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    Top End Excelorator (stock) handcycle

    Hi, I have a Top End excelorator for sale. I won it and can't actually use it. $800 obo. I have tried to use it twice. That's its total mileage. I want to attach a picture, but the system will not...
  2. About the same. maybe 3 years. Even when not...

    About the same. maybe 3 years. Even when not running, there's a lot of equipment draining the battery. In the winter I used to have to get jump starts all the time. Even after purchasing the...
  3. Thread: My New Icon

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    Awesome thanks.

    Awesome thanks.
  4. Thread: My New Icon

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    Does anyone have a picture comparison of the two...

    Does anyone have a picture comparison of the two front wings? I wasn't happy with the wider one and would like to see how the narrower version looks.
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    Thanks for the link to that thread. It really...

    Thanks for the link to that thread. It really helps to plan for the other issues with crutches. Although weight is not the be-all-and-end-all of user issues, I know I will not be happy and therefore...
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    Forearm crutch question

    I just tried a forearm crutch (right side) and was blown away by the stability it provided. I was previously using a walker (removing balance issues, but bulky) or a cane (still have to always be...
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    I got a Mazda mobility discount. I think it was...

    I got a Mazda mobility discount. I think it was $750. That was in Canada, 3 years ago. I've never contacted Adapt Solutions directly (but they do respond to my dealer).
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    Poll: I hear you on the brain atrophy. If I take more...

    I hear you on the brain atrophy. If I take more than 10 mg at a time, my head is in a fog. I don't know how some SCI folks handle the larger doses.
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    Ok, a Canadian rant here. I had a cystoscopy on...

    Ok, a Canadian rant here. I had a cystoscopy on Tuesday and it cost me $0. Not sure what the actual cost was because we don't get invoiced. Right now I have 3 a year (problem with bladder stones),...
  10. Thread: Muscle Mass/Loss

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    FES Bike - If you have access to one, it'll keep...

    FES Bike - If you have access to one, it'll keep you toned.
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    Great work! I can see walking in your future if...

    Great work! I can see walking in your future if you haven't already started.
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    Poll: Theoretically, Baclofen could result in atrophy....

    Theoretically, Baclofen could result in atrophy. If one took it to cut spasm/tone altogether and it actually worked that way, you'd have flaccid muscle that atrophies. However, I think most people...
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    Is the Icon compatible with emotion wheels? They...

    Is the Icon compatible with emotion wheels? They require special brackets.
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    SpinFit: SCI Exercise Program

    Just wanted to share an SCI exercise program started in my community. This is a volunteer-run weekly class started by my PT. It is 45 minutes of arm spinning followed by 45 minutes of...
  15. my armbike was $300 and change.

    my armbike was $300 and change.
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    Hmm, well there's lots that you have to keep...

    Hmm, well there's lots that you have to keep working on. Both exercises targeting specific muscles (quads, hamstrings, hip flexors, dorsi flexors - how are these firing for you?) and repetition of...
  17. Hey Neighbour! I'm in Guelph and it's all about...

    Hey Neighbour! I'm in Guelph and it's all about the rain for the next few days.
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    I'm heading here next week. It's supposed to be accessible - even one or two pools, but I'll let you know. I can walk if need be and use a manual chair, but I'll keep a power chair in mind when I...
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    I tried to tune in, but here in Canada the...

    I tried to tune in, but here in Canada the premier isn't until January. So still waiting patiently...

    I love Zach. I think he is my all-time favourite person.
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    hmm. I haven't used it so I checked out the...

    hmm. I haven't used it so I checked out the video on youtube. If I'm being honest, the amount of work to operate it would probably deter me from going to the basement more than absolutely...
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    My only long term issue is bladder stones. For...

    My only long term issue is bladder stones. For me they are caused by excess mucus. Excess mucus occurs when I have bladder infections. Eg. when I'm on anti-biotics and then afterward when...
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    How long ago was your surgery? It took me about...

    How long ago was your surgery? It took me about 3 or 4 months for things to normalize and all but minor dribbling was solved. Now, I use either a waterproof bandaid or a couple of 2" squares of...
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    Same thing happened to me - picked up a nice case...

    Same thing happened to me - picked up a nice case of c-diff while in the hospital being treated for pnuemonia. Put on Flagyl - which upset my stomach something fierce, but did get rid of the c-diff....
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    Wow. I haven't kept up. This is great.

    Wow. I haven't kept up. This is great.
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    lol, i used that for exercise too. Smiling the...

    lol, i used that for exercise too. Smiling the whole time.

    Regarding quad exercise, here's how I started and progressed:
    - seated quad extensions first using e-stim to help, then without (raise...
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