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    Lost my furry companion Friday

    Companions can be helpful regardless of size. My 2lb guinea pig, Barley was a great companion. He visited senior neighbors and they loved him. One of his last visits was with someone who had just...
  2. Fly free Jennifer, you will be missed here.

    Fly free Jennifer, you will be missed here.
  3. I pretty much use a large bedside bag full time...

    I pretty much use a large bedside bag full time and when it is really full and heavy I utilize the transfer handle on the front of my chair to empty it. I tilt then hook the bag handle by placing my...
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    The shoulder blade that wings out in the back

    Anyone else have issues with a shoulder blade that wings out in the back? Mine is getting worse and the only thing that has helped recently has been grabbing a loop of tubing in each hand from a...
  5. Thread: Winter mittens

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    I have an ancient pair of Columbia mittens that...

    I have an ancient pair of Columbia mittens that my hands slide into even when my fingers are curled up and being mittens no finger holes to worry about. I have a Bodypoint 4" joystick and have no...
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    That is interesting I don't play as much as I...

    That is interesting I don't play as much as I used to but I played mmorpg's for years using key binds.
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    I have been in the NLS Talking Book program since...

    I have been in the NLS Talking Book program since 1988 and love it. The digital downloads have been really great for me. I download audio-books from 4 sources into my phone of ipad - NLS, Audible, my...
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    It only takes a small amount of tilt to achieve...

    It only takes a small amount of tilt to achieve the seat dump you are looking for.
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    My suggestion is cloth shin guards like the kind...

    My suggestion is cloth shin guards like the kind used by some martial arts. I have used them to protect leg bags. They are also useful when you have youngsters who like to climb up into your lap.

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    I have a soft wrist splint I occasionally sleep...

    I have a soft wrist splint I occasionally sleep in at night. When my elbows get really bad I get swelling from the tennis elbow right above the elbow bone, and swelling from what they called golfers...
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    I was 22 when I was injured and things were...

    I was 22 when I was injured and things were really dark for me for years in the beginning. Psychiatric intervention was one of my worst experiences and some of the shit after that set my progress...
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    38 years, turning 60 and thinking a lot

    So 38 years ago I somehow managed to fall down some steps. I don't remember a lot about the immediate aftermath just a lot of pain. I couldn't figure out how if I was paralyzed how I could wake up in...
  13. Dang, I used to come in and read posts for a few...

    Dang, I used to come in and read posts for a few years before I actually joined the forum. I remember some pictures he posted after a flap surgery and months of no sitting. At least he had some great...
  14. Thread: 63 years today

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    You had to have had a lot of thoughts run through...

    You had to have had a lot of thoughts run through your head. I am looking at 38 years and maybe it is turning 60 that is making me think. I have enjoyed your posts and look to see many more.
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    I used to always have a local bike shop change my...

    I used to always have a local bike shop change my tires when needed, or replace inner tubes. I would order my tires from like, say Sportaid, and when they arrived a family member or friend would take...
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    I get some really nasty tennis elbow from mouse...

    I get some really nasty tennis elbow from mouse usage. Crags What kind/shape of joystick are you using on your chair? I have used different ones over the years and have the best results from the...
  17. 37 years post here and I also get the uti's...

    37 years post here and I also get the uti's without a fever. But then my normal temp is in the low 97 range. And you have no idea how hard it is for a medical professional not familiar with me to see...
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    What he said. insert up arrow. How big of a piece...

    What he said. insert up arrow. How big of a piece did you use?
  19. Great Year! I think I would greatly prefer water...

    Great Year! I think I would greatly prefer water skiing over snow skiing.
  20. Thread: 20 years

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    What a difference 20 years can make. For me it...

    What a difference 20 years can make. For me it was a lot of changes in attitude and education. Add the aging process in and it was relearning things with physical changes. Life does go on and with a...
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    I also use the Black Mountain resistance bands....

    I also use the Black Mountain resistance bands. If you have a quad hook grip you can use that with the padded handles. I also use the ankle strap on my wrist depending on what I am doing.
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    I use some different things to carry stuff in my...

    I use some different things to carry stuff in my lap. For Kitchen use cutting board is what I use most, always when taking hot stuff out of the microwave. I also have a cafeteria type tray with a...
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    I question that having the speed controller on...

    I question that having the speed controller on the side of the box where it can rub against doorways as better. Pride Mobility made speed adjustments on the control boxes like that and they did rub...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    sitting on bruises

    Had a mishap during a transfer and apparently my backside is very colorful. How much of a concern should I have about spending time in my chair for awhile? My nurse will be checking in on me later...
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