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  1. LOL. I got called a communist yesterday during a...

    LOL. I got called a communist yesterday during a spirited discussion of the concept of noblesse oblige and the fact that most rich people fell no compunction to give. I retorted "well, better than...
  2. Thanks, I appreciate this forum as the surrogate...

    Thanks, I appreciate this forum as the surrogate therapist it is ;-)

    Please don't take this the wrong way, but seeking out a person with a disability with both eyes open knowing fully what you are...
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    How many euro cars have you owned? I've own both...

    How many euro cars have you owned? I've own both and EVERY car has problems. I owned Datsun, Toyota and currently own VW(aircooled), Chev, Chrysler, and Audi. They all have issues as they age, but...
  4. Haha. You're welcome. Like I said, it was more...

    Haha. You're welcome. Like I said, it was more cathartic for me and my issues than anything else. It's hard for all of us involved, but your side is frankly much harder. Hang in there.

    Steve
  5. Poll: My wife C5/6 (chest down) works 4 days a week. ...

    My wife C5/6 (chest down) works 4 days a week. We get our benefits from her job at the hospital. We get NOTHING in assistance and pay for all her care out of pocket. I work full time.
  6. ibi, I've read through the entire thread, and...

    ibi,

    I've read through the entire thread, and all I can say is boy, are you talking to me?? I AM your husband...not literally of course, but my situation is practically identical to yours/your...
  7. SureHands ceiling lift - Opinions? Alternatives??

    Who has one? Costs and distributors on the West coast?

    http://www.handimove.com/pages/us/home-use/home.php
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    A little perspective as a husband to a C6/7 wife....

    A little perspective as a husband to a C6/7 wife.

    Denial is a wonderful thing...to a point. Denial in the short term and put in perspective is actually an effective coping mechanism...at least...
  9. Thread: Moody Blues

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    LOL. Should start a thread about the creative...

    LOL. Should start a thread about the creative ways to empty leg bags in public. I know I've got tons. Haha.

    Gatorade is perfect. That stuff looks like pee anyway :-)
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    Sure Hands lifts - Experiences?

    Has anyone had experience with SureHands lifts? Quality? Usefulness? Price?
    http://www.handimove.com/media/overviews/overview_plafondmotor.jpg
    http://www.surehands.com/

    Thanks.

    Steve
  11. As the husband/caretaker for my wife (C6/7) for...

    As the husband/caretaker for my wife (C6/7) for the past almost 5 years, I too thank you for just asking the question!

    We as care takers hurt too sometimes. Your hurt is just bigger, but...
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    Admission: $1,500 at the door Who's going ...

    Admission:
    $1,500 at the door

    Who's going ;-P

    Will be interesting to see what is said.
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    Sticky: Geron update

    Okarma address to investors:
    You'll need to sign in and go to 15:20 min in to hear SCI information.

    http://jpmorgan.metameetings.com/webcasts/healthcare11/directlink.php?ticker=GERN

    S.
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    Geron OPC-1 update - Investor speech

    Tom Okarma speaking:

    http://jpmorgan.metameetings.com/webcasts/healthcare11/directlink.php?ticker=GERN


    You'll have to sign in to listen, and relevant spinal cord info starts around 15:20 or...
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    As husband/caregiver to a C5-6 wife it has taken...

    As husband/caregiver to a C5-6 wife it has taken me a long time to come to terms with her lack of enthusiasm for a cure. She just does not want to focus on what "might be" and instead focus on all...
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    We have had a live in (though now out) aid since...

    We have had a live in (though now out) aid since we got out of rehab. In short we pay almost $14 an hour + factor in rent/utilities/etc. Specific hours on the clock with a split shift. 5am-10am...
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    Thank you all for your great suggestions,...

    Thank you all for your great suggestions, comments, honest opinions and kind words. All are appreciated and accepted.

    Not sure why we've never cut the legs off the bed(I think it's because of the...
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    FWIW I don't ever make a comment about her weight...

    FWIW I don't ever make a comment about her weight to her. You people are the only ones I've ever commented to about that issue.

    I've done more than invite her to be involved here and other...
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    You've got to be kidding. I have NEVER thought...

    You've got to be kidding. I have NEVER thought of her as less of a person! I'm very sorry for you that you have such a hang up with people trying to inform you about SCI treatment advancements....
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    LOL, I'm sure you married guys can understand my...

    LOL, I'm sure you married guys can understand my next comment.

    Dash, have you ever been married to a WOMAN? Tell her what to do?? Bahahaha. Right. :rotfl:

    I agree with each of your...
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    Turns out she is really a 5/6...I asked again...

    Turns out she is really a 5/6...I asked again today. Either way she can not transfer up...our bed is higher than the chair.
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    First, I want to thank you all for your kind...

    First, I want to thank you all for your kind encouraging words and thoughts! With some sleep and the new dawn, has come peace and perspective. Got up this morning and did the morning "dance" with...
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    WOW! You are so strong. Don't you just hate...

    WOW! You are so strong.

    Don't you just hate it when people say that(as a caregiver I get that all the time along with "oh I could never do what you do")...haha. Seriously though, I give you...
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    When's the next flight to...ANYWHERE??

    4 years in since the car accident, caring for my wife(C7) and family and working full time(leave house at 5:30 drive 70miles round trip) providing most of our income, and tonight I just about chucked...
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    Hey David...there are HUSBANDS out here doing the...

    Hey David...there are HUSBANDS out here doing the exact same thing BTW!

    :-)
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