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    I have found that brief mild vibration for 5...

    I have found that brief mild vibration for 5 min/day while lying down makes my spasticity better, and loosens up body muscles overall/less pain.
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    Best brace for foot turned inward?

    Do you know the paralyzed feet, how they turn inward (invert?). They are beginning to hurt. Barring orthopedic surgery (which is available), has anybody used any braces/splints/whatever they would...
  3. Thread: tek rdm

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    tek rdm

    Has anybody tried the TEK RDM tha gets you standing and rolling but seems to be ridiculously expensive?
  4. Thread: Vujicic

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    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR3hlZI6e_...

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR3hlZI6e_9vUq9V3pYTmeX1DTU2V6KmpI7f0XMCbfYVH9LHt7U8g
  5. Thread: Vujicic

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    Vujicic

    How do you compare your disability with that of Vujicic (born with no arms or legs)? His body is healthy. He has no bladder, bowel, or sexual problems. No neuropathic pain. But his appearance...
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    Take it easy, friend! You survived something that...

    Take it easy, friend! You survived something that is often lethal. take time to rest, good food, stay hydrated, avoid stress, and get sunshine and laughter.
  7. Thread: New York?

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    I have been to the Empire State both disabled and...

    I have been to the Empire State both disabled and able-bodied. Able bodied, I stood in line for hours. Disabled, they rushed me ...and my 3 companions...through every line. Within 5 minutes of...
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    Thanks all. KLD, I don't know why you assume I...

    Thanks all.
    KLD, I don't know why you assume I was thinking of a low wage native with a bone across his nose...I have been to GC before, it is a favorite spot. I have tried all arrangements, and I...
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    Off to Grand Cayman

    Here's a weird question. I weigh about 175 lb and was thinking of hiring a really strong native to carry me into the water, help me swim, and in general help out. Is this a good idea?
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    We are dealing with the sad fact that "cripples"...

    We are dealing with the sad fact that "cripples" were supposed to stay at home and do nothing, therefore those of us that travel, shop, work, stay at hotels, etc, have to trailblaze the way. Many of...
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    absolutely fabulous piece

    absolutely fabulous piece
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    Scorpion, inside of you I smell a loving person,...

    Scorpion, inside of you I smell a loving person, but you project your bitterness on other people all the time. It is you that is filled with ire, contempt and defensiveness.
    The beauty of...
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    Eileen, I get the story. I too very self...

    Eileen, I get the story. I too very self assuredly can tell when people are condescending. My friend Lisa, who has been disabled for decades, calls this her "antennae twitching." Your antennae must...
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    Definitely the beach, the water, the feet on the...

    Definitely the beach, the water, the feet on the wet sand.
    And travel has gone from pleasure to ordeal.
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    He should have tested muscle strength, range of...

    He should have tested muscle strength, range of motion, coordination, balance. Did he?


    PS. A doc might elicit clonus and I would not be surpised if you have some.
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    Any news?

    Any news?
  17. Soup kitchens?

    Soup kitchens?
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    It may have been something that reminded her of...

    It may have been something that reminded her of the things she can't do anymore. I think you know what that feels like and how feelings spring up when least expected.

    LINDA, dead on. Thanks for...
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    My son actually developed a skin rash. I do feel...

    My son actually developed a skin rash. I do feel that the filthy shower contributed. There was so much mildew. Thanks to those who understand.
    Okay, the bathroom is perfect now. I had to replace the...
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    On the basis of him having septic shock and...

    On the basis of him having septic shock and requiring transfusions. By far the most common scenario is DIC, unfortunately.
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    Because he is HOPELESS. Housekeping simply does...

    Because he is HOPELESS. Housekeping simply does not exist for him, inside or outside (don't get me started with the yards).
    Oh she is in her 50s and really unattractive.
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    Nope. No nag breaks! This ain't stopping until...

    Nope. No nag breaks!
    This ain't stopping until the bathroom is pristine. I just sent him to home depot to buy a new shower head and vent.
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    A whole conspiracy emerged re: maid. My h works...

    A whole conspiracy emerged re: maid. My h works from home while I work FT out. Turns out the maid had been insisting to him that she needed "more hours". Since it is only 3 of us at home, he refused....
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    Who cleans it? Yes I was worried about this bath...

    Who cleans it? Yes I was worried about this bath but my h reassured me that the maid cleaned "all the bathrooms". maybe time to do an inspection, sjean!!!
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    Oh and the maid has been FIRED one week...

    Oh and the maid has been FIRED one week early...She was going to work until we moved...Not any more. She used her knowledge that my hubby is hopeless around the house to slack.
    Truly, my husband...
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