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    Wheelchair race in Rome, GA

    Do any of you come down here for this race? I'd love to meet some CareCure folks face to face if you're in town next year for this event
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    Glad that the pics of my husband and his ramp...

    Glad that the pics of my husband and his ramp have give some of you guys ideas on how to tackle some projects in your house, too!
    His latest idea was to go down in the crawl space and check things...
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    Rich, Yes, he is planning to put in the floors...

    Rich,
    Yes, he is planning to put in the floors himself. But he's doing custom wide plank flooring, not the stuff most people put down. So instead of that nailer that does the nails in the side,...
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    He did carpentry as his trade for 15 years or so...

    He did carpentry as his trade for 15 years or so before getting hurt, so he knows the "how" to all these things, just not always the "how to" from a chair. We're making progress daily - so far, plans...
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    Remodeling our "new" home

    We purchased a 35 year old home and we are remodeling it, and will be including many features to make it more accessible, but it won't be a "fully" accessible home since my husband doesn't need some...
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    Hubby is in a Quickie he's had since 1992 - not...

    Hubby is in a Quickie he's had since 1992 - not only is it his primary chair, it's been his only chair since the day he got it! Tried shopping for a new chair this past spring, but everything felt...
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    I totally agree that hotels are the worst, and...

    I totally agree that hotels are the worst, and the major reason that we don't travel more. It took us 20 phone calls to find somewhere to stay in Oahu when we went last year. We have had the opposite...
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    We find that getting accessible seating is usually a nightmare. In our case, the accessible seats are almost always sold out. Guess it is the high % of former motocrossers who are now in wheelchairs...
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    Market for accessible homes?

    We are thinking of buying a foreclosure and putting in some money to make it accessible. Got me thinking that if we could afford to do that for more than one home that it might be fairly easy to turn...
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    Miles for Miracles

    I know that there are lots of motorcycle fans out there, and many others who just want to see a cure. A former pro motocross rider who was injured (incomplete quad) and has recovered is riding cross...
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    Astra LoFric 20 French catheters

    I have about 100 of them - free to anyone who wants them. Pick up in Culver City, CA or send money for shipping and I will ship to anyone who can use them. I also have a couple large boxes of chuck...
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    Q7 forks question

    My husband met with a DME today to look at a few different chair options for ordering a LONG overdue new chair. He's got an 18 year old Quickie GPV Titanium - never had any problems with it, in fact...
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    I was watching "The Barefoot Contessa" on Food...

    I was watching "The Barefoot Contessa" on Food Network this morning and Ina was making 40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken. She recommended using a good dutch oven to make it. If you check their website, the...
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    Thanks, guys, for all the great ideas! He goes to...

    Thanks, guys, for all the great ideas! He goes to have a full eval and develop a plan with a new PT in a couple of weeks, so hopefully we can include biking as part of the picture.
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    Cauliflower Rice Simply put the cauliflower...

    Cauliflower Rice

    Simply put the cauliflower through your food processor using the shredding blade. This gives it a texture that is very close to rice. You can steam, microwave or even saute in...
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    Decaf, Are you looking for a recipe to make the...

    Decaf,
    Are you looking for a recipe to make the cauliflower "rice" or recipes that use the "rice"? I've got a couple of low carb cookbooks with recipes for both. I'll be happy to post a few if I...
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    After his diabetes was diagnosed in September, we...

    After his diabetes was diagnosed in September, we switched to a low-carb diet. We are also trying to do low-fat as much as possible, since they want my husband to lose about 50 lbs. So far he's lost...
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    [QUOTE=steve garro;1302936] Would my wife be...

    [QUOTE=steve garro;1302936]
    Would my wife be better off without me?

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    Steve,
    Since I am the AB one in our relationship, I can't speak to the other frustrations that you express....
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    My husband's chair is a titanium Quickie GPV....

    My husband's chair is a titanium Quickie GPV. With the wheels and the Jay Extreme cusion it is exactly 25 lbs.
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    Bike pedal ideas?

    My husband is a t-12 incomplete and is needing to start exercising due to a recent diabetes diagnosis. He's got great strength in his quads, and tried out a recumbent bike. The problem is he's got no...
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    We have found that those places that say...

    We have found that those places that say "disability access" here in So Cal just mean that there is an elevator to get from the parking garage into the building and the doorways are wide enough to...
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    Bruce - Thanks for scouting out more Maui...

    Bruce - Thanks for scouting out more Maui options. We went to the Surfing Goat Dairy and I took the tour - don't think my hubby could have done it in his manual chair. The fields are too rough, to...
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    Don't see it there - I take it you sold it...

    Don't see it there - I take it you sold it already?
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    Scary - fire in our building

    We had a fire in a building a few nights ago and we had to evacuate. Thankfully, the source was a smouldering electrical wire, so things were remedied quickly and we were back in w/in an hour.
    My...
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    Um what kind of bear? A polar bear? Just kidding...

    Um what kind of bear? A polar bear? Just kidding - that's what everyone asked me when I lived in MI. I was on the west side, straight across from Chicago. Lived there for 13 years, winters were...
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