'm only 18...

    Sounds a lot like my experience. I'm only 18 years post, but I've already started having new physical problems I've never had to deal with before. It's mostly assorted aches and pains, but wrist...
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