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    my ins has been very reasonable, I think, with...

    my ins has been very reasonable, I think, with Farm Bureau, 2 vehicles including my van with lift, hand controls etc. until last year when they added on a approx $5OO/6 mos. Is that reasonable and...
  2. I'm diabetic and used to give my shots in the...

    I'm diabetic and used to give my shots in the stomach. Not hard or painful. Ask the Dr to prescribe the medicine and syringes and do it yourself. Should save a lot. Good luck with this and the...
  3. We use spring water from the mountain above the...

    We use spring water from the mountain above the house. It's not filtered but is tested every year and have not had any problems.
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    I use a bed ladder fom the bottom of the bed and...

    I use a bed ladder fom the bottom of the bed and then a sries of connected loops from the side to turn. Also have a trapeze fight over the center. These work for me. Good luck fonding something.
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    I've taken 3 Royal Carribean cruises and always...

    I've taken 3 Royal Carribean cruises and always used the acc room. I tried the reg room my kids had and I couldn't get thru and my chair is 25" plus there was a 1" lip which I could cross but often...
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    I use mine for aeorbic workout since I live in a...

    I use mine for aeorbic workout since I live in a mountainous place and have a hard time finding a place to get more aerobic conditioning on a regular basis. Good luck!
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    Many years ago, my Dr tol me that I would need to...

    Many years ago, my Dr tol me that I would need to stand for 2 to 3 hrs to get real benefeit and since I have retired I do 3 a day. Work on computer, watch TV, read etc. Time passes real quickly. ...
  8. Sorry to hear about this. That really sucks! I...

    Sorry to hear about this. That really sucks! I think NC must have the same law as I can't get the two agencies in my county to send anyone as they say a nurse is required and all they seem to have...
  9. Thread: Backrest?

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    I've got a Corbac that does not give me enough...

    I've got a Corbac that does not give me enough support. The solid back that I had previously worked better but was quite a bit heavier. Good luck finding one that works better for you!
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    Jennifer, when I was first injured I was on...

    Jennifer, when I was first injured I was on morphine and had really weird hallucinations. My room was in a trailer with a hot tub and a male nurse in the tub with 2 hookers and too busy to give me...
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    A Posey strap can be used to hold the condom cath...

    A Posey strap can be used to hold the condom cath on. Good luck with whatever you try!
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    I've got six inch cypress baseboards unstained...

    I've got six inch cypress baseboards unstained and they have held up well. Good luck finding something that will work for you!
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    I was having similar symptoms. Almost continuous...

    I was having similar symptoms. Almost continuous UTIs. Then the SHepherd Ctr Dr put me on daily methenamine and I haven't had another UTI in six months. Dr said they weren't sure exactly how it...
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    I agree1 You are the best! I get so much info...

    I agree1 You are the best! I get so much info and ideas of things to do for myself to be safer, weller, deal with issues better! You're wonderful people! Thanks
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    So sorry to hear about her injury. it's way to...

    So sorry to hear about her injury. it's way to early to figure her level of recovery. A good rehab facility is absolutely necessary to get started right and begin the learning process. The...
  16. Thread: Diabetes

    by ffindley
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    I also am Type 1 diabetic and was for 32 years...

    I also am Type 1 diabetic and was for 32 years before my injury. My blood sugar control is much better now than before due to a more settled routine with a similar amout of exercise and physical...
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    You might try a "Posey strap" that wraps around...

    You might try a "Posey strap" that wraps around and is velcroed on. Good Luck!
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    I just saw this. I hope you are much better by...

    I just saw this. I hope you are much better by now. You'e one of my favorite writers here. With your attitude I'm sure you'll heal fast. Good luck!
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    I have had the same problem resulting in 3...

    I have had the same problem resulting in 3 pressure sores over 10 years. Mine occured while sleeping. I now loft my heels with a triangular shaped pillow to keep all pressure off of them. Good...
  20. Thread: Living Alone

    by ffindley
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    As far as transpoting pots and pans, a narrow...

    As far as transpoting pots and pans, a narrow tray with the rubberized pot holders to protect the legs and belly if you have a quad belly like me works well for me. Good luck!
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    I heard a news short a while back that all...

    I heard a news short a while back that all Marriots were replacing their tubs with showers. I can only hope they will put in roll ins for us all. So you might try them although I did not hear a...
  22. Thread: My life story

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    Great job! I really enjoyed reading.

    Great job! I really enjoyed reading.
  23. I'm a T4 who had problems getting my legs into...

    I'm a T4 who had problems getting my legs into bed until I tried a gait belt around the legs under the knees. Grab the belt and throw myself back and rotate them into bed. Good luck and keep up the...
  24. Thread: Lunch

    by ffindley
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    I do it a little differently. My seat cover has...

    I do it a little differently. My seat cover has a handle in front and I use a carabiner and attach a insulated lunch box up front. You'll figure something out that works for you. Good luck!
  25. Great job! It pays to get involved with people!

    Great job! It pays to get involved with people!
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