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  1. Eh, I've had a boner for worse...

    Eh, I've had a boner for worse...
  2. In the US, physicians can definitely prescribe...

    In the US, physicians can definitely prescribe 'off label' for non-approved uses. Not all of them will, but all of them can
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    I've been here since Day 1 (literally). Also a...

    I've been here since Day 1 (literally). Also a member when it was SpineWire as well as CanDo. The forums have been invaluable over the years. I've got to recognize all the SCI Nurses'...
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    There has been enormous progress in the treatment...

    There has been enormous progress in the treatment of most cancer types in the past 20 years. Survival from and complete eradication of a person's cancer disease is common. Incurable HIV has been...
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    Have you had your Red Blood Count (RBC) measured...

    Have you had your Red Blood Count (RBC) measured recently? When I had anemia I was always sleepy.
  6. Entirely off topic...

    Entirely off topic...
  7. Thread: Blue Urine

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    So it's the plastic that's blue, not the urine...

    So it's the plastic that's blue, not the urine itself, correct? If so, I wouldn't very concerned. My bedside bag would frequently turn blue - - maybe due to acidic urine? - - I didn't have any UTIs...
  8. Thread: tired

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    I would: add 300 calories per day for 10-14...

    I would:


    add 300 calories per day for 10-14 days then re-evaluate how you feel; protein is great but don't be afraid of carbs
    get your baseline blood work completed as described above,...
  9. I don't have any particularly helpful options,...

    I don't have any particularly helpful options, especially given that the ROI seems so straightforward (known/defined market, easy to adopt product, modest cost, etc.). In other words,...
  10. During the video in the OP, it was estimated that...

    During the video in the OP, it was estimated that these simulators 'would be in our hands' around mid-2019. Can anyone speak to what the funding snafu has done to this timeline? Will we have it by...
  11. I have to say that feel that you are putting a...

    I have to say that feel that you are putting a far too positive spin an the accusations made against about your statements regarding trial results. My position is not based on fact but rather I am...
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    Head Transplantation

    This topic has been posted a few times before, but this article addresses the current limitations of such a procedure based on the opinion of an independent expert rather than the nut-job Italian...
  13. I have a 2009 Chevy Express. It is identical to...

    I have a 2009 Chevy Express. It is identical to yours and the current model year. I have neither a lowered floor nor a raised roof. Swing out doors - not slider, a Braun lift, and a 6-way power...
  14. Have you ever tried some of the vitamins that...

    Have you ever tried some of the vitamins that cause the opposite problem? Vitamin C and Magnesium come to mind.
  15. I'll have what she's having....

    I'll have what she's having....
  16. Does anyone else ever feel that the farther we...

    Does anyone else ever feel that the farther we (they) get, it reveals that we've got farther to go than we originally thought? I want to keep the faith in some kind of meaningful treatment, but each...
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    There is a higher prevalence of a number of...

    There is a higher prevalence of a number of disease processes in chronic SCI. Here is a study that refers to it a "accelerated aging". Sad but true. In addition to lower testosterone levels, there...
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    Encouraging, I'd say. Is the deployment of...

    Encouraging, I'd say. Is the deployment of chondroitinase still being obstructed by patent protection from Acorda? Would really like to see this tried in humans ASAP.
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    First of all, it is crazy how close we are in...

    First of all, it is crazy how close we are in both age and age of injury...now on to your question...

    It is definitely tough. My go to is to hire someone to do stuff to make her life easier. A...
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    Because SSA considers motor complete SCI as one...

    Because SSA considers motor complete SCI as one of conditions automatically defined as disabled, I am confident that you could cycle on and off as frequently as you'd like (and therefore also pass...
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    You can (thanks to the sweet advantages of total...

    You can (thanks to the sweet advantages of total and permanent disability) use your 401k as a short-term tax advantaged account. This page sums it up well ...
  22. Thread: Cheer me up

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    There is no conspiracy, they are not against us. ...

    There is no conspiracy, they are not against us. But their incentive and motivation is not the same as ours
  23. Thread: Annuities

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    4.8% is the equivalent cash flow but that's not...

    4.8% is the equivalent cash flow but that's not the same as interest rate on a CD or annual return on a mutual fund. The difference is that the 4.8% includes the return of principal. A 20 year...
  24. Thread: Annuities

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    Based on current interest rates a 45 year old...

    Based on current interest rates a 45 year old male buying a $2M annuity would be paid approximately $8/month ($96k/year) until death regardless of how long you lived. A 20 year certain annuity would...
  25. Thread: Annuities

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    Can you provide a bit more context to your...

    Can you provide a bit more context to your question? in simplest terms, annuities are insurance products where the buyer contributes money now with the promise of getting paid in future...
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