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Old 12-15-2003, 11:38 PM #5 (permalink)
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Default Turning over and associated problems

Hi group;

Thanks to the three of you who responded to my turning over problem. Sounds like there is no simple solution. I also appreciate that your stage of the disease is far more advanced than mine (which perturbs me somewhat because it tells me what I have to look forward to - which I am not).
I have my OT coming over on Thursday with a special mattress and a trapeze to see if they will help with hip discomfort and the turning over problem. I still have quite a bit of arm strength.
In the meantime my wife and chief caregiver would like to know how to avoid straining the muscles in her hands when she helps me transfer by holding on to my special transfer belt? Any suggestions for her?

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