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    Going back to foam cushions

    Ive been using gel and air cushions for about 25 years, and I've never really felt as comfortable as I did with foam cushions. I popped a roho yesterday and had to do a mercy dash to the local rubber store. They didnt have neoprene thick enough but they were able to glue a few pieces together to get the desired thickness. Took them a few hours to let the glue dry, but well worth it. Omg I cant remember ever being so comfortable.
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    I went back to foam and am still trying to heal spots under my left leg from the hip to almost my knee.
    Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

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    I must be a hard-ass... lol. Mind you. I had a j3 for a little while and the gel went hard. My posterior felt it and started to get red and sore. Luckily tissue nor skin broke. This neoprene cushion is so soft I dont feel like I'm sitting.
    Everybody wants freedom.... They just don't want it for everybody else...

    A college professor, a man I now consider my dad, once told me...
    "The minute you let someone decide what you can and cannot do, your life is no longer yours." A truer word has never been spoken in my opinion.


    Professor Bill Johnston
    (1930- )

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    Had a cut out cushion in old chair for years. See pracare cushion:-
    PRESSURE REDISTRIBUTION IN WHEELCHAIR CUSHION FORPARAPLEGICS: ITS APPLICATION AND EVALUATION
    By A. G. KEY, M.B., ChB.I, M. T. MANLEY, B.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E.2 andE. WAKEFIELD, Dip.Physio.l

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    I remember my first cushion out of rehab. Two layers of different foam densities and an ischial cut out, that had to be positioned just right. I don't want to go back to that.

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