Recent content by LizzieII

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    so worried about my friend

    Thanks to everyone. It was helpful to have your support and suggestions. I do think my friend is in an “abusive situation” but at this point, I am reluctant to call DSS. I did appreciate the suggestion though and I hope it will help other readers in the future who read this thread. It’s not...
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    so worried about my friend

    When I wrote my very first post about my 55 yo friend’s AFO situation a few months ago, in addition to getting information, I received some very nice “gentle reminders” that basically said to butt out—I was reminded that how the situation was handled was up to my friend and her boyfriend. But I...
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    wheelchair on soft ground?

    Does anyone know of a heavy type of material that can be rolled out or spread on the ground to make it possible to push a wheelchair over somewhat “squishy” grass-covered ground? (Im pretty sure there are voles, the much smaller field mouse-sized cousins of moles, that tunnel that have made the...
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    Comfort Medicine Suggestions

    I'm very sorry for your situation. I am not a medical expert AT ALL nor am I an expert in ALS but I do know from personal experience there are drugs that can be given with narcotics like morphine to decrease nausea. They work quite well for many but not at all people. One is called phenergan. It...
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    foot brace questions

    Thanks all for the ideas and tactful education attempts. You’ve given me new ways to think about my own motives (seeking magic?) as well as the BF’s possible “male pride” and the dynamics of my friend’s relationship with him (is he objecting to help because my friend doesn’t want it but isn’t...
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    foot brace questions

    Thanks for all the advice. I was hesitant to post initially as I suspected I might just be told to “butt out.” (Which is what I was told in some posts but the wording was much more tactful and polite than “butt out” so thank you.) My initial questions were really more about what others have...
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    foot brace questions

    I am a close longtime friend of a PALS who was diagnosed last year. I know she and her boyfriend do not want advice from well-meaning but clueless friends. I do understand and am trying not to say too much. I know she is seeing someone a few times a year who is supposedly a specialist at an ALS...
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