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Hi Dawn

There is no silly questions when looking for answers to question about adapting life situations to disability, whether it is a new or established disability. The only dumb question is the one not asked. This is usually for introductions, questions are best on the forum were they will be answered.

I’m glad your cancer is in remission. I don’t know how long you have had your disability and being incomplete opens a whole lot of possibilities how the SCI may or may not effect you. If your SCI is new and relatively youthful your strength will increase and the sliding issue will eventually will not be an issue. If however your like me getting on in age and very restricted in movement why not consider a getting a hoist, but then there is still the car etc. Your location is not a very wheelchair friendly area.

A: Natural fibbers such as cotton, linen, silk and probably bamboo and rayon are best because they absorb moisture such as sweat for people who have a properly functioning autonomic system (sweating is on function). Nylon is good for sliding on transfer devices and durability of fabric. It can look cheep. Gabardine is a good blend of both synthetic and cotton/wool depending on the blend.

I hope this helps