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    #16
    Congratulations. I remember the first time I drove after rehab and what a great feeling of independence.

    Enjoy yourself.
    Millard
    ''Life's tough... it's even tougher if you're stupid!'' -- John Wayne

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      #17
      Yay!! Being able do go places on your own will expand your independence so much!
      Don - Grad Student Emeritus
      T3 ASIA A 27 years post injury

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        #18
        Congratulations Rachelle !
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          #19
          Great job, be safe
          T12L1 Incomplete Still here This is the place to be 58 years old

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            #20
            Are you able to transfer alone or do you need assistance and what type of hand controls are you using?

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              #21
              I can transfer alone but it takes me a while. I'm going to use a Sure GripTM push/rock hand control. I have no dexterity but I use my wrists
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                #22
                I'm starting to drive myself but I transfer to my powerchair before leaving the house and drive from it. I've not been real happy or comfortable with my tri-pin set up. Is what you use a tri-pin or something else, I looked at the Sure Grip web site but don't see anything that I haven't seen before.........thanks!

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                  #23
                  I would get good roadside assistance coverage, keep your car well maintained and hope you don't have to use it but just in case have a cell phone handy and a plan and you'll travel with little fear.

                  My first five years driving post SCI were before wide cell phone usage so I traveled with a little apprehension all the time. You shouldn't have to. Driving is great!

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                    #24
                    I'm nervous but excited!! I'll have a tri pin on the steering wheel
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                      #25
                      You definitely want AAA or some similar coverage. What kind of seat belts do you use? A chest belt or harness might help you stay more stable when rounding a curve or stopping short.

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                        #26
                        I'll have a chest belt. I really don't like it but I need it
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                          #27
                          Congratulations on your new mode of freedom, Rachelle.

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                            #28
                            Foolish

                            "We have met the enemy and he is us."-POGO.

                            "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."~Edgar Allan Poe

                            "Dream big, you might never wake up!"- Snoop Dogg

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by ECUrach85 View Post
                              I'm nervous but excited!! I'll have a tri pin on the steering wheel
                              Like you, I have wrists but no finger dexterity. V-grips similar to the one below worked well for me. In fact I designed one of the early ones back in 1965 when I started driving.

                              You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
                              http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

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                                #30
                                Congratulations! I actually went for my road test today and passed with flying colors as well. I don't have a vehicle yet, but that's my next project, along with getting a job so I can pay for it. Cheers from one new driver to another!
                                Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan

                                How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank

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