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    I am Polio paralyzed and in my mid 70's, got a...

    I am Polio paralyzed and in my mid 70's, got a ZX1 scooter about 4 years ago and love it. I had started having problems pushing my chair outdoors, such as from my van to shopping, restaurant, etc. ...
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    Any chance this is skeletal related, such as...

    Any chance this is skeletal related, such as dislocated hip, herniated disk, etc.? Spine curving to the right can cause abdomen to splay to the left. Agree with Bonnette that further xrays may help...
  3. Good luck with that.

    Good luck with that.
  4. Thread: getting old

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    SCI 55: Is your autobiography available?

    SCI 55: Is your autobiography available?
  5. We have driven full size vans with lifts for the...

    We have driven full size vans with lifts for the past 40 years. Yes, breakdowns happen, but overall vans have worked well for us. I try not to focus on it anymore as we've always handled the...
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    Never aware of 'shoulder health' until it crept...

    Never aware of 'shoulder health' until it crept up on me this year and got my undivided attention.
  7. Thank you! I've printed it....so helpful.

    Thank you! I've printed it....so helpful.
  8. Thread: getting old

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    Yes, docking the ZX1 for driving, sadly, does not...

    Yes, docking the ZX1 for driving, sadly, does not appear to be perfected. I got one a few years ago when I got tired and embarrassed grabbing onto the back of hubby's wheelchair to be towed up a...
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    [QUOTE=pattherat;1852555]Not really available but...

    [QUOTE=pattherat;1852555]Not really available but you asked for creative ideas...

    I L O V E that Jeep!
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    Ditto!!

    Ditto!!
  11. Thread: getting old

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    I wonder if your SCI doctor could get through a...

    I wonder if your SCI doctor could get through a typical day with 4 transfers......my husband, in his 70's does 10 in a typical day and that does not include transfers to van seat if he goes out. It...
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    Thanks Brent K, very helpful videos. I like the...

    Thanks Brent K, very helpful videos. I like the ones that are 'equipment free' as sometimes even the easiest Theraband is tough on my elder shoulders.
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    I use bands for exercise and would be interested...

    I use bands for exercise and would be interested if you can find that video. The ones I have found show exercises by non-disabled persons.
  14. Thread: getting old

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    You might want to consider a visit to your doctor...

    You might want to consider a visit to your doctor to discuss this and also Physical Therapy to evaluate your techniques for daily activities, transfers, etc. You might need to look at new techniques...
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    My sympathies are with you, but I had to chuckle...

    My sympathies are with you, but I had to chuckle about this. The spring on my horizontal brake broke and someone on here suggested a fix was to use a rubber band, showing photos with his post - it...
  16. I'm over a decade older than you and hubby and I...

    I'm over a decade older than you and hubby and I are both paralyzed - he's SCI t-10. I can really sympathize with you about changes to daily activities due to issues that crop up. Just wondering if...
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    I lived in NYC in late 60's, early 70's before it...

    I lived in NYC in late 60's, early 70's before it became accessible - hopefully due to an activist group I belonged to. Just a comment that some folks have previously posted about visits to NYC,...
  18. If Ride cushion was prescribed by seating...

    If Ride cushion was prescribed by seating specialist, they can often trim a cushion. Don't know if they could do that for you - at the area where you need it lower to transfer. I have done this...
  19. That toilet stool looks great for those with...

    That toilet stool looks great for those with shorter legs.
    As non-SCI para I have struggled with toileting about 5 or more times a day. Due to aging and shoulder problems I've changed my transfer...
  20. Have you explored insurance options? Just...

    Have you explored insurance options? Just wondering as Medicare recently covered about 8 weeks of home therapy and they also had nursing services which I did not need. This is a "homebound" program...
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    Great news and thanks for the update!

    Great news and thanks for the update!
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    So frustrating to read these posts! Hubby and I...

    So frustrating to read these posts! Hubby and I stopped traveling years ago when those high beds started to be everywhere.
    IMO, at least high end motel/hotels should at least have a power...
  23. Thread: Vein

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    Any equipment you use or is used on you - such as...

    Any equipment you use or is used on you - such as a lift sling?
    How about asking doctor when it should clear up, if dr. may think it's nothing. Wouldn't hurt to call the doctor and ask even...
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    Brian is a tough fellow and we all wish him the...

    Brian is a tough fellow and we all wish him the best!
  25. [QUOTE=nevada;1850999]I am in the same boat...

    [QUOTE=nevada;1850999]I am in the same boat fifteen years as a C 6/7 incomplete and function at about a T 6 level and have been using a manual chair for the entire time. I need a total shoulder...
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