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    Never roll the dice with taking things down to...

    Never roll the dice with taking things down to the wire if you don't have a backup chair. If you only have one chair and you wait until it's too late you could really be in a jam, given that it...
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    I've been using the extender system for about 10...

    I've been using the extender system for about 10 years. Good system. One does have to be careful about battery usage. If one is out all day and very active. You will need two batteries. I went...
  3. I have a very serious problem whenever I am...

    I have a very serious problem whenever I am hospitalized. I have an augmented bladder is very overactive, despite Botox, and there is no way I can reliably utilize a four hour cath schedule in a...
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    I wear a hat pretty much all the time, starting...

    I wear a hat pretty much all the time, starting in late October and lasting until probably April. Not having to work anymore makes that easier, though I was completely miserable being under an...
  5. Thread: Armrest height

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    Too high and your shoulder joints will be...

    Too high and your shoulder joints will be unnecessarily compressed as your upper arm is hitched up against your collarbone, acromioclavicular joint and other structures. In addition, your neck and...
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    I have a Permobil F3 with an aftermarket back...

    I have a Permobil F3 with an aftermarket back (Invacare matrix elite deep) and had an issue with the back snapping out of the bracket on the chair. They said they did resolve it. I haven't had it...
  7. Thread: colony count

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    I currently take a pretty large dose of cranberry...

    I currently take a pretty large dose of cranberry concentrate, four capsules a day a.m./p.m., that I get from Puritans pride. I haven't used d-mannose in years, maybe it's worth a shot.

    The...
  8. Thread: driving

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    I don't know if you use a power chair or manual...

    I don't know if you use a power chair or manual chair. The only other lockdown is made by Qstraint, but that too involves mounting bracket on the chair. If you use a power chair weight is not an...
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    My advice is to pay it out-of-pocket if...

    My advice is to pay it out-of-pocket if necessary. It is only nine days, and if the person is worth it you do not want to financially hurt that person. And besides, taking care of you on such a...
  10. Thread: colony count

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    colony count

    Always had deep pelvic pain and always thought it was bladder related. Possibly bladder spasm, chronic colonization/infection, whatever.

    I'm going in for Botox, having done it close to a dozen...
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    In my C300 laterals, as installed, when even...

    In my C300 laterals, as installed, when even allow me to rest my arms on the armrests without compressing very uncomfortably my inside arms. I could not even eat comfortably. I opted for the molded...
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    I put in about a stroke and a half using the pump...

    I put in about a stroke and a half using the pump every two weeks and the cushion does not seem to be getting incrementally harder, so it must be losing a little bit of air all the time. After all,...
  13. That is a long time to have a Foley in. How long...

    That is a long time to have a Foley in. How long has it been out? The bladder muscle does contract to a very small size when on a foley and could take quite a while to regain its elasticity. ...
  14. I was told that the elevator requires 1 inch seat...

    I was told that the elevator requires 1 inch seat to floor height addition, not that you lose 1 inch IF you require an 18.5 inch STF. I was told that my increased STF may be a function more of my...
  15. Does anyone have an F3 with no seat elevator? If...

    Does anyone have an F3 with no seat elevator? If so, what is your seat to floor height? It was supposed to be 17.5, however, mine is closer to 18 in the rear and over that in the front.
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    I think you should focus on what you're width is...

    I think you should focus on what you're width is in terms of the correct anatomical measurement done in the correct position, and then determine whether your chair, or proposed new chair, can...
  17. pm me your email addr for chair pics for some...

    pm me your email addr for chair pics

    for some reason I can't post pics
  18. I don't think Permobil is even offering a vehicle...

    I don't think Permobil is even offering a vehicle docking system anymore and if it is, I never hear of it being used at my adaptive mobility dealer. It's either EZLock or qstraint.

    I just got my...
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    Take a piece of firm wire or small diameter...

    Take a piece of firm wire or small diameter flexible rod and bend it into the shape of an L. Anchor the small end of the L to the shifter with the hose clamp and now the long end of the L sticks up...
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    Just got it on my F3. Had some problems with it...

    Just got it on my F3. Had some problems with it on the recline feature, such as the back becoming detached from the main frame. Good thing I wasn't in the chair.

    For some reason, I can't upload...
  21. Thread: Permobil F3/M3

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    I've been SCI for close to 30 years but only went...

    I've been SCI for close to 30 years but only went to power chair about 6 1/2 years ago. Before that I used the extender power assist system, which I felt was very good and I still use in the...
  22. Thread: Permobil F3/M3

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    Three things: 1. When I got my C300, some six...

    Three things:

    1. When I got my C300, some six and half years ago, my DME or Permobil, I'm not sure who, was able to recess the seat pan down within the side rails such that I had a half-inch...
  23. Thread: Permobil F3/M3

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    Anterior tilt would have required the same...

    Anterior tilt would have required the same additional inch as the elevator, which I knew I couldn't afford in terms of a visual field out the windshield. I do have the retractable joystick. I...
  24. Thread: A card for AD

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    I would definitely keep one in my wallet case you...

    I would definitely keep one in my wallet case you get some sort of accident and are unconscious and personnel go through your wallet.

    The other important thing is to always take a copy with you...
  25. Thread: Permobil F3/M3

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    Got my F3 yesterday. As much as the elevator...

    Got my F3 yesterday. As much as the elevator feature which I had on my C300 was convenient for certain things, such as banking and the library, I am glad I did not get it on this chair, as driving...
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