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    Aid to standing up

    i have a neurological condition which has not been diagnosed but Iis likely to be MND.

    At present I can walk with a walker but my problem is standing up from sitting position. At home I have a riser chair and a riser bed. But when I go out I need
    increasing assistance to get out of the car or getting up from outside seats and benches. It is causing my wife to get back ache

    I have little arm strength so car grab rails do not help. Also swivel cushions do not help as I can get my feet onto the ground.. I need something that rises me up. We tried various cushions but they flatten when you sit on them. I a not a tank and weigh 69 kg
    Any suggestions.

    Thanks

    Steve

    #2
    sunset709 I'm sorry for your predicament Steve.

    Honestly, I'm not much use to you as I don't know of any contraption small enough to bring places with you, even a small portable standing hoist is too big to bring around, it's heavy too, so a bit of a palaver getting it in and out of a car boot.

    I use a standing hoist, which needs another person to operate it, but use it only indoors or on the patio.

    Have you access to an Occupational Therapist? Your wife might do her back in so hopefully someone know of a handy solution for you.

    Love to you and your wife.

    Ellie xx
    ​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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      #3
      We have these in Australia, I'm sure you could get them there too! Small enough to take anywhere, but strong, I think to lift 100kg.

      Edit to add website: https://carex.com/collections/lifting-seats
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        #4
        That carex seat looks very interesting. This is a problem I will have with Stephen. Getting him out of the car or off a chair if we are out on our own. His hands are a problem and there's no strength in his arms. I shall definately be interested in something like that. Thanks for that.

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          #5
          Thanks for he good wishes and suggestions

          Since diagnosis I find it hard to make decisions.

          But I finally found a sit and stand riser which is electric and inflates. Can be used on benches outside seats and a wheelchair. So ordered one on line Amazon actually. So if not any good can return

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            #6
            hi sounds interesting, i looked on amazon for sit and stand inflatable riser, but found nothing, have you got anymore info on it?

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              #7
              Taff Price search for uplift seat or upeasy seat instead. They look great and could meet one of my growing needs
              Last edited by PeterPan; 4 September 2021, 14:45.
              Diagnosed October 2020 - See my blog at https://www.myneurodiary.com

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                #8
                PeterPan If you do buy one Peter, will you do a product review here for us please?

                Thanks a mill. xx
                ​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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                  #9
                  Ellie what sort of standing hoist do you have?
                  My legs are useless but still have strength in both arms but left hand has become a bit weak.Ironically all the yoga and horse riding has has benefited my arms but not helped my legs.Janexx

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Ellie View Post
                    PeterPan If you do buy one Peter, will you do a product review here for us please?

                    Thanks a mill. xx
                    Of course. There are some mixed reviews but probably worth trying. Personally I’m ok in my rise and recline chair at home, but I’d like a bit more dignity and independence when out of the house!
                    Diagnosed October 2020 - See my blog at https://www.myneurodiary.com

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by bromleycross View Post
                      Ellie what sort of standing hoist do you have?
                      My legs are useless but still have strength in both arms but left hand has become a bit weak.
                      I'm the opposite to you Jane - arms are totally useless but my legs can weight bear, although they don't have much movement, so I use a standing hoist for transfers.

                      We'd make a sort of functioning body between us 😉😍😍
                      ​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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                        #12
                        Oh yes we would - very jealous though as I would love to stand just for 10 minutes
                        On the other hand I can still scratch my nose so should be grateful for small mercies xx

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bromleycross View Post
                          I would love to stand just for 10 minutes
                          I can only stand for a few mins in hoist with the sling giving support, but yes, it's lovely to be upright for the view 😊

                          And what I wouldn't give to scratch an itch... 😘


                          ​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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                            #14
                            any more news on the inflatable riser?

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