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  1. Thread: Vitamin D

    by Gearhead
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    For 5 years my yearly blood tests showed low D...

    For 5 years my yearly blood tests showed low D despite taking 5000 IU x 2 daily. Then my D was high so I went to 1 x daily. Next year it was still high so I asked why (as if I was doing something...
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    IF you have power seat tilt you can use that...

    IF you have power seat tilt you can use that function as a jack. With foot plates flipped up, tilt seat enough to allow a 4x4 wood to fit under foot rest mount center. Then tilt forward, foot rest...
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    "The Very Long Engagement" (might be "A" instead...

    "The Very Long Engagement" (might be "A" instead of "The" if you search it)
    French with subtitles.
    WW1 time frame, soldiers and the woman left behind perspective. Brilliantly written and...
  4. Thread: winter

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    29 degrees early this morning. Read (somewhere)...

    29 degrees early this morning. Read (somewhere) that it was warmer in Alaska.
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    1st, disengage - re engage motors. Ensure engage...

    1st, disengage - re engage motors. Ensure engage lever(s) are fully engaged. If problem goes away it was because motor lever wasn't engaged fully. Usually leaves a code but not always.
    Semi...
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    Do all 4 caster wheels spin and swivel freely? ...

    Do all 4 caster wheels spin and swivel freely?

    Next time you need to leave your chair somewhere, lock it (see owners manual).
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    Check the manufacturer and/or DME website (look...

    Check the manufacturer and/or DME website (look for decals on chair). A phone call may be needed. I looked and only found V6 as a mid drive. RWD was a V4 model. It's important to know exactly the...
  8. Thread: winter

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    Whew, almost $1000 but looks like a useful tool. ...

    Whew, almost $1000 but looks like a useful tool. Web site says insurance may cover it.
    https://www.pantsupeasyoffers.com/
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    The "Priority Start" should prevent battery from...

    The "Priority Start" should prevent battery from going so low that it won't spin starter. However, EFI/ECM needs a certain level of volts to work. Meaning engine may turn over but ECM won't trigger...
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    3rd photo, best design. May be a 1 off...

    3rd photo, best design. May be a 1 off fabrication. Air tires and pivot hitch mount (pic suggests possible swivel too).

    Those hard mounted to chair seem dangerous. Tail whip could send standing...
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    I talked with Medicare today about a bill I...

    I talked with Medicare today about a bill I received in the mail. The bill was about a claim from 2 1/2 years ago. My beef, 2 1/2 years and I was just now getting this surprise bill about a claim...
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    Last thing I want it's more pressure on my taint....

    Last thing I want it's more pressure on my taint.
    A gait trainer is what I want.
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    If your talking about a power chair, this may...

    If your talking about a power chair, this may help.
    I have a Comfort System brand seat back installed on a Permobil F3. Will look on box (i still have) to see which one as they have different...
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    If your in nursing just for a pay check, your...

    If your in nursing just for a pay check, your likely to do more harm than help.
  15. Thread: winter

    by Gearhead
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    Same situation for me. Since cloths resist going...

    Same situation for me. Since cloths resist going on towel dried yet still moist skin, I have to wait 10 or more minutes before attempting dressing. I have a towel in chair, another in lap, and one...
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    In Alabama. I have BCBS for Rx and to cover the...

    In Alabama.
    I have BCBS for Rx and to cover the 20% with no deductible or co pay. Meds cost $4-$24 depending on the med.
    Cost is $135 for Rx and $380+ (I think) = $500+ which = 1/4 of my SSD...
  17. Kieth, that's awesome. Love to hear stories of...

    Kieth, that's awesome. Love to hear stories of improvement.
    I went to The Big Idea web site https://reevebigidea.org/
  18. I got a girdle like back brace thru Medicare to...

    I got a girdle like back brace thru Medicare to help with quad belly and back support. My girth got smaller so I needed a smaller brace. Got one then later got a bill, Medicare denied.
    Called...
  19. Very valid concerns and thanks for reminding me. ...

    Very valid concerns and thanks for reminding me. I live in Central AL. We have had occasional crippling winter storms. 1983 and 1993 being the worst where many roads were blocked for days by...
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    Very well put, accurate and to the point. Perfect...

    Very well put, accurate and to the point. Perfect way to handle the situation. I tried to reply but cancelled it due to my experiences made it too negative.
  21. There were wax coated spiral wrap paper straws...

    There were wax coated spiral wrap paper straws when I was a kid. I don't recall a wrapper. Milk shakes were thick back in the day, straw would collapse if you sucked on them. Had to use straw like...
  22. If NDIS is like all insurance I'm familiar with,...

    If NDIS is like all insurance I'm familiar with, an absolute necessity would need to be proven. Still wouldn't hurt to try.
  23. Alfred Hitchcock like. Nice read.

    Alfred Hitchcock like. Nice read.
  24. Not sure what NDIS is "down under" but in the US,...

    Not sure what NDIS is "down under" but in the US, it's near impossible to get any insurance to pay for off road anything..
  25. I'd look for a Tracks type (tank or bulldozer)...

    I'd look for a Tracks type (tank or bulldozer) powerchair rental near or in route to beach unless you plan to spend a lot of time there. Not sure if they're available to rent.

    Other options;...
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