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    Thanks all! They did provide me with a job...

    Thanks all! They did provide me with a job description which spelled out in minute detail just about every physical movement that might be required for the job. They also require a physical...
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    What is considered reasonable modification?

    I am interviewing for jobs for the first time since my injury nearly three years ago. The skills that I have are quite appropriate for the positions but with an interview today, which was on a...
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    I finally just asked

    Saw my physiatrist for the first time since becoming a member of CC. I had never really known my diagnosis and by reading posts here I finally figured what to ask and got brave enough. He said the...
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    Thanks for the suggestions! Trying to work with...

    Thanks for the suggestions! Trying to work with Voc Rehab to help with costs, but they have a waiting list going back to February so not sure what route I'll go just yet.
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    Advice on hand controls for vehicle

    Does anyone have an opinion on installing hand controls in my van? I have full use of arms and hands. I see kits that can be installed, which my husband would do. Are these worth it, they run $300...
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    Thanks! Found out today CT scan shows three...

    Thanks! Found out today CT scan shows three broken bones and I have to stay completely off of it for five more weeks. He told me to go up and down stairs (which is necessary in my home) on my...
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    Broke foot, change in pain

    Both knees collapsed for no reason about two weeks ago and all my weight came down on my foot causing a break across the midsection of my foot. The pain has been as expected for this kind of thing...
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    For me the transition just took time and...

    For me the transition just took time and practice. I also felt like I needed the security of a "spotter" someone who walked near me so I could grab an arm for balance if need be. My center of...
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    Leg cramps, weakness who to see?

    I am an incomplete cervical spine injury who walks with a cane. I have recently developed severe leg cramping from lower shins thru tips of toes. I have to manually push foot down and hold it to...
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    I don't know if it is normal or not, but I experienced the same thing a couple of months ago. Had cortisone shot to my knee with some mild relief for a few days and then much worse pain for a...
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    Thanks you guys!

    Thanks you guys!
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    ADA advice needed

    I am trying to get football season tickets at state university. I inquired about handicapped seating for me and my powerchair. Was given three options $375 plus $1000 donation (good location); $375...
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    Congratulations! Do you live in an area where...

    Congratulations! Do you live in an area where there is a service for new moms, usually funded by a grant at no cost to the new moms, where a social worker, nurse, or someone else trained in...
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    I had gall bladder problems before my illness so...

    I had gall bladder problems before my illness so not exactly the person you're looking for, but I can tell you I had a couple of acute attacks which sound alot like what you are having. It was...
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    No stories but applaud you for your efforts. I...

    No stories but applaud you for your efforts. I work part time as a small town news reporter and pointed out to city hall that the steep, seven concrete steps to their facility makes it inaccessible...
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    I am thinking it was the baclofen, but you have...

    I am thinking it was the baclofen, but you have to weigh the advantages with the disadvantages if it is working for you. There are so many meds that I have taken that seem to not have much effect so...
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    I stopped taking baclofen and tizanidine and...

    I stopped taking baclofen and tizanidine and lyrica last fall, switched to neurontin and have lost about 35 pounds or so since then. Going off those drugs made no difference in my pain so going off...
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    Thanks for posting! Don't know if I am under...

    Thanks for posting! Don't know if I am under incomplete category but I had non-traumatic injury to cervical spine. I can walk with a cane and people don't have a clue how difficult it is (because...
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    I'm not sure what your terms mean--I had cervical...

    I'm not sure what your terms mean--I had cervical spine abscess discovered after I was unable to move legs and an arm. Regained alot of mobility but never bladder function. I went to Mayo for one...
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    I am also wondering about botox injections. I...

    I am also wondering about botox injections. I intermittent self cath 4-6 times a day and usually can avoid incontinence during that time but at night I can't. I wear a depends all the time as even...
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    Thanks for the welcomes! I am doing okay...

    Thanks for the welcomes! I am doing okay depending on the day. I work three days a week (T-Th) and get pretty exhausted by Friday so it takes a few days to recuperate. I think my biggest struggles...
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    by Beth123
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    New too

    I am new, too. My injury was an abscess on cervical spine that was MRSA infected. By the time they figured out what was wrong ( they thought strained muscle, then Guillan Barre) and I had emergency...
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