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  1. R

    Portland, OR- amazing lift and fancy wheelchair

    Sit to stand lift- (similar to this pic- http://www.phc-online.com/Stand_Up_Lift_p/invacare_rps350-1.htm) This was a lifesaver for our family. If we had it sooner we could have prevent a serious back injury to one caregiver. Allows easy transfers to wheelchair, reclining chair or toilet (works...
  2. R

    Wishing for a crystal ball (if not a miracle)

    My 62-year-old mother was diagnosed in Jan '08. She was sure she wouldn't live to see my second baby (born 5/1/08) but she has hung in there. Now she only has a little movement of her head and is having trouble getting any food or drink down. She doesn't want any artifical feedings or a vent...
  3. B

    Introduction

    Hello folks. I kind of introduced myself over in the mian forum. But this is a more appropriate spot for me I think. I'm just starting to work more and help out with my MIL's care. It's becoming super difficult and realized I may need someplace to go to cry or just talk. Sometimes we have...
  4. R

    Voyager Lift Hygienic sling?

    Hi, I was trying to find out information about the Voyager lift system. My mother 82 years doesn't have ALS but has had a series of mini-strokes. She is in a wheel chair without much function of her legs and muscle weakness in her arms. She can stand holding onto a grab bar with a little bit of...
  5. Al

    You can still do it (Sailing)

    With a little help you can still do some things you thought would be impossible. I never thought I'd be able to go boating again let alone go sailing. With an offer from friend Suzanne from ALS Ont. and her husband Bob to go sailing on their 31 ft boat and a promise that they could get my...
  6. sdsyd

    Pain And Mnd

    Hi everyone. I have noticed a lot of posts regarding pain and MND lately, lots of discussion and even some difference of opinion. I just wanted to mention a couple of things. As some of you know, I have worked in the rehab field for 10 years now and have worked "hands on" with lots of...
  7. P

    husband wrecked bike, hurt shoulder, does ALS patient's heal?

    My husband had a bike wreck yesterday. His als is in his hands, arms and speech but not in his legs. Much to my dismay, he was taking this bike ride but he is a fighter and the als has not stopped him from doing anything yet. Anyways, I took him to ER because he landed hard on his shoulder, head...
  8. JohnKelly

    Question about patient lifts

    Hello. I am new here, but have been dealing with this disease for 3 years now (although my diagnosed is still not final, its a long story and not necessary for this question). I am in a wheelchair and am now losing the strength needed to transfer so I need a lift. I have found a device made by...
  9. Citlalli

    Hoyer or Pivot lift? please help

    Hi, We are in the process of getting a lift as I can no longer carry my husband, I have been doing it far beyond where I should've stopped and have huge back and neck problems, I am in constant pain, so I really need a solution. I need something that will help both with transfers and with...
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