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    I have no useful information just an observation....

    I have no useful information just an observation. Even really early on in our injuries i noticed this with our quad brethren. When I was in acute inpatient rehab there was an elevated bridge...
  2. A lot more than that, all their literature claims...

    A lot more than that, all their literature claims they have a huge team of "surgeons" working simultaneously... smh.
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    +1 for jasmine green tea, although I prefer...

    +1 for jasmine green tea, although I prefer oolong which is something like halfway between green tea and black tea with a little more caffeine than green tea and a little more flavor.
  4. My bet is they never go through with it. If they...

    My bet is they never go through with it. If they do, I hope the surgeon can be charged for murder because that's definitely what it will be.
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    When my j3 with a roho decided to become...

    When my j3 with a roho decided to become unfixable oddity saved me with the air cushion I’m currebtly sitting on and turned me on to the supracore. I bought one for good measure. It’s too hick for...
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    I've definitely done that before. Stuffed the...

    I've definitely done that before. Stuffed the starbucks cup between my knees while rolling around work... twelve hours later noticed a pretty rocking blister when I went to get ready for bed. At...
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    There's really no distinction between the actual...

    There's really no distinction between the actual strains of MRSA any longer (ie the hospital bugs are now the community bugs). No way to tell if it came from the hospital or home and it won't change...
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    I've always patched mine with the little kits for...

    I've always patched mine with the little kits for patching bicycle tubes. I probably had 7 different patches on my last cushion before I couldn't fix it any longer. I don't think I ever received a...
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    Certainly no reason you can't drive, but it...

    Certainly no reason you can't drive, but it sounds like for some reason or other you feel that you're not at that point yet. Until you are you can always use paratransit. Far from the most...
  10. I agree with pretty much all of your conclusions...

    I agree with pretty much all of your conclusions BSgimp, though I'd probably put Complexity of the nervous system as #1.

    If you're talking a "true" cure, which to me means I can sever your spinal...
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    While I certainly wouldn't call it benign, using...

    While I certainly wouldn't call it benign, using bacitracin on your urethra is less likely to cause multi-drug resistant organisms, because pretty much all of the drugs that cause common UTI's (and...
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    I have some unsolicited advice for you, bigtop1....

    I have some unsolicited advice for you, bigtop1.

    Don't do this.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18664609

    The three antibiotic medications in triple antibiotic ointment aren't great for...
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    Sounds like solid advice from everyone thus far. ...

    Sounds like solid advice from everyone thus far. You're early on in the injury, I felt pretty damn lost at that stage as well.

    You listed your occupation as a hospice nurse, if you are an RN you...
  14. Thread: Foot steering

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    Not personal experience, but of a friend of the...

    Not personal experience, but of a friend of the family has polio which affects her arms much more than her legs.

    She drives with a wheel on the right foot with a shoe for it turns for steering,...
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    Why a suppository? Faster onset? Seems like a...

    Why a suppository? Faster onset?

    Seems like a heap of trouble for your average joe (but nothing for those of us with toughened, feelingless asses). I just don't get the point.

    (also, please...
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    I agree. If it's about cost, the cost to upgrade...

    I agree. If it's about cost, the cost to upgrade to V8 is probably more prohibitive than the actual fuel cost over the lifetime of ownership of the car. Gas has been pretty darn cheap in the US for...
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    I thought you were joking about the name of the...

    I thought you were joking about the name of the color, and had to look it up myself.

    What's next? Abrasion red? Necrotic black? Purpura purple? Emesis green?

    Somebody was having fun when they...
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    https://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/sga.html $1170...

    https://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/sga.html

    $1170 this year, $1180 starting in 2018.

    But you can make as much as you want for 9 months out of 60 and it counts as a trial work period and you don't...
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    I rented a charger last weekend (similar to the...

    I rented a charger last weekend (similar to the Challenger you're thinking about driving, but with four doors). It seemed like a perfectly nice car to me. Worked well with my temporary hand...
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    If it's got the V8 replacing those back tires...

    If it's got the V8 replacing those back tires every couple months is gonna get expensive ;)
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    (I respect you curt, so try to read this in the...

    (I respect you curt, so try to read this in the lighthearted tone in which I'm writing it)

    This statement is kind of ridiculous. There's not a person with chronic SCI today who is still alive...
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    Just FYI, Scott, you've been off of valium for...

    Just FYI, Scott, you've been off of valium for three months now. Taking a couple (or four) doses isn't going to "get you hooked". People routinely take valium for a few days and then stop cold...
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    It would be pretty weird for this to be due to...

    It would be pretty weird for this to be due to valium, except in the acute withdrawal phase (and you tapered so slowly and are so far out from your last use) I don't think you're still in withdrawal....
  24. But why steel? (not being facetious, I really...

    But why steel?
    (not being facetious, I really don't know, sounds heavy to me)
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    A pound a week is a pretty steep goal. You can...

    A pound a week is a pretty steep goal. You can totally lose weight by counting calories though, that's how the whole weight thing works, either you gotta eat less or move more. If you ain't got no...
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