renovations

  1. T

    Advice for home renovations or adaptations

    Hello: My husband was recently diagnosed and we are meeting with some people next week about renovating or adapting our home. We know we need to widen doorways and make his living space wheelchair accessible, but I'm hoping to tap into the knowledge of people here. Tell us what we don't know...
  2. K

    Diagnosed Yesterday- house questions

    Greetings from Oregon- I was diagnosed yesterday with ALS. We are selling are 3 level townhome (stairs are evil), and just purchased a single level home which we will be making some renovations to. Looking for suggestions on house updates. We are already planning to rip out carpet to put in...
  3. gooseberry

    things we learned today

    Steve started his VA assessment today. It will go thru Friday morning. Here are a few things we learned: Losses happen even when you dont know it. Being stubborn doesnt get you very far with this disease. Using your tools is what helps maintain independence. The more stubborn you are the...
  4. A

    How do you go on?

    My husband was diagnosed just 3 short weeks ago. He began walking funny about 6-7 months ago, experiencing weakness in his legs and arms. Falling and having difficulty getting up. He finally went to our doctor who sent him to a neurologist who did EMG's and an MRI. This doc found a herniated...
  5. starente15

    VA Benefits Questions

    Hi everyone! Just returned from 10 day visit with my parents. I had a few questions on VA benefits that came up today and can't find anything on the sticky or web. Wondering if anyone knows... My mother said she is entitled to free additional insurance through the VA which doesn't affect the...
  6. gooseberry

    living in a hotel

    Living in a long term hotel with a forgetful, often confused hsband with als and an emotional teenager who believes we are destroying the only home he has ever known. Work has never looked so good. The renovations to our house began today....well the demolition phase.....everone is freaked and...
  7. mare

    A picture is worth a thousand words...

    I've noticed there have been a few threads/posts asking about renovations, as well as quite a few new members who are new to this as well. I thought it might be helpful to see the spaces as they relate to each other (particularly PWC & doorways!); I know I tend to be a "visual" person, and as...
  8. T

    Home renovations

    Hi all, My husband was diagnosed with ALS in January, and since then he has lost most function of his right hand. Thankfully he still has most motor functions in his left hand, although he has little strength in that hand. In an effort to prepare ourselves for what lies ahead, we are looking...
  9. T

    Birthdays

    Just realized that Al's Birthday thread had been closed during our recent renovations. So I thought I would start it back up. Our first birthday is: Glupavomomiche/Sarah. Happy, happy birthday!
  10. Chase_Corin

    Renovations

    Well our Bathroom Reno is halfway done. It was began last Monday and is making very good progress. The builder we are using knows about dad's special needs and has been putting in 12 hour days to get the job done as soon as possible. With the addition of 2 pocket doors one from the bedroom...
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