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    I lived on campus when I was 25-28. I had a...

    I lived on campus when I was 25-28. I had a private room; I would not have wanted to share because of bathroom issues, including spending so long in there. At first I was in a freshman dorm and it...
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    I have osteoporosis (I am injured 25 years). ...

    I have osteoporosis (I am injured 25 years). About 5 years ago I had a DEXA scan and it showed severe osteoporosis in my hips and ostepenia in my spine. I take calcium, vitamin D and Fosamax. I...
  3. I use Ditropan XL at a high dosage (have not...

    I use Ditropan XL at a high dosage (have not tried any others). It does give me quite a dry mouth but I prefer that to leaking and having to wear diapers. I use a mouth rinse prescribed by my...
  4. I work full time and am on a Medicaid program for...

    I work full time and am on a Medicaid program for working people with disabilities (for NY State). I can make up to about 56,000. There are limits on assets. The majority of states have a program...
  5. I use IC and take Ditropan for bladder spasticity...

    I use IC and take Ditropan for bladder spasticity and don't have many accidents, and don't wear Depends unless I run out of Ditropan or am going to be somewhere that I can't be sure I will be able to...
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    I also find sleeping on my stomach is...

    I also find sleeping on my stomach is uncomfortable for my neck. I don't sleep all the way on my belly - maybe 3/4 of the way over so that my butt gets a good rest.
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    Thank you, that looks very nice. What I wanted...

    Thank you, that looks very nice. What I wanted to know was - can a person operate the sliding char himself/herself. - or does someelse else need to push it over?
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    sliding shower benches

    I need a new shower bench (again). I have trouble from time to time with skin breakdown in the sacral area (more between the folds of the buttocks than on the skin over the sacrum) and sometimes...
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    I've had pretty good experiences with airplane...

    I've had pretty good experiences with airplane travel in the wheelchair ... only one experience where an employee at the counter was rude. I haven't been asked to stand up.. the people who help me...
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    Yes, kids are OK. The one I really hate is when...

    Yes, kids are OK. The one I really hate is when they are looking only at my legs, maybe trying to figure out what's wrong with them, then if I catch them they look away, embarrassed.

    When the...
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    It makes me wonder how many people are actually...

    It makes me wonder how many people are actually thinkiing things like this, but wouldn't say them out loud, like the CVS clerk.
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    I've never bought any jeans specifically for...

    I've never bought any jeans specifically for wheelchair users. I don't like the styles they have either.

    I find a kind I like and just get more than one. I've had good luck at the Gap.
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    And I also have used 1800CONTACTS without a...

    And I also have used 1800CONTACTS without a problem. I use disposable lenses. I get the prescription from my optometrist. With my vision insurance I can get either glasses or contacts at the...
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    Oh my god, unbelievable. But I know what are you...

    Oh my god, unbelievable. But I know what are you talking about.

    When I got pregnant and I went to the clinic to get the confirming blood test, the nurse who confirmed the pregnancy told me the...
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    If I hear that question and the mom just says I...

    If I hear that question and the mom just says I don't know, I don't say anything. If a child asks me directly, I say it's because I can't walk. If the child says why, I will say I had an accident...
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    :) Different kind of stare entirely. That...

    :) Different kind of stare entirely. That kind I like.. well, for me, it would be from a good looking guy.
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    Guys who are trying to be more sensitive instead...

    Guys who are trying to be more sensitive instead of saying something like "do your lady parts work" say "so, can you feel your legs" but they are really more interested about whether you can feel...
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    yes, and then when I corrected him on that...

    yes, and then when I corrected him on that misinformation he invited me to do something with him.... no thanks. I used to take a car service to an internship when I was at school and he was one...
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    Hi Alexis, I have a T11 complete injury and my...

    Hi Alexis,
    I have a T11 complete injury and my neurological function is very similar to yours. I am not able to move or feel my legs at all and I have no sensation below the belly button. I can...
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    What a guy. I have been asked similar things. ...

    What a guy. I have been asked similar things. One guy said to me (we were not on a date thank God) he thought disabled people could only have sex with other disabled people and would be willing to...
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    I'm a T11 para. In rehab I learned to cath in...

    I'm a T11 para. In rehab I learned to cath in bed with the mirror, the red rubber cath, the Betadine. It was messy and time-consuming, and I was still incontinent because my spastic bladder had...
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    I'm a medical transcriptionist/editor for 17...

    I'm a medical transcriptionist/editor for 17 years (post SCI). Before and after my SCI I was a college student. I have a bachelor's degree but I started working in MT to make money (it used to pay...
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    oh yes

    Sometimes I pretend not to notice and sometimes I stare back or give them an inquiring look, raised eyebrows or a slight smile. Do they think we don't notice they are staring?
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    getting ready for school

    Hi - I'm new here. I've got a son - he's 16 now - and I was injured years before he was born, so I've been through this. I set my alarm(he can also do this, I wish I had gotten my son used to doing...
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