Driving?

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I've decided to get my learner's licence. Bought the book to study from, taking the online practice tests and so far doing all right. When I do the driving test, I'll need a med form filled out and a CAR! I have a friend who will let me use hers since we do not have one. And by the time I take the test I'll be working (fingers crossed) and will be able to save up to get a crap car to start with!

Wish me luck!

Do the Dew!

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I LOVE this TV add:

Urodynamic Testing A.K.A. Things I find Embarassing

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So, had another test today. One I have once a year every year since I was paralyzed... It is the test I HATE THE MOST! I find it embarassing and intrussive, but it needs to be done...

It is a UrodynamicTest. You ask, "what is this?", I'll tell you!
Basically it is a study that assesses how the bladder and urethra are performing their job of storing and releasing urine. In my case it doesn't do either well as I have aneurogenic bladder. Yippee for me! It's common with people who are paraplegic like me, who has an injury in the Thoracic spine and quadraplegics.





My tracings look something like these top two.. all is calm and quiet, then at around 200cc it rises, then calms down again, then at another 50cc it goes up again, eventually it just makes lots of peaks as my bladder is filled and all I want to do is void!

The other pic is of the computer and IV pole with the Sterile water or NS (I'm not sure) they use to fill you up...

Bear Junior

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Just because it's neat...

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This is from 1996 or 1997. Taken in the Eastern Townships on my friend's dock. Neat.

more old pics...

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These 2 pics are for my UBPN/BPI Friends. A while back, my friend Amy asked me if I had any pictures from when I had a tendon transfer (I was 14 going on 15) and now that I have a funtional scanner I managed to find a couple taken at my 15th birthday party (this was 10 days post-op) 1990.
I had this tendon transfer to get external rotation as I have a brachial plexus injury due to a traumatic birth. I had the surgery at the Montreal Shriners.

Memories...

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I just bought a new printer-scanner and so have been able to scan some old pics into the cpu, YAY! So I figured I would put in some of my skating pics from before I was paralyzed (Transverse Myelitis in 2004)... so here are some from over the years (1997-2004) from various competitions in Canada and in the USA: