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Oddity
Oddity
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Last Activity: Today, 7:57 AM
Joined: 29 Sep 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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  • Oddity
    replied to CareCure site speed
    I spent the past couple days keeping a spreadsheet, of various times during the day, clicking around randomly, 100 times, navigating posts and forums and stuff. Using Web Inspector in the Develop menu in Safari I tracked the Loading and Rendering times. The ~600 click average was 2.8 seconds to "usable"...
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  • Oddity
    replied to Catheter s
    What is the denial reason? That should be fairly clear in the EoB paper work, it's required to be. There should be a section that quotes from the benefit plan documentation explaining why. Knowing this is really important for deciding how to proceed. Your only real option at this point is calling...
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  • Oddity
    replied to I need spasms treatment options help
    in Pain
    That seems weird to me, switching Baclofen for Gabapentin. They aren't the same types of meds, at all, I thought. Baclofen is literally a muscle relaxer, for spasticity. Gabapentin is a nerve pain medicine, for tingles and burning sensations. You can be on both at the same time. If you have both spasticity...
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  • I see lots of options online. A bunch at Sportaid and wheelchaircushionsage sites.

    But I haven't found a good solution for a shower commode chair in 15 years. They all seem to suck and not fit my needs well at all. They're all a compromise in an area where we shouldn't have to compromise....
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  • I think when we put that wheel onto the ground and add 100-200lbs to the initial moment, then it begins to matter. Like I said, whether it *really* matters, in terms of repetitive stress or pushing, I don't know, but I CAN feel it. If I can feel the difference, then that is enough for me to care about...
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  • I don't believe the push physics are the same between different sized wheels.

    The moment of inertia (needed to overcome to get rolling) is higher with larger diameter wheels. It requires more energy (torque) through the axis to get a larger wheel rolling to a given wheel speed (RPM)...
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  • Oddity
    replied to New User Introduction
    in Life
    Cool. I have an account there, too.

    There have been many parents of SCI kids here over the years. 1 that comes immediately to mind is Gordy1, most recently active, also an Aussie. Check out some of his posts. They have had a journey adapting equipment and such, and keeping up with a...
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  • Oddity
    replied to New User Introduction
    in Life
    Hi Nathan! Glad you found us, but sorry you had to. I hope we can be a good source of info and inspiration for you and your son. Our community has shrunk significantly since the rise of "social media", and so many other ways for people to connect, but there is always room for more. As long...
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  • Oddity
    replied to Elon Musk’s tweet about a Neuralink shunt...
    in Cure
    Sure, Elon. Sure. Right after you colonize Mars, buddy. Fix us right up. I'll hold my breath.

    I dunno. In order to "walk" isn't it a constant feedback of neural signals, not just from the brain to control a device (or limb). Meaning, learning how to "send" signals...
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  • Oddity
    replied to new self-cather - bladder spasm
    in Care
    I solved my biggest insertion issues with 2 changes: went to coude tip and starting using hydrophilic catheters. Occasionally I'll still have a spasm that, according to my Uro and ultra sounds, causes my bladder opening to shift a bit making it again impossible. He figured out that leaning back would...
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  • Oddity
    commented on 's reply to Tuning in a trial ZRA chair
    Looking at why those files didn't attach. They did, but the identifiers in the database for the files got changed. Did you happen to edit the post during the process or just after? Looks like a bug happens when editing posts with attachments being added at the same time...might have been that. Otherwise...
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    replied to Botox alternatives: Myobloc and Dysport
    in Care
    I'm going to my Uro on Tuesday and I'm going to ask him. I'm curious too. He was one of the pioneering doctors tapped to do the early clinical trials with Botox (which I also participated in for 2 years.) We also found that my reaction changed over time. Got bad, then I went without it for years,...
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  • Oddity
    replied to Tuning in a trial ZRA chair
    TiLite backrest angle is measured from the horizontal plane (floor), not the frame.

    I have ~1" clearance behind my calves. My feet sit tucked under my knees though, pulling the calves back a lot. Maybe 2-2.5" clearance otherwise.
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  • 25" (559) for me. I picked it because it was in the middle of the 3 common sizes, and just stuck with it over the years. I've tried the others since, and noticed: 590 were noticeably harder to GET going and 540 needed to be pushed a lot to KEEP going.

    I think I lucked into the right...
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  • Oddity
    replied to How do you know that you are getting a uti?
    in Care
    Maybe I'm in a small population, but with my level and severity of injury (T12 ASIA B at discharge, 15 years ago, ASIA C today) I have a bit of sensory and motor sparring below the neurological level of my injury. Mostly sensory, and mostly on the left side (same with motor.)

    I "feel"...
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  • If you're planning on copying a Quickie to a TiLite, be super specific about the distance from the front of the back rest canes to the leading edge of the footrest (measured along the seat angle, to an imaginary line coming straight up, perpendicular, from the front edge of the footrest.) We've come...
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  • Oddity
    replied to Foot plate
    An angle adjustable footrest can help with this. My drop foot + clonus + spasticity means I need a bit of angle on my footplate to reliably keep my feet on, specially with bumps or fast-ish ramp transitions.
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  • Frame depth measurement seems wrong to me. It says 23 1/4 but the front edge of the frame tube says 23 1/2. It isn't possible to bend an 85deg angle in tube that diameter in 1/4" of space. Also the Occupied Frame Length of 24 1/2" doesn't seem doable with a 23 1/4" frame depth with an...
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  • You might find something in the CAD repository sticky post. Some of those very old images were lost back in ~2015 when the previous tech admin tried to upgrade the site, but we were able to restore many of them, and some are still there from the beginning.
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  • Sure. Nothing lasts forever.

    It has come close a couple times already, but now that it's hosted well, and covered (technically speaking), the risk is low. It's backed up daily and quite recoverable. Both the data and hardware are in our (OldGrumpyDad and my) physical possession....
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