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  1. I'm usually a pretty quiet gal except for when we...

    I'm usually a pretty quiet gal except for when we get parked in. Since my husband's ramp lets out on the side it's absolutely necessary for us to have enough space for the ramp which is provided by...
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    Oh man, I would love to be sitting outside on a...

    Oh man, I would love to be sitting outside on a porch right now reading. I think if the hubby and I moved anywhere in Florida it would be somewhere near Miami. We'll see where we end up.....but it...
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    Ohhhhhh....I never thought much about the...

    Ohhhhhh....I never thought much about the migration of sick people but now I'm thinking about the story my grandparents (from up north around here) were telling me about what happened when they had...
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    Is living in Florida all that?

    My husband and I hate the cold. He can't go outside when it's so darn cold out and I swear I'm semi-depressed for months until the thermometer hits like above 45 degrees and I can go outside again. ...
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    Once again, SCI nurse, many, many thanks. After...

    Once again, SCI nurse, many, many thanks. After learning about this equipment, we kind of thought about things and realized what our primary problem was. In every single one of the older apartments...
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    Thank you SCInurse. We'll check this out.

    Thank you SCInurse. We'll check this out.
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    Portable roll-in shower?

    My fiancee (who has a C5-6 injury) and I are getting married soon and we're going to be moving out. We are quickly realizing how difficult it is to find an apartment with a roll-in shower. I mean...
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    I went shopping with my man for a tux for our...

    I went shopping with my man for a tux for our wedding and we really liked the style in which there's a tie and vest under the jacket instead of a bow tie and a cumber bun. He hates jackets because...
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    I wouldn't exactly call these insults. I think...

    I wouldn't exactly call these insults. I think we can all tell the difference between someone who has an honest question and a jerk who can't keep their mouth shut...and as we all know, some people...
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    Poll: Here in the Philly area the one in my county...

    Here in the Philly area the one in my county initially seemed helpful but then they never sent me the information they promised. Talk is great, action is even better....
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    My fiance and I are in a very similar situation. ...

    My fiance and I are in a very similar situation. We're getting married in August, taking a cruise for our honeymoon, and we have all of the basic things that we needs like dishes, kitchen stuff,...
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    I think that Hiprex (Methanamine hippurate) has...

    I think that Hiprex (Methanamine hippurate) has just been discontinued. Just wanted to let you all know. I've been trying to find a pharmacy that carries it, but all of a sudden it seems that all...
  13. I find this entire thread HILARIOUS! I totally...

    I find this entire thread HILARIOUS! I totally agree with OI812's bumper sticker. We just went to a really busy restaurant the other night and all 6 of the handicapped spots were taken in the lot. ...
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    SoCalGal...check out this info from Magee Rehab. ...

    SoCalGal...check out this info from Magee Rehab. It gives a good, easy to understand explanation of best practices for bowel routines. http://www.spinalcordcenter.org/manual/
    If your fiance is...
  15. Thread: Swollen leg

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    Thanks for the advice. We went to get the...

    Thanks for the advice. We went to get the Doppler done today and it was negative for a DVT. So we both feel a lot better. :) He was very tired after getting the Doppler done today, so we'll...
  16. Thread: Swollen leg

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    Swollen leg

    So my fiance is a C5/6 incomplete and about two weeks ago, at the same time we noticed a bruise on his right knee, we also noticed some increased swelling in his ankle and foot. The rest of his leg...
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    Murrey, I hear you. I'm not offended, just kind...

    Murrey, I hear you. I'm not offended, just kind of shocked that grown adults allow that kind of stuff to come out of their mouths. And I've become less shocked with time. Although as a nurse, very...
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    Murrey, I've never been offended really. The...

    Murrey, I've never been offended really. The first time I was with my fiancee and someone asked him that question, I was just kind of surprised. I could sum up my reaction as, "Wow....did that just...
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    Wow thanks for everyone's responses! I think my...

    Wow thanks for everyone's responses! I think my fiancee and I have some new material to use now for our more rude/drunk curious questioners. As for the truly sincere or otherwise slightly unaware...
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    What happened to YOU?

    My fiancee has C5-6 injury and about once a month when we're out somewhere, a random person asks him, "So...what happened to YOU?" The last time it happened, it was a janitor at the Metropolitan...
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    I personally feel a lot more comfortable doing...

    I personally feel a lot more comfortable doing his bowel routine and cathing him than leaving it to someone else because he's had major fungal problems in the past from people not cleaning him well...
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    Support groups around Philly?

    I'm taking care of my fiancee who is a C-6 quad. I'm kind of new to this whole thing, although my fiancee isn't since he was injured about 10 years ago. The funny thing is that I'm a nurse and I...
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