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  1. Simon has had his SuperStand for just over 10...

    Simon has had his SuperStand for just over 10 years now. We just got a new van and had it outfitted with a Speedy-Lift from Adapt Solutions. It required a rigid frame chair and his SuperStand is a...
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    Update. We went ahead and purchased the Tilt n...

    Update. We went ahead and purchased the Tilt n Tote in 2010. It works great on the back of my 77 Corvette. We purchased a second bar and had it welded in place so that we can swap from the...
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    We purchased a bike carrier from a local bike...

    We purchased a bike carrier from a local bike shop several years ago. It was difficult for my wife to lift the wheelchair that high off the ground and hang it upside down - and then to get the wheels...
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    Wheelchair carrier

    Has anyone purchased a wheelchair carrier for a manual folding wheelchair? We are looking for one that will fit on a trailer hitch so that we don't have to take the trailer when we just want to take...
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    Two rides

    I have two rides. One is a 2003 Monte Carlo and the other is this 32 year old Chevy. Have a question for the Vette racer. Are you with NCCC? Will you be at the convention in August?
  6. Thread: Pants?

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    Wheelchair pants

    I wear USA Jeans when I'm in my regular wheelchair. No problem with having them dip down in the back because of the way they are cut. They look great sitting. When I use my standing wheelchair I wear...
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    Best car...

    I'm T-12 and drive a Monte Carlo. I'm 6'3" tall and have plenty of space to transfer in and put the chair behind me.
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    I have a Toro zero radius 38" cut. I just take...

    I have a Toro zero radius 38" cut. I just take one of the handles off for transfers. I transfer on to it from my wheelchair and then put the handle back on with a 7/16" wrench. The thing is totally...
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    Lyrica

    Couldn't stand the short term memory loss. I would leave home and not remember where I was going. It wasn't helping the pain that much either. Have gone back to gabapentin.
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    Handicap plates

    I have handicap plates on the two cars I drive. We have a hanging card for my wife's car when she's driving. I didn't have any trouble getting both in Michigan.
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    I was taking 3,600 mg Neurontin per day (900 mg X...

    I was taking 3,600 mg Neurontin per day (900 mg X 4). Last year I weaned off Neurontin and onto 600 mg Lyrica (200 mg X 3).

    On Lyrica I had short term memory loss and put on a lot of weight. After...
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    I agree with Mike. Given a choice, I would much...

    I agree with Mike. Given a choice, I would much rather be confined to a wheelchair than live with the nerve pain. Mine has progressed over the years and gets unbearable at times. I can get around...
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    USA Wheelchair Jeans

    Simon wears sweats most of the time, but when we are going out to dinner he usually switches into the USA jeans slacks. They look really nice on him when he's sitting. He wears regular slacks with an...
  14. Stay away from the ice cream!!! Say's who??? ...

    Stay away from the ice cream!!! Say's who??? Got to have my ice cream in the summer and my hot cocoa with whipped cream in the winter. imnomis
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    Simon got his Tempur-Medic cushions through...

    Simon got his Tempur-Medic cushions through Sparrow Regional Medical Supply in Lansing, MI. Tempur-Medic distributes to medical supply companies through Swiss American Products. Your medical...
  16. Standing Wheelchair

    The manual standing chair is easy to use if you don't have any problems with your upper body. Simon's injury is at T-12 and he has no problem getting up and down. He really likes the chair a lot.
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    TempurMedic cushion

    Have you thought about a TempurMedic cushion?
  18. Standing wheelchair

    We didn't find them pushy at all. Dave came to the Sparrow rehab at the request of Simon's therapist when we were talking to her about standing frames. He brought a chair with him for Simon to try...
  19. SuperStand / The Standing Company

    Simon's SuperStand is manual. The Standing Company also makes a electric stander. In fact, his manual wheelchair can be coverted to electric someday, if he should chose to do that.

    Simon has had...
  20. Thread: Lyrica

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    Lyrica

    I think Simon has gained a few inches on his waist since going on the Lyrica, but he had also gained weight while on Neurontin. He's probably up over 4" on his waistline in the 3.5 years since his...
  21. Thread: Men's Fashion

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    Wheelchair jeans

    Check out http://www.wheelchairjeans.com/.

    These pants are the weirdest looking things you'll ever see (shape wise) but are perfect if you are in a wheelchair. They have a high back and low...
  22. Thread: Lyrica

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    Lyrica vs. Neurontin

    Simon has been taking 300 mg Lyrica twice a day since the spring. He noticed that if he misses a dose he is sick the entire next day. This has happened three times. Withdrawal??

    He feels that he...
  23. Standing Wheelchair

    Simon has had the SuperStand by The Standing Company for a couple of years. It based out at $7,500 when he got his. He loves the chair.

    They custom make them to your height, weight, etc. It was...
  24. Thread: Lyrica

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    DavidHH - Any updates on your experience with...

    DavidHH - Any updates on your experience with Lyrica? Simon switched over to 300 MG of Lyrica two times a day from 900 MG of Neurontin four times a day. It took about a week and a half to make the...
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    Simon said to tell you it made him foggy, but...

    Simon said to tell you it made him foggy, but didn't do anything for the pain. -- mrsnomis
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