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    Smart homes = More Independence

    Hey Folks,

    C4-C5 here. I recently had my home updated with a package of smart home gadgets. a smartlock for the front door, a security camera outside my front door, a smart thermostat, and smart...
  2. Thanks for the suggestions everybody. All are...

    Thanks for the suggestions everybody. All are good suggestions and I might use a combination of them. The flex shoes and some of that industrial Velcro might be a good combination for me. I also...
  3. Footware for power wheelchair user that doesn't slip off

    Anybody have any suggestions for shoes/slippers/moccasins for a Permobile M5 Corpus wheelchair user? Specifically shoes that stay on the feet but at the same time don't cause any pressure problems....
  4. Thread: Lodging Dilemma

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    I want to thank everybody for their comments....

    I want to thank everybody for their comments. This has been a really difficult situation for me and I guess I needed some assurance that I wasn't being unreasonable in questioning this.

    As far as...
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    The girlfriend has nothing to do with my care, or...

    The girlfriend has nothing to do with my care, or anything for that matter. At least not in the two months she's been around. The soon-to-be ex-wife, on the other hand, was just the opposite, and...
  6. Thread: Lodging Dilemma

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    Unfortunately I am not kidding and I completely...

    Unfortunately I am not kidding and I completely agree. You could say I was made to feel like I was being a pain for protesting, which is what led me to seek other opinions on the matter.

    Thanks...
  7. Thread: Lodging Dilemma

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    Lodging Dilemma

    Thinking about going on a road trip out west (from Florida) with my caregiver and her girlfriend. The third person was originally suppose to be her wife, whom I know very well and I'm comfortable...
  8. So sorry! I didn't get notified of replies...

    So sorry! I didn't get notified of replies although I swear I remember setting it to do that.

    I actually used that pillow/shoulder support system successfully for just over a year before taking a...
  9. I actually do use something like that. It does...

    I actually do use something like that. It does help quite a bit.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BQPSR2A/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    But thank you for the suggestion. I may...
  10. Thank you so much for the response. The...

    Thank you so much for the response. The SpanAmerica mattress and using is the Custom Care Convertible. It has the control unit as well. Even on its softest setting I'm experiencing shoulder pain. My...
  11. Good mattress for quadriplegic with shoulder pain?

    Anybody have any suggestions for a good mattress, preferably an alternating pressure air mattress, for a C-4 ? C-5 quadriplegic? I'm coming from a Stage IV 3000 Plus from Tridien, which was pretty...
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    Permobile M5 vs Quantum Q6

    I want the Permobile but my insurance carrier just approved the Quantum Q6. It's actually more complicated than that. I was under the impression that my insurance carrier wanted a second opinion so I...
  13. Thanks so much. This is very useful. Paul

    Thanks so much. This is very useful.

    Paul
  14. Been reading up on this very informative thread....

    Been reading up on this very informative thread. I’m due a new chair soon and have private insurance. Been using Invacare since 1986 but I'm going to move to Permobile this time for a variety of...
  15. Shoulder Positioning Support System for shoulder pain

    Hello,

    I stumbled onto something recently that has really been making a big difference for me over the last few weeks. I'm a C-4 ? C-5 quadriplegic since 1985 and over the last couple of years...
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    Thank you so much. It's great to know there are...

    Thank you so much. It's great to know there are specialists out there for this.

    -Paul
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    Thank you so much for the suggestions Stephen. I...

    Thank you so much for the suggestions Stephen. I guess that first one should have been obvious but for some reason it wasn't. Much appreciated!

    -Paul
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    Psychologists for quadriplegics?

    Some of the people I know see a therapist (psychologist) on a regular or semi regular basis. None of these people have spinal cord injuries or anything. A few have encouraged me to do so. Once I...
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    Thank you so much for all the suggestions folks....

    Thank you so much for all the suggestions folks. I am going to call the rehab and see what they have to say.

    -PN
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    Thanks so much Donna. I'll look into that. ...

    Thanks so much Donna. I'll look into that.

    Paul
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    Advice on a psychologist?

    hi folks,

    I've been a quadriplegic for just over 30 years and I've mostly been a lurker here. I've made a few posts. I've had my ups and downs, probably more downs than ups unfortunately but I'm...
  22. Thread: Suicidal

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    Been thinking about this a bit too much lately

    I don't often post here but do lurk every once in awhile. Today I came here looking for others who feel as I do. I'm not quite sure what I had hoped to find but I don't have anybody to talk to so...
  23. Thread: Power wheelchair

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    I would also like to know the same thing. -PN

    I would also like to know the same thing.

    -PN
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    Sorry, I don't have any video clips but I do have...

    Sorry, I don't have any video clips but I do have several more pictures of myself using it in various ways. If you think that might help I can put them up somewhere for you to look at? Let me know....
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    Hand-e-holder For Mounting iOS Devices

    Hello,

    I wrote this article about a new accessory that has a lot of potential for helping physically-disabled individuals use iPads, iPod Touches, and iPhones that might interest some people...
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