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    I have registered 800 new members in the past 18 months. Welcome to CC. Don't be shy, tell us about yourself!

    I was injured in 1995, C5/6 incomplete, fell from a building. Worked with troubled children before and after my injury, now at a university neuroscience center.

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    Yes! By all means tell us about yourselves and your experiences!

    I'm T12, injured 1995.
    I had a foreign car repair shop 45 years. When injured I got a stand up wheelchair and continued to do repairs until I realized I was now a much better manger than mechanic!
    69yo male T12 complete since 1995
    NW NJ

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      #3
      There are 4 SCI-Nurses currently. Of the 4, I am now retired while the others are still working in SCI rehab and sustaining care. I have been a member since the Spine-Wire and Cando! days, so from the late 1990s. I was the clinical nurse specialist and rehab case manager at a VA SCI/D center for 28 years, and worked as a CNS in a private sector acute rehab prior to that (also as a staff nurse). Also, my mother had MS and I was a part-time caregiver for her.

      Welcome the new members; wish some of our "old" members would come back too.

      (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        #4
        Hello, my name is Marla,
        Spinal cord herniation T7/8 was diagnosed in May 2017, which is a relatively rare diagnosis. I had my surgery in August 2018.

        I am pleased to meet you!
        Last edited by marla; 7 Jan 2019, 4:18 PM.

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          #5
          Originally posted by marla View Post
          Hello, my name is Marla,
          Spinal cord herniation T7/8 was diagnosed in May 2017, which is a relatively rare diagnosis. I had my surgery in August 2018.

          I am pleased to meet you!
          Howdy, Marla. Glad you found us!

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            #6
            Welcome, Marla.... And all those who have yet to speak up.

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              #7
              Hey Jim-I just saw we both were injured in 95 and both now in NJ.
              I got hurt in Aug and went to Kessler in the fall when Christopher Reeve was there.
              Were we there together?
              69yo male T12 complete since 1995
              NW NJ

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                #8
                After college I moved to Atlanta, was injured in Nov, went to Shepherd. Moved back to Jersey in '96, did about a year of outpatient at Kessler. We prob crossed paths at some point. Did you do outpatient there?

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                  #9
                  I did my outpatient at the Kessler satellite in Chester NJ, about 5 miles from my house, so I guess we were strangers.
                  But if you were ever up this way you'd be a welcome guest here-we have a wonderful, accessible space here in this converted barn.
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                  69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                  NW NJ

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by pfcs49 View Post
                    I did my outpatient at the Kessler satellite in Chester NJ, about 5 miles from my house, so I guess we were strangers.
                    But if you were ever up this way you'd be a welcome guest here-we have a wonderful, accessible space here in this converted barn.



                    wow love it more pictures please

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                      #11
                      Sometime I should make a thread about the house and all the mods that make it accessible in a low impact/comfortable way as well as a kind of spiritual retreat.

                      I would have done it already if it weren't so much of a PITA to resize my photos (iPhone) one by one to post them here!!
                      This picture captures a few: a big luscious planted aquarium I can watch for hours. A microphone stand and mixer for jams. The "kitchen" loudspeakers (the full blown music setup is down one floor-take the elevator!)
                      Upstairs are two bedrooms; the rear one with a fully accessible bathroom with roll-in shower, a loft the kids might sleep in, and it's own little deck overlooking the back yard.
                      The main level has a large master bedroom, attached "meditation room", and a his/hers master bath including a soaking tub. I call it ShangriLoo
                      I haven't had a bath in 20 years! Some day I'll fabricate a rustic swivel arm above the tub with antique wooden pulleys and a sling to get out of the tub. It will swing against the wall and look like old farm stuff.
                      The picture may be confusing because that's a mirror that runs into the fieldstone.

                      The rusty steel swing arm would attach to two hinge/brackets on the vertical post above the tub and swing flat to the wall between the triangular windows when not in use.

                      I've thread-crapped enough!
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                      Last edited by pfcs49; 8 Jan 2019, 2:23 PM.
                      69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                      NW NJ

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                        #12
                        Love the look!

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                          #13
                          Old member, been gone for 5 years. C5-6 incomplete, plus Graves disease, now in remission. Hobbies reading, writing, painting, travel, cooking, fostering puppies. Live in Santa Fe NM. Widowed.
                          Blog:
                          Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?

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                            #14
                            Welcome back, betheny. I remember you very well.
                            MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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