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  1. J

    Lift Chair Question

    For those of you with Golden lift recliners, can I get my PALS into it with a hoyer? I have been exclusively using a hoyer to transfer him for a while now. I'm pretty sure he could not stand on his own even with support, even just for a pivot transfer. (I'd be scared to death to even try.)...
  2. KarenNWendyn

    Adventures in van parking, part 2

    Perhaps this is a tale of poetic justice. You can decide. So as a followup to a previous thread .... https://www.alsforums.com/forum/rants-raves/43805-handicapped-parking-spots-new-post.html Today I’m out for a haircut, still able to drive the van myself and transfer into the pwc, enjoying...
  3. K

    Thoughts on When to Get Hospice

    My PALS and I have decided to use hospice when the time is right. He uses a Trilogy about 17 hours a day, does not want to be trached or have a PEG. He is able to eat whatever he wants (with the help of water to wash it down), he transfers from scooter to chair/commode but anything he does is...
  4. Kristina1

    will air crew dissemble PWC to stow in cargo hold?

    Hi guys! Im flying soon with my Permobil M3. I'm worried that it could get damaged when airline crew stow in cargo hold. Will they try to dissemble it in order to stow?
  5. Kristina1

    renting wheelchair van on vacations

    I'm having a hard time finding wheelchair van rentals based on a google search. Is it possible to rent a van when you fly somewhere and want to use your pwc while there? My manual chair is not good for more than short uses.
  6. kitkat

    Choices

    My PALS finally received his PWC a couple weeks ago. He should have received it almost a year ago, but miscommunications & ball dropping happened. It is set up with a head array so he can drive it, and a joystick in the back so I can drive it. Unfortunately, his neck has gotten so weak, he is...
  7. KarenNWendyn

    Power wheelchair and restaurants

    What do most people do? Most restaurant tables are not tall enough to accommodate my pwc sliding underneath them so that my legs don’t bang into the edge of the table. At home, I have a counter height table, which solves the problem. I’ve used the bar seating at restaurants when it’s just one...
  8. K

    Also...Slow or Fast Progression?

    Karen, I must admit I am wondering the same thing...slow, fast, average? I know today is a gift, we should live each day and day by day, but my wondering has to do with decisions that need to be made. My PALS was diagnosed in January 2018 with symptoms becoming very noticeable in August 2017...
  9. G

    Please Review and Comment: ALSinfo

    Essential information for the newly diagnosed! This is my magnum opus. This, along with my other documents and efforts to support the ALS community, is how I justify my continued existence and attempt to make amends for a lifetime of hubris. I have just begun my 7th year post diagnosis and I...
  10. Kristina1

    update on me

    I haven't posted in a while so I wanted to update. One of the main reasons I haven't been on here is... I'm writing a book! Or trying to. It has nothing to do with ALS or anything autobiographical. It's a scifi/fantasy romance. I've long been an avid fantasy reader, and always had stories of...
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