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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,...
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Thread: Draw sheets

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    Ever since I lost the ability to turn myself at...

    Ever since I lost the ability to turn myself at night I have needed overnight caregivers to turn me. I soon realized that they needed a better way. There are lots of draw sheet systems on the...
  17. Thread: No Bladder Tone

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    I had to sphincterotomies after the second one my...

    I had to sphincterotomies after the second one my bladder just stop contracting and would expel any urine. I was left with the option of indwelling or augmentation with umbilical stoma, since as a...
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    I had a Mumford procedure, in which they remove...

    I had a Mumford procedure, in which they remove part of the end of the clavicle to give more space for the rotator cuff. He also did a bursectomy, in which he removed the subacromial bursa, which he...
  19. Thread: dragon meltdown

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    dragon meltdown

    I've been using Dragon version 12 for several years and noticed that recently it has completely deteriorated in terms of speech recognition other issues, such as creating periods, inserting commas,...
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    I really like the span America pressure guard...

    I really like the span America pressure guard CFT. It's combination air chamber (8) and variety of foam viscosities. Depending upon your preference you can modify the pressure in the chambers.
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    The Invacare matryx elite series of backs offers...

    The Invacare matryx elite series of backs offers a variety of contours and depths. If you try the Jay series of backs be careful that your DME rep brings you models to demo that are appropriate, as...
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    I would say stay out of it. Extended exposure to...

    I would say stay out of it. Extended exposure to the water is not good. The high temperature is not good for us. The risk of skin injury is not good. The potential for bacteria getting into an...
  23. Thread: Magic Bullet

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    30 minutes isn't bad. If you get good...

    30 minutes isn't bad. If you get good contractions at that time that's not bad, especially if that gets the train moving and you can wrap it up in the next 20 minutes. I generally allow an hour to...
  24. Thread: Colonoscopy Prep

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    Go to the home improvement store and get a roll...

    Go to the home improvement store and get a roll of plastic sheeting, say 36 inches wide. Cut lengths to cover your path in the room where such action will be taking place. In my case, that would be...
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    Looks in excellent condition. I wish I was able...

    Looks in excellent condition. I wish I was able to keep my old Ford van with the swing away for backup or alternate use. I would've bought this just for the spare parts.
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