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    Forum Member Barry52's Avatar
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    I failed in my quest to stay safe as moving around even with a walker is proving challenging. Toppled over this morning and now nursing a bruised hip. Lots of helpers coming to my assistance and for once they didn’t haul me to my feet but helped me to my knees and then up. There are many people onboard with disabilities and whether on crutches or with walkers the conversation turns to a determination to enjoy life regardless. Landfall tomorrow so I am looking forward to terra firma.

    I didn’t have the nerve to ask chef for a selfie but he did sign my complimentary book about recipes with cheese.

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    Oh dear. I hope that your bruised hip gets better quickly Barry. Lynne x
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    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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    Sorry to hear you had a fall Barry.

    I hope you enjoy a relaxing evening and that your hip gets better very soon.

    Kayleigh x

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    Good morning Barry

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry52 View Post
    even with a walker is proving challenging.
    Oh dear - I hope your bruise eases soon.

    Best wishes

    Andy
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    Andy

    ​Diagnosed 03/2015. Limb onset (arm) sporadic ALS/MND.
    MND hitting - now 50% left arm and 90% right arm, plus other bits including left shoulder

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    sorry about your fall. Hope ur ok

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    Hope you feel better soon. Be careful. Enjoy your holiday.
    Best wishes
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    Ouch Barry,

    Hope you're bruised hip doesn't spoil your cruise and that you are able to enjoy all the lovely food !

    Do Take Care,
    Love Debbie x

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    Thanks everyone for the well wishes.

    Spent 4 hours ashore in Funchal, Madeira and the hip is holding out but I’m pleased I packed some paracetamol. I spoke to a lady who had hired a scooter which was delivered to the ship so this is something worth knowing if I am up to cruising next year. As they say where there’s a will, there’s a way.

    Love to all.

    Barry
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    Nearing the end of our cruise and I was in fits of laughter (emotional lability) on the coach for today’s tour. My wife as ever had notified the organisers that we wanted a front seat on the coach. Most of the passengers were Americans and they all had disabilities of some kind however they were not organised in reserving seats. The conversation centred around a competitive, how many joints each had had replaced and the locker was full of wheelchairs and walkers, mine included. My voice is not great but I got a round of applause when I shouted this is not a coach but it is more like an ambulance.

    It made me feel like my condition was irrelevant and I had a smile on my face all morning.

    Barry x
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    I'm glad that you are enjoying your trips Barry. Lynne
    ALS diagnosed November 2017, limb onset. For the 4 yrs previously I was losing my ballance.
    I'm staying positive and taking each day as it comes.

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