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    Senior Member martha's Avatar
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    Andrew,
    That sounds like a great arrangement -- just enough privacy tempered with being close to family. I know there are certainly times I wish we had family close enough to call upon for some assistance. It's also neat that you can "bank" your caregiver's time. That must come in handy when you need a little extra help! Thanks for sharing your situation.

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    g'day Ladies

    like Andrew [must be an Aussie thing ] i have bit of a poke through the posts in here now and then to see how things are going for the ''better halves '' .
    Betheny , cold beer i have plenty of , naked ladies are in short supply here .
    Martha , regarding vacumming and all similar pursuits i have arrived at a solution : i declared my house a national park and live in harmony with the enviroment and living creatures [ except mice ] .
    seriously ladies , i have a lot of admiration for you and hope your ''ball and chains '' realize how lucky they are [ my ex walked , no ran after 3 years and from a bloke with my temperament and personality : amazing ! ] . and remember if god had been a lady she would have got earth ship shape in 4 days and given eve a better choice of company than adam and a snake !
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    Dogger!!!!

    ROFLMAO!

    Have I missed your Saturday night jokes or have you been holding out on us?

    martha

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    Along time ago, in a post far, far away...

    I distinctly remember telling everyone that I have been on both sides of the fence (caregiver and being cared for) as Marmalady will attest. My posts have become fewer and fewer because I see the same questions being asked over and over again. There has been a suggestion made that all the main topics of dealing with SCI (from constipation to UTIs) be addressed and a singular place be set aside where the newly-injured and their caregivers can go to get general questions answered. I suggested something like a FAQ Forum. Then specific questions for each area can be made in the regular care, pain, or life forums.

    What does everyone here think of this suggestion?

    "And so it begins."

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    I think that's excellent, TD.

    There is quite a lot of very basic information that could be easily addressed by a FAQ kind of format. . . plus it saves time in the long run.

    Today . . . Friday! Always a good thing for teachers. Went to a staff meeting this afternoon at the tiny little private school where I've been teaching high school math for the past 12 years, and when it was my turn to bring up issues, I told them I'm not going to be joining them next year. I'm not sure yet where I WILL be, but it won't be at the front of a classroom. Somehow that space between the front row of desks and the blackboard isn't mine anymore, which feels both freeing and sad. For a long, long time I was really at home there. Been thinking about a doctorate in history, or maybe a writing program somewhere. Need to go--gads! 9th grade daughter just finished reading Angela's Ashes and has, um, some embarrassing questions about what Frank McCourt means by "interfering with himself". Yeeshhhh!

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    TD & Kate, I think that Jeff mentioned something a while ago about wanting to get something like this together, and was asking for input from the moderators and SCI nurses. I guess we're just all so busy it's taking a long time to get together.

    There are some excellent books - I'll get the names and availability, and maybe we can post those as a FAQ for resources. I know I'm open to any and all ideas, suggestions, and writings from others! Kate, I think I mentioned info on SCI and children's resources, as I haven't a clue about that area at all.

    Articles can be posted on the CareCure page, here:

    http://carecure.rutgers.edu/spinewire/index.html

    Perhaps we can use this for other 'basic' or 'newbie' fAQ's as well.

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    Kate,

    Watch the movie Parenthood (with Steve Martin in it). Find the scene where Diane West (??) finds her sons collection of pornographic movies. Then play her the segment where Keannu Reeves explains the sons pubescent problems. So true and makes me laugh everytime I watch it!
    Andrew

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    I don't know...length without girth ain't much to holler about but then girth without length would probably be kind of dull too. I vote for both!

    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

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    Sue!!

    I heard a guy brag once that he was basically shaped like a tuna can, short and fat, and he seemed kind of proud of that! I thought the metaphor was kind of offputting, you know?

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    Any shape or size would be lovely!!!!!

    Sex. . . sex ... what is that something you . . .nevermind!!
    Yes, well having been married 25 years and having four . . . count 'em four k.i.d.s. 3 of whom are teens and a DA spouse T5 complete I can think of many, many topics we could cover in this forum and sometimes do!! I can't say enough about this site and can't even fathom life without it even though I'm only an occasional contributer.

    You all sound so articulate and wise I sometimes feel intimidated (silly I guess) I'm 48 years old and have lived a few lives it feels like but you all teach me so much about living with this stupid, stupid injury. Thank you so much!

    Peace

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