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Offline Thor

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Sitting to Standing
« on: May 20, 2014, 04:53:09 PM »
As many of y'all know, my health hasn't been real good since December. I did my 1st sitting to standing since December !!! I even stayed standing several times for about a minute!! It won't be real long before I can walk (w/ assistance, i.e. walker) and even drive again!! :rocker2:
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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 05:11:07 PM »
Congratulations and good luck.
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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 11:09:46 PM »
Congratulations, and welcome back. It's good to see you doing so well.
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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 11:46:50 PM »
Keep us posted.  I want to know when you get the boot to ass going again.

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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 08:09:10 AM »
Great to hear! Keep the progress going in the good direction!
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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 09:24:16 PM »
Glad you're doing better. You've had a long, tough road. I'll stop whining about having to chauffer SR around for another 4 months due to his seizure the end of March. It's all the backseat driving that's getting me, but it's so trivial next to what you've been through.

I know you'll be getting all over with the aid of that walker. After my knee surgery, I still use my walker---as a towel rack when I get out of the shower. My "grabber" to pick up stuff off the floor is used to pull dead grass out of our bushes outside. (I'm afraid of snakes or stuff lurking in the landscaping here in Florida).

hopefully all those tools will find a useful place in your home---but not for the uses when you're under the weather.

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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014, 07:16:44 AM »
I had to use a walker also after surgery and found after no longer in use it could be adjusted to sit over the toilet so one could grab the arms and stand easily.

Insurence also paid for a high topper, a device put over the toilet to raise the seat 8 inches or so.  Surgery to the knee caused me more problems with the bathroom then any other.   No more tub baths and a bar in the shower to prevent falls.

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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 05:47:29 PM »
I had to use a walker also after surgery and found after no longer in use it could be adjusted to sit over the toilet so one could grab the arms and stand easily.

Insurence also paid for a high topper, a device put over the toilet to raise the seat 8 inches or so.  Surgery to the knee caused me more problems with the bathroom then any other.   No more tub baths and a bar in the shower to prevent falls.

Yeah. I can relate. I can't use my bathroom due to my wheelchair. It doesn't fit in there.  :(
I have other things to make up for it, but a nice, hot shower would be nice, instead of taking a sponge bath from the kitchen sink.
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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2014, 10:12:26 AM »
Yeah. I can relate. I can't use my bathroom due to my wheelchair. It doesn't fit in there.  :(
I have other things to make up for it, but a nice, hot shower would be nice, instead of taking a sponge bath from the kitchen sink.

I hate sponge baths, understand how you feel. I had a cataract removed a few weeks ago. They said that I couldn't get the eye wet after surgery. Still have to be careful. Washing the hair was the worst. SR tried to help. Problem is with my head over the sink, backward, he was afraid to get the water in my eye and wasn't able to rinse off all the shampoo. It looked terrible. I'm not looking forward to getting the second one done.

Hope you're feeling a bit better every day and stronger since the last time you posted.

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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2014, 11:21:54 AM »
I hate sponge baths, understand how you feel. I had a cataract removed a few weeks ago. They said that I couldn't get the eye wet after surgery. Still have to be careful. Washing the hair was the worst. SR tried to help. Problem is with my head over the sink, backward, he was afraid to get the water in my eye and wasn't able to rinse off all the shampoo. It looked terrible. I'm not looking forward to getting the second one done.

Hope you're feeling a bit better every day and stronger since the last time you posted.

You could put a piece of duct tape over the eye during a shampoo and rinse. It's fairly waterproof.  :whistling:

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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2014, 11:29:37 PM »
You could put a piece of duct tape over the eye during a shampoo and rinse. It's fairly waterproof.  :whistling:
Duct tape is good for everything they say.  :-)

I'll keep that in mind when I get the other eye done, sometime in June. Wait, it's almost June. EEek. Have an appointment June 6th to determine when the other one should be scheduled.

Thor, hope you're feeling stronger and better now.

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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2014, 02:56:51 AM »
Keep getting stronger and improving.
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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2014, 07:02:49 AM »
Bathrooms can be  a  huge   problem, now I know why for 100's of years  people kept a thunder mug under the bed.   Very collectable today and a laugh for us Yankees when out of state youth buy them thinking they are bean pots from yester year to bake beans in. 

I did take note that the brand new hotels no longer put in tubs, just big impressive showers with all the bells and whistles.  The big Casinos that run specials of $50.00 per night for rooms  in the winter is a short time in the life of a poor person to experience real luxury. 

One does not have to hit the tables or the slots, for that one or 2 nights stay one has accesses to the heated pools in the winter, the fitness rooms, the last of the bars and food establishments    that allow smoking, and one can as a guest get into free museums and outside places of entertainment.

One can get a scooter for rent at half the price if they have need one, and the door ways to the bathrooms on all levels will admit a scooter or wheel chair.

Just once a year do these deals come in, and the change we put in a jar every day will pay for at least 2 days of ESCAPE from our worries.   

For the handy capped as myself and millions of others  access to a bathroom is at the top of the list for needs, then there is cost, when you are in the middle of the lower class, making less then $40,000 a year, have a mortgage and taxes, utility bills and medical care,  keeping lines open to social interaction regardless of physical problems is a must.

GITGO what goes in must come out,  I wonder how many people live a life confined to their homes, never leaving for fear of needing a bathroom on seconds notice cannot get to one that can accommodate them and their health devices.

I want to remove  our old fashion tubs and replace them with showers, toilets that sit higher then the old ones.  As one ages one must adjust their living conditions,  no stairs and rip out the high cabinets in the kitchen that were a problem for us to reach at our younger years.

Just my take on life, I kept my mouth shut when Mom had her bathroom redone.   Crazy she wanted a tub that she at 90 years old would never use and to take her showers she has to step into a tub to do so.

 I step up 3 inches to the shower, she has to climb over 23 inches just to get in the tub.     Darn the people who live alone do not need to take that risk.




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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2014, 04:20:45 PM »
Bathrooms can be  a  huge   problem, now I know why for 100's of years  people kept a thunder mug under the bed.   Very collectable today and a laugh for us Yankees when out of state youth buy them thinking they are bean pots from yester year to bake beans in. 

I did take note that the brand new hotels no longer put in tubs, just big impressive showers with all the bells and whistles.  The big Casinos that run specials of $50.00 per night for rooms  in the winter is a short time in the life of a poor person to experience real luxury. 

One does not have to hit the tables or the slots, for that one or 2 nights stay one has accesses to the heated pools in the winter, the fitness rooms, the last of the bars and food establishments    that allow smoking, and one can as a guest get into free museums and outside places of entertainment.

One can get a scooter for rent at half the price if they have need one, and the door ways to the bathrooms on all levels will admit a scooter or wheel chair.

Just once a year do these deals come in, and the change we put in a jar every day will pay for at least 2 days of ESCAPE from our worries.   

For the handy capped as myself and millions of others  access to a bathroom is at the top of the list for needs, then there is cost, when you are in the middle of the lower class, making less then $40,000 a year, have a mortgage and taxes, utility bills and medical care,  keeping lines open to social interaction regardless of physical problems is a must.

GITGO what goes in must come out,  I wonder how many people live a life confined to their homes, never leaving for fear of needing a bathroom on seconds notice cannot get to one that can accommodate them and their health devices.

I want to remove  our old fashion tubs and replace them with showers, toilets that sit higher then the old ones.  As one ages one must adjust their living conditions,  no stairs and rip out the high cabinets in the kitchen that were a problem for us to reach at our younger years.

Just my take on life, I kept my mouth shut when Mom had her bathroom redone.   Crazy she wanted a tub that she at 90 years old would never use and to take her showers she has to step into a tub to do so.

 I step up 3 inches to the shower, she has to climb over 23 inches just to get in the tub.     Darn the people who live alone do not need to take that risk.

People are creatures of habit. My mom had a tub with a shower in her hall bath and a shower with a 3 inch step up in her bedroom. Of course she had to use the tub. Shortly before she proved that she could not live alone, not even with my son living there but going to work and running errands, she got into the tub. My son had to go to the store. He asked if she was alright. She said yes. He got back an hour later and she was still in the tub, but the water was cold. She refused to let him in there, too modest. He called me and i told him to hold the phone to the door, with it open a crack. I almost had to yell at her so she could hear. I said, "Let him in there." He got a towel and put around her. She almost had hypothermia. I called the doc and got right there, ditto my sister.

It would have been so easy if she had used more common sense, but at that point we didn't realize how deeply a dimentia was clouding her decisions.

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Re: Sitting to Standing
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2014, 07:10:05 PM »

People are creatures of habit. My mom had a tub with a shower in her hall bath and a shower with a 3 inch step up in her bedroom. Of course she had to use the tub. Shortly before she proved that she could not live alone, not even with my son living there but going to work and running errands, she got into the tub. My son had to go to the store. He asked if she was alright. She said yes. He got back an hour later and she was still in the tub, but the water was cold. She refused to let him in there, too modest. He called me and i told him to hold the phone to the door, with it open a crack. I almost had to yell at her so she could hear. I said, "Let him in there." He got a towel and put around her. She almost had hypothermia. I called the doc and got right there, ditto my sister.

It would have been so easy if she had used more common sense, but at that point we didn't realize how deeply a dimentia was clouding her decisions.

Oh yes we are creatures of habit especially habits decades long.  The tub is a difficult one to break, for me it was the only place I could hide from the kids.

Finally a Navy Doctor sat me down and explained to me why tub bathing for woman is dangerous  He in medical school watched a training film where a dozen of Waves had stepped into a pool with the water dyed bright blue. After half an hour when they all got out of the pool they were told to pee in clear cups and every last one of them peed bright blue. 

  Bubble bath can cause problems and  unless a woman takes a shower first any bacteria will get into the water and cause a lot of problems.  Unfortunately I was taking 2 nice hot baths a day at the time end of a pregnancy, poor child was born with a infection from all the baths.   Strange but he for the first few days of his life looked like he had the measles.     

Woman are just not built to take long hot baths I went on to have 3 more children and on the advice of another Doctor bought vinegar by the gallon and poured  2 cups  into the tub water and never had that problem again.

I have read of males that bath in the Ganges River in INDIA  some time run into a ittie -bittie fish of some sort that will swim into the male urethra making their way into the kidneys and bladder.  A nasty way to die, one theory is the fish are attracted to the salt in the urine.

Way off topic here but then the old flight of ideas comes in and not unusual for me, have a discussion about the habits of Moose and I will fly off to question if wild  rice they eat is a member of the nut family.   :panic:,     

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