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    I discovered the site either in late 2001 or...

    I discovered the site either in late 2001 or sometime in 2002. Back when DA, larwatson, Chris Chappell, dogger, and many others were around. I learned so much from the people on this site. I still...
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    I (C5 complete) am a tenured associate professor,...

    I (C5 complete) am a tenured associate professor, and work from home 95% of the time teaching online classes. It has been that way for the last 2 years. My university bought me one of these for...
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    I'm a C5 complete quad. After 17 years, I got a...

    I'm a C5 complete quad. After 17 years, I got a colostomy last summer. I just got back from a 4-day trip to Las Vegas. I would not have been able to do that without the freedom given to me by the...
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    I'll never go back to a minivan. After 15 years...

    I'll never go back to a minivan. After 15 years of minivans, my Ford Explorer is absolutely wonderful.
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    I have had the Braun Ability Ford Explorer since...

    I have had the Braun Ability Ford Explorer since November 2016, and have over 50,000 miles on it. Absolutely love it! We test drove a Honda Pilot last year. Didn't like it at all because it did not...
  6. This is my first chair with power recline and...

    This is my first chair with power recline and elevating foot rests. It also has tilt and elevate, but I had those on my last two Invacares.

    I got the fancy controller with Bluetooth. I can use the...
  7. After 3 Invacare wheelchairs the first 15 years...

    After 3 Invacare wheelchairs the first 15 years of quad life, my wheelchair guy recommended I go away from Invacare a few years ago (due to a production shutdown they had for a while and the fact...
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    My life as a C5 quad is better than I ever...

    My life as a C5 quad is better than I ever imagined it would be. After my injury 17 years ago, I went back to school to get a master's degree, started as an adjunct instructor, was hired full-time,...
  9. Thread: voice control

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    Yes, both have voice control built-in under...

    Yes, both have voice control built-in under Accessibility Options.

    I have many Alexa and Google Home devices in my house. I control lights, the thermostat, and TVs using my voice. While laying in...
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    I found this using the MLS# -...

    I found this using the MLS# - https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/fl/fort-myers/10280-glastonbury-cir-unit-102/pid_27091297/
  11. Thread: I'm a Robot

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    I'm a Robot

    I'm very lucky to work at a great university. I have taught in the classroom many semesters, but have been teaching all online for the past few years. A faculty member in the College of Education was...
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    I see the 5 minute bag change quoted a lot, but...

    I see the 5 minute bag change quoted a lot, but it's not even that long for me. :) Bag changes are once or twice a day and take less than a minute. Even the days we change the wafer, it's less than 5...
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    I love controlling our Nest thermostat as well. I...

    I love controlling our Nest thermostat as well. I control all of the lights on the main floor, can see and talk to whoever is at my door through the Show and Ring doorbell, change the volume of music...
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    I have a Show, a Dot, and the Alexa app on my...

    I have a Show, a Dot, and the Alexa app on my laptop. I use them all extensively.
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    This, times eleventy billion. After 17 years,...

    This, times eleventy billion. After 17 years, life is much easier now. I can easily travel with my wife (marrying her a few years ago was also the best thing I've done) and save hours per week.
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    I had my surgery on a Wednesday afternoon. I was...

    I had my surgery on a Wednesday afternoon. I was up in my chair the next day. They wanted to see some output before I left, so I didn't leave until Saturday morning.
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    I had my colostomy surgery on June 27. I have not...

    I had my colostomy surgery on June 27. I have not had any issues yet. I wish I would have done it years ago.
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    Wonderful! I hope you and your family are doing...

    Wonderful! I hope you and your family are doing well. It's hard to believe we were headed to China 15 years ago...
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    I have these on my chair:...

    I have these on my chair: https://www.quantumrehab.com/about-us/quantum-news-full-story.asp?nid=160606155605

    I love them and use them more than I thought I would.
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    What happened? Or what do you mean by things...

    What happened? Or what do you mean by things getting intense? I've been on a regular diet since the night of surgery. I have not had a lot of output, but have been feeling well.
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    After 17 years, I had a colostomy on June 27. Was...

    After 17 years, I had a colostomy on June 27. Was only in the hospital until June 30. So far it's going very well. My bag gurgles once in a while with gas. Does that go away after some time?
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    I've been injured 17 years, and have my colostomy...

    I've been injured 17 years, and have my colostomy surgery scheduled for June 4th.
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    I got a Quantum last may and it's the best chair...

    I got a Quantum last may and it's the best chair I've ever had.
  24. I switched from DirecTV to Dish Network just so I...

    I switched from DirecTV to Dish Network just so I could use Alexa. I'm so glad I did.
  25. Thread: alexa

    by cjo
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    I use Alexa for lights, thermostat, making calls,...

    I use Alexa for lights, thermostat, making calls, and using Dish Network.
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