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    Living on campus

    I'm finally getting my crap together and getting ready to go to school. It's down in Tempe, roughly 20 miles from where I live. I'm having issues with caregivers right now and one of my living coordinators mentioned that I can live on campus in a dorm. Has anyone else done this? I feel like I would be the creepy old guy in the wheelchair down the hall. LOL. I'm worried I might break my neck again staring at all the 19-year-old booty. Ha ha. Would you do it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rybread View Post
    I'm finally getting my crap together and getting ready to go to school. It's down in Tempe, roughly 20 miles from where I live. I'm having issues with caregivers right now and one of my living coordinators mentioned that I can live on campus in a dorm. Has anyone else done this? I feel like I would be the creepy old guy in the wheelchair down the hall. LOL. I'm worried I might break my neck again staring at all the 19-year-old booty. Ha ha. Would you do it?
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    are you healed up, if not, you are setting yopurself up for failure.
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    If it doesn't work out can you move back home? The booty is there for on and off campus student viewing.

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    I'm happy you are getting on with your life Ryan, especially with what has been happening at home.
    You have worked at getting healed, so take it slowly as skin is a priority. Good luck!

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    Happy for you! Try it for a year! Here the age to start drinking is 19, so we get a lot of 19-20yr old Americans flooding our border town to imbibe.. You'll be the go-to guy to score booze! lol
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    I did it when I was a newbie [20yrs +] but I was independent.

    You would be the "old man" at the end of the hall.

    Maybe the young female coeds would seek out your advice or a shoulder to cry on, hmm....

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    I'd ask one of your living coordinators to give you an update on what is normal and what is sexual harassment these days. And be hyper vigilant of your skin.
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    you still would need to arrange who would do your care, that is not provided for by the college/universities.
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    Hope you are all healed and have a plan to stay pressure sore free. If you lived in a dorm, would you have a private room? Sharing a room with an able bodied student may be more sharing than you wish to do, when it comes to the quad care you need. Might there be a possibility that you would share a room with another quad and maybe share caregivers too?

    Good luck!!!

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