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    Thumbs up Slow progress you barely notice............

    Until you manage something you didn't think was possible.

    Tonight I managed to grip and twist the (brand new & quite tight) top off of a mayonnaise jar with my quad hands. I'm disproportionately happy about this so I've attached a pic of the little devil.

    I've always thought my hands were improving. I use what I've got a lot so they've always been quite flexible but there's no way I could have done this even six months ago.

    Granted, there was a little bit of spasm to 'set' the grip but I had to grip jar and lid and twist in opposite directions.

    Some cold and rainy days my hands are worse than useless but today I definitely saw progress.

    Anyone else see little improvements years later?
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    "I assume you all have guns and crack....."

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    Great job I opened a new bottle of water which I can never of done before. Keep on twisting anty
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    CONGRATS d00d !
    BTW... mayo... what, no Grey Poupon?
    >snicker< just couldn't resist

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    Yes, I do'
    I have brushed one dog 135lbs, and the other on is on the way 165lbs, tomarrow maybe baths. First time in 3 years, my only beef, may back feels like I fell down the cellar stairs, or out of bed prior to the brushings. I haven't felt this bad since before the accident. Dogs look great, though. ME? I stink like Bengay creme. OUCH...

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    judicious use of a heating pad is good to, be careful as usual
    hard to believe but it does help below injury line. sometimes that is the ONLY thing that helps for me
    congrats to you also. bet your dogs are wondering what took ya so long

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    Hi RR,

    I'm 3 yrs 10 mo. post and I get new stuff everyday. I feel especially strong about what skiing does for my rehab. Bouncing down the mountain seems to wake up feelings in my legs and torso. I've never driven down from the hill and not felt something new. Also, I built a walking machine in my garage that I have used for 3 years now at least twice a week and I feel something new and different every time I use it!

    It's been a daily workout, but it's working. Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by patd
    Hi RR,

    I'm 3 yrs 10 mo. post and I get new stuff everyday. I feel especially strong about what skiing does for my rehab. Bouncing down the mountain seems to wake up feelings in my legs and torso. I've never driven down from the hill and not felt something new. Also, I built a walking machine in my garage that I have used for 3 years now at least twice a week and I feel something new and different every time I use it!

    It's been a daily workout, but it's working. Pat
    I remember seeing your pics Pat. That machine is amazing
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    Can you link pics etc. to the walking machine, pat? I missed it.

    Congrats, Rhino!

    I don't have anything new lately. I've been workin on my wheelies though.

    I did figure out how to do Downward Facing Dog (yoga pose), but that was technique, not return. Took me 6 years to develop the technique!

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    My wheelies improve when I've been drinking. Was out in Chinatown last night bouncing up and down kerbs which would scare me if sober
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    That's great! By the way, all 13,000 members (give or take a few multiple personalities) will be over for lunch tomorrow for sandwiches.

    Non of that haughty-taughty cucumber finger stuff with tea.

    We want real sandwiches with a dollop of mayo. lol

    Terrific news RR!
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