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    Now a hospital bed

    Our OT has just been and looking at my condition has ordered a hospital bed and a air mattress, should be here in a week. Everything is moving so quickly now.

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    Sharyn was content with hers! She never snored in it so I was grateful!
    “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

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    Perhaps I need one too then!

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    Hi Trevor,
    I have an air mattress and find it very comfortable. I don’t have a hospital bed.
    Ellie.

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    Trevor. The beds are very comfortable and easily adjustable. You'll be glad of it for resting although I know what you mean about feeling like another step in the journey. Thinking of you.

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    I have been in a hospital bed 24/7 now for couple of months. It came with standard mattress which I changed for a normal Silent Night one. When I was in hospital I had the air mattress but hated it, very difficult to turn over. Now I can't turn over at all I think I may ask for air mattress.

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    What I don't understand is that I can still walk aided with stick or rollator is that the minute I lay down on my side I can't get the strength to turn over or even sit up without help, my hips are getting sore from being in one position throughout the night

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    Hi Jan;

    I get sore hips as well if laying on my side for more than an hour. A hospital bed with high grab rails does make moving and getting up a lot easier.

    Perhaps a different mattress might be better for you.

    Love Terry

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    hi,
    its good to hear people are getting on well with their hospital beds, i really struggled with mine, i tried 4 different mattresses with and without overlays and i was in constant pain either sciatic or pressure. So now my OT and DN are out of ideas and i've been in my chair 24/7 since before christmas.
    I must be such a precious little flower, the princess and the pea of the MND world.
    mik

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    I started a thread a wee while back in which I asked if anyone preferred Recliner to hospital bed? You qualify Mik.

    Trevor all the best with your bed although I seem to recall you writing that you were very keen on staying in your 'normal' bed for as long as possible. I've become used to mine, but I still have a gas issue in the mornings (the recliner never gave me these). I sleep with my head and knees raised for comfort, but seemingly has created a 'dip' for gas to gather. In the morning when I get hoisted out of bed I give off some of my longest farts in my life. I've tried to dislodge some gas in the morning by sitting further upright with mixed results.

    In my area incidentally the District Nurse ordered the bed.
    Last edited by Jock; 24th March 2015 at 08:05.

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