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    Trekker6, I'm so sorry to hear that you had to...

    Trekker6, I'm so sorry to hear that you had to fight lung cancer. It sounds like some very tough times. I hope you've got it beat and can get back to fighting SCI. I think I know what you mean about...
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    I am always amazed with quads that work full...

    I am always amazed with quads that work full time, and doctor's lives seem especially busy. Wow, is all I have to say.
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    I couldn't walk ten miles now. I could a couple...

    I couldn't walk ten miles now. I could a couple of years after SCI, but I have degraded some, and I feel like walking lots damages my body. Cycling is the only cardio I can do well so I do that lots....
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    I was especially amazed that he could walk down...

    I was especially amazed that he could walk down after walking up. Down is definitely harder for me. I have thought about trying to see him because I believe we are similar in abilities, and it would...
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    Inspirational story

    This is an article about a mountain hike/climb that an SCI person just did to raise money for equipment: http://www.idahostatesman.com/outdoors/playing-outdoors/article96111007.html I thought that it...
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    A beautiful day for a ride

    I had back surgery twelve days ago for "severe lumbar stenosis", aka pinched nerve. The situation was scary because the stenosis was really limiting my walking. It seems that the laminectomy, spinal...
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    Thanks, I will ask about bracing. The recovery...

    Thanks, I will ask about bracing. The recovery period is only ten days, and I would only want the extra anti spasmodic during that time.
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    He is not planning to fuse. How long do you need...

    He is not planning to fuse. How long do you need to take Valium for dependence to occur? Thanks for your answers.
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    L3-L4-L5. I do not know if I will be in a brace,...

    L3-L4-L5. I do not know if I will be in a brace, but my spasms do not make my body contort. I can feel the muscles tightening, but I can control my motion. I take 20mg of Baclofen three times per...
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    Laminectomy Concerns

    I have been diagnosed with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, and I have scheduled a laminectomy surgery. I am a very incomplete C1-C2. I have some concern about healing and recovery because of my spastic...
  11. Dr. Wise or others Comments on MRI scan for syrinx

    I have been having an increase in spasticity, which may be due to a lower back problem that I have been experiencing, but I thought that it would be wise to rule out a syrinx as a possible root cause...
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    Winter Ride

    It's been cold and icy in Boise for a while, and I have been going a little stir crazy, mostly trapped indoors. Today I braved the elements and got out for a ride. There was enough ice free pavement...
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    Urodynamics for SCI with volitional voiding

    When reading through the research and medical advice on bladder management for SCI, it's like SCI people with volitional voiding do not exist. This seems to be also true for urodynamics testing. Has...
  14. Sorry, I meant to start a new thread asking the...

    Sorry, I meant to start a new thread asking the SCI patients about their experiences. Thanks for your reply.
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    I have been trapped indoors for a week because...

    I have been trapped indoors for a week because there has been ice on the roads, and I won't ride on icy roads. If I fall nowadays, it is not graceful so I avoid it. We finally got a little warm...
  16. Bladder Pressure Criteria Questions for Nurse or Dr Wise

    I am a 59 yr old C1/C2 who has had a very good recovery. I can walk ten miles, ride my bike 80 miles and I have pretty good bowel and bladder. After four weeks in ICU and CCU, Upon entering rehab,...
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    Wow, that looks way cool and fun. Thanks for the...

    Wow, that looks way cool and fun. Thanks for the pics. You the man.
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    My wife and I spent three days biking in the Hood...

    My wife and I spent three days biking in the Hood River, OR area. This is the second time we have done a riding trip there. It's a beautiful place. We did 40, 27 and 43 mile days.
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    I had read a research paper years ago that...

    I had read a research paper years ago that concluded that repetitive motions could help with spasticity. I ride a bike lots and have seen some improvements in leg spasticity. I haven't done much with...
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    I braved the smoke from the forest fires today...

    I braved the smoke from the forest fires today and went riding with some old friends. At 5.5 years out it has gotten easier to ride with them, and I can even ride next to them for a while instead of...
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    The photos that you post are always spectacular....

    The photos that you post are always spectacular. Thanks. I hope your rides are as pretty as your photos.
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    These worked well for me:...

    These worked well for me: http://www.amazon.com/Zefal-Cristophe-Mountain-Bicycle-Half/dp/B0048HWQKS
    I don't know if they will be small enough for her. They mostly help locating the foot front to...
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    Nice ride Charles. I hope you had fun. I've only...

    Nice ride Charles. I hope you had fun. I've only done that ride in a car, and I know that it is pretty but has lots and lots of ups and downs, nothing you can settle into a rythym on which always...
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    Ouch! That sounds rough. Did you fall off the...

    Ouch! That sounds rough. Did you fall off the side of the trail? Trails with steep downhill on the side scare me. I still do them some. Good luck with the healing.
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    Adrian, that looks like a challenging adventure....

    Adrian, that looks like a challenging adventure. Good luck, and have fun.
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