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    #31
    Sorry about your fall Doug. I hope that you didn’t hurt much anywhere.

    Your new shower and loo chair looks great. I’ll have to have one soon. Doesn’t that plastic covered seat get slippy when wet?

    Love 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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      #32
      No Lynne, it's quite safe. And the arms aid safety.

      Doug

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        #33
        Hi Doug, sorry to hear about your fall I hope you are recovering well. I too have the same chair which I find comfortable, although getting up from it for me is becoming an issue. Take care and try to keep safe

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          #34
          Thanks Jacqij.

          Yes, getting up from anything is the problem now!

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            #35
            Stephen has problems getting up from a chair. I'm not quite sure where to pull him to get him out. Push him from the back or pull him under his arms. I thought perhaps putting something on the seat to make him higher so there should be not so far to go.
            Denise 🤔

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              #36
              Denise - yes, extra height will help.

              Doug

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                #37
                Originally posted by denise View Post
                Stephen has problems getting up from a chair. I'm not quite sure where to pull him to get him out. Push him from the back or pull him under his arms. I thought perhaps putting something on the seat to make him higher so there should be not so far to go.
                Denise 🤔
                Denise, at the risk of being told off by the admins for posting links, would a powered portable cushion help like the ones here;
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                https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/c...ting-cushions/
                Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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                  #38
                  GaryM If the link is to a genuinely appropriate and in-context product, I think that's OK. Thanks for sharing your find 👍

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                  ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                  Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                    #39
                    denise If you're raising the chair height with wood or blocks etc., just make sure it's very stable with no wobbling if weight put on an armrest, for example.

                    Best would be a riser recliner armchair but maybe one of those cushion gizmos Gary found would be good for now (providing Stephen isn't unbalanced by the rising action)

                    Good luck.

                    Love Ellie.
                    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by GaryM View Post

                      Denise, at the risk of being told off by the admins for posting links, would a powered portable cushion help like the ones here;
                      ​​​​
                      https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/c...ting-cushions/
                      Thanks for the link, due to complicated reasons, we can't get a riser chair yet. These are helpful.

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                        #41
                        Oh thanks everyone I shall have to tempt him with something. I'm either going to pull his arms off or we will both end up on the floor. 🤗

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                          #42
                          Hi Doug,

                          How are you feeling now - still have the BBPV?

                          Love Ellie.
                          ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                          Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                            #43
                            'Afraid so.

                            Feel awful.

                            Love

                            Doug x

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                              #44
                              H how awful for you. Did the GP give you any exercises to do (mind you, you'd need someone on hand for safety) or what did he/she say when prescribing the anti nausea meds?

                              You can't go on feeling so poorly 😯

                              Big hug and kiss.

                              Love Ellie.
                              ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                              Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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