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    Is it possible to get hold of a cough assist...

    Is it possible to get hold of a cough assist machine to use for a period of time? With me being vented I can't get secretions up very easily and I can have invasive trache suction or regular cough...
  2. Thread: suicide

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    It is the same in the UK the one exception is...

    It is the same in the UK the one exception is assisting someone to travel to an AS clinic in Switzerland as long as you don't benefit from the death financially. I've been careful not to include her...
  3. Thread: Quad Belly help

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    I've recently started measuring my waist to try...

    I've recently started measuring my waist to try and see the impact of dieting on shape as well as weight. 3 measurements a day, morning before hoist, morning after FES bike ride, evening after...
  4. Make sure that the rep has the relevant...

    Make sure that the rep has the relevant connection lead/dongle and software for your wheelchair control system so they can adjust parameters otherwise you might reject a joystick as being too...
  5. I've got a Switch It micro guide on my day chair,...

    I've got a Switch It micro guide on my day chair, chin control. Dynamic Controls DX joystick on my off road chair and replaced with a mo vis short throw for a short while. Both the short throw...
  6. Thread: DIY electric addon

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    Apologies to find the discussion search the group...

    Apologies to find the discussion search the group for China this was the link to the addon debated, about GBP 580 Free Shipping 36V 250W Electric Handcycle Folding Wheelchair Attachment Handbike...
  7. Thread: DIY electric addon

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    Sorry I should have been clearer, to find the...

    Sorry I should have been clearer, to find the discussion on powered add on s you need to search that facebook group for Batec, or something similar. You won't be able to make an add on as cheap as...
  8. Thread: DIY electric addon

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    There was a discussion on facebook sci owners...

    There was a discussion on facebook sci owners group recently on cheap alternatives AIR some from China for around GBP700. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sciownersclub/ you might need to search for...
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    Doh, that leaves me with no options. I get put to...

    Doh, that leaves me with no options. I get put to bed and positioned with a cushion raising my right buttock to keep the damaged ischial off the bed. Cushion is removed at 1am by carer and I am flat...
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    Thanks for that, I did think that all I was doing...

    Thanks for that, I did think that all I was doing was shifting pressure. It was impossible to do 2-3 minute tilt backs, no where to go to do it and my clients expect me to be on the booth or more...
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    Pressure relief dilemma

    Recovering from a small mark on my right side ischial I started to do hourly tilting chair back for between 5-10 minutes. This seemed to work OK but I had to work for 4 days on the booth at a cycle...
  12. Thread: calories burned??

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    http://sci.washington.edu/info/forums/reports/nutr...

    http://sci.washington.edu/info/forums/reports/nutrition_2011.asp has useful info but I found over estimates the number of calories a high level tetraplegic can eat, 1500 keeps me at the same weight,...
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    I'd like to see hotels buy hospital beds even if...

    I'd like to see hotels buy hospital beds even if it meant me taking my own air mattress. Can't see it happening though I only know of a handful that have installed ceiling track hoists! I just accept...
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    So far, no problem the only issue can be room...

    So far, no problem the only issue can be room size as I need a second bed for my wife. Because of the vent I have to have someone with me all night, not allowed to sleep by myself. My wife usually...
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    I book bed and mattress from a specialist rental...

    I book bed and mattress from a specialist rental company, provide hotel details and a contact, hotel staff talk directly to rental company usually copying me into emails. This morning I saw hotel...
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    I appreciate the problem but from the opposite...

    I appreciate the problem but from the opposite perspective. As a c3 quad I need a higher bed so my carers can wash, dress me and do bowels, it is back breaking for them bent over a low bed. As you...
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    You need to establish what control system you...

    You need to establish what control system you have then get an interface lead/dongle to connect laptop to wheelchair. My off road wheelchair uses Dynamic Controls control system and I have an oem...
  18. I think it is, I got a copy earlier this year, I...

    I think it is, I got a copy earlier this year, I think all I did was email. Never use it as I have a Mac but Dragon for Mac sucks so I installed win 10/parallels and dragon for pc to compare. PC...
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    I've got a tilt chair biggest problem in the past...

    I've got a tilt chair biggest problem in the past was disruption to my working day, it takes time to move my laptop table then replace and get in the right position so I didn't do it very often. Will...
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    OK, we'll give that a go, my family will have to...

    OK, we'll give that a go, my family will have to get used to me tilted back in a chair. Better that than 2 years ago when we had Xmas lunch in my bedroom with me in bed semi conscious thanks to some...
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    I know the possible problems but can't spend my...

    I know the possible problems but can't spend my "life", if you can call it that in bed. The only things that keep me going are work, my FES bike and what little social interaction I have.

    I do...
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    Thanks, unfortunately need to be up in my chair...

    Thanks, unfortunately need to be up in my chair for Christmas and new year holidays. It'll be difficult to get extra support worker hours to put me back to bed mid afternoon so another scar on top of...
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    Thanks I try to but can't get any work...

    Thanks I try to but can't get any work done,already sick after only 3 days in bed just wish that I knew whether it is definitely pressure or just the scar changing colour. How long should it take...
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    Never in sling, always straight out of it. Can't...

    Never in sling, always straight out of it. Can't cut back on time up, need to work, don't mind a few days rest but can't do it for more than that. With the last one I was always up for a few hours it...
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    There was a pressure sore which left scar tissue...

    There was a pressure sore which left scar tissue and that area does change colour a lot. It has changed a bit since staying off it, there was a small thin line through the centre which has almost...
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