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    #16
    Hey, Fred. Welcome.

    I'm also a 6'4" C5 complete. Have trouble finding pants that cover both your ankles and bumcrack? Try Carhartt. They carry 36" inseam. I suggest the double front pants. They make my legs look half normal.

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      #17
      Welcome Fred...Sorry you had to even be looking for us but glad you found the site. It is a wealth of information and even comes with a few resident smart asses to boot.

      Anyway...feel free to ask questions or vent.

      Congratulations on your marriage and good luck in your recovery.

      Oh and I love the spotted cow....
      T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

      My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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        #18
        Welcome and congratulations also!
        2012 SCINetUSA Clinical Trial Support Squad Member
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          #19
          Glad to have you here Fred.
          Don't ask what clinical trials can do for you, ask what you can do for clinical trials.

          Fenexy: Proyecto Volver a Caminar

          http://www.fenexy.org (soon in english too)

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            #20
            welcome

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              #21
              Welcome Fred! Congrats on this weekend!

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                #22
                thank you freedom 92. Spinal tap club ehh? I like that.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Timaru View Post
                  A thousand welcomes Fred, I'm sure you'll find the forum a great source of invaluable information.
                  a thousand thanks you Timaru.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Freedom92 View Post
                    Oh by the way, congrats on your engagment. Best of luck to the both of you.
                    best of luck just her really. Her name is Katie.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Adema View Post
                      Hi Fred. So sorry to hear about your accident. My brother had a diving accident almost 5 weeks ago and broke C5-C6, he is still in hospital in ICU, fighting lots of issues like stomach, pneumonia etc. I will tell him about you. His girlfriend arrived to the city where he is at the moment but he doesnt want to see her, i think he is being shy of his situation. It hurts her a lot but even doctors said no to her for a time being until he is stabilised otherwise they are afraid of panic attack etc. I wish you all the best and strength in your work for further recovery.
                      Hi Adema. Your brother is much different than I am in terms of personality. I wanted and was allowed to have, my girlfriend and family with me from the very beginning when I was in ICU. I went through many health problems including tubes down my throat, pneumonia, fevers, high anxiety, panic attacks, completely drugged up and saying stupid stuff, and the inability to move any limb. Since the accident I have pretty much lost any inhibitions I've ever had about my body and situation.

                      good luck to you and your brother,
                      Fred

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by TMAZ View Post
                        Welcome Fred and Congratulations!
                        thank you so much TMAZ.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
                          Welcome Fred, and congratulations on the forthcoming marriage. Wishing you both the same happiness my wife and I have had during the past 44 years.
                          Holy cow! 44 years? my goodness. Thank you for the well wishes.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by rdf View Post
                            Glad you're here Fred, congrats on getting your girl Lots of good people and good info here. Welcome.
                            Thank you rdf. I did indeed get my girl and I couldn't be happier.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by wheelz99 View Post
                              keep fighting the BP, it will get better over time and as u increase ur activity. u have to fight it all the way buddy!
                              This low BP is really driving me nuts. I've passed out a dozen times with no end in sight. The doctors tell me it should improve over time but I'm getting impatient. I'm on two different medications to help with the problem and to keep fighting the fight.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by LindaT View Post
                                Hi Fred, That was a great introduction. Congratulations on your marriage.
                                My husband fell from a tree in Oct of 08 and is C3. He is only 5'8" and it seems like there is not a lot of head room in our van even for a short person in a chair, so I can see why it would be hard for you.
                                He has a lot of low blood pressure issues too. He was a pipefitter and also a veteran.
                                I have heard Madison is a nice city. I hope there is a good medical center there.
                                To counteract the height issue I have, I purchased a Ford E250 van. I haven't seen it yet though. I started the buying process while I was still in the hospital. I should be getting it in a couple weeks. I don't know much of anything about these types of vans. I hope the Ford E250 is a decent product. I had it customized with a raised roof and a lowered floor. with my height I didn't see many other vehicle options.

                                I hope your husband had a good Memorial Day weekend. Tell him thank you for his service to our country.

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